Sunday, October 19, 2008

Make A Difference Day 2008

Looking for that perfect Halloween Costume, but don't have the money to purchase a costume?

Why not consider trick or treating as a volunteer?

Thanks to Gabrielle for the idea, pictured below, wearing her costume (for the day) and volunteering at the Reston Fall Festival held yesterday, as part of VolunteerFest® 2008.

"The 14th annual VolunteerFest® on Saturday, October 25. Part of the national “Make a Difference Day,” this community-wide day of service engages more than 700 volunteers around Fairfax County at schools, libraries, parks and nonprofit agencies.

Volunteer projects include building outdoor classrooms, painting offices, creating a wildlife habitat and environmental cleanups. Service projects start mid-morning and end around lunch time. Make the most of your Saturday and volunteer.

Over the last 13 years, VolunteerFest® has engaged more than 15,000 volunteers at 490 projects for a total of 47,000 hours of service to the community."

Additional information and registration details for next weekend's events can be found on the VolunteerFest website.

Mark your calendars for next weekend.

See you at one of the many events in our local community!

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