Special thanks to our
2015 Give Togther event sponsors!
On Monday, January 19, 2015, Volunteer Fairfax proudly presented, the sixth annual Give Together, a family volunteer event on Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Catch a clip of the event on NBC4 and see pictures here.
Thank you to all of the wonderful families with school-aged children who came together to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by performing fun and hands-on service projects especially designed for young people in our community. Projects included packing arts & crafts bags, food kits for families whose loved ones are in the hospital, emergency preparedness kits, and making seed balls.
Volunteer Fairfax wishes to thank event sponsors ICF and the McLean Community Foundation for making this event possible. Thank you to our event assistants from RSVP, Volunteers for Change and area high schools.
Thank you to participating Agencies: Ronald McDonald House, 4H, Community Residences, VF's Volunteer Emergency Team (VET), Jewish Community Center; and our event hosts Redeemer Lutheran Church, McLean and the Jewish Community Center of Fairfax,
Together this 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.
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, age 4
“I wanted to inspire someone.” Gwen, age 13