September 2012

Firefighter Collect for Kids

OP3, FCPS, Apple and more than 18 nonprofit and for profit organizations worked during the summer to collect backpacks for needy children. This year's effort nettednearly 20,000 backbacks, a 16% increase from last year. That equals packs for nearly 50% of all kids on free and reduced price lunch!

Pictured: Captain II Anthony Jackson from the Woodlawn Fire Station works to fill his pack.

Fairfax Community Connections Grows

Fairfax Community Connections Facebook page, the brainchild of Volunteer Fairfax, Celebrate Fairfax and OP3, continues to grow and gain recognition as the place to post, promote and be proud of your nonprofit accomplishments. The posts are contagious and often go "viral" hitting not only our friends but also being seen by their 55,000 "friends".

Have you liked us yet?

Check it out at Facebook/Fairfax Community Connections.

Fairfax Office of Elections – Ensuring Democracy

Voting is the most fundamental right and freedom of Virginia citizens, and elections are the backbone of a free and democratic society. The Fairfax Office of Elections is dedicated to ensuring that every eligible citizen has an opportunity to vote and, to have their vote accurately counted. The primary goals of the Office are to serve the Fairfax community with timely voter and election information, accessibility for all eligible voters, accurate voter registration, and secure elections processes. Election assistance is needed.
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Give & Get Involved Companies that Care! Training & Resources

A Library Jubilee: Let Loose in the Library!, the Fairfax Library Foundation's annual fundraiser, will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 5-8:00 PM at the Oakton Library. Look for a night filled with live music, hors d'œuvres and cocktails. Auction items will include winery packages, autographed books, an African safari, vacation and sporting events and much more. Local bestselling author David Baldacci and his wife Michelle will be honored. All proceeds benefit programs such as Ready to Read, Summer Reading, Foundation's Scholarships, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit those who live, work or study in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. Buy your ticket today!


RSVP for the inaugural Arts Award Luncheon coming October 12 from noon to 2:00pm, when the Arts Council celebrates outstanding support of the arts and recognizes the extraordinary contributions of artists, arts organizations, individuals and businesses in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church. Award will be presented for Citizen of the Year, Arts Education, Arts Impact, and Arts Philanthropy. Tickets and sponsorships are going fast! Register today to ensure your place!




Apple Federal Credit Union is a resolute force for good in our community. Through their Education Foundation they have awarded $128,000 in scholarships to 32 high school graduates in and also funded several New Teacher Induction Programs. Their Community Involvement Committee spearheads many initiatives such as mentoring and reading at Providence Elementary School, food drives during the holidays as well as gift giving for FCPS students.

They are also instrumental in the "Collect for Kids" backpack initiative and sponsor it not only in Fairfax County, but also in Loudoun, and Prince William and Stafford Counties. Apple even offered fund matching for online backpack donations and this year, and as a result, the collaborative was able to donate nearly 20,000 backpacks a 16% increase from last year.

An A+ for Apple FederalCredit Union for great work!

Grant Opportunities:
Cox Charities Grant Proposal
Opens September 21st

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Accepting grant applications in the areas of housing, jobs and hunger
through October 8

Community Foundation of Northern Virginia Community Investment Fund
Closes October 26

Chamber and Trainin Opportunities:
CSR: Measuring Return on Investment

Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
October 16, 2012
7:30 to 9:30 AM

Webinar: Get your Products Donated for Your Cause through Good360
November 7, 2012 1-2 PM
Cost: Free


For additional grant and training opportunities, view our calendar

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