Frying Pan Farm Park is a prime location in the Fairfax County Park Authority system in Northern Virginia. Admission is free. My son and I have been many times throughout the years, enjoying the farm animals, the historic farm life, and the simplicity of fresh air. Children in need may not have direct access to the park and would depend on school trips to go. This year, the #GivingTuesday campaign at FPFP focused on children in need gaining access to the park through field trips, camps, and other park programs. Because I have spent a lot of time volunteering in schools and going on field trips, I have witnessed the common situation whereby a hand full of children are left behind due them being unable to pay to go. Not only do these children miss out on the fun with their classmates, they miss out on reinforcing the details presented by the park programming, things which are part of annual state testing for each grade. The teachers are then behind in the education of these kids. Having funds for these children to go puts them on par with the other students and helps them with precious financial equality when it comes to participation and having access to a premier farm park. That is why I made my Facebook page: to help children in need enjoy a park we treasure.
Review from #MyGivingStory