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<i><lst>Send announcements to the Herndon Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, send an e-mail to herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Meghan Williams at 703-917-6437 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.</i>

Volunteer Fairfax is preparing for “A Celebration of Giving and Sharing,” an annual program providing backpacks filled with books and toys to students in Fairfax County. The organization will lead the celebration on Dec. 2, providing joy and excitement to 2,000 local children in grades pre-kindergarten through second at seven elementary schools.

The annual celebration relies on hundreds of individuals and corporate supporters to sponsor a child, $25, or a classroom, $1,500. Donations can be given in honor of a loved one, and honorees will receive a special card notifying them of the gift. For more information on sponsorship contact Tonya McCreary at 703-246-3460 or tmccreary@volunteerfairfax.org, or visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.

Reston Interfaith seeks volunteers to staff the winter coat closet through the month of February. Volunteers make an on-going commitment to assist clients in selecting coats, greet donors and sort out coat donations. Contact Susan Stolpe at 571-323-9569, or volunteer@restoninterfaith.org.

Reston Relay for Life is looking for volunteers to help out on the plannig committee or to participate in the following year's event, May 20-21, 2006. The event is designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society. If interested in helping, call the local American Cancer Society, 703-937-1903, or visit www.restonrelay.org.