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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Family Services, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services

Mission: The Koinonia Foundation, Inc. is the non-profit organization providing both short-term emergency assistance and self-sufficiency services to the citizens of the Greater Kingstowne/Franconia area. We provide emergency assistance with food, clothing and a financial safety net. We encourage self-sufficiency by offering counseling and education to break the cycle of poverty.

Target demographics: Individuals and families who are in need of emergency assistance.

Programs: Emergency relief servicesthe emergency relief services (ers) is at the core of koinonia's mission. Koinonia, on an everyday basis, helps individuals and families overcome short-term obstacles in their lives. Koinonia provides life-saving and life-changing assistance that keeps poverty at bay in the lives of our clients and ultimately stablizes our community. Ers operates a food pantry and provides basic food products on a monthly basis. Ers also operates a clothing closet where clients are encouraged to select clothing and household items in an effort to help relieve money otherwise spent on clothing and/or household items. Finally ers offers financial assistance to cover needed rental or utility need, or prescription drugs; and a self-sufficiency plan created by both the client and koinonia staff in which goals are identified and a timeline is arranged.

seasonal programskoinonia's seasonal programs (sp) provide additional support for individuals participating in ers. Sp alleviates the financial burden of seasonal holidays, and other special times throughout the year. Sp will provide summer camp scholarships for school-age children, back-to-school supplies to include clothing and shoes, holiday food, and holiday and birthday gifts for children.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Debbie49

Donor

Rating: 5

Koinonia is a wonderful organization with a strong volunteer corps of 60 plus people, working weekly to provide emergency food, financial and clothing assistance to the neediest in the Franconia community of Fairfax County. A great example of a group of people doing much with limited space and resources.

Donor

Rating: 5

Koinonia supports families in need in the Springfield/Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The workers and volunteers are supportive, knowledgeable and always quick to assist those in need with food, clothing or other assistance as needed.

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

Koinonia supports our community so our JROTC class works hard to support Koinonia. Last year we held several events (fundraisers, food drive) and this year we are working on a coat drive already. Everything donated is greatly appreciated and the staff and volunteers are so hard working and kind. For last year's food drive the volunteers came in specifically to process and prepare the items we delivered. My students remarked later about how organized everything was and how well managed Koinonia is.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is a wonderfully run organization serving the needs of members of my community. They welcome all who come through their doors and do a great job of trying to serve every and all