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By: Kathy Albarado on October 21st, 2011

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Jeans Day 2011

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Putting the ZIP on Homelessness

My vision for this Jeans Day is to have business meetings taking place all over the Washington area and have people ask--aren't you a little under dressed? What a great opportunity for educating them about the homeless population in Fairfax County and what we can do to prevent and end homelessness together.

As reported on the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s webpage, one hundred workplaces in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, accounting for over 3,000 employees, are today participating in “Jeans Day 2011” to Put the ZIP on Homelessness.

On this innovative day of community give-back, facilitated by the Fairfax Chamber and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness, businesses, local government offices and non-profits in Northern Virginia are allowing employees to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 contribution to End Homelessness to raise awareness about the problem of homelessness in our community and take action to end it.

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