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Donations enable Herndon Reston FISH to assist members of our community get through financial crises. The corona virus pandemic has increased the demand for the emergency assistance that FISH provides. At the same time, our revenues have declined substantially for two reasons: First, the Bargain Loft, the sales from which are a major source of revenue to finance our activities, was temporarily closed to prevent exposure to the virus. Second, we indefinitely postponed the 2020 FISH Fling Gala, which also provides substantial revenues to allow us to do our work. 

This crisis, surely the most severe in many years, has disrupted the lives of many of our neighbors, so that our services are more crucial than ever. We will not be able to provide the help needed without added support from the community.  It is thus especially important that people be generous in supporting our work to help our neighbors in need.

More than 80% of those we help have very low income and no savings and many work multiple low-paying jobs. Your support makes a difference in their lives and makes our communities stronger.

Online donations (click here or on button above) or checks in any amount from individuals, businesses or groups are greatly appreciated. We are a tax deductible 501(c)(3) organization and part of the United Way Campaign No. 8359 and the Combined Federal Campaign No. 83534.

Checks may be mailed to:
Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc.

1141 Elden Street, Suite 200 
Herndon, VA 20170

If you wish to donate securities to FISH, please click here for instructions. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the Internal Revenue Code.


Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc., participates in the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)  with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Very generous state tax credits of 65% are generally available to businesses, individuals, and married couples donating cash or marketable securities directly to FISH. To be eligible, the minimum donation by an individual or married couple is $500, and for a business or trust the minimum is $616. 

The supply of tax credits allocated to FISH is limited. If you

would like to participate in NAP, please contact to confirm available tax credits. For details on NAP requirements and the process of applying for credits, click here.

Email us at if you have any questions or require documentation on the FISH 501(c)(3) tax status.


We accept any good quality household items.  Help FISH replenish the Bargain Loft shelves!  Also consider donating when you are moving, downsizing, or selling estates. 


AMAZON.COM – If you use our link to make purchases at, a portion of each purchase price can be donated automatically at no cost to you! This is a FREE way to support FISH! 

For eligible purchases at, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% ($5 for every $1,000) of the purchase price to Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc. There is no cost to FISH or to AmazonSmile customers.


Using any of these methods will not change your shopping cost, but part of your purchase price will be donated to FISH! Set up a bookmark for to make sure you start your online shopping there first.


Another way to donate to FISH without incurring any cost to you is to access the services available through the CauseNetwork.  A number of participating retailers—like Target, GAP, Staples, Best Buy, and many others—will contribute a portion of your online purchase price (as much as 10%) to FISH.  Likewise, if you reserve a hotel through CauseNetwork travel partners—for example, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Priceline—a portion of your purchase price is donated to FISH. Or you can donate your used vehicle or electronics through CauseNetwork, with FISH getting the benefit. To explore any of these options, click here.

Charitable Giving and the Recent (2018) Federal Tax Law Change

If you would like some information about giving to FISH in a way that might reduce your tax liability, please click HERE.

Sources of FISH Funding 
FY2020 & FY2021

FISH receives money to support its efforts from a variety of sources. Individual and organizational donations are important to our efforts. We thank all who support FISH and those we help. 

FY2021was an unusual year because a very large part of our funding came from the County as a result of the money provided through federal legislation to mitigate the economic effects of the pandemic.

Thank You to Our Donors!

Information for Potential Donors

A financial statement is available upon written request to the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs in Richmond, Virginia.

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