Special thanks to our
2016 Give Together event sponsors!
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.
Many community organizations came together on January, 18, 2016 to make the day possible including Give Together event sponsor ICF. Additional support came from location hosts the JCC of Northern Virginia and George Mason University, as well as national partners Points of Light, GE Foundation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. We would also like to acknowledge the energy and spirit of volunteer groups who came out including Waples Mill Elementary School, the Congressional School, the Wrestling Team from George Mason University and Volunteers for Change. Special guest included FCPS school board member Dalia Palchik (Providence). We are proud that our Give Together/MLK Day service projects benefit several local nonprofits including Community Residences, 4-H, OIC of Washington DC and Foster Care to Success.
See Give Together 2016 in action - check out photos from the day!
GiveTogether on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service is a wonderful family volunteer event and the perfect opportunity to teach children the value of giving back. There are many ways to continue the good work done on MLK Day--or to begin. Click on VolunterNow! to find your next opportunity, or join us at an orientation for Volunteers for Change, RSVP or Volunteer Emergency Team.
Catch a clip of the event 2015 event on NBC4 and see pictures from that year here.
~ Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Quotes and Memories from past Give Together events:
It’s a family tradition. “For Martin Luther King Day my brother, my sister, my mom, Mr. Duffy, other Waples Mill students and families, and I volunteer. We go to the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax. We’ve been going for three years. 2015 will be our fourth year.” David, 4th grader