April 28, 2016
MEDIA: Michael Hawald
Communications Manager 
High resolution images available upon request
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce's 17th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day paired businesses with hands-on service projects throughout Arlington County.
Arlington, VA -  More than 180 local volunteers from various Chamber member businesses and organizations lent a helping hand to area nonprofits as part of the 17th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day on Tuesday, April 26 . Sponsored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce , this annual tradition matches members of the business community with rewarding half-day service projects throughout Arlington County.

Volunteers clean up Alcova Heights Park.

T he participating nonprofits had a variety of tasks for volunteers. Some helped with restocking and sorting food drive donations at the  Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) , others organized books in the library for elementary students with  AHC, Inc. , while others helped with landscaping projects at various sites.
Volunteers included employees from a variety of industries and businesses in Arlington who dedicated their time and joined  in the fun for this event.   Member groups who participated on Tuesday include:

Argosy University, Washington DC
 Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
Jay E. Reiner CPA, PLLC
Arlington Public Schools
John Marshall Bank 
Arlington Realty
Leadership Arlington Class of 2015
Arlington Strategy
Live Wire Media Relations, LLC
Ballston Gives
LMO Advertising 
Beach Geeks
Main Street Bank 
Body by Ginny Fitness
NeoNiche Strategies 
Burdette and Bish, LLC
Searle Business Solutions, LLC
Cardinal Bank
Segue Technologies
Clarendon Animal Care
Shooshan Compnay
Comfort Innn Arlington Boulevard 
Small Business Insurance Solutions
Digital Recollections
TD Bank
Enterprise Knowledge
United Bank 
Esoarch Studio
Urban Alliance
Holiday Inn Rosslyn

Arlington nonprofits were excited to have so many enthusiastic volunteers helping at their sites. The nonprofit organizations who participated were:

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Community Residences 
Arlington Arts Center Culpepper Garden
Arlington Food Assistance Center
Doorways for Women and Children
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing 
Linden Resources
Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment Phoenix Bikes
Arlington Thrive Phoenix House Mid Atlantic
 The Reading Conncetion
Volunteers from a variety of businesses and organizations contributed to Volunteer Arlington Day.
For more information or high-res photos, please contact Michael Hawald, Communications Manager at 703-525-2400 or by email at

Special thanks to this year's sponsor, including our Grand Sponsor Marymount University for making this program possible.
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