Thursday, January 24, 2013
Fairfax County Animal Shelter volunteers put in many hours for love of animals.
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers. On Saturday, the National Day of Service, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter was buzzing with volunteers helping socialize animals, organize donations and help visitors stopping by to adopt a pet. The volunteers do what they do, they say, for the love of the animals sheltered there and to help the animals find homes. In addition to volunteering many of the shelter's volunteers also help the animals by providing foster homes. The shelter, housed in a newly constructed headquarters, is currently accepting new volunteers. According to the shelter's website, the following positions are available: As a new volunteer, you can share your time and talents to help animals in need. …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Fairfax County Department of Family Services needs volunteers from January to mid-April 2013.
Fairfax County is seeking volunteers to help prepare tax returns for low-income families. The Volunteers Income Tax Assistance in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services needs volunteers from January to mid-April 2013 to: prepare taxes, greet and screen customers, serve as translators, and provide IT support at library sites or act as a site coordinator. According to their website, each volunteer is needed for three to six hours a week. All volunteers will be trained in how to use TaxWise and Tax Law software. The training is free. Volunteers will be certified as a tax preparer by the IRS upon successful completion of their training. Those interested in becoming a volunteer can register online. For more …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Goldie Locks is sweet, playful, energetic and eager to please.
Since the loss of power in our region prevented so many from meeting Goldie last week, we are featuring this lovable pup again. We hope your power is back on, or will be very soon. _____ Hey there. My name is Goldie Locks, but my rescue friends all call me Goldie. I’m a Golden Retriever-Chow mix and weigh about 45 pounds, but still have some filling out to do. I’m only a year old and very much a puppy—sweet, playful, energetic and eager to please. I was rescued out of a shelter in Maryland, after being picked up as a stray. It's hard to believe that no one came looking for me, but here I am ready to find my new family and start my new life. Mutts Matter set me up with a seasoned foster mom, who started working with me right away on basic …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The aging sign was repaired by Boy Scouts last month.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This announcement was submitted by Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Chair Michael Chinworth. A group of Boy Scouts led by Eagle Scout hopeful Edmund Sparrow replaced an aging sign for the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on the corner of Ox Road and Fairfax Station Road. Edmund, a senior at Lake Braddock Secondary School, volunteered to undertake the project last month in fulfillment of his Eagle Scout requirement to carry out a community service project that would leave a lasting value. Edmund is a member of Troop 50, sponsored by the men's club of Holy Spirit Parish in Annandale. His childhood memories of visiting Fairfax Station and its train shows motivated him to volunteer for replacing the previous sign. “I've worn and outgrown at …
Friday, February 17, 2012
The DWC 7th anniversary party, held in Clifton, featured representatives from the charitable organization, Our Daily Bread.
The Democratic Women of Clifton (DWC) celebrated their seventh anniversary at the home of Gretchen Klimoski on Sunday, Feb. 12. Since seventh anniversaries are usually associated with copper, guests were asked to bring pennies. The coins, as well as checks and other change, were placed in ceramic bowls at a table staffed by Chris Randon. Enjoying the refreshments and talking to each other were first on the informal agenda. Jane Barker next called the members together to introduce two important guests from Our Daily Bread (ODB), Executive Director, Lisa Whetzel, and Food Program Manager, Christina Garris. Our Daily Bread, which is located in the Massey Building, helps Fairfax County residents preserve their financial independence and …