Community Service Bulletin Board
This page is intended to provide Raceway Farms residents with lots of ideas on how to give back to our community. The effort was suggested by a property owner attending a recent board of directors meeting. What are we missing? If you would like to add information to this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider socializing community service projects here. Our students are required to complete community service. The retired among us may be looking for nearby opportunities. The busy parents among us may only be able to contribute financially (which would likely be very much appreciated by resource-strapped champions of worthy causes!)
The Snowball Express, for the families of fallen service members. For information, check out their web site.
Click for current Island Creek Elementary School Fundraisers
Volunteer Meetups in our Area. Lots of opportunities, how about 53 within 25 miles? Have a look… “Do something. Learn something. Share something. Change something.”
Lorton Community Action Center. Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged families and children in the Lorton, Virginia area since 1975. Its mission is two-fold, providing assistance and outreach. Its goal is to help families improve their lives, while assisting them toward self-sufficiency. There are members of Raceway Farms who volunteer with this organization who can help you get started. Go to the center’s web site.
Boy Scout Troop 1076
- Go to the troop’s web site.
- Go to our scouting discussion group.
- 2010 National Scout Jamboree and Washington DC Events (YouTube)
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
- Go to the squadron’s web site.
- Go to the National Capital Wing’s web site.
- What is the Civil Air Patrol? (YouTube)
- Civil Air Patrol Mission for America (YouTube)
The Fisher House. The Fisher House is coming to our area. Perhaps the Raceway Farms community could get involved? Stay tuned! Fort Belvoir will soon be home to Virginia’s third Fisher House. Construction began on the 10,000 square foot facility, which is being built across the street from the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, in October With 12 suites, a kitchen, dining and sitting rooms, and den, the one-story ranch style house should be open in April with a dedication ceremony in May. “We hope to finish it in a couple of months,” said David Coker, president of Fisher House. (click for more)
- Montel Williams and Fisher House (YouTube)
Court Appointed Special Advocates. The Court Appointed Special Advocate program was first established in 1977 by a Seattle judge who was concerned about making decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children without sufficient information to support his decisions. Out of his concern, Judge David Soukup conceived of the idea to use trained advocates to speak for the children in court. The Seattle program was such a success that judges throughout the country have requested CASA organizations for their own jurisdictions. Today, there are more than 970 CASA programs nationwide. Go to web site for more information.
Fairfax Community Connections. Check out this recent video on Fairfax Community Connections, a public-private partnership that is attempting to bring community service minded folk together. Check them out on Facebook.
Check “Operation Warm” locally sponsored by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Volunteers in the News (click for search)
Fairfax – Falls Church Community Service Board News Feed