April 22, 2015
MEDIA: Meredith Smith
Communications Manager 
High resolution images available upon request
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 
furniture and supplies for 
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. 

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:
Ameriprise Financial
LMO Advertising
Arlington Law Group
Main Street Bank
Arlington Realty McEnroe Voice & Data
BAE Systems Meaningful Evidence, LLC
Ballston BID
NeoNiche Strategies
Bank of Georgetown
Segue Technologies
Burdette Smith & Bish, LLC
Self Storage Plus
Carr Workplaces Simplify You, Inc.
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Crystal City Strategic Consulting Partners
First Citizens Bank TD 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:

AHC, Inc.
Culpepper Garden
Arlington Arts Center Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Arlington Food Assistance Center
Linden Resources
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing  Phoenix Bikes
Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment The Reading Connection
A-SPAN Red Cross National Capital Region
Community Residences


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

Special thanks to this year's Grand Sponsors Graham Holdings Company and Marymount University for making this program possible.
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