What started with a conversation by leaders on how to unite our community during COVID-19 has evolved into a grassroots movement.  #StrongerTogether is a community action collaboration bringing together charity partners, local businesses, the medical community, and the Greater  Reston Chamber of Commerce to address the needs in our community during this pandemic and beyond.    

In our conversations with other community leaders, it was apparent that many of our local charities were tackling the same issues related to COVID-19. “Pooling our resources and collectively taking action as a team provides our best chances for collective success,” says Taralyn Tharp Kohler, Executive Director of CORE Foundation. “During quarantine, a series of drop off points for multiple charities were created throughout Reston manned by volunteers. This collective effort helps bring unity to our commUNITY.”  

‘No contact’ storage pods were generously donated by UNITS were placed in multiple locations in Reston creating a donation infrastructure for various charities.   Residents participated by dropping off designated requested items benefitting Cornerstones, Reston Hospital Center, and Helping Hungry Kids of Northern Virginia, a CORE Cause.  Items were disseminated to the organizations in need daily providing much needed relief.   During Covid-19, CORE Foundation is also partnering with Cornerstones to bring grocery items to Senior Citizens.  This effort, “Supporting Seniors Sheltering in Place” will continue through 2020.   

MONETARY DONATIONS TO THE COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

Monetary tax-deductible donations to assist with COVID-19 relief effort can be made to CORE Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.   Donors will receive a CORE Foundation branded mask as a thank you. 

PARTNERS

Thank you to our partners:  Restoration Church, YMCA of Reston, Cornerstones, The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Patient First, Reston Hospital Center, Helping Hungry Kids (also a CORE Cause), and UNITS.   If you would like to become a partner in this effort, please email tkohler@corefoundation.org!