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Tysons Partnership

Building “America’s next great city” requires a lot more than the brick and mortar, transportation hubs and shopping centers, it requires a “ heart and soul” that makes people want to live, work and play there. Enter Tysons Partnership, a collaboration of passionate people from large and small companies who make up the Tysons business landscape and include retail, professional, and hospitality-type businesses, who want to make the vision of a vibrant city into a reality. To accomplish this, the Partnership has established a Community Responsibility Council, of which OP3 is a charter member, that takes an active role in building community and citizenship through collaborative projects for the common good. The Council's signature program, entitled “Tysons Cares”, is a two month campaign that embarks on a series of inclusive events to promote social responsibility and serve as a cohesive bonding opportunity for residents, members and businesses that call Tysons home.

In the past two years the Partnership has operated #Shoes4Kids, which donated more than 1500 pairs of shoes to the Fairfax County Public Schools; sponsored the Tysons 5K which generated more than $75,000 for Food for Others; worked with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and B.F. Saul (now the Doubletree) to provide intensive on-the-job English classes for hospitality workers seeking to improve their skills; partnered with Tysons Corner Center on the National Night Out On the Plaza, which featured information and displays from Fairfax Fire, Police, Sheriff and Emergency Management; and hosted the Tysons Tailgate, an outdoor party with live music, beverages and food that benefitted Second Story (formerly Alternative House).

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Companies that Care

Ways to Give

  • Tysons Tailgate attracted over 500 attendees with proceeds benefitting Second Story, a local youth homeless shelter.
  • OP3 worked closely with the partnership to design and helped implement their #TysonsCares program
  • 60% of attendees in the B.F Saul/Literacy council workforce partnership improved scores on a national exam
  • National Night Out on the Plaza featured first responders, fire trucks, police cars, Fairfax bomb dogs, and a helicopter landing as well as free family friendly activities such as face painting, balloons, and music.

 

 

Tysons Partnership has more than 100 active members which contribute to the community.

Here are a few standouts from 2017-18:

HOAR Construction, through a concerted effort with their customers, staff and suppliers donated over $7,000 to our #Shoes4Kids donation drive.

Freddie Mac, HOAR, Womble Bond Dickinson, and Avalon Bay Communities took leadership roles with our Tysons Tailgate: Building Brighter Futures to benefit Second Story, formerly Alternative House. This event raised resources and awareness for the nonprofit!

In advance of the 5K, Womble Bond Dickinson held a street party complete with music and food outside their office for clients and others to drop off food and other donations for Food for Others.

B.F. Saul/ the Doubletree Tysons gave employees paid time from their workday, and provided lunch, so they could attend workforce development language classes with the Literacy Council.

 

 

 

 



 

Get involved with Tysons Partnership!

  • Donate to #TysonsCares to benefit community all year long.
  • Host a shoe drive in your building or office for #ShoesforKids.
  • Promote English learning by partnering with the Literacy Council for workplace skill-building.
  • Host a food drive for Food for Others in the fall for the Tysons 5K
  • Bring your office to the Tysons Tailgate for fun and community good at the same time.

 

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