If you’ve been looking for an easy way to get connected and serve the community, look no further! Here is a list of current local outreach projects we have going on at Capital City Church Kingstowne. Whether you’re collecting non-perishable food items, serving meals at a homeless shelter, or delivering Easter baskets to kids that need a smile, it’s our mission to see the local community and those in it thrive.

FOCUS AREA: Homelessness
TEAM LEADER: Jessica Brown, nicole51af@yahoo.com
VISION:  To provide homeless individuals and families with support services, connection and care, reflecting God’s love and an opening a window of opportunity that can transform lives beyond measure.

Service Opportunity #1: Meal Provider
When: Bi-weekly Saturdays
Where: Eleanor Kennedy Shelter,  Alexandria, VA
Tasks: Provide, prepare, serve breakfast to the residents
Commitment Required: 7:45 am-9:30 am

Service Opportunity #2: Employment and Education Resource Center (EERC) Assistant
When: 7 days a week; 9 am-12 pm, 3 pm-6 pm, and 6 pm-9 pm (additional time slot of 12 pm-3 pm available on weekends)
Where: Eleanor Kennedy Shelter,  Alexandria, VA
Tasks: Help the residents one-on-one by assisting them with job and housing searches, resume assistance, and mock interviews.
Commitment Required: Flexible, but once a week is preferable. Orientation required.

FOCUS AREA: Childhood Hunger
TEAM LEADER: Ayren Jackson-Cannady, ayrenjacksoncannady@gmail.com
VISION: To partner with local groups, organizations, and individuals, and help address the immediate food needs of children and families in the community.

Service Opportunity #1: Blessings in a Backpack (Groveton Elementary School)
When: Food collection (Sundays, ongoing); Food packing (Sundays, bi-weekly)
Where: Capital City Church KT
Tasks: Collect and pack food to be delivered to school children in Blessings in a Backpack program.
Commitment Required: One hour/bi-weekly

FOCUS AREA:  Marginalized Women and Girls
TEAM LEADER: Holly Neyland, hollyneyland24@gmail.com
VISION: To guide, mentor, and help care for disenfranchised women and girls in the community.

Service Opportunity #1: Naomi Project
When: Training sessions are held twice a year for the year-long, one-on-one mentorship program.
Where: Varies
Tasks: This mentoring program matches high-risk pregnant women and new mothers with trained volunteers who are committed to encouraging healthy pregnancies, foster parenting skills and to help them productively plan for their futures. Many of the mentees experience for the first time a caring adult focusing specifically on them.
Commitment Required:  once per week contact (need not always be in person)

FOCUS AREA:  Prison and Families of Incarcerated Ministry
TEAM LEADER: Holly Neyland, hollyneyland24@gmail.com
VISION: To provide ministry and support to inmates and children with incarcerated parents, meanwhile connecting them with God.

Service Opportunity #1: Angel Tree Camping
When: Summer
Where: TBA
Tasks: Sponsor an Angel Tree child (whose parent/s are incarcerated) by helping their caregivers sign them up for an approved Christian summer camp; supply campers with basic camp necessities; organize a summer camp gift drive. 
Commitment Required: Varies

Service Opportunity #2: Inmate Bible study/Life Group/Prayer/Re-entry Support
When: TBA
Where: Fauquier and/or Prince William County Jail
Tasks: TBA
Commitment Required: TBA

FOCUS AREA:  Youth Mentoring and Tutoring
TEAM LEADER:  Autumn Swain, autumnalena@gmail.com
VISION: To partner with local organizations and outreach programs that serve at risk youth, teenagers and young adults, and help them navigate the changing world around them.

Service Opportunity #1: Tutoring and Mentoring Youth
When: Monday-Friday, 3 pm-7 pm; Saturdays
Where: Local Boys and Girls Club (three locations available: Fairfax County Center, Alexandria Center, and Falls Church Center)
Tasks: Opportunities vary, volunteer can be matched based on interest; there are opportunities ranging from tutoring youth, to a mentoring program for boys and girls, to working with youth in other programming from STEM, to arts and sports leagues.
Commitment Required: Once a month-Weekly