Herndon, VA

St. Timothy’s is dedicated to serving the poorest in our community, with a long tradition of local outreach. The Closet had its beginnings at St. Timothy’s in the 1970s. The first shelter for the homeless in Fairfax County was started by St. Timothy’s in 1984 – volunteers set up cots and provided dinners in Henry Hall. Other churches joined in the effort culminating in building the Embry Rucker Shelter in nearby Reston. More recently, St. Timothy’s started the Hypothermia Shelter during winter months, and continues to provide meals there in conjunction with other area churches. Here are a few of our ongoing local outreach efforts:

Volunteer Tuesdays, 
Thursdays and Saturdays 
from 10 am - noon
or noon - 2 pm
Volunteer Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am – noon or noon – 2 pm

The Closet

The Closet on Station Street in Herndon helps low-income families by selling used clothing and household items at affordable prices.  The Closet grants funds to other local nonprofits such as JSFC, LINK and Herndon-Reston FISH.  St. Timothy’s provides monthly volunteers and solicits donations in support of The Closet. The Closet is happy to receive donated items Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If you pull in the back, people are there to help unload your items.

St. Timothy’s volunteer days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00.  Shifts can be two or four hours long.  Volunteers help bag at check-out counters, hang clothes, help price items and assist customers.

St. Timothy was one of the founding churches of The Closet located in Herndon at 845 Station Street. The Closet sells a wide variety of donated items, including clothes and shoes; housewares such as dishes, kitchenware and linens; electronics; sporting goods; books, videos, cd’s and record albums; artwork and frames; toys; and knickknacks. Last year, The Closet gave away more than $80,000 worth of clothing and necessities to needy persons referred by an authorized social service agency or one of our member congregations.

The Closet depends on volunteers from the 18 churches who support it. Call Holly Hartge (703.318.8292), the St. Timothy’s representative, to volunteer. The Closet also welcomes students who wish fulfill community service hours.


LINK is a local food pantry comprised of 13 member churches that serves Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn.  In addition to weekly deliveries of food to families in need, LINK also distributes annual holiday food baskets, coats and toys.  LINK regularly serves over 700 families during the Holiday Basket season.  St. Timothy’s supports LINK with donations of food and funds and, with volunteers one month a year in making deliveries and assisting with collection and distribution of the holiday baskets. www.linkagainsthunger.org.


Cornerstones (Formerly Reston Interfaith) promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, quality childcare, and other services.  St. Timothy’s supports Cornerstones with funds, volunteers and donated goods.  Programs we support through Cornerstones annually include:  Hypothermia Shelter meals, school backpack collection, the Walk for the Homeless and Angel Tree holiday gifts.