Hundreds Answer Volunteer Fairfax’s Call for Service

The Workhouse Hosts over 300 volunteers helping Volunteer Fairfax with service projects for area agencies.

The Workhouse campus was abuzz Monday with families, friends and neighbors volunteering their time to make scarves, ribbon towels, cat toys and more.  The Workhouse is one of three sites chosen by Volunteer Fairfax to host their fourth annual Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013.  Completed crafts from today’s event will go to local non-profits and the people they serve.  Non-profits participating today include: Facets Opening Doors for People in Need, Fairfax 4-H, The IIIB’s Foundation KeepTheCandleGlowing.org and Volunteer Fairfax.

Spirits are high across the Workhouse campus as children and adults share in the giving of time and talents.  Participants move from station to station to make scarves of a multitude of colors for those less fortunate; towel ribbons for cancer patients; catnip balls and braided toys for local animal shelters.  Squeals of joy and lots of smiles indicate the good will and sense of community being created by Volunteer Fairfax today.


Stop by and visit us! 

The Workhouse is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11am – 7pm and Sundays from 12 – 5pm.  The Workhouse Prison Museum is open Wednesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12 – 4pm.  Visit www.WorkhouseArts.org for more information, to purchase tickets or to register for classes.

Camela Speer
Director of Marketing
Workhouse Arts Center . . . Escape to Arts & Entertainment!


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