At NCC, we recognize we do not operate or succeed alone. We realize the importance of maintaining connections to the local and national communities, and have made stewardship and accountability priorities in both internal operations and external partnerships.
NCC is focused on building relationships in the communities in which we work and live. We are proud to support several local non-profit organizations both financially and with our volunteer efforts. Our employees regularly engage in community service and outreach events, providing channels for their passions and interests outside of the office.
NCC is proud to partner with and promote locally-based non-profit organizations whose missions we support. We value the communities in which we work and live and are excited to provide financial and volunteer assistance to facilitate the operations of the groups below.
The Children’s Inn at NIH
The Children’s Inn at NIH is a “place like home” for children with serious medical needs. It was established in 1990, and since that time nearly 12,000 children and their families from all 50 states and 94 countries have stayed – free of charge – at the Inn. After spending their days in treatment at NIH, the children return to the Children’s Inn to spend time with their families and the compassionate staff and volunteers, participating in recreational and educational activities.
We have proudly supported The Children’s Inn since 2013, serving as a sponsor first for The Children’s Inn Gala, and since 2014 for An Evening For Hope.
DC Diaper Bank
Founded in 2010, the DC Diaper Bank operates on the firm belief that “something as simple as a fresh and clean bottom can help babies and their families rise to the top.” They provide an average of 50,000 diapers to more than 1,500 families a month. With a model based on successful diaper banks around the country, the DC Diaper Bank ensures that diapers are distributed to the families that need them most and in the most effective way.
NCC has been proud to donate diapers (as well as powdered formula and baby wipes) to DC Diaper Bank since 2014, and look forward to continue support local growing families.
Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
AFAC provides nutritious supplemental food assistance to Arlington County residents in need. AFAC utilizes the Choice Model, meaning it allows families to choose which foods they take rather than being handed a pre-packaged bag of groceries. This model has proven to decrease waste, as people are more likely to eat foods of their own choosing. AFAC gleans produce from local area farms and farmers markets on a weekly basis, ensuring freshness for distribution to those in need. In addition, AFAC offers a variety of breads, meats, and canned goods.
NCC began its affiliation with AFAC in April 2012. Through NCC’s support and donations, we hope to contribute towards AFAC’s goal of making their money go as far as possible to feed over 4,300 unemployed or underemployed members of the Arlington community. NCC employees have volunteered at AFAC’s distribution center and also as AFAC ambassadors at community events including the Shirlington Wine and Jazz Festival.
Greyhound Rescue, Inc.
Greyhound Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving homes for retired racing Greyhounds. Founded in 1989, it is an all-volunteer organization which has placed more 2,000 Greyhounds in homes throughout Washington, DC; Virginia; Maryland; West Virginia; Pennsylvania; and Delaware. Greyhound Rescue, Inc. seeks to educate people about what affectionate, gentle pets Greyhounds can be despite their past hardships as racing dogs.
NCC became a sponsor of Greyhound Rescue, Inc. in May 2012. NCC employees’ clearly apparent love for dogs makes supporting this well-established organization an easy sell, and its regional origin and focus makes Greyhound Rescue a great fit for a community partner. Furthermore, NCC President and CEO Chris Marquez and his wife Danielle are greyhound lovers and have rescued and fostered several greyhounds of their own.