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October 2015


Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout (OMCC) was a success netting 1900 pounds of unwanted prescription medicine from eight Fairfax County Police Stations. This partnership, run by the Unified Prevention Coalition, collects unwanted prescription medicine twice each year at local Fairfax County Police Stations. To date this partnership, facilitated by OP3, has disposed of nearly 6300 pounds of medication. More info on OMCC partnership in our partnership profile..


OP3 Promotes Business and Nonprofit Connections at Fall Events

This fall, OP3 presented at four events that foster economic vitality, enhance cross-sector collaboration, and recognize the contributions of business and nonprofit leaders. 

On September 24, Angie Carrera presented the Ejemplo Communitario Award for lifetime achievement at Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Reception to Dr. Angel Cabrera, George Mason University President for his business and civic leadership.

On September 28, Theresa Benincasa spoke on a panel at the 15th Annual Public Private Partnerships Conference about “Nonprofit Sector Significance: Pathway to the Middle Class.”The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the D.C. Mayors Office of Partnerships and Grant Services.

On October 16, Vance Zavela will open the annual Asian American Business Summit and Expo presented Asian American Chamber of Commerce. This event will be at the Fairfax County Government Center and includes a diversity job fair.

On November 5, Patti Stevens will moderate a panel on Emerging Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Regional Nonprofit Forum presented by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of the National Capital Area.  




Junior League of Northern Virginia

Since 1958, the Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) has been a driving force in our community by promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. They are committed to reducing the number of children impacted by obesity by empowering families to make healthier choices. Their community programs and initiatives, which offer hands-on leadership development opportunities for their members and directly benefit the community, focus on promoting healthy eating and active living across Northern Virginia.

JNLV's community programs include cooking classes with teens and parents, introducing children to where their food comes from and to basic concepts of nutrition and healthy eating through their Market Explorers held at the Mosaic District Sunday Farmers Market; Kids in the Kitchen and Kids CAFÉ' programs; their Kids Can monthly program at area family shelters and a swim camp held in summer and winter supporting food access and community gardening initiatives; and their annual Kids in the Kitchen Spring Health Fair, their largest community event that serves hundreds of families.

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Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care

Training & Resources

National Make A Difference Day is Saturday, October 24. Volunteer Fairfax is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers--of all shapes and sizes--to help nonprofits in our neighborhoods tackle projects large and small. Click to see a list of projects and to register to participate!

Homeward Bound
“Homeward Bound” is the theme of the 2015 Help the Homeless Community Walk, hosted by Pathway Homes.  Join them October 24th in Fairfax. You can participate, facilitate or donate. Learn more...

Complete the Circle Foodraiser
Our Daily Bread along with Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) will hold the Foodraiser Complete the circle Art for the Sky on November 8th that will be encircled with your food donations. Complete the Circle is an inspirational community event to raise awareness and take a stand against hunger and need in the Fairfax County area. Learn more>>

VEX Robotics Looking for Interns, Coaches & Volunteers
HS/college student looking for a paid STEM internship? NOVA SySTEMic solutions has excellent opportunities for students who want to coach/mentor a robotics team from Oct 2015 ~ Feb 2016. Volunteers are also needed. For more info contact Angie Carrera.







IBMYou may know IBM as a large and established technology company that helps businesses achieve success, providing clients with the latest computer hardware, software and related strategies. While it is a global giant, IBM also tangibly helps local communities where it does business, including greater Washington, D.C.

Through the IBM On Demand Community, the company offers a deep reservoir of pro bono talent that nonprofit organizations and schools can tap into to support local programs. The "Community" is staffed by Greater Washington IBM employees and retirees who are interested in putting their skills to work and they are supported by a powerful set of resources: the IBM On Demand Community forum where IBM employees and retirees share strategies with colleagues for implementing community-related initiatives.

The On Demand Community also enables schools and nonprofits to propose projects to potential IBM volunteers browsing the site. IBMers come prepared, as the site provides dozens of "activity kits" – case studies that describe the strategies and tactics for successful initiatives involving everything from disaster planning to science and math education.

Launched in 2003, IBM's On Demand Community program supports over 270,000 volunteers worldwide who have provided over 18 million hours of volunteer work.

Find out more, including eligibility requirements for posting volunteer opportunities, or propose and register your organization's skills-based activity.

Kudos to IBM for providing a great resource for the Fairfax community!

Cox Charities Grant Cycle is October 19th through November 6th

Junior League of Northern Virginia 2016-2017 community grants program applications
are due October 30th


October 16
Asian American Business Summit and Expo
Asian American Chamber
Fairfax County Gov't Center

October 22
Pre-Proposal Conference for Consolidated Community Funding Pool RFP
Fairfax County Gov't Ctr.
(Note: info is in center of linked page)

November 5
InNOVAte Conference
Dulles Chamber of Commerce
November 5
Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

November 5
Gannett Regional Nonprofit Forum
Hosted by Mclean Chamber of Commerce
George Mason University
Alan and Sally Merten Hall

November 12
Email Marketing: Driving Action for Nonprofits
United Way of the National Capital Area

November 18
Social Advertising: Part of the FCEDA's Marketing Communications Strategies and Tactics workshop series
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Tysons Corner








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