NVAR Cares about Community

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NVAR Cares

NVAR is proud to support charities with direct support, in-kind contributions, staff time and member participation. To find out how you can get involved, contact nvarcares@nvar.com.

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Good Neighbor Award

NVAR Good Neighbor Award

Many of our members modestly donate their time and funds to help improve the lives of others in need. The NVAR Good Neighbor Award recognizes these members who have made a great difference to others. Congratulations to the 2021 NVAR Good Neighbor recipient, Dallison Veach

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NVAR Spirit Award

The Spirit Award honors a brokerage that gives back to the community. Brokerages can self-nominate or be nominated; criteria is not based on funds raised, but by the effort of the brokerage to influence its members’ charitable outreach individually or as a group. Congratulations to our 2021 NVAR Spirit Award winner, Metro DMV Homes.

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Party with a Purpose:

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No Dog Days of Summer for NVAR Cares

Aug 21, 2019, 14:34 PM
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Participants at the July 24 build day strike a pose. L-R in the back row: Clarry Ellis, Candace Thompson, Sherry Skinner, Nora Partlow, Karen Miller, Casey Menish, Kathy Bonzano, Christine Richardson and Fred Westerlund. L-R in the front row: Ebony Brown, David Morales, Ricky Webster, Mary Ann Burstein and Victoria Kiser.

A Busy Season for Giving Back

OVER THE SUMMER, the NVAR Cares Committee hosted a backpack collection and helped build two houses with Habitat for Humanity – all while accepting applications for the NVAR Hero and Spirit awards and gearing up for its fall fundraiser event: Party With a Purpose.

The NVAR Cares 2019 Backpack Collection benefited Britepaths’ “Collect for Kids” Back to School Program, which harnesses community resources to help Fairfax County Public Schools students start the school year with all the supplies they need. Donations were accepted at 15 drop-off locations, including NVAR’s Fairfax and Herndon facilities and at several NVAR brokerages.

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A donation pick-up at Redfin. Top row: Stephen Kilroy, Keith Lombardi, Diane Freeman, Jim Sandidge, Sahar Anwar, Brian MacMahon. Bottom row:  Suvda Villaroel,  Eman Othman,  Katie James, Joseph Dao.

On July 24, 17 NVAR members and volunteers helped with construction on two houses as part of the NVAR Cares Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia Build Day in Alexandria, Va. Earlier in June, members volunteered at the Habitat Restore in Alexandria by staging, organizing and cleaning the facility to help boost sales.

After a successful summer giving back, NVAR Cares continues to gear up for its second annual fundraiser, Party With a Purpose, on Nov. 6 at the Carlyle Club. Visit NVAR.com/partywithapurpose to register and learn more!

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  • Ebony Brown
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These programs have been selected by the NVAR Cares Committee. We invite you to join us in supporting these good causes!

2021 Beneficiaries



The Chris Atwood Foundation




Good Shepherd Housing

HomeAid Northern Virginia


NOVA Mental Health Foundation

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Shelter House


2020 Beneficiaries

50 Alive

Alexandria Community Alliance

Capital Area Food Bank


Fellowship Square

Good Shepherd Housing

Graham Road Elementary School

Habitat for Humanity

Herndon Village Network

Heros Bridge

HomeAid Northern Virginia


Langley Residential Support Services

NOVA Mental Health Foundation

Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs

Out of the Darkness

Pathway Homes

Phillips Programs

Rebuilding Together

Senior Services of Alexandria

Shelter House

The Brain Foundation

The Chris Atwood Foundation

United Community

Wholehearted Foundation

Women Giving Back

2019 Beneficiaries


Shelter House

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Fairfax County
Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs

Good shepherd housing logo
Homestretch logo
pathway homes logo
hero's bridge logo

Ronald McDonald House Charities logo

lanier middle school
Lanier Middle School

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out of the darkness walks

first home alliance logo

zero prostate cancer logo

2018 Beneficiaries


Shelter House

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Homestretch logo


chimes virginia logo
first home alliance logo
Good shepherd housing logo
pathway homes logo
home aid nova logo
The Brain Foundation logo
neighborhood health logo
DC Candlelighters Logo
NOVA Mental Health Foundation logo
Women Giving Back logo
afsp logo
wholehearted foundation logo