The Arlington Chamber of Commerce's 16th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day paired businesses with hands-on service projects throughout Arlington County.
Volunteers from TD Bank and DoubleTree removed trash from a park with Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment.
Arlington, VA - More than 140 local volunteers from various Chamber member businesses and organizations lent a helping hand to area nonprofits as part of the 16th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day on Tuesday, April 21. 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 from The Shooshan Company helped move
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The 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.
2015 Chamber Chair and Volunteer Arlington Day participant Kevin Shooshan said, "Our 700 members consist of some great companies, and individuals, who are unbelievably charitable to those truly in need in Arlington. But what's great about Volunteer Arlington Day is that it's not as much about financial contributions. It's about so many of our members getting together and contributing their time and effort for a day to help others."
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:
Arlington Law Group
Main Street Bank
McEnroe Voice & Data
Meaningful Evidence, LLC
Bank of Georgetown
Burdette Smith & Bish, LLC
Self Storage Plus
Simplify You, Inc.
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Crystal City
Strategic Consulting Partners
First Citizens Bank
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
The Shooshan Company
Law Office of Thomas J. Kniffen
Washington First Bank
Arlington nonprofits were excited to have so many enthusiastic volunteers helping at their sites. The nonprofit organizations who participated were:
Arlington Arts Center
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Arlington Food Assistance Center
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment
The Reading Connection
Red Cross National Capital Region
Volunteers from a variety of businesses and organizations contributed to Volunteer Arlington Day.
For more information or high-res photos, please contact Meredith Smith, Communications Manager at 703-525-2400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to this year's Grand Sponsors Graham Holdings Company and Marymount University for making this program possible.
ABOUT THE CHAMBER Founded in 1924, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is a member-centric, volunteer-based, non-profit organization of over 1,800 business and professional people committed to the economic and civic well being of the community. For more information or to become a member, visit www.arlingtonchamber.org.