A Note from Our Executive Director
Please Join us in Creating Positive Memories

For many of us, the onset of summer and warmer weather brings about a certain level of anticipation. A time when we enjoy a break from the usual routine, the ability to unwind, or the opportunity for quality time with family and friends-all of which create memories we cherish.

Unfortunately, the hundreds of families in our community who are homeless and living in poverty aren't given a chance to build these positive memories, and must scrape by every day with the uncertainty of where their family will get their next meal or even sleep tonight. They must remain focused on keeping their family secure, fed and together.

But because of the kindness of individuals like you, FACETS is here for these families. Last year you assisted us in helping over 120 families-equating to nearly 300 children and over 150 adults-- in securing their dreams of economic stability. gift today can help ensure these families don't have to go to sleep hungry tonight, or fear for their safety and that of their children when sleeping without a home. 

I ask that you continue caring for the families in our community facing unimaginable obstacles. Every family deserves the opportunity to create memories to cherish. Thank you for your support in making this possible. 

With warm regards, 

Margi Preston
Executive Director 
Opening Doors Benefit Breakfast
Writing the Next Chapter

FACETS' Board Member,
Nidiah Harvey
On April 14th, we held our annual Opening Doors Benefit Breakfast at the Fairview Park Marriott, and what an event it was!  With this year's theme entitled  Writing the Next Chapter,  the nearly 500 guests who were in attendance heard directly from our program participants who shared how the support of the community has enabled them to secure a much brighter future. 
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to our table hosts, sponsors and supporters of the event. Because of you the event was a success! We additionally would like to extend a special thanks to our event's emcee  NBC4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey and our guest speakers Senator Chap Petersen and Pastor Mike Bradley of Parkwood Baptist Church.

To get a complete look- click here for photos taken at the event. 

Thank you to our event's sponsors. 

Sustaining Partners 

Community Builders 



Neighborhood Benefactor 

Door Opener

Frank Palmer 

Rose3 Voted One of the Best Small Charities!

FACETS is  honored  to share  our inclusion in the 2016-2017 Catalogue for Philanthropy. Out of 200 applicants, FACETS was recognized as "one of the best small charities in Greater Washington"

Stay tuned for the release of the Catalogue and a special feature of FACETS. 
A Taste of Fall with FACETS-Carnival of Cultures 

Our much anticipated fall fundraiser, A Taste of Fall with FACETS, is just months away. This year we are celebrating our culturally diverse community with the theme:  Carnival of Cultures. Please mark your calendars for  November 5th and join over 300 community members who are passionate about FACETS' mission. 

Guests will enjoy food and drink tastings from local restaurants, wineries and breweries as well as place bids on amazing items in our silent and live auction.
November 5, 2016 
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center 
3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030
Rose4 Back to School Drive

Summer may have just begun but we are preparing for the upcoming school year. Many parents in our community struggle with ensuring their children have the proper supplies and support system to excel in school. Through FACETS' Education and Community Development Program, our staff and volunteers work to fill this gap. 
Please help us meet the need in our community by supporting our Back to School Drive. With your help, we can ensure hundreds of children and youth living in poverty in our community start the school year off set for success.   Click here for a supply list and details on the drive. We also have a wish list on Amazon--click here to access the list.  

FACETS is proud to engage over  3,000 volunteers each year who give of their time to serve people  who are suffering from homelessness and poverty in Fairfax County. We want to say  THANK YOU for serving  83,987 hours valuing  $2,056,842 .  Because of you, 386 people were sheltered during Hypothermia,  63% of our youth achieved honor roll and over  20,000 hot meals were delivered to individuals in need.  We cannot thank you enough for all you have done to impact the lives of those in our community.  

You are invited to keep up the good work and start volunteering at our newest program, Next Steps, located in the Route 1 corridor of Alexandria.  There are many opportunities for you to continue your service and support FACETS' mission to break and end the cycle of homelessness and poverty.  
Please contact D'Ivonne Holman, Volunteer and Events Manager, for details about volunteer opportunities at our Next Steps program.
Rose7 Spring Picnic Wrap-up 

On March 23rd, the youth participants of our Education and Community Development (ECD) Program enjoyed a spring picnic at the Mason District  Park. 

Please join us in thanking Capital One, Virginia Roofing Corporation and the Fairfax County Police Department for supporting this event. Because of their generosity, we had the ability to organize basketball and football games, 3 legged races, donut eating contests, face painting and much more! Fun, joy, and laughter filled the air as the children enjoyed their spring break.
Rose9 Community Impact Report 
2014-2015 was a busy year for FACETS. For a more in-depth look at what we have been up to, check out our  FY15 Community Impact Report. Here you will get a snapshot on all our programs and their progress over the past fiscal year. 

Rose10 Congrats Sally!

Please join us in congratulating FACETS' Board Member, Dr. Sally Sibley, whose hard work within in our community has not gone unnoticed. Dr. Sibley was recently honored at the 2016 Fairfax County Federation of Citizens' annual awards banquet with a Special Gratitude Award. While serving as the CEO for PHILLIPS, the organization went from serving four students to over 500. We are so proud of Sally and honored to have her on our team. Click here for more details on this tremendous accolade. 


Fighting Poverty, One Story at a Time  - Fairfax Connection - April 21, 2016