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ACTS to Hold Grand Opening of Hunger Prevention Center

ACTS Hunger Prevention Center grand opening

After two years of planning, purchasing, and constructing, ACTION in Community Through Service (ACTS) of Prince William, Inc. has announced that the Hunger Prevention Center (an expansion of the nonprofit’s evolving food pantry program) has been operational for a month. ACTS will be hosting a public grand opening on Aug. 15 from 11:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m. at their main …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Volunteer Prince William weekly list of volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Prince William has compiled this list of volunteer opportunities throughout greater Prince William: Georgetown South Community Center urgently needs your help to make this coming school year a success for their low-income kids. Donations of basic school supplies (paper, pencils/pens, pencil boxes, erasers, backpacks, etc.) are needed for all grade levels.  Starting the year with all the right tools …

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Flags for Heroes

Bull Run Rotary’s Flags for Heroes fundraiser is an annual event that culminates in a visual display of American flags on the Manassas Museum Lawn. When Flags for Heroes was started in 2016, the goal was to create a fundraiser that would support local veterans and first responders. The event is held around the Veterans Day Parade held in the …

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Young Leaders Engage in Philanthropic “Competition”

Provided by Leadership Prince William Update: Red Team raised $875.90 for Serve our Willing Warriors Blue Team raised $825.37 for The Freedom Museum Leadership Prince William is extremely proud of the efforts of these outstanding young leaders! Now through July 26, local middle and high school students are participating in the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy’s annual Leadership Lemonade …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Volunteer Prince William weekly list of volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Prince William has compiled this list of just a few of the volunteer opportunities available throughout the Prince William Region: Saved Hands Foundation is collecting school supplies for kids in the Woodbridge area on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Potomac Community Library from 12:00 noon-3:30 p. m. They would greatly appreciate loose leaf paper, binders, composition books, spiral notebooks and …

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Taking Steps for Change: IWALK for ACTS

Provided by IWALK for ACTS Making changes within your community is daunting, overwhelming, and hard when you’re taking steps on your own. From providing a listening ear, to a place to turn when there’s no food on the table, to securing shelter when there is none, Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) helps families facing crisis one step at a …

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Bands and Backpacks: Free Community Event

Provided by InTune Music Studios, LLC Bands and Backpacks is a free backpack giveaway and concert event presented by Tavares Taylor Charities, Inc. and Intune Music Studios, LLC. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Sean T. Connaughton Community Plaza (45 Complex Ct.) in Woodbridge from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p. m. This event was created to support families …

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Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Well-being

Provided by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia We are partnering with the WHEELS Global Foundation for this Innovation Breakfast Series event titled “Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Well-being.” In the mid-20th century, many believed emerging technologies would eradicate poverty, hunger, and sickness and build a more just and sustainable world.  Anything seemed possible! But in the intervening …

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League of Women Voters of the Prince William Area: Helping New Voters

League of Women Voters of the Prince William Area

By Ashley Claire Simpson It wasn’t until 1920–less than 100 years ago–that women in the United States finally gained the right to vote. As exciting as it was to be an American woman at this time, the fact remains that women didn’t have this basic right until more than 130 years after the country deemed itself the land of the free, home of the brave. …

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Loveless Porter Bringing Vision for “Camp Semper K9” to Life

Provided by Loveless Porter Architects, LLC Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a passion for Marine Corps combat veteran Christopher Baity and his wife Amanda Baity.  They formed the nonprofit in 2014 to rescue dogs to train as service animals for military veterans living with injuries or PTSD. When Manassas-based architect Sean Porter, owner of Loveless Porter Architects, learned about the …

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