The mission of Project GiveBack is to provide a vehicle for corporate firms and professionals to give back to the communities where they work and live in by coordinating programs that benefit less fortunate individuals and families, with a focus on children. It is the intent of the organization to uplift communities around the United States mentally, spiritually, and economically.
Our vision is nothing less than providing nourishing meals to more families each year during the Thanksgiving Holiday season.
The Northern Virginia chapter of Project GiveBack dates back to 2009, when Charles F. Parker Jr. , Bobby Mills and German Vigil members of Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, participated in helping families in the DC/Maryland region. In 2010, Charles Parker Jr. decided to expand this volunteerism by providing this service to families in Northern Virginia mainly families along the Route 1 corridor. Project GiveBack (PGB) became NOVA PGB under the Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund (KSEF) in 2012 using the AF Multipurpose Facility as its headquarters.
In 2010 the AF Chapter raised enough money to support 50 families and in 2011 the first committee under the PGB name was formed as a satellite location that year. New members Kia Davis and Candice Reynolds of the Fairfax Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Sade of the Zeta Chi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Ms. Loretta Johnson- active community member in the Alexandria/ Fairfax County region.
During the first Thanksgiving distribution in 2010, 50 families received food boxes along the Route 1 corridor and in the past 10 years close to 3000 families have been served since NOVA PGB inception. This is NOVA PGB 10th year and there are high expectations to reach over 600 families.