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Arc of Northern Virginia taps new executive director

Melissa Heifetz, described as an experienced leader of non-profit organizations and a passionate and dedicated advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, has been tapped as the next executive director of The Arc of Northern Virginia. Heifetz will assume...

Signature Theatre to aid AFAC with fund-raising performance

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is partnering with Signature Theatre for a Nov. 20 fund-raiser with a musical-theater twist. Half the purchase price for all tickets sold for the Nov. 20 matinee (2 p.m.) performance of Signature’s production of...

Food-packing event hosted by local realty firm

Samson Cares, the philanthropic initiative of Samson Properties, and Generosity Feeds partnered once again for their annual meal-creation event to fight food uncertainty in the community. On July 23, Samson Properties’ agents, staff and their families came together at Chantilly...

‘AFAC’ to expand reach beyond Arlington

For the first time, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is expanding its efforts beyond the Arlington community. The organization has announced plans to partner with Homestretch, a non-profit organization based in Falls Church, to provide free nutritious groceries on...

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...
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