RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers cut fleece to make blankets for veterans during group service project supporting Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together

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Photos by Rob Paine,  RSVP-Northern Virginia Volunteer Outreach and Marketing Specialist 

Thank you to our  RSVP volunteers who participated in an RSVP group service project, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020,   in support of Volunteer Fairfax‘s upcoming Give Together event taking place Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

The project took place at Volunteer Fairfax’s headquarters in the City of Fairfax.

Please look below for a gallery of photos from this event. 

Volunteers cut long roles of fleece into 300 squares that will be turned into 150 blankets  that will be given to veterans through RSVP and Volunteer Fairfax partner Capital Caring. 

Representatives from Capital Caring spoke to volunteers about the nonprofit’s programs.

Not yet a volunteer with  RSVP-Northern Virginia? You can register to attend one of RSVP’s upcoming  free seminars on  “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement” taking place Jan. 15 in Falls Church, Feb. 3 in McLean or Feb. 27 in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County by calling Shannon at 703-403-5360 or by  visiting


In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of peace and empowerment, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 20, 2020 – has been designated as a national day of service – “a day on, not a day off.” Volunteer Fairfax honors the MLK Day of Service and Dr. King’s legacy locally through Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day.

RSVP-Northern Virginia still has some openings for volunteers to support Give Together. For more info please visit RSVP and Give Together and to learn about other senior volunteering opportunities on Jan. 20, please visit MLK National Day of Service. 

RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.

More about RSVP-Northern Virginia 


RSVP-Northern Virginia, the largest volunteer group for seniors and retirees in the region,  offers more than 300 meaningful, fun and social volunteer opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local food pantries, supporting local parks and teaching financial literacy.

RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including the Northern Viriginia Senior Olympics.

RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are also invited to monthly volunteer group service projects, free training and enrichment classes and social gatherings.

To learn more about RSVP, please visit

RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.

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