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January 2019

What's your community resolution for 2019?

Have you checked out our Community Connections Facebook page lately? It's your connection to what 's happening in our local community.



OP3 News

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout all the time! Did you know all of our police stations now have permanent drug take-back boxes? Bring your unused or unneeded medications to your local district station for a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing of drugs.

Also, look for a survey on the OP3 news coming to your inbox next week.

Did you know?

Fairfax County's Volunteer Management System serves 15 agencies, 25 programs and has more than 10,400 volunteers! The value of the volunteer hours to the County is more than $44,000,000!

OP3 Partnership and Resource Development

As OP3 embraces 2019 we look ahead toward opportunities to partner in new and exciting ways with our for-profit and nonprofit partners.
Coming up in January:

  • The Housing Hackathon January 24-25 at the Northern Virginia Center where we are working with Mason, UVA and VA Tech and sponsor Avalon Bay to identify technology solutions to some of the more vexing questions about housing resources and our disabled and ageing populations.


Give & Get Involved

Communities that Care

Training & Resources

Volunteer Fairfax 10th Annual Give Together
Give Together brings volunteers to celebrate Martin Luther King's Legacy by performing hands on volunteering.

Reston Community Center MLK Birthday Celebration Volunteer Opportunities
Join friends and neighbors in honoring Dr. King’s legacy by serving your community. Lots of opportunities both indoor and outdoor to give back.

The 36th Annual Capitol Steps Performance
Benefitting Embry Rucker Community Shelter will be held January 27, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Reston. This community tradition of gathering together for a hilarious evening of political satire is all for an important cause – to help families in our community.

Volunteer Service Awards
Volunteer Fairfax is accepting nominations for its Volunteer Service Awards through February 8 for its 2019 awards. Nominate an outstanding volunteer for a these outstanding community award.










Support our Furloughed Neighbors

During the Government Shutdown Fairfax County has posted information on the web on how workers can get and give assistance.

Get Assistance

  • Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) connects Fairfax County residents to county and community-based services and resources. Just one phone call will get you connected to the information and assistance you need. Call 703-222-0880, TTY 711. In addition, the multilingual staff can assist callers many languages!

Give Assistance
Here are ways you can help provide assistance

  • Support Stuff the Bus beginning Saturday, Jan. 19. Bring food and cash donations and to support our local nonprofit food pantries as they work to provide assistance for individuals and families in need. Stuff the Bus Dates and Locations
  • Contact our local nonprofits for information on providing donations. Find your local nonprofit using our Human Services Resources Guide complete with descriptions and contact information. A simple search is all it takes.

Many private organizations are offering both financial and other assistance to furloughed workers. Volunteer Fairfax and USA Today has a comprehensive list of assistance, freebies and specials available.






Check out our calendar for more trainings, resources and ways to get involved.

January 23
Working with Volunteers at Every Generation
Volunteer Fairfax

January 23rd

Greater Reston Chamber

January 28-29
Grant Writing Class

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Washington, DC

January 30
Slay the Job: Soft Skills Boot Camp

Second Wave Learning
Tower Club, Tysons

January 31
27th Annual Economic Conference

NOVA Chamber
Hilton McLean, Tysons


The 2019 Community Investment Funds Grant Cycle is now open and accepting applications!  Grant applications are due by Thursday, February 14 by 5:00 pm. 

Applications are being accepted in the areas of Child and Youth Development, Education, Poverty Relief, and Military Personnel & Their Families.  

2019 CIF Webinar

Watch the webinar to learn more about the 2019 CIF grant cycle process and priority areas







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