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October 2017

Volunteer Fairfax Awards

Attendees from the Business Preparedness Open House Event at the Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center on September 22. This event was to highlight business resiliency and ways company can be prepared in emergencies.

 

OP3 NEWS:
Giving Back Can Be So Easy

sometimes the thought of giving back is daunting to some who think they dont' have the time or funds to make a difference. But that doesn't have to be the case. Here are three easy ways to "Give & Get Involved" this month.
Purple Purse Challenge (Shelterhouse) - wear purple during October to symbolizes peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence. And/or enter the raffle for the Serena Williams Purple Purse and Clutch.
Buy a Vet a Beer - see our article under companies that care to let a vet know how you feel
VolunteerFest - participate in a one day opportunity held every October in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day. VolunteerFest mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits accomplish tasks that they would not have the time or resources to do on their own.

 

 

PARTNERSHIP PROFILE:
Women's Center

October is Domestic Violence  (DV) Awareness month.  The Women’s Center, founded in 1974, provides low-cost mental health therapy; career counseling; financial, legal and personal education; and advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“Why doesn’t she leave?”  A question often heard when discussing the sad reality of domestic abuse that one in

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Give & Get Involved Companies that Care! Training & Resources

18th Walk to Help End Homelessness
October 21st Pathway Homes will hold the 18th Annual Help the Homeless 5K Walk to raise awareness and funds  for housing and supportive services for individuals with serious mental illness at-risk of homelessness or with a history of homelessness.  For more information pathwayhomes.org or call 703-876-0390.

Hollywood loves the Library
Library Jubilee October 21

Have you ever noticed that many of the best movies are adapted from books?! Join them October 21 from 5:30-8:00p at Pohick Regional Library as the Jubilee celebrates the stories we find in our libraries and on the big screen with the theme, The Library Goes Hollywood.  Tickets on sale now!

NVCC Environmental Film Fest
Join Northern Virginia Community College and Fairfax County Restoration Project (FCRP) for the 2017 Environmental Film Festival on October 24 and 25 at the Annandale Campus. Two days that will both provoke your imagination and amaze you. 

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout
OMCC aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Learn more and locate collection sites!

Join Shelter House for the Purple Purse Challenge
All during October Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge will give Shelter House and other participating non-profit organizations the chance to raise significant funds to provide life-changing services for domestic violence victims and survivors. Help Shelter House rise during this Challenge, click here!

Shelter House is Not Your Average Joe’s “Cause of the Month”
Every Wednesday in October eat at Not Your Average Joe's and mention Shelter House and you will help donate to support the homeless families and victims of domestic violence. 15% of all proceeds on those days will go directly to Shelter House to help it further its mission.   

VolunteerFest
VolunteerFest is a region-wide day of community service held every October in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits accomplish tasks that they would not have the time or resources to do on their own. It will be held Saturday, October 28, however, projects may occur between October 20-29. 

Putting for Pets
Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter will hold its captains choice golf tournament to benefit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on October 12 at Twin Lakes Golf Course. Can’t make it? Donations to help people find the purrfect pet are also welcome.

 

Local Breweries Team Up to Honor Vets

Local Fairfax County breweries, led by Fair Winds Brewing Company, are sponsoring a "Buy a Vet a Beer" campaign that will offer a "free beer" on Veterans Day Weekend to honor those that have served our country.

Fair Winds conceived of the idea in 2016 as vehicle for the local community and the brewery’s loyal customers to appreciate the veteran and active-duty military community.

Participating is easy! Patrons simply "buys one forward', meaning they pay for an extra beer that is then earmarked for a vet. As part of their "gift", they are encouraged to write a personalized note – thanking the veteran for his or her service or sharing a personal story or connection. Vets then can redeem their free beer by taking a letter off the wall and giving it to the beertender.

This year you can buy a “beer for a vet” at the following breweries:

Fairwinds Brewing Company – Lorton, VA
Mustang Sally Brewing Company– Chantilly, VA

 

H/T to our local breweries for an awesome way to give back to those who served!

 

October 18
The Bold Speaker featuring Jan Fox
3:00-4:30p
NOVA Chamber

October 19
Hitchhiker's Guide to Millennials: Hiring and Marketing to the Largest Generation
8:00a-10:00a
Part of Southeast Fairfax Development Corp. Business Roundtable Speaker series

October 24
Greater Springfield Business & Economic Summit
8:00a-1:30p
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and partners to discuss state of the southeastern Fairfax County business community.

October 25
Creating a Cybersecurity Plan for Your Small Business
7:30a-10:00a
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series.

October 25
Tysons 2050 -- How the People of Tysons will Live, Work and Play

3:00p
Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce; COX, Williams Mullen and the FCEDA.
Valo Park

October 26
Partnership for Healthier Fairfax Fall 2017 Meeting
The Impact of Trauma on Health and Well-Being Across the Lifespan
1:30-3:30p
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center


November 2
Turning Volunteers into Donors
9:00 – 10:30a
Volunteer Fairfax
Webinar                                                 


Inova has a new program for entrepreneurs who are at the initial stages of starting health technology companies. Starting this fall, the health system is providing a free education program that’s designed to introduce steps such as messaging, project management, vetting the marketplace and preparing to pitch investors.The seven-week sessions will run once in the fall and once in the spring.

 

 

For additional training opportunities view our calendar.

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