Zandra’s Taqueria Collects Clothing to “Warm Up the Community”

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Provided by Zandra’s Taquiera

Zandra’s Taqueria once again invited the community to join in the “Warm Up the Community” clothing drive, held in conjunction with the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. The eatery collected more than 50 coats, along with numerous scarves, hats, socks and gloves during the drive, which is now in its third year.

Zandra’s donated the clothing, along with proceeds from its sales of hot chocolate and coffee during the event, to SERVE, a program of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). NVFS is the largest private, nonprofit human service organization in Northern Virginia, and addresses the challenges of systemic poverty on the community.

To encourage donations, Zandra’s offered anybody who dropped off warm clothing–such as coats, hats and gloves–a voucher good for one free taco.

“This is the third year that we have done the Warm Up the Community event,” said Miguel Pires, owner of Zandra’s Taqueria. “There are some families who simply can’t afford a coat or other winter necessities. This drive is our way of saying as a community, ‘We are here for you.’ It is very gratifying to watch neighbors supporting neighbors in this way.”

For directions and other information on Zandra’s Taqueria, see or call 571-359-6767.


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