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August 2014

  shop with a sheriff
For the past 23 years "Shop with a Sheriff" has partnered with local businesses to take kids from Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter in Fairfax, Patrick Henry Family Shelter in Falls Church and Next Steps Family Shelter in Alexandria shopping for school supplies!

Once again this year was a big success with each kid being given a $250 gift card to spend! Thanks to Target and all the local businesses who helped make this possible!


Proview Partners
with OP3

OP3 has developed a beneficial partnership with Doc Walker’s Proview magazine, resulting in solid exposure for  Fairfax County initiatives. Proview, in its 12th year of publication, is the flagship magazine from Doc Walker’s ProView business that includes television, radio and a business network.

Continuing his focus on supporting small business and nonprofits, Walker's quarterly magazine has featured articles from OP3on topics such as Corporate Social Responsibility and the Fairfax 50+ Initiative . ProView invited World Police and Fire Games to their August 28th networking event and will highlight WPFG in the December 2014 publication. 

Thanks to the team at Proview for this great opportunity!



Empowered Women's International

Empowering Women's International (EWI) has teamed up with the Connections for Hope Partnership (CH4P), operated by Cornerstones, to help immigrant, refugee and low income women start their own businesses, which, in turn brings more family stability and independence. As part of a collective impact initiative C4HP consists of a number of nonprofits and Fairfax County agencies, working together to offer people services along a continuum from emergency assistance to independence and self-sufficiency.

Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care!

Training & Resources

Coach Kids Who Love Math

Youth preparing for an awesome VEX Robotic Competition experience, need caring adults to work side-by-side with them as head coaches and assistant coaches.

Help the team plan, build, and operate robots in preparation for their robotics competitions. Coaches work to inspire self-confidence, develop project planning and problem solving skills, while developing a hands-on appreciation of science and technology.

Teams meet after school and evenings at ten Fairfax County locations from October 2014 through March 2015. Time commitment is about 2 hours per week.

What is VEX Robotics? VEX is a specifically tailored program that brings the magic of robotics competition to youth ages 10-18. It's learning and fun as it integrates all facets of STEM education and head-to-head competition.

Important Dates: Deadline is September 15, 2014. For more information about the VEX Robotics teams in Fairfax County, including locations and information sessions

Can't volunteer? Support VEX with a donation to the program.

More info; requirements; and responsibilities.

To sign up or ask questions contact Angie Carrera at OP3 at 703-324-5371. 



Collect for Kids - Companies Step Up!

As we wind down our Collect for Kids campaign we wanted to thank some of the companies that helped kids in Fairfax County and also highlight some of the generous donations received!

- kudos to the community who donated $10,000 in 12 days to help Our Daily Bread reach its goal of raising $25,000

- thanks to the Engility Corporation for their office donation of backpacks and supplies

- thanks and kudos to Apple Federal Credit Union for not only matching donations given but also for creating the donation portal for the Collect for Kids website

- kudos to Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt and Zoe's of Fairfax for donating a portion of their summer proceeds to kids in need

- thumbs up to NBC4 and Apple for their collection of backpacks at the Apple FCU Kingstowne Branch. [Happening Tuesday August 19!]

- It's NOT TOO LATE. Donate today on the website or drop off backpacks at any Apple Federal Credit Union

August 28
Char-a-oke: Charity Karaoke for Education
The Barns at Wolftrap

September 4
Workplace Engagement
sponsored by United Way National Capital Area

Pepco Edison Gallery
Washington, DC

September 10
Reston Chamber - Launching Connect Northern Virginia
Reston Association

September 10
Reaching Your Social Media Goals with Mindful Engagement
Grantspace webinar

September 17
The Puzzle of the DC Region's Modest-Size Foundation Sector in a Wealthy Area
Foundation Center Washington DC






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