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VolunteerFest 2004
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2004 Providence District VolunteerFest Projects 

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Book Sale & Bond Referendum Information, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton (Unity of Fairfax Church) and Computer Recycling Day,  2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton (Unity of Fairfax Church) Winter Clothes Collection - Check with your local school for drop-off boxes for clothes. Health Fair, 3175-B Monticello Dr., Falls Church  Park Projects located throughout the District, call 703-324-8597 Food Drive, at Supervisor Smyth's office, 8739 Lee Highway, Fairfax Mini Golf - Fairhill ES – 3001 Chichester La., Fairfax, children will be picked up at the school and taken to Jefferson District Park Low Impact Development/Green Roof Tour -  2905 Charing Cross Rd., Falls Church VolunteerFest Promotion and Archiving of Old Photographs, James Lee Community Center - 2855 James Lee St., Falls Church Health Fair, 3175-B Monticello Dr., Falls Church  Providence District VolunteerFest 2004 Events Sponsored by Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth Book Sale & Bond Referendum Information, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton (Unity of Fairfax Church) and Computer Recycling Day,  2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton (Unity of Fairfax Church) Mini Golf - Fair Hill ES – 3001 Chichester La., Fairfax, children will be picked up at the school and taken to Jefferson District Park VolunteerFest Promotion and Archiving of Old Photographs, James Lee Community Center - 2855 James Lee St., Falls Church Food Drive, at Supervisor Smyth's office, 8739 Lee Highway, Fairfax

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1. Food Drive, coordinated with Supervisor Smyth's office and the Capital Area Food Bank

Location: 8739 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 (Supervisor's office)

Drop off time: October 18 - October 24 - 24 hours a day.

Please stop by the office, meet the Supervisor and her staff (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) and bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank.

 

6. Winter Clothes Collection, coordinated with the Human Services Council
and the Mantua Elementary School PTA

Location: Providence District Public Schools drop off (please check with your school to see if they have a drop box).

Time: October 18 - October 23 during school hours and all day October 23.

The Fairfax County Human Services Council will be conducting a clothes drive that will benefit area shelters. Due to the mid-winter shortages of children's socks, gloves, scarves and hats; the Council is requesting donations of new items.

 

2. Book Sale/Bond Referendum Information, coordinated with the Friends of Oakton Library

Location: 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia 22124 (Unity of Fairfax Church)

Time: October 23 from 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

The Friends of the Oakton Library are requesting donations of books for their book sale drive. Books can be dropped off at the Church at 9 a.m. on October 23 or by appointment (call the Supervisor's office).

 

7. Archiving old photographs, coordinated with the James Lee Community Center
and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation

Location: 2855 -A James Lee Street, Falls Church (off of Annandale Road - computer club house).

Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, in conjunction with the James Lee Community Center, will be documenting old pictures for historical records (including an oral history by Virginia Tech scholars). Volunteers are asked to share their pictures which will be scanned at the Center and will be kept at the Foundation for future use.

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3. Mini Golf, coordinated with Fairfax County Police Department and the Greater Merrifield Business Association

Location: 3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 (Fairhill Elementary School)

Time: 1:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Fairfax County Police Department and the Greater Merrifield Business Association would like to take this opportunity to invite area children to enjoy a round of golf with mentors in the community. A school bus will pick up the children at Fairhill Elementary School, take them to the Jefferson District Park and then return them to the school. For additional information, please call the Supervisor's office.

 

8. Low Impact Development/Green Roof Tour, coordinated with the Yorktowne Square Condominiums

Location: 2905 Charing Cross Road, Falls Church (Yorktowne Square office)

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Yorktowne Square members are asking for up to 6 volunteers to help weed, plant and mulch the certified habitat and the rain garden at the Yorktowne Square Condominiums. From 12 p.m. -1 p.m. volunteers are welcomed to join Jeanette Stewart on a tour of the green roof and rain garden.



4. Park Projects, coordinated with the Fairfax County Park Authority

Time: All park projects are scheduled from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteers: children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Contact for further information: Dan Sutherland, 703-324-8597

  • Accotink Stream Valley: pruning site lines at trail heads along stream valley
  • Accotink Stream Valley Trail: perform repairs and clean up along the trail.
  • Blake Lane: resurfacing woodchip trail from the parking lot to the Off Leash Dog Run (320 ft X 8 ft - on the school site).
  • Eakin Community: replenish resilient material in playground.
  • Eakin Community: reestablish drainage swales within the park.
  • Greenway Downs: cut down bamboo along upper trail, stack along roadside for pickup.
  • Idylwood: remove trash and debris from wooded areas.
  • Jefferson Village: cut down bamboo and clear deadwood, vines, etc. from fence line.
  • Pine Spring: remove fallen limbs and deadwood from wooded area between path, school and apartments, and stack near road (Willow lane) for pickup.

9. Computer Recycling Day, coordinated with EcoStewards Alliance

Location: 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia 22124 (Unity of Fairfax Church)

Time: 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

Contact: Supervisor Smyth's office

No place for your old computer? The EcoStewards Alliance is inviting volunteers to recycle their old computers on October 23. There is a $10 fee for monitors.

10. VolunteerFest Promotion, coordinated with the Providence Players

Location: 2855-A James Lee Street, Falls Church (off of Annandale Road - James Lee Community Theater)

Time: Performance dates are Oct. 15,16,22,23,29,30 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 2 p.m.

Contact: 703-425-6782 or providenceplayers@cox.net

The Providence Players are a community theater group who perform at the James Lee Community Theater. Their next performance is Heaven Can Wait and opens on October 15 and the Players would like to invite the community to an evening of entertainment. They will be promoting the Providence District VolunteerFest event.

5. Health Fair, coordinated with INOVA/Health Care Advisory Board

Location: 3175-B Monticello Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 (Kingsley Family Resources Center)

Time: See Web site for updated information

The Fairfax County Health Care Advisory Board in conjunction with INOVA hospital systems will be checking blood pressure and distributing health-related information.

Volunteer Fairfax

 

The County-wide program:

VolunteerFest® 2004: Building Communities One Day at Time

VolunteerFest®

    Volunteer Fairfax Projects in Providence

    1. Kingsley Family Resource Center/Virginia Cooperative Extension - Shift 1 (Captial One) - Kingsley Family Resource Center
    Date: 10/23/04, Start time: 12:00 pm, End time: 2:30 pm
    Location: 3175-B Monticello Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
    Volunteers needed: 6, Minimum age: 0
    Participate in either face painting, book give away and playing bingo with children. Also help wiht set-up, clean-up and refreshments. Great activity for families and children. Children under 16 are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.

    2. Kingsley Family Resource Center/Virginia Cooperative Extension - Shift 2 (Capital One) - Kingsley Family Resource Center
    Date: 10/23/04, Start time: 2:30 pm, End time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 3175-B Monticello Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
    Volunteers needed: 6, Minimum age: 0
    Participate in either face painting, book give away and playing bingo with children. Also help with set-up, clean-up and refreshments. Great activity for families and children. Children under 16 are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.

    3. Waples Mill Elementary School (LeapFrog Solutions) - Waples Mill Elementary School
    Date: 10/23/04, Start time: 10:00 am, End time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 11509 Waples Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
    Volunteers needed: 10, Minimum age: 10
    Volunteers will be weeding and mulching the front of the school and driveway area.

    4. Pimmit High School Clean Up
    Date: 10/23/2004, Start Time: 10:00 am, End Time: 1:00 pm
    Agency Contact: Didi Crowder
    Volunteers Needed: 11, Minimum Age: 18
    Event Notes: Volunteers will help with raking, weeding, digging, cutting and mulching. Ages 18 and up.
    Location: 7510 Lisle Ave Falls Church, VA 22043
    Directions: From West of Tyson's Corner - Go east on rt. 7 (Leesburg Pike) then make a Left on Lisle Avenue (across from the DoubletreeHotel). Follow Lisle Avenue about a mile to the school.
    Parking: On-site parking available.
    Meeting Location: Front of School
    Attire: Please dress for outdoor work.
    Additional Information: If possible bring gloves, rakes and shovels.

    5. PRS Clean-up
    Date: 10/23/2004, Start Time: 10:00 am, End Time: 2:00 pm
    Agency Contact: Elisa KosarinEvent Coordinator: Elisa Kosarin
    Volunteers Needed: 16, Minimum Age: 18
    Event Notes: Volunteers will assist with yard clean up for PRS Willow Lane, a supported residence for men with psychiatric disabilities. Clean up includes raking, mulching, pruning and planting some shrubbery. Children under 18 are welcome when accompaniedby a parent.
    Location: 7534 Willow Lane Falls Church, VA 22042

 


   

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