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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:

Computer Core Needs your Old Electronic Equipment!
Computer Core is collecting flash drives, laptops and monitors, which are essential to the development and success of our students.
Flash Drives (at least 2GB preferred).
Laptops (specs):

  • with Hard Drives and power cords) Core 2 processor or better with power cord Compatible with Windows 10 If you're interested in donating please visit our website (http://computercore.org/newsite/partners/contribute/#inkindand) and fill out our Computer donation form.

PRS’ Suicide Prevention Month Campaign: #CallTextLive
September - events and activities take place throughout the northern Virginia area and through social media
PRS, Inc., a nonprofit that runs Northern Virginia’s crisis hotline and textline, is marking September’s Suicide Prevention Month by launching the #CallTextLive Campaign.  Using the hashtag #CallTextLive, this 3rd annual campaign works to engage the community in discussing suicide, encourage people to get help by calling or texting a hotline, and  educate members of the community about resources available and actions they can take to bring awareness to suicide prevention and intervention. www.prsinc.org/calltextlive


Good Shepherd Housing Family Bingo Night
Join GSH as we host a Family Bingo Night on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Knights of Columbus in Alexandria Virginia. Tickets are available for purchase here!

Computer Core Career Connections

Career Connections workshop every 2nd Wednesday of the month. (Next one September 13). Career Connections is a free workshop open to all community members. Expand your professional network, exchange resume advice and discuss career tips.  would Job seekers, recruiters and anyone -- all welcome!

Good Shepherd Housing Annual Golf Outing
Join GSH at Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, Virginia for our annual Golf Outing on October 4, 2017! Registration available here.

Good Shepherd Housing -- Housing is Forever Casino Night
Calling all secret agents!  Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services proudly presents its Housing is Forever Casino Night. Join us for a Bond-themed evening of casino games which will feature hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, raffles and spy-themed entertainment. Tickets available here.



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.