Volunteer Fairfax VolunteerFest
regional day of community service that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers at project sites across the region. It will run October 20 - 28, and culminate in projects, Saturday, October 27, National Make a Difference Day. Register today!
Leadership Fairfax 30th Anniversary Celebration
Help LFI celebrate its anniversary October 25 at the Inova Center for Personalized Health! Enjoy TEDx-like talks from 21st Century Innovators, networking, music, signature cocktails, food, and a silent auction. All proceeds go towards LFI's mission of service and leadership development.
Join the Peleton for the Tour de Mt. Vernon Oct. 27
Learn more about the hidden gems
in "south county" including Ft. Hunt Park, Mt. Vernon Grist Mill, and Frank Lloyd Wrights's Pope Leighy House, from your bike. Ride 17 or 32 miles followed by a lunch! If you don't bike- come volunteer!!
Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout October 27
In conjunction with DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative, you can drop off unwanted medications any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Drug take back programs are important because they are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs and are organized and closely monitored by local, state, and federal government agencies
Arc of Northern Virginia Gala
The Arc of Northern Virginia Goes Hollywood Gala November 3 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The Gala helps to raise important funds that make possible programs, services, and advocacy education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
4th Annual "Shark Tank" Assistive Technology Challenge.
The Fairfax Area 50+ Technology Committee invites all FCPS high school students to develop an innovative device or app that will have a positive impact in the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities, or their caregivers. This Challenge looks for opportunities to bring ideas into the real world – students can fine-tune marketing pitch skills, carry out a business plan, as well as build their college resume and possibly win a cash prize
As a leading global professional services company, not only does Accenture spread their objective of #MakingADifference globally, they also focus their “community commitment” locally. One of their largest service events is their upcoming 11th Annual Day of Service! With the theme of #MakingADifference, they marshal more than 2,000 employees to volunteer at nearly 100 sites across the DMV, including 40 in Virginia, to work with parks, food pantries, dog shelters, nonprofits and many other organizations. (See the 2017 video.) This company wide initiative allows employees to choose something they are passionate about and spend the day “doing good.” Says Metro DC Office Managing Director, Marty Rodgers, “the Day of Service is an example of Accenture on its best day.” And, in recognition of their good work, they received the Northern Virginia Chamber 2018 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award in the large business category.
Another impressive community event that Accenture sponsors is their Hour of Code, a Computer Science Education event, held during Computer Science Education Week, which encourages kids to learn how to code. Accenture works with local schools in the D.C area to teach coding. Last year, 450 of their people volunteered at 50 schools across the region.
Learn more about Accenture and their portfolio of good work on their website and social media channels.
Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter |
Instagram | You Tube
Help our local elementary students step into success this school year by donating a new pair of shoes to #Shoes4Kids donation drive. We are collecting new athletic shoes in sizes 9 toddler – 8 youth to benefit local elementary schools. Our goal is to donate 1,000 pairs of shoes to local elementary schools, and we need your help!
Shoes must be donated by October29 12:00pm.
Check out our calendar for more trainings, resources and ways to get involved.
Fairfax County Small Business Forum
8:30a – 2:30p
Fairfax County Government Center
Ins & Outs of Development and Construction: Nonprofits & Places of Worship
Fairfax County Land Development Services
7:00p – 8:00p
Fairfax County Government Center
BRIGHTEST MINDS | How philanthropy & business are growing the economy of Northeast Ohio
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Creating Sustainable Funding from Individual Donors: A Proven Model
Volunteer Leadership: The Art of Managing Up AND Down
12:00noon - 1:30p