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October 2013

OP3(Pictured KayAnn Schoenemann, Ffx Chamber; Kathryn Ryan,Ffx Chamber; BOS Supervisor Kathy Hudgins, BOS Chairman Sharon Bulova and Kathy Albarado, Helios HR at the Deltek sponsored breakfast on Jeans Day)

With a chance to turn $25,000 into $50,000 companies turned out in force for Jeans Day 2013.  Although spirited giving abounded, more is needed for the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness to meet the $25,000 Philip L. Graham challenge. Find out more...


(Pictured Helios HR at the Deltek sponsored breakfast on Jeans Day)


OP3 In the News

We were honored to receive the Collaborative Impact Award from the Mclean Chamber of Commerce this month at their Annual Suits and Sneakers Event. October is a busy season. We continue to work with our new and old partners on a variety of projects.

One completed project is the OP3 Survey. Results are in and are being analyzed. Look for a complete round up in next month’s newsletter. Thanks to everyone who completed it!


Tune in to Fairfax County Government Radio!

You can now listen to podcasts and other county news and information on Fairfax County radio. In addition to info on County activities, the station gives the County additional ways to provide you with timely information, protective guidance and life-saving recommendations during emergencies. Check it out!


Connect Northern Virginia

Connect Northern Virginia (Connect) is an on-line, community platform – a website – to help drive resources to address important community needs in Northern Virginia. Covering 9 jurisdictions, including the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William; the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park; and other towns and jurisdictions within the region, "Connect" is a resource of viable, searchable information that will benefit funders, companies and nonprofit organizations Read More>>

Customer Feedback from our Survey...

"OP3 has been integral to helpin us focus our efforts and leverage our resources to better serve our populations, identify our strengths and challenges, adn they continue to open doors for us!"


Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care!

Training & Resources

Stop Hunger Now
Join the Mclean Community November 2 to package nutritious meals and help them rech their goal of totals meals packaged (since November 2012) to 1,000,000. Sign up for a shift at 8a,11a or 2p via McLean.StopHunger@gmail.com

Thanksgiving Food Drives
Cornerstones (by November 4)

Food for Others is seeking volunteers and funds to help them with the upcoming holiday season. Visit their website for details.

Taste of Fall with Facets to benefit their work to open doors for people in need living in our community November 16, 2012 from 7-9p at the Sherwood Community Center.

Tournaments for Turf
The Fairfax County Park Foundation is hosting a Flag Football Turkey Bowl for coed and men's teams on December 1, 2013 at Oak Marr, Poplar Tree, EC Lawrence, Braddock Park and Greenbrier. Registration deadline is November 27.

The Foundation is also hosting a Youth Street Soccer Tourmanent Saturdays in December at Oak Marr Recreation Center. Youths age 5-12 are invited to register. Fore more information visit their website








In 2009 BB&T CEO Kelly King, challenged all BB&T employees to provide extra support to its communities during a particularly difficult economic time. The result was the BB&T Lighthouse Project. Each employee, all 32,000, are allotted five hours (on company time) of their day to use towards actively improving the communities.

  • Approximately 60,000 hours of volunteer time is donated each year. Since 2009 more than 265,000 hours of BB&T associate time has been donated.

  • More than 1,100 local community projects were supported in 2013, and more than 5,500 since 2009.

  • In addition to the Lighthouse Projects, BB&T has a local philanthropic committee comprised of employees that organizes volunteer projects and raises funds for an organization in our community. This year, the Philanthropic Committee has selected Northern VA Family Services as their beneficiary.

Before you Seek a Grant -- Best Practices for Grant Writing
November 13
Washington, DC

Mclean Nonprofit Education Series
(by Cardinal Bank)
November 6
Microsoft Office Store

Using Today's Tools to Tell Your Story
Nonprofit Conference on Fundraising Development
November 20
Booz Allen Hamilton
Mclean VA

Best Practices In Grant Writing
November 21
OP3 Grant Center @Government Center

Community Consolidated Funding Pool Applications Due
December 3







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