PAA Gives Back!
Pediatric Associates of Alexandria is dedicated to supporting programs that enrich the lives of children in our community. PAA supports numerous local children's programs in sports, the arts, nature, and for children in need. Here are some of the programs that PAA is proud to sponsor:
Alive! Neighbors Helping Neighbors
PAA is very happy to be able to support ALIVE! to combat poverty and hunger in the City of Alexandria. This organization provides food and emergency help to Alexandrians in crisis, and gives shelter and support to homeless mothers and their children.
Over 30,000 of our neighbors are struggling with food insecurity. More than 15,000 Alexandrians live in poverty. At 15%, the child poverty rate is the highest in all of Northern Virginia with more than 63% of our public school students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Since 1969, ALIVE! has worked to create stronger futures for all Alexandrians by providing food, shelter, and emergency help. PAA is proud to support this organization to serve our neighbors in need. Together, we can bring hope and much needed help to the many thousands of people who turn to ALIVE! each year.
Dr. Erwin A. Bondareff Scholarship
Pediatric Associates of Alexandria is proud to establish the Dr. Erwin A. Bondareff Scholarship through the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. This annual, needs-based scholarship will be given to an outstanding graduating senior at Alexandria City High School pursuing a college education in a medical field.
Dr. Erwin Bondareff was a founder of Pediatric Associates of Alexandria, and practiced for over fifty years until his retirement in 2019. A native Alexandrian, he was an active member of the community and member of the Alexandria School Board in the early 1970s. Pediatric Associates of Alexandria is proud of Dr. Bondareff's legacy as a champion for equitable education in our city. We have cared for countless Alexandria City High School students over half a century, and are proud to support their academic success through this scholarship.
PACT Camp Scholarships
Children living in homeless shelters and supportive housing have limited options for summer fun. The Fairfax County Park Authority, looking to expand these options, provides eligible children with free summer camp opportunities.
Encore Stage & Studio
Encore Stage & Studio's mission is to build lifelong appreciation for live theatre by involving young people in all aspects of theatre arts - onstage, backstage, in the classroom, and in the audience.
Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
WMYO is one of the region's longest-standing youth orchestras, having provided extraordinary orchestral opportunities to young musicians in the region for more than 40 years.
The Stafford Warriors, the All Star Teams from Stafford Baseball League
Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
DSANV has become a trusted resource for individuals, families, friends, educators, employers, legislators, and the medical community.
The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC)
A community anchor for over 30 years, The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) delivers quality education to Alexandria’s at-risk kids. Spearheaded by a group of mothers living in public housing in 1984, CFNC is the ONLY Alexandria, Va. nonprofit providing free quality, bi-lingual preschool and family support for our area’s working poor—members of our community. Not to be confused with Head Start, (the free federal pre-K program for our nation’s most needy) CFNC supports the working poor–a critical audience who would otherwise fall through the cracks in the system.
Today CFNC is teaching 139 of Alexandria’s kids–providing early education, family support services and health services.
Fairfax County Park Authority's Wonder Wagon
PAA is proud to support the Fairfax County Park Foundation's Wonder Wagon project. WONDER stands for Wild Outdoor Nature Discovery Everywhere Revealed. The Wonder Wagon will meet Fairfax County community members where they are - community centers, events, unstaffed parks, and title one schools. Utilizing input from the local community on nature programming, the Wonder Wagon will: 1) Connect Fairfax residents to nature and its value by activating an awareness of local nature regardless of access to a traditional nature center; 2) Increase the feelings of connection to nature in the populations where the Wonder Wagon is active; and 3) Raise the profile of nature exploration as an activity with all residents and raise awareness about the benefits of spending time in nature.
Learn more about this great project here here: https://www.ffxnow.com/