April 25, 2017
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Arlington Chamber's 18th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day paired businesses with hands-on service projects across Arlington County
Arlington, Va. -  More than 100 local volunteers from various Chamber member businesses and organizations lent a helping hand to area nonprofits as part of the 18th Annual Volunteer Arlington Day today. Produced each year by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's Community Action Committeethis day of service provides an opportunity for nonprofits to develop relationships with Arlington businesses, and for businesses to enjoy an afternoon of team-building while giving back to the community.

"Volunteer Arlington Day is an excellent way for our members to connect with one another, while giving back to our community and helping to make Arlington a better place," said Chamber President & CEO Kate Bates. "We are proud to provide this day of service that brings together businesses and nonprofits, and we hope they will form valuable relationships that will continue to grow for years to come."

Volunteers sort food at the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

T he participating nonprofits had a variety of tasks for volunteers. Some of these tasks included helping restock and sort food drive donations at the  Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and cleaning and organizing classrooms at Arlington Arts Center.
Volunteers included employees from a variety of industries and businesses in Arlington . Member groups who participated today include:

Access National Bank
Esoarc Studio 
Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
Expo Branders
Arlington Strategy
Lafayette Federal Credit Union
Merrill Lynch
Caulkins & Bruce, PC
Piedmont Office Realty Trust
Clarendon Animal Care
Segue Technologies
Design TLC, LLC
United Bank 
Dittmar Company
Urban Alliance
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Crystal City
Washington First Bank
Encentric, Inc. Waterford, Inc.

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

Arlington Arts Center
Community Residences 
Arlington Food Assistance Center Culpepper Garden
Arlington Medical Society 
Linden Resources
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing 
Offender Aid and Restoration
Arlington Thrive Phoenix Bikes
Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment The Reading Connection
BallstonGives, Inc.
Volunteers from a variety of businesses and organizations contributed to Volunteer Arlington Day

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