Advocacy

The current mission is OPHELIA’S PHEAST. Our goal is to lead efforts that support our youth and serve our communities by focusing on and addressing the following issues:

  • Poverty
  • Health
  • Education
  • Arts
  • Sports
  • Technology

40+40+40 “Party with a Purpose”

We are very excited about this annual fundraising event to support our youth. This is an event where we ask more than 40 family members, friends, and supporters of the foundation to give $40 or more to help us assist 40+ young people in need. Historically, we have provided kids with backpacks, school supplies, and reading material. In 2018 we expanded our reach to provide holiday gifts for 40 children in foster care through the Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Foster Care and Adoption Program. We also support other PHEAST initiatives.

Our target group consists of third-graders and fourth-graders, as statistics show the path to success is ensuring our children’s education in the early grades. Our aim is to proactively partner with schools and parents to ensure students are equipped with the tools they need to engage in school.

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