Kick off your fall at a fun family picnic with moon bounces, a climbing wall, face painting, bingo, music and more, at the Columbus Club of Arlington, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click here to purchase your tickets (adults $20; child $10; or $50 per family). The price includes admission to all activities, along with delicious food, beverages and prizes. A generous supporter is underwriting the costs of the event. All funds raised will go directly to support our Arlington neighbors in need. Neighbors like Denise, whose story you can read here.
Join Thrive at the Shirlala Festival
June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Arlington Thrive was once again invited by Federal Realty Investment Trust to be its nonprofit partner at the Shirlala Festival, the music and wine festival at the Village at Shirlington. Every Thursday in June, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Arlington Thrive staff and volunteers will host the wine-tasting for festival guests. This is a great opportunity for Arlington Thrive to share information about our organization with the community. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at email@example.com or call the office at 703-558-0035.
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:
Make a personal gift to the Do More 24 campaign at http://domore24.org/npos/arlington-thrive-inc on June 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.
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!
Hosted by Arlington Thrive’s Young Professionals Steering Committee
Come celebrate Leap Day with us!
February 29th, 2016
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
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.
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!