About the Event
February 28, 2019 Hylton Performing Arts Center
6pm – 10pm
Celebrating 50 years as an non-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where no one goes without or suffers alone. Join us for a fun evening honoring our past, empowering our present, and building our future!
- Sponsorship Packages Available Now
- Individual Tickets go on sale January 20th.
- Seating is limited to 300.
- Help us meet our $50,000 Matching Gift Challenge!
- This is a black tie affair complete with an open bar during cocktail hour, silent auction, award ceremony, and plated meal provided by A La Carte Catering.
Help us meet our $50,000 Matching Gift Challenge!
- Platinum - $10,000
- Gold - $5,000
- Silver - $2,500
- Bronze - $1,000
- Cocktail - $2,000
- Wine - $1,000
Honoring our Past
Fifty years ago, on January 20, 1969, thirteen Prince William County (PWC) churches came together to help a family whose home was destroyed by fire. Inspired by their efforts, these churches formed an organization whose mission was to prevent and alleviate human suffering for those in crisis within PWC without regard to religious affiliation. ACTION in Community Through Service (ACTS) officially launched on February 10, 1969. ACTS’ very first programs addressed the immediate need for food and housing in the eastern end of the county. It set up a food bank at the Woodbridge Church of the Brethren, stored furniture at Garfield High School, and provided shelter for the homeless. Through the collaboration and determination of the founding churches, a movement that positively affected the county was seeing great results.
Empowering our Present
For the past fifty years ACTS has grown considerably, offering multiple programs to provide hope, help, and healing to our community. This is where we are today: FY18
- Utility Assistance: 1,125 Households
- Food Assistance: 7,587
- Households Shelter: 93 Households
- Permanent Housing: 150 Households
- Crisis Calls answered: 20,493
- Suicide Calls answered: 7,999
- Domestic Violence clients: 3,308
- Sexual Assault clients: 612
- Community Education attendees: 13,290
- Total Individuals Served: 78,880
- Total Children Served: 11,735
- Full Time Staff: 50
- Part Time Staff: 25
- Volunteer hours: 26,941
Building our Future
Fifty years later, homelessness and hunger are still issues facing our families today, but there are many more needs to address. We are determined to foster hope, provide relief and promote self-sufficiency for our neighbors in crisis, and we are committed to finding new ways and new opportunities to do even more. Some programs we’d like to pursue include:
- Beverly Warren Shelter Expansion Short-term Emergency Housing
- Imagine Ending Hunger Launch “The Uber of Food Rescue”
- Women’s Empowerment Center Addition Permanent Supportive Housing
But we can’t do it alone. Sponsors like you help us fulfill the vision and mission that was started fifty years ago.