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Workhouse to Host a Family Volunteer Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Workhouse Arts Center is hosting Volunteer Fairfax’s fourth annual Day of Service on Jan. 21, 2013 at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road in Lorton (free admission).

Celebrate the remembrance of MLK day by joining Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day. Through this event, families and children will have the opportunity to create crafts and various service projects to support nonprofit organizations around the area. Projects range from writing cards to deployed military personnel, to making beaded bracelets for hospital patients.

The event will be divided into two shifts: the first from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second from 1:30to 3:30 p.m.

Families of all shapes and sizes are welcome to attend this event, especially families with elementary-aged children. The experience allows children to witness the ease and satisfaction of volunteering first-hand. The goal of the day is to mobilize families throughout Fairfax County to complete projects that will support local agencies, and to reflect on the day, providing lessons of volunteerism.

Registration is available on the Volunteer Fairfax website at www.volunteerfairfax.org. For more information, please contact Meg Emery at memery@volunteerfairfax.org or 703-246-3533.