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Chamber members spread out in annual volunteer initiative

More than 170 volunteers from Arlington Chamber of Commerce member organizations fanned out across the community as part of the 23rd annual “Chamber Volunteer Day” initiative. Produced by the organization’s Community Action Committee and sponsored by Amazon, the event cements...

Bridges to Independence plans fund-raising festivities

Bridges to Independence will host its annual “Bridges’ Bash” fund-raiser on Wednesday, May 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Army Navy Country Club. With a theme of “Mardi Gras in May,” the event will feature live music, live and...

Hospital philanthropic efforts nets toys, coats for holiday season

Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics on Dec. 17 organized a giant toy and coat drop-off event to enable vulnerable patients to enjoy the holidays and stay warm over the coming winter season. “The drive has received incredible support from the community,...

Church lauded for commitment to feeding community

The Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture advocacy group has bestowed its annual Golden Radish Award on St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The annual award celebrates those who work to support urban agriculture and social-safety-net efforts in the community. It was presented...

Doorways garners largest grant in its history

The Arlington-based social-safety-net organization Doorways, which provides shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as youth and families experiencing homelessness, has been selected to receive a $2.5 million grant from the Bezos Day...

Arlington sets up panel on ‘food security’

The Arlington government hopes to come up with new strategies to improve “equitable” access to food in the county, but local residents hungering for quick action may need to hold on a while. “While the county and community came...

AFAC expansion project rolling along

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is anticipating a September completion date for the renovation of a warehouse space on South Nelson Street, adjacent to the existing AFAC warehouse. “This is a major step forward,” the organization said in an...

Editor’s Notebook: Up on the social-safety-net high-wire

Yesterday brought a Zoom gathering with Father Tim Hickey of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, detailing his parish’s efforts to address the needs of those facing hardships during the preceding pandemic months. While the church – and many like...

Kiwanis grants benefit social-safety-net efforts

The charitable foundation of the Kiwanis Club of Arlington recently distributed more than $50,000 to a host of social-safety-net organizations serving children in the community. “Kiwanis, according to its mission statement, is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving...
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