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November 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

Become a FACETS Friend monthly donor today and change the world for our neighbors in need!

When you become a FACETS Friend monthly donor you become our partner in the fight to end homelessness, poverty and hunger in Fairfax County. Your monthly donation is a gift we can count on and budget for to ensure that the people we serve have everything they need to open the door to a bright future. You can begin changing lives by clicking HERE. On behalf of the thousands of people who will need our help each and every month…thank you

Share the holiday joy with families in need!

November 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

Holiday Gifts
Share the holiday spirit with people in need by donating to our Holiday Gift Drive. At FACETS, we believe EVERY family deserves holiday joy. You can help make that happen by donating new, unwrapped toys, gifts, and gift cards for kids and adults of all ages.
You can choose to purchase gifts for:
  • children (using suggestions provided below, items approximately $25 in value, as opposed to items from the wish list of a specific child).
  • adults (using suggestions provided below, items approximately $25 in value).
Please drop off your holiday gift donations by Friday, December 14th, 9AM – 5PM. Donations will be accepted at FACETS’ main office, 10640 Page Avenue, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Please do not wrap gifts. For more information, please email Frank Garvey at Gifts for teens are especially needed.
For more information on preferred gifts, please click here.

Please also consider donating gifts cards (of $15 – $25) to stores such as Target, Walmart, Kmart, Old Navy, Payless Shoe Source, Kohl’s, The Children’s Place, Macy’s, and Best Buy.


Hypothermia Prevention Shelter Program begins November 25th

October 26, 2018 in Uncategorized



For the week of Sunday, Dec. 9 – Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018:


Will be hosted daily from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am at
Burke United Methodist Church
6200 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, VA 22015

Van pick-ups to Burke United Methodist Church will occur in the evenings at 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 pm in the Lamb Center parking lot located at 3160 Campbell Drive. The Lamb Center will still close at 3:00 pm.

Public transportation to Burke United Methodist is available from Fairfax Blvd & Spring St via METRO BUS 1C towards DUNN LORING STATION. Exit at INOVA FAIRFAX HOSPITAL. Depart from Hospital via FAIRFAX CONNECTOR BUS 402 towards Franconia-Springfield. Exit at Amherst Ave and Cumberland Ave. Walk about 10 minutes south towards Cumberland Ave., turn Right onto BLAND ST. Turn Right onto OLD KEENE MILL RD. Depart from Old Keene Mill Rd and Spring Rd Via METRO BUS 18P towards BURKE CENTRE. Exit at Burke Centre Pkwy & Wesley Pond Ct. Walk to 6200 Burke Centre Pkwy.
*Public transportation route may vary depending on date and time of departure*

For weekly shelter updates, call FACETS at 703-352-5090, extension 302
For Spanish, please dial ext. 303

Volunteer at our Holiday Toys Sibling Shop Party!!!

June 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Make a Summer Gift: Hunger has no season

June 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Fall brings an incredible bounty of Thanksgiving items for our clients. Winter brings gifts and donations to help our homeless neighbors battle the long cold nights and holiday gifts brings smiles to tiny faces.  Summer, sadly, is often forgotten amidst vacation plans and sunny days.

Your gift to FACETS this summer is the gift of home for a man living in the woods, batting at mosquitos and seeking shelter from the burning sun, his throat parched from the heat. You make it possible for him to move into a room of his own, with the support of a Case Manager that will help him open the door to a bright future.

Perhaps your summer gift will touch the life of a family, living in poverty in the Route 1 corridor…the poorest part of our County. You will be there for that single mom and her little children as they side step the heart-wrenching hole that is eviction and with the help of their FACETS case manager, get back on their feet. Her tiny children may never know how close they were to homelessness because of your generous summer gift. Mom will though, and she will be deeply grateful for the rest of her life, for that moment when her life and the lives of her children changed for the better, because you cared.

You can change the world this summer, the world of a child at one of our community centers. You see, for these children, summer is far from a fun vacation time. With parents working and without the free lunch and snacks that they receive during the school year, summer is long and often scary. Your summer gift to FACETS is a bright, cool place to play, learn and grow with neighborhood pals and staff who truly care. It’s knowing that lunch and snacks are there when tummies rumble. It’s happy summer memories that will last a lifetime… it’s all there in your summer gift to FACETS.

Your gift this summer is the gift of “yes!”  It’s the gift of “I see you” not “I look away” and of “hope” when so many see “hopeless.”

Will you help? Our neighbors experiencing homelessness, poverty and hunger thank you.


From all of us at FACETS, thank you

December 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 30th Anniversary Benefit Breakfast! We had a fantastic morning meeting all of our supporters, hearing from our courageous clients, and being inspired by our founder, Linda Wimpey.

If you weren’t able join us and would still like to make a gift, please click here.

Featured Volunteer Opportunity: Homework Help

September 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Do you have a heart for children? Join us at one of our four community centers to help elementary and middle school children with their homework.

Volunteers will support specific groups of elementary or middle school children with all homework duties after school from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. These children are happy to have a volunteer that will help them focus on school and give them the confidence they need to succeed.

If you are interested, please visit our volunteer page here

Do It Yourself Fundraisers

March 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Do You love FACETS? Take your passion to open doors for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Fairfax in your very own hands by organizing a fundraiser on FACETS’ behalf.  Turn any creative idea you have into a fun way to raise money for FACETS. You can also check out some ideas we came up with by visiting our Do It Yourself Fundraising page. Thank you for choosing FACETS as the cause you care about!