Saint Athanasius Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
114 Kingsley Road SW, Vienna, VA  22180
Rev. James Douthwaite, Pastor
Putting Others FIRST
the LAST Monday Each Month

Malek's Pizza Palace and Saint Athanasius have joined together to help people in need.

On the LAST Monday of each month, 25% of all sales generated that day at Malek's (dine in, take out, or delivery) will be donated to a good cause, to help make a difference in the lives of others.

Click here
for a list of charities and causes donated to in our first four years . . . and now our total given is over $72,000!

This Month (September): Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
                [For the first time ever we are repeating a cause for two consecutive months, for the
                 need is so great and wil continue for quite some time. Look for special food offerings
                 and special this Last Monday as well!]

Our causes/charities for September 2016 - August 2017:
[Subject to change should disasters or other mitigating factors come to our attention.]

     September: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the National Capitol Region - $711.25

     October: Spartan 300 - $961
                     [Provides financial support to students of West Springfield High School that are
                      experiencing hardships caused by devastating events.]

     November: The Lamb Center - $822
                      [Serving the poor and homeless, transforming lives, and sharing God's love in
                         Fairfax County, Virginia.]

     December: Fire Fighters and Friends to the Rescue and Operation Warm - $1,258
  [Providing new winter coats to children in need . . . because sometimes
                       "chestnuts roasting by an open fire" isn't enough to keep "Jack Frost from
                        nipping at your nose!"]
January: Stem for Life - $739
                [Foundation helping to educate and support ethical research into therapies and cures
                    using adult stem cells.]

     February: Hope Academy / Hope for the Destitute - $865
                      [Supporting widows and orphans in Kenya with schooling and everyday needs.]
     March: Rise Against Hunger - $820
[Providing food and life-changing aid to people effected by poverty, natural disaster, or
                   other hardship.]

     April: Springfield Volunteer Fire Department - $1,019

     May: Assist Pregnancy Center - $1,163
               [Helping pregnant women keep and care for their babies.]

     June: Lutheran Friends of the Deaf at Mill Neck Manor - $759
                [To help deaf children unlock their potential through quality education.]
     July: Britepaths - ??
                [To provide help and hope to struggling residents of Fairfax County.]

     August: Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - $1,000 - THANKS!
               [Provides injured troops with the tools, therapies and guidance that they might not
                otherwise receive.]

As you can see, each month a new charity will be chosen - some local, some national, and some international - that we may reach out in mercy to help people in need wherever they are.

So the last Monday each month, eat at Malek's! Enjoy some good food and help a good cause at the same time. And help us spread the word about this effort. We need your help! The folks at Malek's are being extremely generous in donating so much (25% of sales - not just profits!). And if you know of any good causes you think we should consider, please let us know that as well. Our goal is to donate $2,500 every month - which is quite ambitious! - but we will not rest until we do!

Eat Pizza 2 Help Others

What could be better than that!