Committee for Helping Others (CHO)

The Committee for Helping Others (CHO) was organized in 1969 by a group of concerned churches and individuals In the Dunn Loring / Merrifield / Oakton / Vienna community to provide simple, loving charity to those in need of goods and services which they are unable to provide for themselves or obtain from governmental social service organizations. Membership in CHO is open to all churches, synagogues, civic and service organizations, and individuals interested in improving the quality of life for all in the community. CHO has no paid staff members; everyone who works for CHO is a volunteer. While no boundary lines are firmly established, efforts are made to avoid overlapping services with those provided by similar neighboring service organizations.

CHO Food Closet Current needs are:

Hot cereal
Dried spaghetti pasta
Beef stew
Corned beef
Vegetable cooking oil
Pancake mix
Peanut butter & jelly
Dried rice
Dried beans

Please deposit items in the CHO FOOD BOXES in the hallway opposite the Library. If you have questions contact Jan Beatey via email at

CHO Clothes Closet – Those who wish to inquire about the needs of the CHO Clothes closet need to contact the clothes closet directly at (703) 281-7614 or for further information about those needs.

Additional Information – To learn more about CHO, please visit the CHO website.