Pay It Forward – Lorton Community Action Center
Lorton Community Action Center saw a need in the face of the pandemic and wanted to make sure families had a wonderful holiday season. Over 300 families signed up to receive assistance for the holidays. That’s why they kicked collecting toys and food for a community distribution day into overdrive.
For those families who were just barely surviving, this holiday season has been challenging due to the pandemic, according to the center’s executive director, Linda Patterson. “We want to help them, take the stress off trying to make the holidays enjoyable for these families who’ve seen so much heartbreak this year,” she says.
They were committed to providing food, toys, and resources to those who needed them the most. They worked tirelessly to gather donations to distribute, and we had a secret surprise on this Pay It forward. To support this incredible project, we donated $2,000 to buy toys for the center. LCAC provided toys, store gift cards, and food gift cards for more than 351 households, reaching 1,272 individuals.