Every year, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday honoring Dr. King’s message of peace and empowerment. In recognition of Dr. King’s message, this day has been designated as a National Day of Service. Volunteer Fairfax participates in the MLK Day of Service on a local and grassroots level with the presentation of Give Together: A Family Day of Service and the Volunteers for Change Foster Care to Success Valentine's Challenge.
On January 16, 2017, Volunteer Fairfax proudly presented the eighth annual Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day on Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Catch a clip of the event on NBC4 and enjoy #MLKDay pictures here.
Give Together, a Family Volunteer Day, is designed to gather together families with elementary school children to work on service projects that support neighborhood charitable efforts. In addition, Give Together gives parents the opportunity to teach the values of volunteering and giving back to the community. Read about one family that has made this event a tradition.
Thank you to all of the wonderful families who came together to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by performing fun and hands-on service projects and educate our youth on the value of volunteering.
Together we made:
Shout out to our participating nonprofits: Vinson Hall, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, PHILLIPS Programs, Foster Care to Success, and special recognition to the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia for participating and hosting.
Volunteer Fairfax wishes to thank event sponsors NOVEC and the Access National Bank for making this event possible.
Give Together was an amazing day that allowed so many to make the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday a Day ON, not a Day OFF. We know the seeds sowed in these young families will continue to grow and service will be a tapestry throughout their lives.
On MLK Day 2017 Volunteer Fairfax’s Volunteers for Change Program tackled Foster Care to Success’s Valentine’s Challenge! Many college students look forward to care packagessent by their families throughout the year, but thousands of former foster youth can only watch their roommates and friends open boxes from home. That is why Foster Care to Success, in partnership with companies and corporations nationwide, delivers care packages three times a year. Volunteers helped Foster Care to Success and Volunteer Fairfax make an impressive 3,700valentines that will be included in the February packages. Enjoy pictures from the Valentine's Challenge! Read more about this great Volunteer Fairfax tradition!