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April 2013

Volunteer Fairfax Awards

Supervisor John Cook selected Amy Gould from Fairfax County Restoration Program (FCRP) as the 2013 Braddock District Community Champion for lauching )and sustaining FCRP. (with the help of OP3


It's Earth month – a great month to plant trees. Visit Reforest Fairfax to see how you can donate the gift of trees.
Good Blossoms All Over this Spring

The Volunteer Fairfax Awards featured many winners who were either Fairfax County employees or who directly support Fairfax County programs and services. Here are a few notables:

Adult Volunteer Group Winner - Gracing Spaces for work with homeless families; Family Volunteer – The Jenkins Family (Diane Jenkins, FC employee) supporting Our Daily Bread Fairfax County Volunteer - Bobbi Cippel supporting the FC Animal Shelter; Intégrate (OP3 initiated Campaign to recognize and promote Hispanic volunteerism)Individual - Alcira Pernot; Intégrate Group –Centreville Immigration Forum; Fairfax County Volunteer Program -Stronger Together Supervised Visitation and Exchange Program supporting FC Juvenile Domestic Relations court. For a complete list visit the Volunteer Fairfax website.

Volunteer Fairfax
You may already be familiar with Volunteer Fairfax as a resource for exciting and impactful service opportunities. That has been our mission in the community for almost 40 years. Did you also know that Volunteer Fairfax is the designated lead agency in Fairfax County for the coordination of spontaneous volunteers during an emergency? Addition to disaster volunteer management, Volunteer Fairfax is responsible for the management of disaster donations that come into the county after a significant event. Volunteer Fairfax believes that a better prepared, connected community leads to a more resilient community and we are working to make that vision.... Read More>>


Give & Get Involved Companies that Care! Training & Resources

The Park Authority needs your help! Colvin Run Mill was recently selected as one of 25 finalists in a web-based contest sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. The site that gets the greatest number of votes will receive $100,000 in preservation prize money which will be used to fully restore the Mill. Vote early and often!!

Fairfax County Needs Election Officers The Fairfax County Office of Elections is recruiting election officers for the June 11 Primary Election and/or the Nov. 5 General Election. Qualifications include being a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia and availability to work at least half of Election Day. All qualified residents are encouraged to become election officers, especially those with technology skills and diverse language abilities. You must attend a one-time training class. Call 703-324-4735, TTY 771, or email elect@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce partners with Reston Interfaith to present the annual Best of Reston Awards which recognizes outstanding members of our community who have shown tremendous commitment to improving the lives of others. This long-time collaboration between a business membership organization and social service agency demonstrates the power of community-wide partnerships. This year's gala took place on April 11, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Reston raising a record-breaking $466,000 and through corporate sponsors and individual donations to support of Reston Interfaith's mission to prevent and end homelessness in Fairfax County. Mr. Robert E. Simon, founder of Reston, served as the Honorary Event Chair, and challenged the community to raise $1 million by next year's event scheduled for April 10, 2014—Mr. Simon's 100th birthday. Now in its 24th year, Best of Reston has celebrated hundreds of individuals, organizations and businesses that make Reston an ideal place to live, work, play and serve. Since the first Best of Reston was held in 1992, the partnership has raised over $2.5 million in support of Reston Interfaith's critical services provided to those in need in our community. To learn more about the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, visit www.restonchamber.org.

Introduction to Corporate Giving Workshop
May 14

Fairfax County Gov't Ctr

Booz Allen Hamilton Nonprofit Series: Blurring the Lines Between Volunteers, Donors, and Fundraisers
April 30
Booz Allen Hamilton’s Newman Auditorium, McLean, VA or via the web

Northern Virginia Economic Forum Presented by Blueprint Virginia with the Greater Reston, Dulles Regional, Loudoun County, Prince William and Fairfax County Chambers of Commerce
May 1
Hilton - Washington Dulles Airport


Annual Community Partner Orientation - George Mason University
May 22

Research Hall Showcase, Mason
(briefing on opportunities to engage with faculty and students at Mason, including internships, service-learning courses, research projects and a brand new program: Mason Service Corps)

Do More 24
(formerly "Give to the Max")
June 6
Do More is a chance to raise millions for area charities through a massive regional online fundraising competition. It is an opportunity to earn additional funds, build your donor base, and expand your social media presence and online fundraising capabilities


For additional training opportunities view our calendar.

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