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

Virtual Paint Party

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The October virtual paint party was a huge success. Thanks to the generous donors from the Reston chapter of Jack & Jill who purchased all of the paint supplies and snacks for the party!

The Befriend-A-Child mentors and mentees enjoyed a virtual costume contest that included Minnie Mouse, a black cat, a troll, a stormtrooper, a ballerina, and a twin mentor. What a strange mix of characters! After the costume contest, the group channeled their creativity to paint renditions of a cat howling at the moon! The group enjoyed the event so much that they are already asking when the next paint party will be held!

The Befriend-A-Child coordinator and the mentees show off their amazing costumes for a chance to win a gift card!

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This mentee (top) gets creative and has dressed up as her mentor (bottom)!

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Mentors and mentees look on to see what they will paint during the day’s virtual activity.

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Mentors and mentees hard at work channeling their inner Picassos.

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Mentors and mentees showing off their final paintings!

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Mentee excitedly shows the group how he perfected the paint splash technique required to add stars to his painting.

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This article posting is part of The Volunteer Post Newsletter for current and potential volunteers, sponsors and donors interested in supporting children and families in crisis. Learn more about Fairfax County Department of Family Services' Volunteer & Partner Services Program (VPS)

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