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Big Winners at Gourmet Guys Give Back 2018

Gourmet Guys Give Back 2018

Provided by Leadership Prince William On Sunday, Dec. 2, Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce co-hosted their Third Annual Gourmet Guys Give Back event at Linton Hall School in Bristow.  The event was open to the public and featured 16 local amateur chefs competing for People’s Choice and Judges’ Awards for their tastiest dishes. Amid the tasty dishes and competition, there was live …

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Regional Community Foundations Submit Letter to Amazon

Provided by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Five regional Community Foundations collaborated to write a letter to welcome Amazon to Northern Virginia.  These groups include ACT for Alexandria, the Arlington Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The text of the letter, dated …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Volunteer Prince William weekly list of volunteer opportunities

Provided by Volunteer Prince William Volunteer Prince William compiles a list of the opportunities to volunteer in the greater Prince William area.Here are just a few of them: Holiday Events The City of Manassas needs volunteers at the Winter Wonderland Train Show at the Center for the Arts. It’s a fun opportunity for all including teens age 16+.  The show is Dec. 12-1 from 5:00-8:00 …

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Blessings from Curses: The Swear Jar Campaign

swear jar, Imagine, Blessings from Curses

Provided by Imagine We’re big on finding ways to give this time of year. Here’s how you can help the community this holiday season. You may be familiar with the work Imagine does both for clients and for the community. One of our community projects is the Swear Jar Campaign, which raises money for a local family or person in need of …

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Glenkirk Elementary Student Featured in Children’s Book

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Isiah Britt Dougan, a fifth-grade student at Glenkirk Elementary School, is featured in Chelsea Clinton’s children’s book, “Start Now! You Can Make a Difference.” The book, geared toward elementary students, explains personal and global issues, and how young readers can make a difference in their own lives and communities. The book also shares …

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Healing HeARTS on the Road

Healing HeARTS Mobile Art Studio

By Marianne Weaver Diana Cercy, co-founder of Healing HeARTS Mobile Art Studio, drew upon lessons learned within her own family to create a nonprofit organization to serve teens throughout the region. “I raised three daughters, and in their teens, I saw a lot of things: anxiety, depression and bullying,” she said. “I saw how art helped to heal and ground them. Creativity is a tool …

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Kena Shriners Opens New Headquarters in Northern Virginia

Kena Shriners

Provided by Kena Shriners After 67 years in Arlington and Fairfax counties, Kena Shriners will open their new headquarters in Manassas. Fraternity and community leaders will conduct the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15. The Shriners will also open and reveal the contents of a cornerstone made from Aquia sandstone that was laid at their previous facility in 1976. …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Volunteer Prince William weekly list of volunteer opportunities

Provided by Volunteer Prince William Volunteer Prince William compiles a list of the volunteer opportunities in the greater Prince William area. Here are just a few of them: Un-Trim-A-Tree The Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program is in full swing and needs your help to provide toys and warm clothes to needy kids in our community. We still have 550 …

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Carried to Full Term: Changing Lives and Seeking Community Support

Carried to Full Term, Life is a Gift

by Erin Pittman Sponsored by Carried to Full Term  The yellow house at 6740 Fayette Street in Haymarket may look like an ordinary home from the outside, but inside, you’ll find much more than your typical family. Carried To Full Term, a charitable maternity home, rents the home and runs their program for homeless, pregnant women within. Executive Director and …

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#GivingTuesday: Donating to ACTS All Year Round

By Olivia Overman Sponsored by ACTS Following a special day of thanks on Thanksgiving Day and the shopping bonanza days on what are known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is the day that starts off the season of charitable giving. ACTS uses the much-needed donations received on #GivingTuesday to help continue their mission of hope, providing relief and …

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