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Family Volunteer Day to Attract Over 450 Participants

Family Volunteer Day to Attract Over 450 Participants

From Volunteer Fairfax:

On Monday, January 17, Volunteer Fairfax is calling all families with elementary school aged children to participate on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Projects are most appropriate to children in this age group, but can be completed by younger children with adult supervision. Families will be completing six volunteer projects in one location. Over 450 residents are expected to participate in the event.

Volunteer Fairfax and George Mason University are proud to present the second annual Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day. Families from across the county will have the opportunity to come together and volunteer for multiple nonprofit agencies at one central location. Service projects will benefit populations served by FACETS, Fairfax 4-H, Herndon Senior Center, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC), Operation Military Kids and Orphan Foundation of America.

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Announces College Scholarship Opportunity

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Announces College Scholarship Opportunity

From Fairfax County Sheriff's Office:

Are you currently or will you be enrolled in a Virginia college or university? Are you pursuing a degree in the field of criminal justice? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, then you are eligible to apply for a college scholarship from the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute (VSI) Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available to both full- and part-time students.

As part of the application process, Fairfax County Sheriff Stan Barry must submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. To obtain a letter of recommendation, please contact Lieutenant Sonny Cachuela at shf-pio@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-246-3251.

For more information on the VSI Scholarship Program or to download the application, go to http://vasheriffsinstitute.org/scholarship/

25th Annual Washington Camping RV Expo

25th Annual Washington Camping RV Expo

From Affinity Events:

Local RV and camping enthusiasts are invited to start thinking about summer vacations as they shop the latest in RVs and camping supplies at the 25th annual Washington Camping RV Expo. The event will take place January 14 – 16, 2011, at the Dulles Expo Center. The Expo will feature RV dealers from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania who will display tent campers, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, motorhomes, hi-line motorcoaches, truck campers, and conversion vans in a variety of floor plans to meet every budget and camping style. Consumers will also be able to explore accessories, campgrounds and esorts, maintenance and service plans, as well as insurance and financing options.

Support Group for Parents of Children Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan

Support Group for Parents of Children Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan

From Fairfax County:

Please join us as we begin to organize a support group for parents who have children on active duty serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Get support from other parents who have or had children who served in the military.  This group is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore – NOVA Region.

The support group will meet Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Brion's Grille. Brion's Grille is located at 10621 Braddock Road in Fairfax, VA. For more information, please call Tilly Blanding at 703-324-5252 (TTY 711). 

FCPS Career and Transition Services to Hold Open House January 19

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Career and Transition Services will hold an open house on Wednesday, January 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodson High School.  This event will showcase services that students with disabilities can access in high school as they prepare to transition from school to adult life. 

Designed for middle and high school-aged students and their parents, the sessions will provide information that families can use to help their sons and daughters. FCPS staff members who are interested in learning about transition services are also welcome to attend.

Career and Transition Services staff members will be available to share information and answer individual questions regarding the following services:

GIVE A COAT and GET A FREE CAR WASH in JANUARY

GIVE A COAT and GET A FREE CAR WASH in JANUARY


Speedy Green Car Wash is Giving a Free Car Wash in Exchange for a Coat Donation to SERVE

Wash your car for free in January when you drop off a gently-worn coat for Manassas, Va.-based Speedy Green Car Wash’s coat drive. All coats will be donated to Manassas, Va.,-based, SERVE, Inc. The coat drive begins on Sun., Jan. 2 for the entire month. One free wash is permitted per car. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

SHARE, Inc. Collects Personal Hygiene Products at Salon Daniel

SHARE, Inc. Collects Personal Hygiene Products at Salon Daniel

Drop off Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper at Local Salon

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. is collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, hair brushes and other personal hygiene products now through Dec. 31 for Share, Inc. for McLean, Va.  For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.