Dear NVTC Families and Friends,

NVTC and "Lift Me Up of Great Falls, VA ( have  been invited to take part in the 2014 Alternative Gift Market at the Reston Unitarian Church. This year a special fund will be set up for horseback riding lessons for NVTC riders. Please plan to come and support NVTC and all the other worthy charities. 

Alternative Gift Market, Saturday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (UUCR), 1625 Wiehle Avenue in Reston.  

Attached are this year’s Flyer and Shopping List.

Purchase gifts that can save or change a life! Visit over 30 booths of socially conscious gift ideas from local and international charitable organizations. Check out for a "Shopping List" of gift options, as well as a flyer with more information about the event. Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. Cash and checks only. 

This year’s local vendors include:

Laurel Learning Center
Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith)
"Lift Me Up" for Northern Virginia Training Center
Giving Circle of Hope
Kids R First
Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation
Low Income Outreach/Young Playwrights
Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help (FISH)
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
Friends of Homeless Animals 

Among this year’s global vendors are:
Rescue from Sex Trafficking/India, SE Asia
Hugging Grannies for Orphans, China
Safe Motherhood Kits/Central Africa Haiti
Bikes for Healthcare Workers/Namibia
Healthcare for Syrian Refugees
Improving Vision for American Indians
Health Care/Peruvian Amazon Natives
Amazon Adopt-a-School Project/Peru
BEADS for Education, Advancement, Development and Success/Kenya
Children of Mtaya/ Zambia
Book for School Libraries/Ethiopia
Micro Loans/Global
Clean Water for Rural Schools/India
Foods for Families/Central America
Health Care/Peruvian Amazon Natives
Global Camps Africa
Heifer International
Crafts from Ten Thousand Villages 

This is a unique opportunity to shop for meaningful gifts and fair market crafts for all your holiday needs, for birthdays, thank you gifts or numerous other occasions throughout the year.   See you there!
Note: If you cannot attend the market on the 6th, you can still participate.  Fill out your Shopping list, attach your check (made out to UUCR, annotated for “AGM”).  Leave it in the Church office between now and December 6th, OR have a friend bring it on market day OR mail it in (1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, VA 20190); please indicate AGM on the envelope and be sure that the form includes your name, address and phone number.
This is an opportunity for NVTC not only to raise funds, but also to spread information about the important work NVTC and Lift Me Up are doing in the the wider community.

Best regards,
Jane Anthony and Judith Korf, Co-Presidents
Parents and Associates of the Northern Virginia Training Center

Letter to Governor McAuliffe from members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation

Below is a letter sent on July 11 to Governor McAuliffe by Virginia Congressmen Connolly (D-11), Goodlatte (R-6), Scott (D-3), Moran (D-8), Rigell (R-2), Griffith (R-9), Forbes (R-4), and Hurt (R-5).  It asks the Governor not to proceed with the sale of the NVTC property until the SB627 work group completes its work.