Be the Love Campaign is a Community Development Corporation of Capital City Church, a dynamic, multi-cultural congregation in the Washington, DC area committed to seeing real life change, and serves as the social justice and outreach arm of the Church.

Be the Love Campaign is all about empowering people to be the change in their world. We recognize that empathy is not enough to solve the problems that we face. We believe that while the statistics of suffering in our world today are overwhelming, we, together are not powerless. We have something in our hand and when we band together we can have a tremendous impact for good. From global opportunities to local community outreach, we are intentional about communicating value, strength and most of all love.

Here’s how you can join the movement!

BE THE LOVE LOCAL

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 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

 

You can fill out the contact form below to let us know if you’d like to get involved or if you’d like more information!


 

 

BE THE LOVE GLOBAL

Anti Trafficking

Modern Day Slavery is the second largest criminal industry in the world. Today it is estimated that over 12 million people worldwide are trafficked (Source: United Nations). These statistics seem overwhelming but each number represents a life. Each life has a story. Every life deserves freedom.

Capital City Church’s Be the Love Campaign is is committed to partnering with the A21 Campaign to right the injustice of slavery. We are joining with them to support their mission to raise awareness, take legal action where appropriate, and offer rehabilitation services to rescued victims of human trafficking in order to fight this injustice from a comprehensive approach. Through monthly support and annual initiatives, Be The Love is a significant advocate for the cause of A21. For more information about the A21 Campaign visit their website at www.a21.org.

Orphans

24,000 children die each day from preventable causes (Source: UNICEF). Many of those children die simply because they do not have adequate food to make it through the day. Capital City Church’s Be the Love Campaign is supporting Joint Aid Management (JAM) in their goal of feeding 1 million African children each day. JAM is an African founded, registered non-profit humanitarian relief and development organization, with 26 years experience in sustainable development. JAM’s programs focus on nutritional feeding, school feeding, assistance to orphans and vulnerable children, the provision of water and sanitation, as well as skills development, community training on agricultural development, income generation projects and HIV/AIDS programming. For more information about Joint Aid Management visit their website at www.jamint.com

 

DONATE

Not able to lend a hand at this time?
No problem! You can still help us by donating to our cause!
Check out the link below for details on how to donate to Be The Love.

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