School Note

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On Friday, Dec. 2 175 volunteers helped Volunteer Fairfax surprise more than 2,000 elementary students with backpacks filled with books and toys for the annual "Celebration of Giving and Sharing." Volunteers from all over Fairfax County visited 124 pre-kindergarten through second grade classrooms, including those in Dogwood Elementary, before the start of the school day to talk about community service and the importance of sharing and giving. Donations to support this program are still being accepted. Contact Tonya McCreary at 703-246-3460 ext. 6 or tmccreary@volunteerfairfax.org for more information.