"September 11...unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for." - Lamar Alexander
In This Issue
corporateCorporate Spotlight
Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce

We'd like to introduce you to the  Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce who offered free 
haircuts to our youth participants on August 15th. This service assisted in boosting their confidence as they embarked on a new school year. As a member driven organization, the Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is t he voice of businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region, helping its members grow by providing networking opportunities,  leadership development, and various benefits. 

Why did  Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce  choose to support FACETS?   
Serving the community is a core value for the Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. So it was important for us to partner with an organization that works with families. Going back to school can be a tough time for any parent,  and we hoped that providing free haircuts to kids going back to school would be a fun event for the families. 

What do you feel your contribution to FACETS did for the larger community? 
We hope that we increased the visibility of FACETS in the community as well as the great work that the organization does. 

How did you initially hear about FACETS and get involved? 
The Chamber Director, Mahmut Yeter, brought FACETS to our attention. And once we saw the great work they were doing, we were thrilled to be involved.

How has your volunteer service to FACETS impacted the members of Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce?   
The giving of services and time can be equal to, if not greater than, monetary rewards in regards to community service. Our members show consistent dedication to the community, and this opportunity was another example of just that.   

We hope to partner with FACETS again in the future, and wish you continued success on all your endeavors. 
callfordonationsCalling for Auction Items
Donate Baskets or Trips

Our 17th annual fall fundraiser, A Taste of Fall with FACETS is expecting over 300 guests who  will make a difference by bidding in our silent and live auction. Give them a meaningful "shopping-for-a-cause" experience by donating unique items and one-of-a-kind trips while supporting our neighbors in need. 
Highlights of the month

Back To School Party
We would like to send our greatest appreciation to Inside Amazon (Amazon Women in Engineering)Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce's stylists, Metaphase Consulting, Taurean, and BoyScout Troop 1530 and friends who supported our Back To School parties. With their help, we were able to provide over  150  students with much needed school supplies - some of which also received a free haircut. Thanks to all of our generous donors and corporate partners for making their transition back to school a meaningful success! 

Rock the Block
On Friday, August 26th, Old Town Square was packed with hundreds people at   Rock the Block . It was a wonderful evening with  music, drinks , and great food. FACETS' Volunteers sold drink tickets and served drinks that evening.  Proceeds from the drink sales helped FACETS raise funds to support our life-saving programs. We want to say a big thank you to the City of Fairfax and everyone who joined our team that night!  
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Upcoming Opportunities

Open House - Next Steps Family Program (Alexandria)
Mark your calendars for October 18th from 4pm - 6pm, because we need your help to celebrate the anniversary of Next Steps family program. Join us and other volunteers and community members for light refreshments and networking. Click here for more details.

Next Steps Family Program - Volunteer Needs
Our newest program located in the Route 1 Corridor of Alexandria is in  GREAT need of  volunteers to serve in various roles. Click on the links to find out more about those roles.

Experienced Photographers Needed 
Help us capture the meaningful memories of our various events by volunteering to photograph the activities and people at the event. Dates needed are listed below:

October 28 - 5 pm - 7 pm
October 31 - 5 pm - 7 pm
November 5 - 6 pm - 9 pm

Education and Community Development Program volunteers
Our ECD program has multiple opportunities that are available to include Homework Help, Reading Group, Boys and Girls Group, Computer Lab leader and so much more.   Click here to sign up. 

A Taste of Fall with FACETS - November 5th
Our annual  A Taste of Fall with FACETS is just two months away. We need the help of volunteers to make the event go smoothly. For more details and to sign up, click below. 

Calling all Corporate Groups, Faith Communities and Civic Organizations who want to support the following:

Halloween Party
Trick or Treat! Have fun and host a Halloween Party for youth living in poverty on October 28th or 31st. Support is needed with the following: 
  • Food and candy for trick or treating at the community center
  • Decorations for the community center with a Halloween theme
  • The scare factor. Dress up in costumes if possible (great opportunity to build a haunted house)
  • Engagement activity for the youth in other activities such as face painting, balloon making, pumpkin carving, etc.
Sibling Shop
Bring joy to a child this holiday season by participating in a Sibling Shop.  Groups of volunteers are needed to host a party at one of the Education and Community Development sites.  The Sibling Shops will be taking place on December 12, 13, and 14 from 4 pm - 7 pm (includes set up time). Support is needed with the following: 
  • Holiday snacks or treats (no nuts or anything with gelatin in it)
  • Decorations for the community center with a holiday theme 
  • Wrapping paper and tape 
  • Engagement activity for the youth in a craft or holiday project  
Volunteers will also be paired with a youth and assist them in "shopping" and wrapping a gift for their sibling(s).  
If you would like to secure your spot for an upcoming event or have questions, contact our Volunteer and Events Manager, D'Ivonne Holman, at  DHolman@FacetsCares.org for more information. 
joinourteamJoin Our Team
Looking to be and feel a part of our generous community of volu nteers working to end homelessness and poverty in Fairfax County? Join us at FACETS' Fairfax or Alexandria office for our volunteer orientation. You will learn about FACETS' history, the work being done in our community and be provided with the tools necessary to get started as a volunteer. 

Orientation Dates
  • Thursday October 6th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Fairfax)
  • Thursday November 10th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Fairfax)
Mentors are also needed to make a difference in the life of a youth or adult. To be paired with a mentee, sign up for the upcoming training to get started.

Mentor 101 Training
  • Saturday January 21st 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Follow this link to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation or Mentor 101 training. We look forward to meeting you there! 
Phone: 703-352-5090
Fax: 703-352-5088