Office of Public Private Partnerships October 2017 Newsletter

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October 2017

Volunteer Fairfax Awards

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

OP3 Partner Positive:

We were able to identify Selection Advisory Committee (SAC) members with the help of your office.  As a matter of fact it was highly successful since majority of the applicants were through OP3.  We will definitely reach out to your office earlier the next time around.

Please convey my sincere thanks!


Giving Back Can Be So Easy

Sometimes the thought of giving back is daunting to some who think they don't 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 (Shelter House) - 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 you appreciate their service.
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 the community

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 three women will experience in their lifetime. It may be difficult for us to fully understand how worthless and incapable a victim often feels after continual threats, belittlement, and physical abuse.  Fearing isolation and inability to take care of their children or themselves, many women stay. Earlier this year the Women’s Center expanded its Break the Cycle program to include drop-in support groups for victims and survivors of domestic violence. 

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Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care

Training & Resources

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 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 the Library on 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
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 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. 







Local Breweries Team Up to Honor Vets

Fair Winds

MS Brewing

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 Veteran's Day to honor those that have served our country.

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

Participating is easy! Patrons simply "buy 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:

Fair Winds 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!








Check out our calendar for more trainings, resources and ways to get involved.

October 18
The Bold Speaker featuring Jan Fox
NOVA Chamber

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

October 24
Greater Springfield Business & Economic Summit
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
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series.

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

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
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

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

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.

Fairfax County's Consolidated Community Funding Pool's FY2019-2020 funding application package RFP#2000002372 was released on Monday, October 2, 2017. Applications may be submitted by mail or delivered in person to Fairfax County Department of Procurement and Material Management, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 427, Fairfax, VA 22035. A preproposal conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1 p.m., Board Auditorium, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035. All applications must be received by December 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


For additional training opportunities view our calendar.












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