If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. 
- W. Clement Stone
In This Issue
Corporate Cox Farms
Corporate Spotlight

On October 5th,  residents of the  Barros Circle community took a trip to Cox Farms to enjoy fun slides, adorable animals, and an awesome hayride.  It was a time of fun, fellowship and unforgettable memories.

FACETS is grateful to Cox Farms - a family owned and operated farm since 1972 - whose generous donation of admission tickets made this trip possible.  Additionally, Cox Farms provided kettle corn, fresh apple cider, and pumpkins that were used for the Barros Circle Halloween Party!
Food Drive

We need you! You can help individuals and families in our community have a memorable Thanksgiving by providing a basket of  non-perishable food items  and a $25 grocery store gift card which will be used to purchase a turkey. This list will assist you with shopping.  You may also visit our webpage for more details.

Please drop off your donations at FACETS' main office, 10640 Page Avenue, Suite 300 Fairfax, VA 22030 by Wednesday, November 30, 2016. 

Cooked Turkeys are also needed to support those who received a daily meal through our Hot Meals program.  If you are able to provide a cooked turkey to be dropped off at one of our partnering congregations on Thanksgiving morning, please contact D'Ivonne Holman, Volunteer Manager, by Friday, November 18, 2016. We are in need of a total of 10. These turkeys are expected to feed between 40 - 50 people on Thanksgiving day.
October in Review

Halloween Party
Captain America!
A Halloween celebration took place at each of our community centers this year. We had the pleasure of welcoming Therapeutic Alliance as the host for our Wedgewood Community Center party. With a haunted house theme, fun outdoor games, and lots of candy to fill those plastic pumpkins, their party was one to remember.  Thank you Therapeutic Alliance for an amazing party with our residents and for your support of people in need in our community.  We had a great time.

S.P.A. Day with Parkwood Baptist Church
Parkwood Baptist Church team
On Saturday Oct 8th, the Parkwood Baptist congregation assembled emergency kits as they participated in  S.P.A. Day. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Parkwood began organizing days of service - giving their members an opportunity to serve in practical ways.  

The emergency kits assembled will truly serve as a tremendous resource. Thank you for your support!

Check out a full interview with Parkwood by clicking here
Upcoming Opportunities

Sibling Shop
Join us for an evening of incredible fun.  Our Education and Community Development team has put on a Sibling Shop each year for children and youth living in poverty. Each property hosts a sibling shop on a separate day.  Dates available for volunteer groups to join us include December 12th, 13th, and 14th from 4 pm - 7 pm (includes set up).

Volunteers bring:
  • Snacks for the kids (no nuts or anything with gelatin in it), 
  • Decorations, wrapping paper and tape, 
  • A holiday craft to do with the children and youth
Volunteers will:
  • Be paired with a youth who will then go "shopping" for their sibling,  
  • Assist the youth with wrapping the gift they have chosen 
Super fun event and very rewarding for volunteers. Sign up today by contacting D'Ivonne Holman, Volunteer Manager.
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Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

Looking to be and feel a part of our generous community of volunteers 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 December 1st 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Alexandria)
  • Thursday January 5th 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Fairfax)

Follow this link  to sign up for a Volunteer  Orientation. We look forward to meeting you there! 
The Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing! If you work for the federal government or know someone who does please use this opportunity to designate your monthly gift to FACETS. Use our designation code:  42156.  
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