FACETS - Opening Doors for People in Need  


Thank you Volunteers

You Served 83,987 Hours
You Delivered over 20,000 Hot Meals
Over 3,000 of You Gave of Your Time
Your Service is Valued at $2,056,842
41 Youth Volunteers Participated in Meaningful Service
You Helped 63% of our Youth Achieve Honor Roll
You Sheltered 386 People During Hypothermia
You Served Over 7,000 Meals During Hypothermia
You Impacted 301 Youth Through Education Enrichment Programs
You continue to make a difference in the Fairfax Community

Highlights of the Month
May in Review
Weren't April showers supposed to bring May flowers?  Now that the great deluge is behind us, we hope to see some June flowers in bloom. We want to thank the Girl Scout Troop 4908 and Salesforce for collecting much needed cleaning supplies for our families and individuals who are moving from homelessness to housing.  Your contribution makes a significant impact.  With your combined support, over 50 households will have the supplies they need to start off their new journey on the right foot and maintain a clean home. Thank you for your partnership with FACETS!


May Stats
Number of Volunteers :  82
Hours Served : Over 480
Volunteers Using VolunteerHub: 460

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
Summer Kick Off
July 8, 2016

As we enjoy basking in the rays of the spring weather, we begin to think of school concluding and summer vacations starting. Why not kick off the warm weather with a literacy party!  We are calling all groups to join us on  July 8th in starting the summer off right for our youth in our Education and Community Development Program . This year we are encouraging summer reading for students. Each student will pick a new book and create a fun bookmark craft. This event is a great way to engage your work place, club or faith community. While ideal for groups, this is also appropriate for individual volunteers. See below for details.

Date:  July 8, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Barros Circle - Centreville

Ragan Oaks - Fair Oaks

Robinson Square - Fairfax

Wedgewood - Annandale

Volunteers  will support the event in a variety of ways to include--providing and preparing food, serving meals, assisting students in selecting a book and in creating a bookmark and participating in outdoor games and activities.

To sign up for this opportunity, you can contact D'Ivonne Holman , Volunteer and Events Manager, or sign up online . We look forward to having you join us this summer for this Literacy Kick off event!
Ways to Make a Difference
Upcoming Volun teer Opportunities & Supply Drives

Looking for  service opportunities, an ongoing volunteer commitment, or a way to make a difference in  your community? Join FACETS' dynamic corps of volunteers for various opportunities to do just that. 
There are many needs coming up this month and we are hoping you are available to help. 

Next Steps Family Program - 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 here to find out more about those roles. Front Desk Volunteer . Pantry Volunteer . Childcare Assistant and Driver

Summer Program Interns - The Education and Community Development Program has a need for interns to assist with coordinating programs during the summer. Click on each location below for more details.

Barros Circle - Centreville
Ragan Oaks - Fairfax (Fair Oaks Mall)
Robinson Square - Fairfax (GMU)
Wedgewood - Annandale

FACETS' annual Back to School Drive will start on June 20th and conclude on August 12th. We invite you to support this drive that helps our youth obtain the school supplies they need to start their year off right! You can find out more information about the drive here. Additionally, below are items needed most, or you may click here for the full list.

2GB Flash Drives 3 Ring Binders - 1.5 inch, 2 inch, & 3 inch
5 Subject Notebooks Big Kid Backpacks
Binder Dividers - 5 or 8 tabs Calculator - 4 Function
Graphing Calculator - TI-83 or higher  College Ruled Paper
Composition Book Dry Erase Markers - Pack, Low-Odor
Earbuds or Headphones Glue Sticks
Hand Sanitizer Highlighters - Yellow or Blue Chisel-Tip
Index Cards - Ruled and Plain  Pencil Pouch - Zippered
Tissues - Box Ziploc Bags - Gallon, Quart or Sandwich

Be a part of our Community
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations and Trainings

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' main 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.  See below for upcoming orientation dates and times.

  • Thursday, July 7th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 4th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mentor 101 Training
  • Saturday, August 13th  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

All orientations and trainings are held at 10640 Page Ave, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22030. 


Follow this link to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation or Mentor 101 Training.  We look forward to meeting you there! 

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