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My gift to PathForward contributes to equity of care for all.

Get involved with PathForward and you’ll be able to say that. Thanks to our many volunteers and supporters, PathForward provides a broad range of services to individuals on the street or facing homelessness. Join the dedicated PathForward team and impact your community in a meaningful way.

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Make a Financial Contribution

All contributions to PathForward are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to PathForward and mail to P.O. Box 100731, Arlington, Virginia, 22210. Or click on the Donate Now Button to the left to make a donation through the secure website Network for Good.

 

One Time Gift

When you donate an annual gift to PathForward, your generosity immediately impacts those living under the threat of homelessness. We cannot provide the services we do without you. Please donate today!

 

Heroes for the Homeless

When you become a member of Heroes for the Homeless, our monthly giving club, you spread the impact of your generosity throughout the year. Monthly giving is easy, convenient and affordable! You can always increase, decrease, pause or stop your gift at any time, and no gift is too small! Why give monthly? It fits into your budget, because you give an amount that works for you. Your affordable monthly installments equal a big impact over time, plus you will provide sustainable funding for client services. Finally, automatic transactions save time and valuable resources. Thank you for considering a monthly gift to PathForward! Join Heroes for the Homeless today!

 

Dear friends, please note we are not the same nonprofit located in New York focused on caregiver re-entry into the workforce. Our organization, PathForward, provides services to people experiencing homelessness in our community of Arlington, Virginia. Our website is www.pathforwardVA.org (note VA). To be redirected to Path Forward in New York, please click here.

Legacy Giving
and Appreciated Securities

With a legacy gift to PathForward, you combine your desire to give with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Whether you are interested in saving taxes, preserving your wealth, transferring assets, or creating a life income stream, a planned gift can produce attractive benefits to you and your family. To learn more, please reach to Liz Nohra, Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships at lnohra@pathforwardva.org.

Clothing & Food Donations

Please click “Learn More” to read about recent changes to our donation programs as of January 2022. All gently used clothing donations to PathForward from your home or clothing drive must be dropped off at 1 of 10 donation bin locations in Arlington, Alexandria or Falls Church. The bin locations are listed below. Please note these clothes will be picked up, sorted, professionally cleaned, and delivered to PathForward by our clothing-recycling partner.

Employer Match

Designate PathForward with Employer Matching Programs.

Please remember to designate PathForward if your employer has a matching donation program. Contact Liz Nohra, Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships, at  lnohra@pathforwardva.org if you need additional information or want to learn more about employer matching.

Amazon Wish List

For your convenience, items may be purchased at PathForwards’s Amazon Registry, and they will be shipped directly to us.

Client and Medical Program Needs:

  • Personal size hand sanitizers
  • Pocket tissues
  • Boost
  • Ensure
  • Glucerna
  • Pull-up adult diapers, female size LG and XL
  • Pull-up adult diapers, male size LG and XL

Gift Cards

  • Metro Cards (to help clients get to and from appointments and work)
  • Target (to help recently housed clients get items for their new home)

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DONATION GUIDELINES ~ DONATION DO’s & DON’Ts

Do

  • Call ahead before making a donation (703) 228-7803
  • Donate new clothing.
  • Donate ADULT sized clothing.

 

 

DON’T

  • Leave items unattended outside the center.
  • Donate broken or soiled items.
  • Give items that have been recalled, banned, or do not meet current safety standards. For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov)

Development Team

Liz Nohra

Liz Nohra

Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships

Liz Nohra is an experienced leader and community connector with over 20 years of executive experience in nonprofit organizations. Liz started her career in senior museum management after receiving her master’s in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Prior to building her career in Arlington, Virginia, Liz served as the Assistant Director of a mid-sized historical society and then as the Executive Director of a start-up children’s museum. After moving to Arlington, Virginia, Liz assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer at the Leadership Center for Excellence (LCE), where she spent almost 10 years facilitating leadership programs for established leaders, young professionals and high school students.

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During her time at LCE, Liz provided leadership training and facilitation to over 500 leadership program participants. As a certified Everything DiSC© Workplace Facilitator, Liz helped leaders of all ages to better leverage their personal strengths and improve professional relationships. Liz also managed a membership of over 1,500 members and became a trusted advisor and connector for those seeking greater involvement in the civic and professional landscape of Arlington. Liz considers herself to be a nonprofit “generalist”, wearing many hats, and she has overseen numerous areas of organizational operations including membership recruitment and retention, program creation and implementation, facilitation, fundraising, and marketing and communications.

Frank Garvey

Frank Garvey

Director of Development

Frank Garvey joined the team as the Director of Development at PathForward in August, 2023. He previously worked as the Institutional Development Manager at Martha’s Table in Washington, DC, specializing in corporate and foundation donors. Prior to that, he was the Community Engagement at Outreach Manager at FACETS, an organization working to eliminate homelessness in Fairfax County. He has a Bachelor’s degree in history from George Mason University, and his Master of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Community Engagement Manager

Scott Miller is the Community Engagement Manager, PathForward and local Arlingtonian. Mr. Miller has been active in both the nonprofit and for-profit communities in the DC Metro Area for 30 years with a passion for the Arlington business, safety net and not for profit communities. Mr. Miller is an accomplished, results driven business development professional with comprehensive experience and success as a philanthropic officer, development director, and relationship manager. He is devoted to the inherent dignity of all individuals in society and to a live-work-play Arlington mindset.

Bethany Weinstein

Bethany Weinstein

Communications Manager

Bethany Weinstein joined PathForward in 2024 and manages the organization’s communications efforts. Previous experience includes serving as communications manager at an independent school, project manager/assistant editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education, and media research manager at The Washington Post; she also has extensive paid media experience through her work at various agencies. Outside of work, she is board chair of a community theatre and is dedicated to all things dog. Bethany received her B.A. from Emory University and her M.A. from American University. 

Jenn Coleman

Jenn Coleman

Development and Events Manager

Jenn Coleman joins PathForward as the Development and Events Manager with over a decade of experience in nonprofit fundraising, project management, and external relations.
 
Using analytical, communication, and organizational skills, she has forged strategic partnerships and secured major gifts and annual fund support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
 
Prior to joining PathForward, Jenn has been part of teams at local community-based organizations including Martha’s Table and Horton’s Kids, and at national membership organizations including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
 
Jenn holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christopher Newport University where she graduated with Distinction.
 
In her free time, Jenn enjoys running marathons, traveling, and spending time with her family and their rescue dog Gnocchi.

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