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Be the Love Service Opportunities

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: Valerie Villegas and Mark Percosky, valeegrl.in.va@gmail.com VISION: To partner with local groups, organizations, and individuals, and help address the immediate food needs of...

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CapCityDC hosts Stanton Elementary School Family Fun Night!!

Hey friends! Looking for an easy and fun way to have an impact in our local DC community? Stanton Elementary School (in DC) is hosting their annual Fall Family Fun Night and we get to partner with them! Join the Capital City Church DC Campus on Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM, as we volunteer at the event! We’re looking for a few dozen folks to help: – set-up/tear-down – play fall-themed games with the kids – help lead arts and crafts activities – read to kids – serving fall-themed food This is the perfect way to celebrate with the Stanton community all we’ve been able to do through Blessings in a Backpack, and to continue building great relationships with the entire school family. Are you in? Email us at BeTheLoveDC@capcitychurch.com to let us know what area you’re interested in. See you...

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Trunk or Treat Event – Kingstowne, VA

As DMV-ers, hanging out around a bunch of parked cars mostly means one thing–traffic. But unlike the beltway during rush hour, here’s an event with a bunch of not-moving-cars that we know you’ll LOVE. Trunk or Treat, hosted by the Be The Love Campaign, will feature decorated trunks filled with candy and other goodies for costumed kids of all ages to collect. In addition to the treats and decorated car trunks, which will be parked in the Kingstowne Center parking lot (by Giant) in Alexandria, Va., there will be a slew of other awesome fall activities: Car Trunk Decorating Contest (pre-registration required – email us at bethelovekt@capcitychurch.com) Apple Bobbing Bounce House Pumpkin Decorating Cupcake Decorating This event benefits Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that helps ensure kids in local schools do not go home hungry. To be part of this effort, please bring a suggested donation of a canned or healthy pre-packaged food item to the event with you. To learn more about this organization and other organizations that the Be The Love Campaign partners with, visit their event table. If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer for this event, email us at BeTheLoveKT@capcitychurch.com. If you’re looking for some ideas for the Decorated Trunk Contest – check out this gallery. We are so excited to see your car trunks all...

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The Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign  Over the next year, Be The Love wants to blanket the D.C. metropolitan area with love, and if you’re a federal employee or military member, you can help!  The Combined Federal Campaign is a once a year program offered to all employees of the Federal Government that allows for pre-tax donations to the charity of your choice. The funds provided through the CFC make up a large portion of Be The Love’s annual funding, so we need your help!   Every dollar provided to Be The Love through the CFC helps us operate our multiple charity events in the D.C. Metro area each year. And, CFC funds also help Be The Love’s worldwide partners fight for worthwhile causes.  Even donations as small as two dollars have helped organizations such as A21 combat the ongoing problem of human trafficking. If you’re eligible and interested in providing a donation to Be The Love through the CFC, look for us in your CFC Pledge Book, or find us online here.  Our CFC number is...

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