Community Outreach


Fitwize 4 Kids Ashburn has strongly felt that giving back to the community and teaching our children and members the importance of doing so, is one of our utmost goals and missions.

This year we are thrilled to introduce our new Inspire Community Service Program: Inspiring Kindness, Growing Compassion, Giving Back, Changing Lives.

Each month we will offer service projects for our After School/Kindergarten Enrichment students to actively participate in. These projects will be centered around a specific monthly theme that will engage and encourage children to give back to our community, all while learning how to serve. Check out all of the awesome things our students are doing for the community each month!

2017-18 INSPIRE COMMUNITY SERVICE CALENDAR

Theme & Activities Discussion & Videos  
February

Spreading the Love; Feeding the Hungry

Collecting items for “Birthday in a Box” project to be donated to Loudoun Hunger Relief later in the month. Please consider donating:

  • Boxed cake mix
  • Icing
  • Cake decorations
  • Candles
  • Balloons
  • Party favors
  • Invitations, etc.
  • Shoe boxes

February 16th Activities include:

  • Students should bring in a picture of their pet
  • We’ll make dog treats in baggies or
  • Make a bracelet with a paw charm

See our February flyer for more details.

 

 

 

February we focus on what love is and different ways we can show it, random acts of kindness and celebrating Love Your Pet Day. Information from  below may be used during our Friday lessons:

What’s Love & Different Ways to Show it

Videos

Random Acts of Kindness

Love Your Pet Day





January

Mind & Body Health: Having Hope and Being Kind

To be donated to the Loudoun County Homeless Center:

  • Collecting hotel & travel sized items for homeless donation
  • Collecting breakfast foods

See our January flyer for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will begin to incorporate our character education program in with our INSPIRE monthly themes.  January we will focus on gratitude, kindness (to include anti-bullying activities) & hope. January videos include:

Gratitude

Healthy Mind & Having Hope

Bullying

December

It’s Better To Give Than to Receive: Giving Back to Those In Need

  • Collect toys for Toys for Tots
  • Giving Tree collection
  • Letters to service men & women
  • Spare change collection for “Cents for Service”
  • Collecting hotel & travel sized items for homeless donation
Activities and discussions will be centered around giving to those in need as we collect toys for the holidays for local families to donate to Toys for Tots, and adopt a classroom in TN (Giving Tree). We will include how Toys for Tots started and how it’s a Marines program, which will start us on our first activity of writing letters to service men and women. December videos:

See our flyer for more details

November

National Hunger & Homelessness Month: Love Thy Neighbor.

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Bags for the Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR)
  • Collection of non-perishable breakfast food items to donate to the people who live at the Loudoun Homeless Services Center (LHSC)
  • Cards made for LHSC
We discussed how people around the world, and in Loudoun County, can be hungry and homeless. Thankfully we have Loudoun Hunger Relief and the Loudoun Homeless Services Center available to people in our county when they assistance.

Hunger Information and Videos
https://www.loudounhunger.org

General Information about Homelessness:

October

National Breast Cancer Awareness: Believe in a Cure

  • Pink friendship bracelets
  • Ribbon pins
  • Breast cancer pumpkins
  • 10/28 Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser: Believe in a Cure, raised nearly $1,600; 100% of proceeds to go LBHN.
We kicked the month off with discussions about breast cancer statistics and inspiring videos of courageous children who have struggled with someone close to them having breast cancer.

 

September

Childhood Cancer Awareness: Lets End Childhood Cancer. Together.

  • Tissue paper flowers
  • Chemo Care Kits delivered to Fairfax Hospital
  • Tri for Love Marathon
  • Two-by-Four Race against childhood & canine cancer
We kicked-off our INSPIRE Community Service program this month with the theme of Childhood Cancer Awareness. Here are the videos and information presented:

 

We are continually looking for new opportunities to help out our community, so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to let us know.

Healthy Bodies

Strong Minds

Build Character