Butterfly Days Promotes Awareness for Children in Foster Care

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22035-1102

News Release #4/06

April 9, 2007

Butterfly Days is a community awareness project, sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ Foster Care and Adoption Program.

School-aged children are invited to decorate paper butterflies with crayons and glitter. The decorated butterflies are hung on special “butterfly trees” to symbolize a new beginning for the children in foster care. The goal is to raise awareness about the more than 450 children in foster care in Fairfax County and to encourage more people to consider joining the remarkable group of county residents who serve as foster and adoptive parents.

The “Butterfly Days” event will be held in two locations this year — at Springfield Mall on April 21 and 22, and at Fairfax Corner on May 5 at the Grand Plaza (inclement weather location will be in the lobby of the Cinema De Lux).

There is no cost to participate, and art supplies will be provided. Representatives of the county's Foster Care and Adoption Program will be available to answer questions and provide information on foster parenting and other ways to help children in foster care.



Butterfly Days

Sat., April 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun., April 22, from noon to 5 p.m. (Springfield Mall)
Sat., May 5
, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Fairfax Corner)

Where: Springfield Mall, 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield , VA 22150

Fairfax Corner, Intersection of Monument Dr. and Fairfax Corner Ave., Fairfax, VA 22031


Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For more information, or to request this information in an alternate format, contact the Fairfax County Foster Care and Adoption Program, at 703-324-7639, TTY 703-222-9452. Information is also available on the county Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs.

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