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Ways to Give and Get Involved

Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Partnering is not all about the check. Check out these happenings in our community! Want to learn more? Visit our Get Involved Information page!

No matter how or how much you give, your contributions and generosity will make a difference in the community. There are many ways to give and get involved in Fairfax County with financial and in-kind donations, and volunteering. If you have something to offer, but don't see a match here, contact our office or call 703.324.5171.

Current Opportunities:

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 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
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. 

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.

 

 


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Here are some great county organizations that always welcome volunteers!

Animal Shelter
Donations of supplies and funds to support boarding or medical coverage. $10/night boarding, $150 medical coverage per animal. >>

Prevent and End Homelessness
More than 1,000 children, women and men in Fairfax are without homes due to lack of affordable housing. A donations of $1000 allows a family of 4 with a working head of household to remain in their home this month. >>

Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools
Invest in the future workforce by donating to enhance and promote high-quality education for students. >>

Fairfax County Park Foundation
Support your parks by raising private funds beyond tax dollars and creating partnerships that preserve the natural environment, provide places for exercise and relaxation, and connect neighborhoods, families, and friends. >>

Library Foundation
Donate books, dollars, and time to support the libraries in Fairfax County. Donations support library programs or you can buy books to fill the Library wish list through Amazon. >>

The Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation
Funds medical and dental care for children of low-income, uninsured working families. There are many thousands of children in our community who do not have access to regular care. >>

 

Still Want to help?

Space for Public Use
Community organizations often seek office space, performance or rehearsal space, art displays, storage, or space for an occasional meeting or event. Companies benefit from community connections and may receive tax benefits. >>

 

 

 


Get on Board
Boards and Commissions

Practice and grow your leadership by serving on a nonprofit or foundation board. These organizations currently interviewing for Board members, those with, legal, accounting, communications/marketing, and organizational skills and of course, passion for the cause! . Email for details and openings.

There's More...
In addition to county affiliated organizations,  OP3 coordinates and promotes collaborative giving and volunteering opportunities throughout the year with nonprofit organizations that serve those most in need in Fairfax County:

Volunteer Fairfax maintains a list of community organizations seeking in-kind donations.