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April 2019

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Pictured: Cox Communications Clean Up Crew

 

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Pictured: Kelly Naylor, Fairfax County

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Volunteer Fairfax held their awards ceremony April 24 celebrating their 45-year history of volunteering. In 2018 the nominees gave more than 328,760 hours of time valued at $8 million! Add that to the 1.6 million hours of people who volunteer solely for Fairfax County Government and the economic value of volunteers nears $50 million!

Fairfax County will sponsor a FREE Grant Writing Seminar on May 13. OP3 is working with Neighborhood and Community Services and Procurement and Material Management departments to increase the knowledge of people interested in applying for grants.

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FCRP Partner Cleanup

As we finish celebrating earth day, we want to highlight another successful cleanup. A stretch of road in Annandale is much nicer place to look at now thanks to an idea sparked on NextDoor and a partnership between Fairfax County Restoration Project, Friends of Accotink Creek, and the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. 

Earlier this year more than 80 volunteers spent four hours collecting trash and hauling away discarded construction debris along Americana Drive, a stretch of road in Annandale.

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Fairfax 50+ Employment Expo
Over 50 and looking for employment? Recruiters from dozens of employers, including nonprofits, government, health care, retail, technology and more will be in attendance at the Fair Oaks Marriott on April 30 from 10:00a-2:00p.

Virginia Chamber Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet
Fifty of Virginia's fastest-growing companies will be recognized for their entrepreneurial success and contribution to Virginia’s economic vitality at an awards banquet in Chantilly on May 2.

Jewels of Asia Awards Gala
Join the Asian Chamber of Commerce May 3rd for their 10th anniversary celebration recognizing area individuals, small businesses, corporations and nonprofits.  Plus you will be treated to a cocktail reception, silent auction and amazing performances.

Bike to Work Day May 17
Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work.

2019 Fairfax Food Equity Summit
Join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action May 22 as they kick start a discussion on Food Equity in Fairfax. Explore Food Access through a broader lens to find ways to make healthy food more accessible in our community. Free.

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In celebration of Earth Day more than 160 people came out to give our planet some ❤️ at the Tysons Partnership watershed cleanup. 180 bags of trash, baby seats, tires, old windshields and carburetors are just a few of the things taken out of the watershed!

Thanks to Fairfax County Government, Cox Communications, Freddie Mac, Capital One and Hilton Hotels & Resorts and many others who came and rocked the cleanup! And h/t to Best Buy for the dumpster and Clean Fairfax for all the supplies and organizational help!

 

 

The Fairfax County Shred Event at the South County Government Center on April 27 netted 3.23 tons of paper. Each ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees, so that’s 55 trees saved via the Shred Event. Thanks to Shred Ace for the truck and Vinson Hall for the donation to make it happen.

 

 

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

April 30
Volunteer Manager's Roundtable

Volunteer Fairfax
2:00-3:30 p
City of Fairfax Regional Library
FREE
Email to register

May 8
Build it With #FairfaxEDA

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
7:30a-1:00p
Tysons

May 9
Innovation Breakfast Series: The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
8:00a-10:30a
Valo Park, McLean

May 13
Best Practices for Grant Writing Success
Fairfax County Government
8:00-11:30a
Fairfax County Government Center


ARTS FAIRFAX Project Support Grants Application due May 23
Project Support Grants from ARTS FAIRFAX support Fairfax arts organizations by providing activities that engage new audiences in the arts and contribute to the quality of life in Fairfax County. Project Support Grants range from $1K to $30K in three categories

 

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