Do More 24 on June 8 and help Arlington Thrive.

 

 

On June 8, Arlington Thrive is participating in Do More 24, a one-day fundraiser powered by the United Way of the National Capital Area. United Way NCA wants donors to rally around one focused day of giving to create the greatest impact together as a community. Regional, national and local nonprofit organizations with a presence in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are eligible to participate.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year! With your tax-deductible gift, Thrive can continue to deliver emergency funds to our neighbors in crisis, so they can be secure in their jobs, health, and homes and thrive in a caring community. On behalf of all those who will receive Arlington Thrive’s emergency financial assistance this year, thank you for your donation.

Shop at Trade Roots and Help Arlington Thrive

May 19, 2017

Shop at Trade Roots Gift Shop today, and 10% of sales will go to Arlington Thrive! Mention Arlington Thrive at checkout, and 10% of your purchase price will go to us. Trade Roots (5852 N. Washington Blvd.) is a gift store and coffee shop specializing in eco-friendly fair trade items from around the world. With graduations, spring birthdays and weddings coming up, it’s a great time to check out Trade Roots AND support Arlington Thrive.

Pedal for Good!

May 21, 2017

Strengthen your legs and your charitable spirit! Bridges to Independence and Arlington Thrive are working in tandem to bring you “Pedal for Good.” Hop on and help us raise critical funds for our neighbors who are facing a crisis and need a hand up to get back on their feet. Head over to CYCLEBAR at 3400 Columbia Pike #100 in Arlington at 3 pm on Sunday, May 21 for a 50-minute ride (cycling shoes and water bottles included). Tickets are $35 and include the 50-minute ride followed by a one-hour Happy Hour with food, drink and door prizes all benefiting Arlington Thrive and Bridges to Independence. Click here to register. You’ll have a chance to win these door prizes!

Two tickets to the DC United game on June 21

A vintage, handmade, sterling silver and bezel-set amethyst necklace by ReBelle Estate

A $25 gift certificate to House of Steep

A selection of LuLaRoe clothing to refresh your wardrobe (2 baskets available, one S/M and one L/XL)

 

Resolve to Run in 2017!

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Train with an Expert Coach to Run a 5K, 10 Mile or half-marathon race. Both experienced runners and beginners are welcome to train and achieve their running goals. Participants may choose to run in the Sunday, April 23, 2017 George Washington Parkway Classic 5K or 10 Mile race. Or they can select a separate half-marathon race.

New program participants are required to attend an informational meeting. Please complete the Resolve to Run 2017 Registration Form and bring it to the meeting on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Vermont Street, Room 103, Arlington, Virginia.  You can submit your payment via the website or bring a check to the informational meeting.

Past participants can complete and mail the registration form to Arlington Thrive, P.O. Box 7429 Arlington, VA 22207 or email to info@arlingtonthrive.org. You can submit your payment via the website or mail a check to Arlington Thrive.

The 10 Mile training will take place Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. starting Saturday, February 4 through April 15, 2017, and the 5K training will take place Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. from February 25 through April 15, 2017.

Trainings are held at Bluemont Park, 601 Manchester St., at the corner of Wilson Boulevard and Manchester St. in Arlington, VA. At the intersection, enter the Bluemont Park parking lot; we will meet at the pavilion at the far end of the parking lot. Training runs will start at the W&OD Trail 3.5 mile marker. The cost for the Resolve training program is $85.00, which includes a $25 donation to Arlington Thrive. You may submit the $85 payment on our website at http://arlingtonthrive.org/donate/.

Participants will also be encouraged to raise funds for Arlington Thrive to provide emergency financial assistance for our neighbors in need. More information about fundraising will be provided during the training program.

This training program will use the Jeff Galloway training method to help people of all fitness levels or running experience prepare to complete their chosen race, 5K, ten miler, or half-marathon. Participants will learn to include regularly scheduled walk breaks with running to help increase endurance and general overall fitness at a gradual and safe pace. This training method reduces the risk for injury because it reduces the wear and tear on the legs during training sessions.  For more information, contact Coach Denny Pinch at dennypinch@comcast.net or call 703-979-3245.

Coach Denny Pinch will lead the 10 mile group. He is a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise, a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a candidate as a Certified Running Coach with the American Sports and Fitness Association. This training program will use the Jeff Galloway training method to help people of all fitness levels or running experience prepare to complete their chosen race, 5K, ten miler, or half marathon. Participants will learn to include regularly scheduled walk breaks with running to help increase endurance and general overall fitness at a gradual and safe pace.  This training method reduces the risk for injury because it reduces the wear and tear on the legs during training sessions. For More Information: Contact Coach Denny Pinch at dennypinch@comcast.net or call 703-979-3245.

Jeffery Myers will train the 5K running group. He is a certified trainer. As a trainer he believes in leading by example, so he began running health related races within the metropolitan area in order to increase awareness, ultimately becoming more knowledgeable of the importance of staying active and living well.

 

DISCOUNTS and INCENTIVES OFFERED

PACERS RUNNING STORE: Resolve to Run registrants will get a 20% discount at a Purchasing Party at the Clarendon Pacers Running Store. 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington. Once registered for Resolve to Run, you will receive an invitation to a private shopping party at Clarendon Pacers.  All new runners will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card! If you register by January 28, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card from Pacers!

GW Parkway Classic RACE: A discounted fee will be offered to GW Parkway Race registrants. Once registered for Resolve to Run, you will receive a promo code to use when you register for the GW race.

 

THRIVE IS A BENEFICIARY FOR THIS YEAR’S TURKEY TROT

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Arlington Thrive is pleased to be a beneficiary of the 2016 Arlington Turkey Trot. Founded by Christ Church

of Arlington, Arlington Turkey Trot provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy a fun,

healthy 5K run/walk, while raising support and greater awareness for local Arlington County human

services organizations. Arlington Thrive joins four current beneficiaries of the race designated by

Christ Church of Arlington: Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), Arlington Street People’s

Assistance Network (A-SPAN), Bridges to Independence (formerly Arlington-Alexandria Coalition

for the Homeless), and Doorways for Women and Families.

 

How can you help? Register to run the race on Thanksgiving Day 2016! Sign up to be a volunteer!

Support the Turkey Trot with an individual or corporate sponsorship. http://www.arlingtonvaturkeytrot.org/registration.html

Wine, Music and Arlington Thrive

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Arlington Thrive was once again honored to be Federal Realty Investment Trust’s nonprofit partner at the Shirlala Festival, the music and wine festival at the Village at Shirlington. Each Thursday evening in June, Arlington Thrive staff and volunteers hosted the wine-tasting for festival guests. It was great opportunity for Arlington Thrive to share information about our organization with the community. Thank you to all of our supporters who volunteered and stopped by to visit!

Do More 24 for Arlington Thrive on June 2nd

 

Do More 24 is a 24 hour online campaign held on June 2 for regional non-profits to raise awareness and funding for their organization. It’s powered by the United Way of the National Capital Area.  https://domore24.org/  Last year, Arlington Thrive raised $3,300 from 25 individuals. This year, our goal is to raise $5,000 from at least 50 individuals. These funds will be used to deliver same-day emergency funds to our neighbors in crisis, so they can be secure in their jobs, health, and homes and thrive in a caring community. Will you Do More 24 this year and help Arlington Thrive reach our goal?

It’s simple. Here’s 2 ways YOU can help us reach our goal:

  1. Make a personal gift to the Do More 24 campaign at http://domore24.org/npos/arlington-thrive-inc on June 2.

  2. Follow Arlington Thrive on Facebook and Twitter and share our Do More 24 posts and tweets with your social network on June 2.

That’s all we need YOU to do to help us reach our goal. With your support, we can raise $5,000 on June 2nd and Do More for our Arlington neighbors in need.  Click here to make your DoMore24 donation. Thank you!

                 

  • What would $24 do for our neighbors in need? A gift of $24 will purchase an antibiotic prescription for a homeless person in Arlington.

  • A gift of $48 will help an Arlington family pay the electric bill when they are facing utility disconnection.

  • A gift of $124 would restore the utility service for a family who, due to temporary unemployment, were unable to pay bill for their heat and electricity.

  • $240 would provide emergency dental work for an uninsured Arlington resident.

  • A gift of $480 will help pay the rent for an Arlington public school student’s family so they do not become homeless.

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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

On April 29, the Arlington County Department of Human Services hosted a breakfast to thank Arlington Thrive volunteers and welcome new Executive Director, Andrew Schneider. Arlington Thrive is proud of its partnership with the Department of Human Services and grateful for our dedicated volunteers. We couldn’t do our work without them!

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Arlington Thrive’s Hop To It Bingo Happy Hour

Hosted by Arlington Thrive’s Young Professionals Steering Committee
Come celebrate Leap Day with us!
February 29th, 2016
5:30-8:30pm
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill
2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
Free attendance to enjoy food and drink specials, test your bingo skills, win great prizes, and learn how we help Arlington families in need.
RSVP via Facebook here

Winter Weather Didn’t Stop Resolve to Run Happy Hour

Despite a surprise blast of winter weather, the Resolve to Run Happy Hour drew 10 people who turned out to learn more about Arlington Thrive’s running training program. Chip Benjamin (in photo below with Interim Executive Director Shandra Niswander) won the raffle prize — a three-month membership to Sport & Health Fitness Club.

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Due to massive snow totals, the start date for the 10 Mile training group has been pushed back to February 6. The 5K training will begin on February 27.  New participants are required to attend an orientation meeting on January 30, at 10:00 a.m. OR February 4, at 7:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. (Please note the new date; previously scheduled meetings were cancelled due to inclement weather.). Click here for all the details. Come run, come all!

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