After 100 years of serving communities across America, Lowe’s is completing 100 impact projects to celebrate the company’s centennial and support worthy initiatives nationwide.
Volunteer Fairfax, while focused on mobilizing people and resources in Fairfax County, is a member of Points of Light, a global network of individuals, nonprofits, and corporate partners focused on “forging new connections, inspiring and accelerating people-powered change in communities around the world to solve society's toughest issues.”
This larger-scale partnership brings opportunities for VF to impact communities around the world, especially as members of the Corporate Activation Reserve Squad (CARS). Because of VF’s expertise in managing projects for corporate clients, most notably with its BusinessLink program, Points of Light calls on VF to assist with corporate volunteer activations around the country.
For over 5 years VF has worked with Fidelity Investments on their Transformation Days and pivoted the program in 2020 to a Summer of Transformation and in 2021 to a Season of Transformation to support the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas region to include virtual opportunities to meet school partner needs. Along with this project, VF was honored to be included in the search for Lowe’s 100 Hometowns Projects, as Lowe’s committed to supported 100 projects across the country in honor of its 100th year of serving communities.
VF completed 5 virtual site visits across the country, 3 of which were ultimately chosen as finalists, including Odessa, Washington’s “Renovation for the Senior Generation”, Paterson, New Jersey’s “Roberto Clemente Playground Improvements,” and Miami, Florida’s “Salvation Army Miami shelter renovations and play area”. VF was humbled to witness the dedication and drive of these applicants to improve their communities and wishes them every success in achieving their goals!