Project GiveBack's mission is to inspire corporate firms and professionals to create positive change in the communities they are a part of. Through coordinated programs, our goal is to uplift less fortunate individuals and families, with a special emphasis on children. We aim to leave a lasting impact by enhancing the mental, spiritual, and economic well-being of communities throughout Northern Virginia.
We envision expanding our impact year by year, providing nourishing Thanksgiving meals to an ever-growing number of families.
The Northern Virginia chapter of Project GiveBack (NOVA PGB) has deep roots dating back to 2009 when dedicated individuals from the Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, including Charles F. Parker Jr., Bobby Mills, and German Vigil, initiated support for families in the DC/Maryland region. Recognizing their potential impact, Charles Parker Jr. expanded their volunteer efforts in 2010 to include families along Northern Virginia's Route 1 corridor.
As their commitment grew, Project GiveBack (PGB) officially emerged in 2011, forming its first committee as a satellite location. This expansion welcomed new members such as Kia Davis and Candice Reynolds from the Fairfax Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Sade from the Zeta Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and Ms. Loretta Johnson, an active community member in the Alexandria/Fairfax County region.
The inaugural Thanksgiving distribution in 2010 provided food boxes to 50 families along the Route 1 corridor. Over the past decade, under the banner of NOVA PGB, nearly 6,000 families have received assistance.
NOVA PGB operates under the umbrella of the Alexandria-Fairfax Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund (AF-KSEF) and utilizes the AF Multipurpose Facility as its headquarters. The unwavering dedication of its members, coupled with support from partner organizations and community volunteers, has driven the growth and impact of NOVA PGB over the years.
As NOVA PGB embarks on this significant milestone, there is a shared sense of anticipation and determination to surpass previous achievements, ensuring that even more families in need receive the support and nourishment they deserve during the Thanksgiving holiday season.