OP3portunities Newsletter
Office of Public Private Partnerships September 2011

From left: David Danner and Burt Heacock of the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner, Ingrid Parris-Hicklin of OP3 assisted Captain Willie Bailey and the Fairfax Fire and Rescue at the school supply initiative to give supplies to students in need.
School Supplies Success

A new initiative in Fairfax County supporting donated school supplies drives in Fairfax County completed its first successful year. The effort is led by Fairfax County Public Schools, OP3 and Kids R First, a Reston-based non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide donated school supplies to students. Over a year ago these organizations joined forces to achieve two goals: Full article.

LifeCircle Alliances
LifeCircle Alliances is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007. LifeCircle's mission is to develop collaborative partnerships that build community capacity, create innovative long term care initiatives, and enhance existing programs that enable older adults and adults with developmental, physical and intellectual disabilities (including our wounded vets) to live independently in their communities of choice. See full profile.
Give back(packs)! Community Caring Resources & Training

Many school children in Fairfax County have little to eat on the weekends. A growing number of organizations have started providing "weekend backpacks" for these children each Friday. The weekend backpacks contain kid-friendly foods that are high in nutritional value. Beginning in September, schools will assist in the distribution of these bags. Donations and volunteers to fill these bags are needed! Interested in helping out? Here are a few of the organizations currently working towards feeding hungry children:

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department demonstrates their community caring both on duty and after hours. In the past month, in addition to fighting fires and responding to earthquake and hurricane related emergencies, firefighters teamed with community organizations on a backpack drive to provide school supplies to more than 2,000 children in need. Local barbers and WKYS 93.9 FM provided back to school haircuts for many of these children. Watch a video of Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department providing back to school haircuts. September 22, 2011 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Webinar on Getting Products Donated for Your Cause hosted by Good360 and OP3. How can product donations help your nonprofit? What things should you consider before accepting product donations? Good360 is an international nonprofit organization that helps nonprofits and the communities they serve by distributing corporate product donations. The organization works with hundreds of generous companies each year to serve thousands of nonprofit organizations in communities around the world. See other training opportunities available to you!
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