<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"> <head> <f http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <meta name=copyright content="Fairfax County, Virginia"> <meta name=description content="Ways to Give"> <meta name=robots content="index,follow"> <meta http-equiv=Content-Style-Type content="text/css"> <title>Office of Public Private Partnerships October 2017 Newsletter</title> <style> <!-- a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:#FF6600; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:#FF6600; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} p {font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} p.MsoAcetate, li.MsoAcetate, div.MsoAcetate {font-size:8.0pt; font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";} p.text, li.text, div.text {font-size:small; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#666666;} p.op3caption, li.op3caption, div.op3caption {font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} span.text1 {font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#666666; font-style:normal;} span.BalloonTextChar {font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:10.0pt;} --> </style> <style type="text/css"> .op3caption { font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: italic; line-height: normal; font-weight: normal; font-variant: normal; } .text { font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; color: #666666; } </style> </head> <body bgcolor=white lang=EN-US link="#FF6600" vlink="#FF6600" alink="#FF6600"> <div class=WordSection1> <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=687> <tr> <td colspan=2> <p><img width=751 height=104 id="_x0000_i1032" src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/header.gif" alt="header gif"></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width=481 bgcolor="#002653"> <p><img width=481 height=30 id="_x0000_i1031"a src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/bluebar.gif" alt="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/bluebar.gif"></p> </td> <td width=207 bgcolor="#002653"> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; color: white">February 2018</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=top bgcolor="#C6C68B"> <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5 width=479> <tr> <td width=245 rowspan=2 valign=top> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black'> </span><br> <img src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/mt-vernon-town-meeting.jpg" alt="Mt. Vernon Town Meeting" width="216" border="2"></p> <p class="op3caption"><strong>On February 3<sup>rd</sup>, more than 200 people and 70 vendors attended ,and 400+ others tuned in on Facebook, to the Annual Mt. Vernon Town Meeting. </strong></p> <a href="https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={267C9BEF-AF3C-48FD-90D7-7A003EBB7D4F}&t=Auxiliary-Police-Officer-APOs"><img src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/police-aux.jpg" alt="Aux Opp" width="93" height="153" hspace="3" align="left"></a> <p class="op3caption"><strong>Volunteer Opportunity Highlight!</strong><br> Interested in assisting law enforcement?<a href="https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={267C9BEF-AF3C-48FD-90D7-7A003EBB7D4F}&t=Auxiliary-Police-Officer-APOs" target="_new"><strong>Learn more</strong></a> about the duties and rewards of becoming a FCPD Auxiliary Police Officer. <a href="https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={267C9BEF-AF3C-48FD-90D7-7A003EBB7D4F}&t=Auxiliary-Police-Officer-APOs" target="_new"></a> </p></td> <td> <p><font color="#002653" size="3" face="verdana">OP<strong><sup>3</sup></strong> in the Community</font><br> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width=214 rowspan=2 valign=top><p class="text">OP<font color="#002653" size="3" face="verdana"><sup>3</sup></font> staff has been busy making community connections. </p> <p class="text">Just last week on Saturday February 4, OP<font color="#002653" size="3" face="verdana"><sup>3</sup></font> Staff:</p> <ul> <li class="text">Participated in the <a href="https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/event/30th-annual-mount-vernon-district-town-meeting-feb-4/" target="_new">Mt. Vernon District&rsquo;s</a> town meeting highlighting ways to give and get involved.</li> <li class="text">Participated in with the <a href="https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/boardofsupervisors/sites/boardofsupervisors/files/assets/meeting-materials/2018/jan16-health-housing-human-health-human-services-strategic-framework-resource-plan.pdf" target="_new">Human Services Council</a> providing evaluation and feedback of tools and resources for human services planning.</li> <li class="text">Helped collect food for local pantries at the <a href="https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/stuff-the-bus" target="_new">Stuff the Bus</a> in Herndon Giant and Lorton Giant. Whew&nbsp; - good thing we love the work!</li> </ul> <p class="text"> If you want to get involved in your community Check out <a href="https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/" target="_new">volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov</a></p> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p></td> </table> <td valign=top bgcolor="#C6C68B"> <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=242> <tr> <td width=242 height="43"> <p><font face="verdana" Size="1" color="#002653"><strong>PARTNERSHIP PROFILE:</strong></font><br> <font color="#002653" size="3" face="verdana">CFNOVA Permanent Fund</font><br> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><p><span class="text">Recognizing the unique needs in Fairfax and because of its unique position to support and sustain the community, the <a href="http://www.cfnova.org/" target="_new">Community Foundation for Northern Virginia</a> (CFNOVA) has stepped up to the plate to launch an aggressive two-year campaign to grow its &ldquo;<a href="http://www.cfnova.org/for-donors/permanentfund" target="_new">Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia</a>&rdquo; by 70% to $7.0M. This increased fund will create a self-sustaining, endowed way to reinvent the Northern Virginia community and help shape the region&rsquo;s future.</span></p> <p><span class="text">Northern Virginia consistently ranks nationally as one of the most desirable places to live, work and play. However, with more than 409,000 of our residents living at or below 200% of the <a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/federal-poverty-level-FPL/" target="_new">Federal Poverty Level</a>, it is apparent that philanthropic investments must be made to maintain and improve the vibrancy of the community-at-large.</span></p> <p class="text"><font face="verdana" Size="2" color="#000000"><a href="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/profile_2_18.html" target="_new">Read More&gt;&gt;</a></font> </center> </p></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=2> <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5 width=724> <tr> <td width=230 valign=top> <p><span style='font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#002653'><strong>Give &amp; Get Involved</strong></span></p> </td> <td width=232 valign=top background="images/bottom_background.gif"> <p><span style='font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; Times New Roman&quot;; color:#002653'><strong>Companies that Care</strong></span></p> </td> <td width=232 valign=top background="images/bottom_background.gif"> <p><span style='font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#002653'><strong>Training &amp; Resources</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=top background="images/bottom_background.gif"> <p><strong><br> <span class="text"><a href="https://lortonaction.org/event/2018-11th-annual-monopoly-tournament/" target="_new">Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) &nbsp;11th Annual Monopoly Tournament</a> <br> </span></strong><span class="text">Family fun for a good cause. Join LCAC February 24 to play Monopoly. Ages 8 and up welcome and the grand prize is $500. All proceeds benefit LCAC. <strong><br> </strong></span></p> <p class="text"><strong><a href="http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/attend-shows-events-exhibits/event-detail/2018/02/01/default-calendar/diva-central-dress-drive" target="_new">DIVA Dress Drop Off through February 28</a></strong><br> Reston Community Center&rsquo;s annual Diva Central Dress Drive is collecting gently used formal and prom dresses for its annual drive. The DIVA program provides students a free prom dress, shoes, jewelry, handbags &amp; accessories. Collections accepted through February 28. DIVA Day is March 24. <a href="https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?class=OppSearchResults&recruiterID=1380&oppTitleDesc=diva&type=all" target="_new">Volunteer opportunities</a> to sort and distribute are also available. </p> <p class="text"><strong>Teen Job Fairs</strong><br> Interested in hiring teens for your business? Fairfax County is sponsoring four <a href="https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs" target="_new">Teen Job Fairs</a> across the County. Contact <a href="mailto:james.taylor@fairfaxcounty.gov">Jim Taylor</a> at OP<sup>3</sup>. Interested in attending? Check out the locations and dates. </p> <p class="text"><strong>Meals on Wheels Volunteers<br> </strong><a href="https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?class=OppSearchResults&recruiterID=1380&oppTitleDesc=meals%20on%20wheels%20drivers&type=all" target="_new">Meals on Wheels</a>&nbsp;is seeking drivers and coordinators for is Fairfax County program. Check out <a href="https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/fairfax-area-meals-on-wheels" target="_new">FairfaxCounty.gov</a> for the latest information</p> <p class="text"><strong>Male Mentors Needed</strong><br> Make a difference in the life of a child by joining Fairfax County <a href="https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=%7b02D74891-62E8-45A2-B914-314105B351DB%7d&t=Male-Mentors-Needed" target="_new">BeFriend-A-Child Mentoring Program</a>!&nbsp; BeFriend-A-Child matches adult volunteers with children between the ages of 5-12 who are in need of a mentor. </p> <table width="219" border="2" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3"> <tr> <td width="207"><H1><a href="http://www.fxva.com/lovesharepartner/"><img src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/loveshare2.jpg" alt="love share" align="absmiddle"></a><br> <span class="text">LoveShare: Join the Movement</span> </H1> <p class="text"><a href="http://www.fxva.com/" target="_new">Visit Fairfax</a> has unveiled the tourism industry&rsquo;s first countywide corporate social responsibility (CSR) program: <STRONG><a href="http://www.fxva.com/lovesharepartner/" target="_new">LoveShare</a></STRONG>.&nbsp;</p> <p class="text"><a href="http://www.fxva.com/lovesharepartner/" target="_new">LoveShare</a> is a unique program with two key objectives:&nbsp;</p> <UL> <LI class="text">Provides an opportunity for local residents to "share their love" by supporting someone in need through a donation to <a href="https://www.cornerstonesva.org/" target="_new">Cornerstones</a>.</LI> <LI class="text">Provide our tourism partners an opportunity to "share their love" with local residents through special offers and incentives to attract new customers. </LI> </UL></td> </tr> </table> <td valign=top background="images/bottom_background.gif"><p class="text"><img src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/29-diner.png" alt="29 Diner" width="250"></p> <p class="text">The <a href="http://29diner.com/" target="_new"><strong>29 Diner</strong></a> has been serving &ldquo;historically great food&rdquo; and giving back to our community since 1947. Located at Lee Highway and Route 123 in Fairfax City it is one of 38 diners on the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Diners_on_the_National_Register_of_Historic_Places" target="_new">National Register of Historic Places</a>.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> John Wood, owner since 2014, says &ldquo;If we touch your heart and feed you well, you&rsquo;ll want to help us do good works!&rdquo;</p> <p class="text">The 29 Diner serves up home-style cooking and community caring in many ways. &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li class="text">In 2016 and 2017, the Diner&rsquo;s customers raised $6,000 to help John serve holiday meals with all the trimmings for families</li> <li class="text"> In the past two Decembers (2016-17) 85 families from <a href="http://www.shelterhouse.org/" target="_new">Shelter House</a> and <a href="https://britepaths.org/">BritePaths</a> sat down to delicious dinner and took home presents and canned goods. </li> <li class="text">John cooked for 66 Hours straight at the BBQ-A-Thon over Super Bowl Weekend 2017 to help <a href="http://www.shelterhouse.org/" target="_new">Shelter House </a>and the<a href="https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/sheriff/" target="_new"> Fairfax County Sheriff's Office </a>stand against Domestic Violence. </li> <li><span class="text">Working with the <a href="https://www.thelambcenter.org/">LAMB Center</a> this year, 29 Diner has hired 3 employees who were formerly homeless, providing full time salaried jobs and worked with <a href="http://facetscares.org/" target="_new">FACETs </a>to help them find housing. </span>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p class="text">Their windows and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/29Diner/?ref=br_rs" target="_new">Facebook</a> page highlight other beneficiaries of 29 Diner: Area high school sports teams, GMU Wrestling and Women&rsquo;s Basketball, and ROTC and Veteran Suicide Prevention. <br> </p> <p class="text">For a great meal and a happy heart, check out the 29 Diner in Fairfax. &nbsp;</p> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p> </center> <p>&nbsp;</p></td> <td valign=top background="images/bottom_background.gif"><p class="text">Check out our <a href="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/news/calendar.html" target="_new"><strong>calendar</strong></a> for more trainings, <span class="text">resources and ways to get involved. </span><br></p> <p class="text"><strong>February 14<br> <a href="http://web.restonchamber.org/events/Business-Education-Series-5-Simple-Techniques-to-Grow-Your-Business-4082/details" target="_new">Business Education Series: 5 Simple Techniques to Grow Your Business</a></strong><br> 8:30-10:00a<br> Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce<br> Reston<br> <br> <strong>February 15<br> <a href="https://www.cfnova.org/register/shape-region/event" target="_new">Shape of the Region Conference</a></strong><br> 8:00-11:45a <br> Community Foundation for Northern Virginia &amp; Northern Virginia Chamber<br> Valo Park, Tysons Corner</p> <p class="text"><strong>February 22<br> <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-from-the-inside-out-a-two-part-series-by-the-womens-center-tickets-41249853422" target="_new">Leading from the Inside Out</a></strong><br> 2 Part Series<br> 7:00p-9:00p<br> Womens Center<br> Falls Church</p> <p class="text"><strong>February 28<br> Capital Data Summit -- </strong><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001o7yB3Bq4iC6ZumwHAnCyt-_Yac3yVxOPIXm8kcThtGitXLf4Ki_fMOi4-2da_wQ_WSNbreh7iKgm3C_cQpRBBbavXFA_00jet0X4EC0mloBh9xhiU5dwyP_PWqNLlj3DrYAdF9JkBa5H-FPiiBA_PGXdbVAgGHCtDf4UpD7srJiejj8HLQxmoA==&c=kCpIRQ3B-Z_paclk4vvYRklXLGGy5krPay_Uori4W17lgrQYuBvgOQ==&ch=VmMB4bv3rAP6-RHI9Umnn34sHK5botdVeYtaeKvlExPocOpSlzitUA==" target="_new"><strong>Accelerating Data's Impact in the Nation's Big Data Capital</strong></a><strong><br> </strong>7:30a-3:30p<strong><br> </strong>Northern Virginia Technology Council. <br> The Ritz-Carlton<br> Tysons Corner</p> <p class="text"><strong>March 6<br> <a href="http://volunteerfairfax.civicore.com/public/index.php?section=trainings&action=main" target="_new">Volunteer Management Boot Camp 101&ndash; The Basics!</a></strong> <br> 9:30a&ndash;12:30p <br> Volunteer Fairfax<br> Fairfax<br> <strong>March 10<br> <a href="https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs" target="_new">Fairfax County Teen Job Fair</a></strong><br> 1:00-3:00p <br> Woodson High School </p> <p class="text"><br> <strong>March 21<br> <a href="http://www.mcleanchamber.org/events/details/11th-annual-regional-community-partnership-forum-presented-by-the-greater-mclean-chamber-united-way-nca-and-gmu-center-for-nonprofit-management-philanthropy-and-policy-5212" target="_new">Community Partnership Forum (formerly nonprofit forum)</a></strong><br> 8:30a-3:00p<br> George Mason Arlington Campus<br> <br> <strong>April 26-27<br> <a href="https://www.washingtongrantmakers.org/events/fundamentals-corporate-social-responsibility" target="_new">WRAG The Fundamentals of Corporate Social Responsibility</a></strong><br> All Day<br> The Boeing Company<br> Arlington</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><img border=0 width=227 height=6 id="_x0000_i1028" src="images/spacer.gif" alt=spacer></p> </td> <td> <p><img border=0 width=227 height=6 id="_x0000_i1027" src="images/spacer.gif" alt=spacer></p> </td> <td> <p><img border=0 width=206 height=6 id="_x0000_i1026" src="images/spacer.gif" alt=spacer></p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=2> <p><span style=' position:absolute;z-index:251662336; 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