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Saturday, September 26
Come celebrate the spirit of giving back with people like YOU who care. You make 40 look GOOD! Bring your family and friends, colleagues and neighbors out for day of service and picnic at Wolf Trap! From 8 to 11AM help maintain the gardens and remove invasive species from the meadow adjacent to the Filene Center. Then break from 11AM to 12PM enjoy a free grilled cheese and salad served to you by Cabot Creamery's Gratitude Grill!
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VolunteerFest, our local celebration of the annual National Make a Difference Day, mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all shapes and sizes to help nonprofits in our neighborhoods tackle major tasks that they would not have the time or resources to accomplish on their own. If your organization has a project that would transform your space, your client experience, or your staff’s morale, submit a project by September 10th.
The 2015 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will take place Sept 12 – 25 at venues throughout the region. RSVP-Northern Virginia, a program offered in partnership with Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria, is proud to partner with the NVSO to raise the 150 volunteers needed for a variety of tasks that support the games. To join our volunteer crew click to check out the opportunities. For a full schedule of events, or to register as a games athlete/participant (by August 28) visit www.nvso.us. Help spread the word - share or post an NVSO flyer in the community. Come out to the games of seniors. You will long remember the experience! Here’s to living healthy longer!
In the early hours of Saturday morning, as the sun rises on yet another hot and muggy Virginia summer day, you'll find Judy Kim and her daughters Audra (16) and Emmalyn (14) hard at work to get the Community Marketplace in Reston ready to open. This is a farmers market, like many others you'll find throughout the area, but one with a huge difference: it provides fresh fruit and vegetables at no cost to financially-qualified families. Donations come from farmers, local grocery stores, local restaurants, and are all organized by the Capital Area Food Bank.
Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games could NOT have done it without you! Nearly 6,000 citizen volunteers came forward to make The Games happen! You displayed great community pride and spirit. On behalf of Fairfax2015, we thank you and hope that you had a really great time. Click to read more about these volunteers experiences. May the spirit of The Games continue! All of our WPFG volunteers--and everyone who has been inspired by their service--is invited to join the ranks of community first responders. How?
Volunteer… there are more good deeds to be done!