November/December 2012

Firefighter Collect for Kids

FCRP Officers Amy Gould and Jim McGlone, Virginia Department of Forestry; Bobbi Longworth, Fairfax County Park Foundation; Patti Stevens and Karen Fuentes, OP3


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Gov. McDonnell and Sup. McKay Highlight OP3 FCRP Partnership

Success! At the grand opening of the 495 Express Lanes in front of a packed house of elected officials, media and key project personnel, Governor McDonnell applauded the new traffic solution as well as the partnership and innovation that delivered the Express lanes. He and Supervisor Jeff McKay especially highlighted the contributions and influence the Fairfax County Restoration Project had in improving the environmental restoration of the communities along the express lanes. Gov. McDonnell noted that 21 species of trees and 16 species of grass were used in replanting the areas inside and outside the sound walls. This partnership came about from the work of OP3who brokered a partnership with FCRP Transurban/Fluor, Fairfax County, the Virginia Native Plant Society and many others to replace the flora and fauna located along the new urban route.

Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH)

Fairfax County has a longstanding history of helping the homeless. For years Fairfax, like many other jurisdictions, did an excellent job of managing homelessness in its community. In the mid 2000s, however, they began a community collaborative strategic planning effort to move the focus of their work from simply managing homelessness to preventing and ending it. This work resulted in a community Ten Year Plan to end homelessness in Fairfax County. And there are many ways you can help. More>>


Give & Get Involved Companies that Care! Training & Resources

Put a Zip on Homelessness
The Fairfax Chamber, Fairfax County Office to Prevent & End Homelessness and The Connection Newspapers have partnered to host the 2nd Annual Jeans Day to Put the ZIP on Homelessness. Last year, more than 100 organizations representing more than 3,000 employees participated!

Allow your employees to wear jeans to work on Friday, December 14, in exchange for a $5 employee contribution to the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent & End Homelessness!

This is a great way to engage your employees in a community give-back initiative and enable your company or organization to make a meaningful contribution to ending homelessness in our community. Companies and organizations are encouraged to match contributions, but a match is not required.

Hunter Mill Winter Coat Closet
Reston Interfaith and Hunter Mill Supervisor Catherine Hudgins are partnering again to provide winter coats to children and adults in need in our community. They are looking to collect new and gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves in all child and adult sizes (XL & XXL are especially needed) from November 10, 2012 -March 9th, 2013
All donations are tax deductible. Visit Reston Interfaith for more information on how and where donations can be dropped off.

It's a great cause and a unique way to achieve it! Be sure to mark your calendars.




Transurban is a multi-national corporation that has achieved a lot of local good. Best known for their work on the 495 Express Lanes, Transurban has been a good partner to Fairfax County. Through their Community Grant program they have donated generously to our local parks, George Mason and the Fairfax County Restoration Reforestation Program. Their support has helped host nearly 200 summer concerts serving over 60,000 concert goers. They have also sponsored community programs such as Santa's Hayride and Wakefield Park's Late Night Skate. Notably their work with FCRP was honored by the Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Award in 2011.

Now as the Express Lanes shift to their operational phase, their work will continue to go beyond delivering quality transportation. They are committed to connecting with the Fairfax Community to impact the quality of our society and sustainability of our environment.

Congrats and thanks to Transurban for all they do!

Grant Opportunities:

EXXONMobil Summer Jobs Program Grant
Due December 7

Chamber and Training Opportunities:

Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Forum (Rescheduled)
December 13

8:15am - 3pm
Gannett Headquarters, Mclean
$40 for future members and $25 for members

NOTE: New GRTC Hours this Fall
Monday 10-4;Tuesday 10-4; Wednesday 10-4:30; Thursday 10-4:30

For additional grant and training opportunities, view our calendar

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