"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most."
 Ruth Carter Stapleton
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FACETS' offices will be closed from December 26, 2016 - January 2, 2017. We will reopen on January 3, 2017.  There will be no volunteer assignments during this time.  If you would like to volunteer with Hypothermia, please contact D'Ivonne Holman, Volunteer Manager.
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Transition and a Welcome to Yolonda Faulkner
D'Ivonne Holman passing the baton to Yolonda Faulkner

For the past year, D'Ivonne Holman has successfully coordinated FACETS' events by incorporating many creative features in addition to managing an extensive volunteer corps. With FACETS' recent growth and our volunteer needs increasing, D'Ivonne will be focusing her energy on Volunteer Management. She is happy to pass the baton of " Events"  to our newest team member, Yolonda Faulkner who will serve as FACETS' Event Coordinator. Moving forward, any inquiries regarding events can be directed to Yolonda, who can be reached at YFaulkner@FacetsCares.org.  

Yolonda Faulkner
Events Coordinator
Yo londa  is a native New Yorker, who came to Virginia to attend Virginia Tech. She holds a degree in Communications with a double minor in Sports Marketing and Professional Writing. Wi th her rich experiences in the field of event planning, FACETS is proud to welcome Yolonda!

What is the best part of fundraising events?
The feeling right before the doors open when the vision has come together and all that is left is for people to enjoy
the event. 
What are you looking forward to?
I am most looking forward to using FACETS' events to bring in new volunteers and donors to support our mission to end homeless and poverty in Fairfax County.
What do you want people to know about FACETS?
Our events are crucial to our success! We are able to help people because of your support. I'm excited to work with those of you who have contributed to the success of FACETS' events.
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November in Review

A Taste of Fall with FACETS
On November 5th, FACETS welcomed nearly 300 supporters at our 17th annual A Taste of Fall with FACETS. There were many games, a signature drink, unique Wingspan items, a silent and live auction, local cuisine and wine, and live music. The successful night was not only made possible by our generous donors, but also our amazing team of volunteers who worked hard to ensure our guests had a great experience.  A big thank you goes to the nearly 40 volunteers that made the event an evening to remember.

Photo Credit: Wanda Lau and Soriya Eath

Thanksgiving Hot Meal
Every night FACETS ensures that those in need of a hot meal receive a nutritious  meal through our partnerships with area families and faith communities. Each Thanksgiving, the Swedo family coordinates the holiday meal, feeding over 30 people 2 special meals that day.  This year we would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to the Swedo and Beatty families who prepared and delivered this year's Thanksgiving meal. Their support helped FACETS make a difference this holiday season!

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Upcoming Opportunities

Next Steps Front Desk Volunteer:
One of our newer programs, Next Steps Family Program,  located in the Route 1 Corridor of Alexandria is in GREAT need of Front Desk volunteers. Our Front Desk volunteers assist with answering phone calls, scheduling appointments and other administrative tasks. Click here for details.

Case Management Intern
Interns work closely with the FACETS' staff to assist individuals in our Permanent Supportive Housing program with maintaining safe and stable housing. You will also support these individuals in obtaining much needed medical services and increasing their income.  

To volunteer for either of these opportunities and others, please contact 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 January 5th 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Fairfax)
  • Wednesday January 18th 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Fairfax) 
  • Thursday February 2nd 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Alexandria)
  • Wednesday February 15th 1:00 pm - 2:30 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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