Love Your

Neighbor Projects

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Operation Christmas

Join an Operation Christmas project and help make sure vulnerable children in Fairfax Country will get to experience the joy of Christmas this year! Projects close by December 8, so take a look below and sign up to make some wishes come true in time for the holidays.

Fairfax Resource Center

The Resource Center supports professionals and others in the community assisting families by providing short-term resources until those families can be connected to sustainable assistance. Together, we can share in the burden of expense and make resources more easily accessible.

Stock the Center

Our list of needed items constantly changes as we continue to meet needs and maintain the supply in our resource center. The 3 main supply bags we provide are food bags, kitchen essential bags, and cleaning supply bags.

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Organize the Resources

We need help each week to keep our Resource Center running! There are always tasks to do – stocking items, making essential bags, bundling diapers, and much more. Simply join on the date you are available and meet us in the lobby at that date and time.

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Decorate Fairfax

It’s that time of the year where we begin to Decorate Fairfax! We want to create a beautiful space to welcome in the Advent season and help those who walk through our doors at Christmas find the ultimate gift of Emmanuel. There are lots of decorating projects and different options to help, no matter your skill set!

 

Decorate Projects

From fluffing trees and stringing lights to wrapping gifts and setting up the hearth, there are projects for everyone! Look through the list of projects at the link below and  join any project you would like to sign up for! Then come to the lobby of the church on the date and time you selected. Kyle Cooper will be leading the charge, and will be there to check you in and get you set up on your project. Thank you in advance!

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Foster Kid Fun Bags

On December 7, Fairfax Church will be hosting an I Belong video shoot through Project Belong of Virginia. I Belong Project™ uses high-quality videography to give children in foster care a face and a voice. These videos serve as individual recruitment tools for foster children who are legally-free for adoption and are waiting for their forever family. These videos can greatly change the trajectory of the lives of these children.

Fill a Fun Bag

We want to make this day a beautiful experience for all of the children who film their videos here at the church. Besides providing space, lunch and activities, we want to send EVERY kid home with a Fun Bag full of goodies as a special Christmas gift from our church. Would you consider making a fun bag for one of these children?

Join the project and select one of the children. We will then email you the child’s name, age and any specific items based on their tastes and hobbies.

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YoungLives Angel Tree

Fairfax Church is thrilled to be in partnership with YoungLives, a ministry to teen moms. This ministry models the unconditional love of Christ and encourages teen moms to become the women and mothers God created them to be through life-on-life mentoring. We have the opportunity to participate in the YoungLives Angel Tree and help provide Christmas presents for the children of 35 moms in the local area.

Angel Tree Gifts

Select an “angel” you would like to purchase gifts for. We will then email you items on the child’s wish list and their clothing size. We ask that you provide two items from their wish list and a pair of jammies chosen by you! Purchases range between $35-$80 per child.

Please drop off gifts UNWRAPPED to the church in a bag labeled with the child’s angel number. You can drop off in our red Love Your Neighbor bins anytime before December 8.

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Nurturing Families Holiday Boutique

On December 13, Fairfax Church is hosting the Nuturing Families Annual Holiday Boutique. This boutique is the “last chance” for social care professionals to “shop” for gifts for children in the Fairfax County school system and communities who are in need. It is an amazing day where workers from all over the county come and receive toys and items to give the precious children they serve, many of whom may not receive any other gifts at Christmas.

 

Holiday Boutique Donations

Join the project and select which items you would like to purchase. Then just drop off your items in our red bin in front of the church anytime before Dec. 8. We created an Amazon WishList below if you prefer to shop that way and have it shipped directly to the church. Select Valerie Nolan, Gift Registry Address for shipping.

There are also several opportunities to sign up and volunteer at the Holiday Boutique. We need help to set-up, clean-up, greeters, assistant shoppers, helping hands, and hospitality. If you can offer your time during the Boutique, please sign up below. Thank you for helping us pull off this special event!

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Winterfest Service Projects

On Wednesday, December 8, we are hosting Winterfest at Fairfax Church! It will be a fun-filled night of food, festivities, caroling, and more. Also, we’ll have a few service projects for folks to participate in as a part of the night. These projects will help our Resource Center get ready for the many events they are hosting for the community in December.

Winterfest Projects

Projects will include wrapping presents for our Angel Tree children, preparing gifts for the teen moms we serve, and putting together bags for the Holiday Boutique. If you can serve during the Winterfest, please join the project below. Then simply come to the Service Project Station during the Winterfest to help.

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Set the Table

Every week our Resource Center receives requests from social workers, teachers and other professionals for grocery and hygiene essentials families are in need of. Homeless children, unaccompanied minors, young teen moms, and immigrants are some of the most vulnerable children in Fairfax County we are serving.

This Thanksgiving, help us Set the Table for them and provide immediate relief for food and health in a bag full of love.

Set the Table Bags

To join the project, grab a bag at church (or get your own) and shop for any of the remaining needed items. Then drop off your bag in our red Love Your Neighbor bin in front of the church by November 22.

You can also ship items to the church if you prefer to shop online! Ship items to:

Fairfax Church c/o Love Your Neighbor, 11451 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

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