Each year the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. In recognition of Dr. King’s message of peace and empowerment, this day has been designated as a national day of service – “a day on, not a day off.”

Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day is designed to gather families with elementary school-aged children to work on service projects that support local charitable efforts. Give Together provides parents the opportunity to teach the values of volunteering and giving back to the community.

We engage families and event volunteers together to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by performing fun, hand-on projects and educating our youth on the value of volunteering.

Give Together, Presented by Volunteer Fairfax

Next year’s Give Together will be on January 20, 2020.

On January 21, 2019, together we made:

  • 600 Valentines for Foster Care to Success
  • 1,500 Power Packs for Food for others and FACETS (Made possible by the Educational and Charitable Foundation)
  •  175 dog toys for Humane Rescue Alliance
  •  360 canvas for CRi
  •  3 reflection banners were donated to Waples Mill Elementary, Jack and Jill and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax

Check out photos from Give Together 2019. Read about one family that has made this event a tradition.

For questions, please contact: Adrienne Ognibene at