FACETS - Opening Doors for People in Need  


Parkwood Baptist Church
Faith Community Spotlight

Parkwood Baptist Church members and
Pastor Mike Bradley
Parkwood Baptist Church, located in Annandale, VA, has supported FACETS since our inception in 1988. Their partnership began with a commitment to prepare and deliver meals to individuals who are homeless through our Hot Meals program.  To date, Parkwood continues as a Hot meals program partner in addition to providing support to our Hypothermia Prevention and Response program, various days of service and supply drives throughout the year.

How does Parkwood Baptist Church support FACETS?
We have been a Hot Meals church for many years and have helped with the hypothermia prevention shelters since 2009.  One of our members volunteered to secure funding from corporations and other businesses for many years.  Our congregation donates school supplies each summer, helps with the school supply parties, and provides lunches for the children during spring break week.  We never miss the opportunity to invite people to the annual "Opening Doors Benefit Breakfast" and a few members have supported the annual "A Taste of Fall with FACETS" auction since its inception.  More recently, we began  making a monthly financial contribution to support FACETS' efforts to house individuals living in homelessness in Fairfax County.

What do you feel your contribution to FACETS does for the larger community? 
It makes the community a better place to live and work for each person, whether they are in need of the services which FACETS provides or are helping to solve the needs.  We feel our contribution to the County-wide "Ten Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness," in cooperation with other agencies, organizations, and faith communities, will do just that; end homelessness.

What is S.P.A. Day and why did you choose FACETS as your site for service?  
Our senior pastor, Mike Bradley, continually preaches to our congregation that the most important thing we do at Parkwood is done outside the church walls, so we try to live out that commitment in the larger community.  Inspired by a young missionary couple from our church and the book, "Servant Evangelism," the chair of our Missions Committee named the mission: SERVE in practical ways as taught in the Bible - PROCLAIM the name of Jesus as the reason for our service - and ANTICIPATE what God will do.  Pastor Mike took one look and coined our S.P.A. Days.  So S.P.A. Day is serving in our community in practical ways by as many people as possible in as many ways as possible while proclaiming the name of Jesus.  Because of our long relationship with the mission and the staff at FACETS, we chose to partner with FACETS for several of these activities and will continue to do so.

Parkwood is blessed to be celebrating its Year of Jubilee - its 50th anniversary - this year.  We began the S.P.A. Days as a special way to do missions in appreciation of that milestone and to begin a new tradition which will continue after this year.
Highlights of the Past 2 Months
March & April in Review
In March, we wrapped up our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program. Because of the support of over 30 partnering faith communities, individuals were moved from homelessness to housing and over 500 individuals were given shelter, a hot meal, laundry services, beauty services, entertainment, companionship, and so much more.  The over 3,000 volunteers who served over 29,400 hours helped ensure hundreds of lives were saved during the winter season. We are so thankful for your support - you are truly making a difference in our community.

Additionally, we were so happy to have Capital One and Virginia Roofing Corporation join us again this year for the Education and Community Development Field Day in Annandale where over 100 youth were present.  The Fairfax County Police also joined us and allowed the kids to sit in the back seat, turn on the sirens and learn about the equipment that's kept in the trunk of a police car. The youth enjoyed a day of games, an Easter egg hunt, face painting, and food.  Thank you for your ongoing support!

March Stats
Number of Hypothermia Volunteers:  Over 817
Hypothermia Hours Served: Over 2,863
Number of Program Volunteers: 91
Program Hours Served: Over 853

April Stats
Number of Program Volunteers: 95
Program Hours Served: Over 597

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
-Sherry Anderson 
Ways to Make a Difference
Current Volunteer Needs

Event Volunteers - Join us on May 19th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Fairfax County Government Center for a supply donation drive. Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up, managing the donation tables, collecting supplies, and transporting donated supplies to FACETS Fairfax City office. Lunch will be provided.

Summer Program Interns - The Education and Community Development Program has a need for interns to assist with coordinating programs during the summer. Click on each 
location below for more details.

Barros Circle - Centreville
Ragan Oaks - Fairfax (Fair Oaks Mall)
Robinson Square - Fairfax (GMU)
Wedgewood - Annandale
Next Steps Family Program- Our newest program located in the Route 1 Corridor of Alexandria is in GREAT need of Volunteers to serve in various roles.  Click on the links here to find out more about those roles. Front Desk Volunteer. Pantry Volunteer. Childcare Assistant and Driver.

Graphic Designer - A skilled graphic designer is needed to assist with creating marketing material for events and communications.  The volunteer must have experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Portfolio of past work is requested. 

To get started with any of the above roles, contact D'Ivonne Holman, Volunteer and Events Manager, or sign up on VolunteerHub.
Be a part of our Community
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations and Trainings

Looking to be and feel a part of our generous community of volunteers working to end homelessness and poverty in Fairfax County?  Join us at FACETS' main office for our volunteer orientation.  You will learn about FACETS' history, the work being done in our community and be provided with the tools necessary to get started as a volunteer.  See below for upcoming orientation dates and times.

  • June 2nd 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 7th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 21st  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

All orientations and trainings are held at 10640 Page Ave, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22030. 

Follow this link to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation. We look forward to meeting you there! 

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