Department of Family Services – Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,
Director

Make an Impact for Children and Families

The mission of Volunteer & Partner Services (VPS) Program is supporting families with children who are at risk of abuse and neglect or who have been placed in foster care or with relatives.

We rely on individuals, businesses, faith-based organizations and community groups to contribute time, talents, donations and funds to help us accomplish this work.

Learn more about how you can make an impact.


Financial Contributions

adults and children outside playing instrumentsFinancial contributions help families cover ongoing costs such as food, clothing, household goods, gas, and child care. They also make it possible for a child to participate in age-appropriate developmental activities.

How can you help with financial contributions?

  • Provide gift cards to grocery stores, big box stores or gas stations.
  • Make a monetary contribution via check to: Volunteer & Partner Services
  • Sponsor a child’s activity, such as attending camp, learning to play an instrument, or participating in sports.

Contributions should be mailed to:

Volunteer & Partner Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, 6th Floor, Fairfax, VA 22035


Donate Goods and Services

variety of wrapped holiday giftsVPS coordinates the distribution of a variety of new and unused needed items to families and children involved with Department of Family Services’ programs. This enables parents to apply their funds to other household needs. We also accept donations of talents and services that can support families.

Through these gifts and donations, children and their families are able to experience the joy of a happy holiday, the excitement of a special celebration, the thrill of a first bike ride, or the warmth of a new coat while playing outside.

How can you help with donation of goods and services?

  • Provide holiday gifts by participating in the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program.
  • Donate needed items to families (coats, bikes, winter pajamas).
  • Donate new baby items (infant or toddler car seats, stationary and portable cribs, diapers and wipes, highchairs).
  • Donate your talents or services (face painting, photography, DJ, balloon artist, cooking, dance, etc.).

Corporate Social Responsibility

adults and children playing game at picnicMany businesses, faith-based organizations, and community groups are looking for opportunities to serve the greater Fairfax Community while actively team building. While VPS does not provide formal community service hours, we do offer a variety of ways that your group can support families and children.

How can you help with corporate social responsibility?

  • Create and donate baby baskets (laundry baskets, boxes or bags filled with essential new baby items—diapers, wipes, thermometers, clothing, pacifiers, onesies, etc.). Request a flyer for more information.
  • Donate backpacks filled with school supplies.
  • Participate in the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program during the holidays.
  • Provide dinner for approximately 25-35 people participating in parenting courses.
  • Sponsor an event for a group of children (bowling, annual picnic, tickets to Celebrate Fairfax, etc.).
  • Donate your company’s services to support a family in need (moving services, car repair services, home repairs).

For more information about becoming a partner, email Krissa Slone or call 703-324-7751.

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