Despite being one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, Fairfax County thousands of families struggle to make ends meet. To combat this, since 1984, Britepaths has been empowering families to become self-sufficient. Each year Britepaths helps approximately 7,000 families and individuals across Fairfax County through short-term food and financial assistance and long-term guidance.
The Park Authority’s award-winning Adapted Aquatics Program is an individualized swimming and water activity program for adults and children with physical and developmental disabilities. Program offerings include learn-to-swim classes, aquatic exercise classes, and training for Special Olympics and Paralympic Swim team competition. These swim classes are for individuals who have developmental disabilities (such as intellectual
Since 1995, Food For Others has acted as a safety net for those in Northern Virginia needing food during emergency, as well as the growing number of working poor needing to supplement inadequate food supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exasperated hardships for thousands of families across what is one of the affluent regions in
The Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP) has a simple mission: to provide education and employment related needs to limited English proficient adults who live and work in Arlington. Since 1975, REEP has helped over 90,000 English learners from 90 different countries with English classes and career development opportunities. REEP classes assist English learners with
Stuff the Bus began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program is a partnership between Fairfax County Government and local nonprofits. Now in its 10th year, Stuff the Bus continues to support food assistance efforts for families and households. Since
Upcoming virtual orientation dates: Tuesday, October 19th: 7:00-8:30 pm Monday, November 1st: 1:00-2:30 pm Tuesday, November 16th: 7:00-8:30 pm Disclaimer: this volunteer opportunity is not for the light-hearted. Exceptional need for males, bilingual (Spanish) speakers, Black, and Latino volunteers. Fairfax CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) works to help children who have entered the court system
September 30th marks the closing date of 2021’s Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO). Hundreds of participants came out to events that help promote health, fitness, and psychological well-being for senior adults. Friendly competition mixed with camaraderie set a jubilant tone for all patrons, spectators, participants, volunteers. As an entirely volunteer-run organization, NVSO had more than