ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others) has been run by a board of 27 local religious organizations since its inception in 1968. ECHO is an all volunteer charity, giving food and financial help to people with short-term emergencies, and providing household items to people with low incomes. ECHO serves our immediate community in Springfield & Burke.
Starting on Black Friday, Cardinal Plaza Shell serves as a drop off point for donations by operating a “Stuff the Truck” event. We make sure items donated are organized and delivered to ECHO in time to be used during the holiday season. This event was huge last year! Please make visiting our amazing Christmas display and dropping off items for ECHO part of your family’s holiday tradition.
Operation Starfish is an amazing charity started by our friend, the late Fr. Martin from the Church of the Nativity in Burke, VA. Through Operation Starfish, we are able to ease the suffering of the people in Haiti. The Church of the Nativity is now building their 7th “Starfish” village. In each village, families are relocated from the worst slums on Earth, such as the Cap-Haitian, to safe and clean villages built by Operation Starfish. The needs are overwhelming in an area just a 90 minute flight from Walt Disney World.Learn More >>
Youth For Tomorrow
Youth For Tomorrow is a Residential, Educational and Counseling Center for at-risk teens. Youth for Tomorrow provides children ages 11-18 with a motivating environment that encourages spiritual and academic growth. Cardinal Plaza Shell donates a portion of every Interstate battery sold to Youth for Tomorrow – all year long!Learn More >>
Fairfax County Police Association
Cardinal Plaza Shell is proud to support our men and women in blue who work to keep our community safe. During the month of July, a portion of all oil changes will be donated to the Fairfax County Police Association.Learn More >>
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
During October each year, Cardinal Plaza Shell runs two promotions for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. First we donate 1¢ for each gallon of gas pumped. Second, we give out FREE pumpkins to anyone making a $2 or greater donation to St. Jude. 100% of proceeds are donated to St. Jude!Learn More >>
Car Wash Location
We make the station available to local groups to hold car washes. These have happened every Saturday and Sunday since the early 1970’s, and it has become a tradition. The groups typically average about $900-1200 in a day, but some large groups like the football teams can double that.
West Springfield Little League
If you ever get a chance to stop by the park at Byron Ave., you will be
amazed at the dedication of the volunteers as well as the quality of the play.
Please cheer on any teams that happen to have “Cardinal Plaza Shell”
emblazoned on their backs.
Jill’s House celebrates children with special needs and provides relief to the extraordinary families who love them through short-term, overnight respite care. The mission of Jill’s House is to provide a safe haven for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.Learn More >>
At Cardinal Plaza Shell we celebrate and thank our troops by donating 1 penny for each gallon pumped to Fisher House. Fisher House is our official military charity. They provide a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving care at major military and VA medical centers.Learn More >>