To learn more about charities benefiting from Ringing In Hope races,
please see below. (Please check individual race pages to see which
charities are participating for that particular event.)
Jill’s House provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the
Greater Washington, DC area. We serve boys and girls, ages six through seventeen, with haven to
which parents can entrust their children, allowing the parents a time of rest. To ensure that
parents and caregivers get a real break, typical siblings are welcome to stay at Jill’s House.

We believe that parents of children with disabilities need more support. Our hope is that our
model will help change the way communities address the needs of families with children with
special needs.

Contact: 703-639-5665  
sweet and loving young man who dedicated his life and hands to service.  

As a legacy, Joshua's Hands seeks to encourage service from grateful hearts, and to
provide educational programming and scholarships.

We have a five-fold mission -- like the fingers on your hand:

Community Service -- Scholarships -- Young Driver's Education -- The Annual Fall
Festival -- Heritage Foundation

Contact:  (540) 454-7827
La Voz is a community based organization acting as a conduit between the
Hispanic/Latino outreach,  education, advocacy, and programs that strengthen family

Contact:  (703) 777-1417
Lifeline Inc. (dba lst Choice Womens Health Center) - Life Line Inc. is a
informed choices about the sanctity of life, faith in Jesus Christ, and sexual

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity was incorporated on April 2, 1993 for the
deserves an opportunity to work to obtain adequate shelter. Our ministry is
based on Christian principles and we welcome the participation of people of
all faiths as we grow the organization and strive to fund and build homes for
those in need.

Contact:  (703) 737-6772  
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - The mission of MADD is to stop drunk
driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage
Contact: (703) 3 79-1135
The National Capital Region helps the people of our community prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies that may be local, state-wide, national or international in nature.  
Fundamental principles:  Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service,
Unity, Universality.

“You can help people affected by disasters like the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami,
as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support
American Red Cross Disaster Relief.  Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and
provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.”

Contact:  See office locations

The mission of Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Inc. is simple, yet critically
important: feed the hungry by providing emergency food assistance
to those in need to any person or family living in Loudoun County.

joy. The Foundation serves children who reside in Delaware, the District of Columbia,
Maryland and Northern Virginia.

A wish fulfilled creates a memorable experience for a child fighting a life-threatening
medical condition and gives him or her something positive to think about instead of
medical treatments and hospital visits.

Inova Mobile Health Services ("Mobile Hope"):  Inova Mobile Health Services – Loudoun
travels throughout Loudoun County and, helping precariously housed and at risk youth in
Loudoun County through Mobile Hope.

If you are 18 years or younger, homeless or precariously housed in Loudoun County, and
need help - Mobile Hope can provide any of the following, no questions asked:  Food,
Clothing, Blankets, Personal Items. :

"Mobile Hope"
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, also known as Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, a
violence and sexual assault survivors.

LAWS seeks to empower survivors of interpersonal violence so that they may live lives free
from fear, anxiety, and danger.

All of LAWS services are free and confidential.

Participating charities in the 2014 Ringing In Hope events will receive 100 percent of all funds raised on their behalf.  Registering runners and walkers may
designate their support for any one of the participating charities. 100% of all donations go directly to the representative charities. Any undesignated race
registration fees  will be used toward race expenses.
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's
women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need
Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often
travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates
"comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These
homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during
the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

•to establish a premier track club for the region through outstanding instruction and talent
development, and provide a rich sports experience for the cross-trainer and new comer
seeking alternatives or compliments to the major sports.

Our goal is to ensure all athletes reach their full potential in a fun-filled environment. Loudoun
Special Forces is designed to cater to athletes looking for the experience at three levels:

1. The committed newcomer seeking to learn how to run properly and discover the joys of
running.  2. The committed student-athlete or individual seeking to become a faster performer
in any sport.  3. The committed athlete or individual seeking to become a nationally ranked
track and field performer or find the raod map to become a committed student-athlete.

We welcome athletes of all abilities; The evaluations are performed to determine the current
areas that require improvement and the string areas for the member in addition to detrmine
the level of commitment.


The mission of the Wounded Warriors Project is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted
generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. It's purpose is:

To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service


Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a
launch the organization.

Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy
organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure
for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs
of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to
accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.


Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment
items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service
Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First
Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers.

Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our
Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains
donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For
safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van
Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped
more than 915,000 packages to American Military members.


Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the
metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for 140 years,
Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new
treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Children’s internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more
The mission of this organization shall be to ensure that all individuals with Down Syndrome
and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to and achieve
fulfillment of life in their community.

1.Help families adjust to the birth of a child with Down Syndrome;  2.Provide individuals with
Down Syndrome and their families with educational, financial, medical, legal and social
support and resources; 3.Provide social and educational events for individuals with Down
Syndrome and their families to meet, interact and learn; 4.Increase community awareness of
the capabilities and contributions of individuals with Down Syndrome; 5.Provide financial
support to families in need with donations of durable medical equipment, educational toys and
similar items; 6.Support local organizations that provide services to individuals with Down

service and advocacy support programs, such as The Aurora School, a private day school licensed
by the Virginia Department of Education, that teaches students with special needs, particularly
those with Autism;  Open Door Learning Center, an accredited preschool and kindergarten that
serves children with and without disabilities; Supported Training and Employment Program (STEP
Up) offers transition services to help adults with disabilities live and work more independently
through job training at on-site facilities such as Paxton Attraction, a campus convenience store, and
Maggie’s Closet, a second-hand clothing store that offers families in need a chance to shop at no
cost;  and “A Life Like Yours” (ALLY) Advocacy Center provides free information on disability rights,
guidance, support, events, and workshops to families and caretakers of those with disabilities and
the professionals who work with them.  All of these programs provide opportunities for adults and
children with disabilities and their families, as well as bettering the greater Loudoun community.

Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHF) is a charitable 501(c)3 Veteran-led organization
headquartered in Alexandria, VA. Our mission is to provide quality housing and supportive services to
America’s Homeless Veterans. There are approximately 58,000 Veterans living in transitional shelters
or on the streets. These Veterans served our great country and preserved our freedom. ORHF and its
30+ member team are determined to help these men and women secure homes for themselves and
their family members.

Warrior Bridge is a vital connection to resources and support for veterans with disabilities as they seek
employment, self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. In response to an overwhelming need for
coordination among veteran-serving organizations, Warrior Bridge works to facilitate greater collaboration
among government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector employers.


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The VOAC Loudoun Homeless Services Center operates 4 distinct on-site programs serving men, women
and children experiencing homelessness in Loudoun County, VA. The center offers an 89-day Emergency
Shelter, Drop-In Center, seasonal Cold Weather Shelter and Transitional Housing Program. In addition to
providing food and shelter, the center offers crisis intervention, intensive case management, supportive
service resources, financial planning/management and life skills training.

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is a rural sanctuary that provides free
accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help our nation’s military and
veteran personnel and their families recover and reconnect during their long journey of healing from
physical and invisible wounds of war.

The 37-acre retreat is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50
miles west of Washington, D.C. The retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded
through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations.

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