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Prince William Living 2013 Giving Back Award


A combination public vote and ratings by PWL judges will be used in determining the winners. Each voter may vote once per day until voting is complete on Nov. 10.
Why a public vote? At Prince William Living, we want to encourage volunteerism among our readers. By including a public vote, we hope to build awareness of the many nonprofit organizations working to enhance Prince William and introduce our readers to new opportunities to give back to the community.

2013 Nominees

The Following Non Profit Organizations have been nominated by our readers for the Prince William Living Giving Back Award. The descriptions and comments are directly from nomination forms and not by Prince William Living.

Action in Community Through Service of Prince William

ACTS provides relief, fosters hope, and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crises due to hunger, homelessness, and personal violence.


American Heritage Girls

Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community & country.


Blue Ridge Assistance Dogs

To provide specially selected and professionally trained service dogs to individuals with special needs and veterans disabled by mobility impairments, seizures, diabetes, autism and post traumatic stress.


CASA Children’s Intervention Services

To provide a court appointed advocate to protect children that have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned so they may overcome the trauma and receive the needed services to have a safe and permanent


Center For The Arts

The mission of the Center for the Arts is to enrich, entertain and celebrate our community through superior arts, education and programs.



Didlake’s mission is to create opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities.


Habitat for Humanity, Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park

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


Independence Empowerment Center

To provide support, options and opportunities to people with disabilities in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County.


Keep Prince William Beautiful

To serve Prince William County by partnering with residents, business, and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and keep Prince William Beautiful.


Leadership Prince William

Leadership Prince William unites a group of dedicated and diverse leaders committed to growing and strengthening our community.


PFLAG (PWC chapter)

Keeping families together.  Of all the LGBT friendly non-profits and organizations perhaps none are as well known as PFLAG.  The one thing that makes PFLAG so popular is that they are not polarizing like other groups.


Prince William Library Foundation

The Prince William Library Foundation serves as a catalyst to develop innovative library services and to raise funds through community interaction.


Stage Door Dance Company

The mission of the Stage Door Dance Company is to give youth in our community the opportunity to participate in the cultural arts through the discipline of dance. The Dance Company provides cultural activities, enrichment programs, artistic inspiration, career training, and employment opportunities for many young adults.  Students participating in the Dance Company’s program will help youth develop and broaden their interest in the performing arts. Through dance, children will earn to express creative movement of their feelings. Our dance programs will give children self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Hopefully, dancers will receive discipline that will carry with them for life; while enjoying the much-needed fun that comes from their classes.


Transitional Housing BARN

Helping to end homelessness one family at a time!


Trillium Drop-In Center, Inc.

Trillium Drop-In Center’s mission is to provide a stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere for people 18 and over who are mental health consumers.


Volunteer Prince William

Meeting community needs through volunteer resources.


Woodbridge Dance Company

Providing the community with superb community performances, while giving dancers the opportunity of perform, and gifted choreographers the means to create artistically.


The Woodbridge Music Club

Our mission is to serve the citizens of Prince William County by promoting the performance of music and the education of musicians in our community.


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