NOVEC HELPS is collecting Toys for Tots and Teens

November 17, 2017

Contact: NOVEC Public Relations, 1-888-335-0500,

MANASSAS, Va. – The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s group of employee volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, is collecting new unwrapped toys, teen gifts, and wrapping supplies for the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots project.

Donations may be dropped off 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Friday through Dec. 11at these NOVEC offices:

10323 Lomond Drive
Manassas, VA 20109

14500 Minnieville Road
Woodbridge, VA 22193

Jim Chesley, vice chairman of NOVEC’s board of directors, is working with NOVEC HELPS on the drive through the Clifton Lions Club and Dominion Cruisers. He says, “The Toys for Tots Foundation always receives toys for toddlers and children under 10, but they also need gifts for older children who often watch their younger brothers and sisters open gifts while there’s little for them.” Chesley suggests donating such items as books, backpacks, board games, bath gift sets, hand-held electronics, and winter hats, scarves, and gloves.

In addition to gifts, Toys for Tots also needs wrapping paper, tape, ribbon, and gift bags — especially extra-large bags that can cover a bicycle or tricycle.

The Marine Corps Reserve is a 501(c)(3) organization that uses the annual charity drive to “motivate less fortunate children to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.”


NOVEC HELPS, Hands Engaged in Local Public Service, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of NOVEC employees who volunteer in the community. The HELPS board of directors votes on projects and events to support, whether with financial donations or with feet on the ground.       


NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit corporation that provides electricity to more than 166,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the City of Manassas Park, and the Town of Clifton. It also supplies natural gas and energy products and services to consumers in the Washington, D.C., region. The utility serves more customers than any electric co-op in Virginia and is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the United States. For more information, visit or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

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