Where to Give & Serve

Organizations where your time and donations can go a long way to help families


It’s the giving season. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on blessings over the past year and to display gratitude for what we have. If you and your children are looking to lend a hand to people in the community who need it most, here’s a list of nonprofits with opportunities to give and serve.



Downtown Greens

206 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: To foster community involvement and growth by protecting and nurturing urban greenspace through collaborative stewardship and experiential education.


Fairy Godmother Project


Mission: To ease the burden of day-to-day life for families facing all phases of pediatric cancer diagnosis.


Fredericksburg SPCA

10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Mission: To advance the safety and well-being of animals.


Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

3631 Lee Hill Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Mission: To feed the hungry through a community-wide network of partner agencies and engage our community in the fight to end hunger.


Micah Ecumenical Ministries

1013 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: Micah is a collaboration of churches following Christ to cultivate community and care for neighbors.


The Thurman Brisben Center

417 Central Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: To provide temporary shelter and equip residents for employability to resolve poverty and obtain housing.


Friends of the Rappahannock

3219 Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.



150 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Mission: Empowerhouse empowers survivors and their children to believe in themselves and build new lives filled with dignity, respect, safety, and hope. We give victims the time, space, and tools to heal their hearts, restore their connections, rebuild lives, and renew their spirits.


Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity

2376 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


Loisann’s Hope House

209 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: To break the cycle of homelessness one family at a time.


Stafford Junction

791 Truslow Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Mission: We transform lives through faith and action.  We serve children and families who live in poverty in Stafford County.  We provide a critical “hand-up” for those who live in poverty through our focus on education, empowerment, and healthy living.


Rappahannock Area YMCA  

  • Massad YMCA, 212 Butler Road, Falmouth, VA 22405
  • Ron Rosner YMCA, 5700 Smith Station Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
  • King George YMCA, 10545 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485
  • Caroline YMCA, 17422 Library Boulevard, Ruther Glen, VA 22546

Mission: The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Rappahannock Council against Sexual Assault

615 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suite 201, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: Our mission is to provide support, treatment, and advocacy to persons whose lives have been affected by sexual violence and to reduce sexual violence in our community through education and awareness.  


The Salvation Army of Fredericksburg, VA

2014-C Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission:  The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of good.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Mission: The mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.


Mary Washington Healthcare

1001 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: Mary Washington Healthcare exists to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.



15 Upton Lane, Stafford, VA 22554

Mission: To encourage individuals and groups to work together to alleviate local human suffering by meeting the emergency needs of children, individuals, and families who are experiencing financial crisis, and to promote programs to help individuals become more self-sufficient.


Rikki’s Refuge

PO Box 1357, Orange, VA

Mission: Rikki’s Refuge provides homeless, abandoned, differently-abled and abused animals with a safe and loving place to stay.


Cooking Autism


Mission: Our mission is to fund development programs for children on the Autism Spectrum through culinary classes.  We envision a future where these classes are offered in every school throughout the country.


Stafford Food Security

282 Deacon Road, Suite 102, Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Mission: Working with churches, schools, local businesses, and other non-profits in the region we seek to strategically eliminate hunger in children.


The Table at St George’s

Market Square Fredericksburg

Mission: To provide a market-style pantry that operates in Market Square each Tuesday


Mary’s Shelter

1601Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: Acknowledging that life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Mary’s Shelter provides housing and a Christ-centered program of guidance and support for women facing a crisis during pregnancy.


Juan More Taco – Elder Meals

826 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Mission: To provide meals for elderly members of the community and medical professionals.


Stafford Junction

791 Truslow Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Mission: We transform lives through faith and action. We are a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving children and families who live in poverty in Stafford County. We provide a critical “hand-up” for those who live in poverty through our focus on education, empowerment, and healthy living. We partner with residents, local churches, service agencies, and businesses to connect lives, build relationships, and foster understanding across socio-economic lines.


Ellie’s Elves

92 Le-Way Drive, Fredericksburg, VA

Mission: To support and encourage local families during times of crisis.




Mission: Our purpose is to recognize those who need us most and silently and discreetly meet that need for local individuals and families in Fredericksburg and surrounding areas. We’re building a sense of acceptance, support, and fellowship in our local community; a family. Our goal is every child deserves to wake up with presents at Christmas.