HomeAid Northern Virginia Receives $70,000 Grant from the Meyer Foundation

Chantilly, VA, November 24, 2014 — HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates facilities for the homeless, announced today that they have received a $70,000 grant from the Meyer Foundation to support fundraising and business planning over the next two years.

The grant will enable HomeAid to assess their fundraising efforts and create a targeted, deliberate plan that includes events, an annual campaign, foundation grants and corporate donor outreach; support staff development so that the organization’s team grows professionally and puts best practices to work across the board; and to develop a business plan for Women Giving Back (WGB), a HomeAid program that provides free clothing to women and children in crisis.

 “The Meyer Grant is coming at time when we need to examine the greater impact HomeAid can have on the community,” said Christy Eaton, executive director, HomeAid Northern Virginia. “Though we focus on building and renovating facilities for the homeless, our Women Giving Back program has grown tremendously since it was started in 2007 and we need to maximize our opportunities to serve more people and to offer other complimentary services that will help end homelessness.”