Do More At Ellmore
Help us create the Community Integration Program at Ellmore Farmhouse at Frying Pan Park
The ServiceSource Foundation is leading a $500,000 Capital Campaign to complete renovations on the historic Ellmore Farmhouse at Frying Pan Park. We need your help to Do More at Ellmore!
ServiceSource is excited to open its first Long-Term Community Integration Services (LTCIS) program in Herndon, VA. Ellmore Farmhouse at Frying Pan Park is a historical property that was awarded to ServiceSource Virginia through the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Residential Curator program. This will be ServiceSource’s ninth LTCIS program in Northern Virginia. The other programs are located in Arlington County, Alexandria, Springfield, Prince William County, Oakton, and Chantilly and combined serve over 500 individuals who have disabilities. Renovations to Ellmore Farmhouse are expected to begin next year. This new program location exemplifies our mission to create and facilitate programs that are embedded in the community and promotes full inclusion for the individuals served. We are looking forward to expanding our services to Herndon through the opening of Ellmore Farmhouse.
We are eager to create a community coalition through the launch of the Ellmore Farmhouse project. If you would like to donate to the Capital Campaign, please click below and designate Ellmore Farmhouse in the donation drop box. The first $50,000 in donations will be matched by the ServiceSource Foundation.
The Capital Campaign will support renovations that maintain the historical preservation of the building, while at the same time, ensure the building is accessible and safe for participant and visitor access. If you would like to support our outreach efforts in Herndon or provide in-kind support to the renovation project, please contact Lisa Ward, Executive Director, ServiceSource Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support to Do More at Ellmore. Together, we are creating inclusive communities!
The Difference You Make
Caroline has been a participant in ServiceSource’s LTCIS program since October 2004. “My favorite part about ServiceSource is going out in the community. Sometimes we volunteer at places like House of Mercy. One time we went to Frying Pan Park. I loved petting the animals! They had sheep and goats – they were so soft. I love animals. We also went on a hayride. It was so fun! We rode around the park and saw some cows that they had in the field. I really liked being there.”
You can make an impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, like Caroline, by supporting the Do More at Ellmore project. All money raised will go towards opening this exciting new program, where individuals will:
- Participate in Community Engagement activities
- Achieve gainful employment through the onsite Café
- Build new skills and relationships with fellow community members
- Attend featured events and visit local attractions
- Support park visitor access to the home by acting as “docents” to share the history of the property
- Engage in Therapeutic Recreation activities such as music, dance, art, and yoga classes
- And more!
ServiceSource’s use for Ellmore Farmhouse will continue its legacy through the lens of inclusion.
Ellmore Farmhouse renovations are anticipated to begin next year. Stay tuned for more information!
History of Ellmore Farmhouse
The Ellmore Farmhouse is a two-story, 3,300-square-foot property located on West Ox Road in Herndon, VA. The farmhouse was constructed principally of yellow pine in 1891 for Mrs. Mary W. Ellmore and her two children. Members of the Ellmore family occupied the property for more than 50 years, operating a productive dairy farm there through 1945, when the property was sold. The successive owners continued to operate a dairy farm until selling the farm in 1954. In February 2001, the Fairfax County Park Authority purchased the property for inclusion in Frying Pan Farm Park. The farmhouse has 12 rooms, one full bath and one half-bath, a one-third basement, and a front porch that has been restored to its original span across the full front of the house.
ServiceSource is committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive community for people with all abilities, while continuing to honor the history of Fairfax County.
To donate, please visit servicesource.org/donate and select Ellmore Farmhouse, or you may mail a check to the ServiceSource Foundation to 10467 White Granite Drive Oakton, VA 22124.