Give Back: Volunteer Fair on October 10
Join us on October 10 for Supervisor Cook’s Volunteer Service Fair and
learn about opportunities to give back to your community.
Supervisor Cook is inviting local nonprofits to join him at the Little Run Elementary School cafeteria from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Participating organizations will set up display tables with information on the organization, and members will be there to answer questions.
Volunteering helps make Fairfax County such a special and vibrant place to live. In addition, volunteering gives the volunteer a sense of personal value and self-worth. Volunteering opportunities exist in helping the homeless, environmental cleanup, assisting the elderly, beautifying neighborhoods, and in many other areas.
When: October 10, 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Where: Little Run Elementary School Cafeteria (4511 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA)
Some Organizations attending are:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Friends of Accotink Creek
Lifetime Learning Institute
Support Our Troops Overseas with Troop Treats
Troop Treats and Supervisor Cook have teamed up to provide a meaningful
project for the community, and to help our troops overseas.
A critical component of this effort is the collection of funds to pay for shipment of these supplies. The more money raised, the more packages will be shipped to our troops. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a worthy and important effort to assist our troops overseas while also taking part financially in the County’s annual Make a Difference Day program. We hope you can assist with this effort by contributing to this worthy cause.
Please make checks payable to Troop Treats. Troop Treats is a local non-profit, so your contribution is tax deductible. In order to allow adequate time for TroopTreats to confirm how many boxes can be mailed overseas, it would be best if Troop Treats could receive all contributions by October 10th. The mailing address is 1611 Anderson Road, McLean, VA, 22102.
One amazing part of our project is that the organization is offering an “Adopt Your Own.” If an event participant has family currently deployed, they can be added to the list of recipients and receive care packages assembled at the event. Also, if any of your employees has a child who needs community service hours, we are working with Fairfax County schools and their students. Every one of the care packages has a short note of support. This year’s project will be 4,000 baggies in need of these letters and notes. We have calculated that writing short notes of support in twenty cards is approximately 1 hour of community service. Students can take it home with them and do the work when it is convenient. It can be done around sports, band, color guard or any other commitments they might have. There is no age restriction.
Some examples are:
•Thank you for your service
•We salute you
•We support you
•You are my hero
You can also elect to donate materials for the boxes. Materials needed include shampoo, toothpaste, soap, Gold Bond, mouthwash, hand sanitizer and similar items.
You can drop off materials at The Mason Inn (4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA) or at the Braddock District Office (9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA). Packages will be assembled on October 19, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, at George Mason University’s HUB, on the third floor (4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA). Please send us your name and the name of others attending with you to the following email address email@example.com.