Fairfax County's Office to Prevent and End Homelessness is "putting the ZIP on homelessness" with Jeans Day on Dec. 14.
Area businesses, county agencies, civic organizations, nonprofit organizations and other groups are joining in on the event and nearly 50 teams with about 4,000 employees have already registered.
Organizations can continue to register for Jeans Day any time between now and the day of the event.
On Dec. 14 employers will allow their staff to wear jeans to support Jeans Day. The cost for employees to participate is $5. Participating businesses can choose if they'd like to match the funds their employees raise.
The event supports the county's 10-Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and the Partnership to Prevent and End homelessness.
Nearly 3,000 men, women and children are homeless in Fairfax County, according to a news release. The majority of the homeless are children and working families, and homelessness affects everyone because of its social and economic costs to the community.
The O'Reilly Law Firm is encouraging other Herndon-area businesses to get involved in Jeans Day.
"I am so pleased to see how many individuals and businesses have already signed on to help us in our fight to end homelessness," Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova said in a statement.
"I continue to urge those who have not already committed to take this simple and fun opportunity to help us assist those in need," Bulova said. "As we continue to work together, I feel confident that we will be able to prevent and end homelessness as we know it in the Fairfax-Falls Church community."
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