In July we hosted our kickoff fundraiser in Virginia Beach with an Evening of Worship. Over 100 people came to hear awesome music by Forefront Church’s Worship Band and also learn about our non profit. Our first project will benefit a team from Forefront Church who will be departing in September for Ta Phin Vietnam. Forefront adopted the area and for the past three years, has been sending teams there to assist with clean water projects, educational conferences, sanitation and computer labs. AidNow looks forward to partnering with Forefront and Glocal Ventures (the Vietnam coordinators) to make a huge difference in the lives of these people.

We’ll update you on their progress. Stay tuned!

Give Jeans A Second Chance

Posted on 06.23.2016

In November 2010, we learned that there is a tremendous need to assist the 500 homeless students enrolled in the Virginia Beach Public Schools. We also learned that besides providing them with school supplies, there is a small clothing closet of donated clothes. Unfortunately, the closet suffered water damage and all was lost! As a Board, we immediately felt compelled to help and began searching for climate control storage units. We are now in negotiation witha wonderful Christian business who may let us have some of their space for FREE. God is so good!

In the meanwhile, we found out that through the 10 high schools anda local surfing business, Coastal Edge there was a promotion going on called “Give Jeans a Second Chance”. We were persistent and through lots of prayers, on Wednesday December 22nd, AidNow took possession of their donated jeans. After sorting, sizing, re-boxing and labeling, 1552 pairs of new and gently used jeans will be able to eventually make it to the students in need. We were also able to pay it forward and help two other non profits in our area that believe in lending a hand to those less fortunate. AidNow gave 180 little girl and little boy jeans to the Kid’s Closet at The United Methodist Church on 19th Street and over 200 adult jeans to People in Need Ministry. This is a great start to our newest project for AidNow, our clothing closet called “Jewel’s Closet”. Thank you to all the Board Members, Supporters, the Lead Pastor at Forefront, Jason Bedell and the Executive Pastor at Forefront, Dan Pollard. You Rock!