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TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

Manassas Salon Sells $10 Raffle Tickets to Raise $10,000 for 12-Year Old Cancer Patient

Family Volunteer Day to Attract Over 450 Participants

Family Volunteer Day to Attract Over 450 Participants

From Volunteer Fairfax:

On Monday, January 17, Volunteer Fairfax is calling all families with elementary school aged children to participate on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Projects are most appropriate to children in this age group, but can be completed by younger children with adult supervision. Families will be completing six volunteer projects in one location. Over 450 residents are expected to participate in the event.

Volunteer Fairfax and George Mason University are proud to present the second annual Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day. Families from across the county will have the opportunity to come together and volunteer for multiple nonprofit agencies at one central location. Service projects will benefit populations served by FACETS, Fairfax 4-H, Herndon Senior Center, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC), Operation Military Kids and Orphan Foundation of America.

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Stop by any Washington or Baltimore area Safeway store throughout the 2010 Holiday Season and please make a donation at check out to support Neediest Kids.

Neediest Kids works with these area school systems:

Washington, D.C:

-Archdiocese of Washington

-D.C. Public and Public Charter Schools

Maryland:

-Frederick County Public Schools

-Montgomery County Public Schools

-Prince George's County Public Schools

Virginia:

-Alexandria City Public Schools

-Arlington County Public Schools

-Fairfax County Public Schools

-Loudoun County Public Schools

Neediest Kids works with the schools systems in the Greater Washington Area to ensure students have access to basic necessities to stay in school and thrive. Schools depend on Neediest Kids to provide funds to purchase what is needed most for their students to attend class and to be ready to learn:

Helping Haitian Orphans at Salon Daniel

Helping Haitian Orphans at Salon Daniel

Local Salon to Send 270 Holiday Packages to St. Clou Orphanage in Haiti

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. is seeking donations to send 270 holiday care packages now through Dec. 31 to 270 orphans at the St. Clou Orphanage in Haiti. Each care package is $7. The salon has already raised approximately $1000 and is sending their first shipment of 50 plus care packages. They have a goal of raising more than $1500 to ship all the packages.  For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.

So many Haitian children are going without many basic necessities this year. We wanted to remember them during this holiday season. We appreciate our team and clients helping us achieve our goal, said Daniel Bechara, owner, Salon Daniel, (www.salondaniel.com):

Civil War Candlelight Tours at Sully

Civil War Candlelight Tours at Sully

From Virginia is for Lovers:

Take a wagon ride around the grounds and then tour the historic home of northern Virginia’s first congressman, Richard Bland Lee, by natural candlelight. Hear seasonal music, make an ornament to take home, and sample sugar cookies from a recipe in Sully’s open hearth cookbook. Enjoy this evening, set in the early years of the Civil War, with music by Evergreen Shade, firing the Christmas guns, and cooking in the open hearth kitchen. PREPAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please call (703) 437-1794 or e-mail Sullyevents@fairfaxcounty.gov with questions or to make reservations.

Give the Gift of Fun and Fitness

Give the Gift of Fun and Fitness

Need a holiday gift idea? Fairfax County Park Authority is selling gift cards!

Firefighters Gather, Distribute Toys to Local Children

Firefighters Gather, Distribute Toys to Local Children

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Partnering with private corporations and local businesses, Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics are sponsoring the Thirteenth Annual Firefighters Holiday Rescuers Toy Drive, and will distribute toys Wednesday, December 15, 2010, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.