Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and want to thank everyone who volunteered their time to assist with many wonderful projects in 2017. November and December were busy months. We participated in the Warrenton Christmas Parade, Operation Santa – Adopt a Senior/Special Needs Adult, Operation Snowman, Wreaths Across America, and our 3rd Annual Sing-A-Long event.
One highlight of the holiday season was on November 22. RoZy and I made the long trip and navigated holiday traffic to deliver our 6th annual Walter Reed donation (pictured). This was by far the greatest donation to date: 706 holiday treat containers each with a chapstick or a patriotic rock and handmade Christmas ornaments, 107 fleece and handmade blankets, 48 personal care bags, 400+ patriotic rocks, 271 blank three-bundled stamped Christmas cards, two books of stamps and four mega boxes of snack packs. Wow! We thank everyone in the community who helped make this an unbelievable event.
Additionally, Families4Fauquier delivered 191 pounds of green beans and other non perishable food items for the Thanksgiving food baskets that were distributed to those in need to Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store in November. Thank you to everyone who helped us to help those in the most need during the holiday season.
This year 103 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes were donated in partnership with Anita Sadlack of State Farm, and our friends within the community contributed to make this possible. Plus F4F attended the MM Pierce Elementary School PTO meeting in December and kept the children busy with crafts and Christmas Slime! We also dropped off a large number of painted rocks on December 6 for our community garden at the WARF.
A special thank you to the following for their support with our December projects: Earth, Glaze and Fire, Handyman Cans, Peak Roofing, Puroclean, Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry, Girl Scout Troop 1908, Anita Sadlack-State Farm, Jane S., Amy W., Amanda Y., and Edward Jones-Financial Advisor Matthew Fusaro. Our community is full of amazing, giving families. We look forward to offering more fun-filled, family events in 2018. Take a look at what is coming up.
January 1 – 2018 Jingle Jog 5K/1 Mile Just Cause F4F Beneficiary Registrations at 8 a.m.
Location: Vint Hill Community Center
Families4Fauquier will receive 100 percent of your registration fee for those that registered under Families4Fauquier as your nonprofit of choice. Come out and celebrate 2018 and support our organization while you are having fun.
February 10 – Painted Rocks Club at 10 a.m.
Location: Northern Fauquier Community Park
This event is hosted by Northern Fauquier Community Park and the theme is “Keeping Fauquier Beautiful.” All rocks and supplies provide. Just bring your smile and join us for some fun.
Keep updated on all of our activities and events by visiting our Facebook events page.