On Sunday, October 30th, from noon to 2pm, Rock Spring Congregational Church and the global non-profit Stop Hunger Now will team up to fight hunger at “God’s Harvest.” They will bag 11,000 rice and soy protein meals to fight hunger internationally, write hunger advocacy letters, and collect food donations for Arlington homeless children supported by AFAC’s Backpack Buddies program. All members of the community are invited to participate. A simple lunch will also be served. The primary fundraising event will be a silent auction. For more information, contact Iris Gibson.
Keller Williams, Arlington, is hosting another fabulous party for AFAC! Thursday, November 10th is their final fundraiser for the Permanent Home Campaign. You don’t want to miss their last hurrah! They’ll have their usual, fantastic silent auction items and delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres by “bites, drinks and fun!” Andy Shallal, founder of the Busboys and Poets restaurants, artist, social entrepreneur and peace advocate, will make remarks. Have a great time and help AFAC. We hope to see you there! It won’t be the same without you! Get your ticket now!
Happy Hour Food Drive — 5-8pm, Thursday, November 10th
Morton’s Steakhouse in Crystal City is hosting a networking “Meet the Need” Happy Hour for AFAC. Find out more!
Boy Scout Food Drive, Saturday, November 12th
If you live in Arlington, mark your calendar to leave a bag of nonperishable groceries by your front door for your local Scout to collect for AFAC. Scouts will drop empty “Scouting for Food” bags on November 5th in Arlington neighborhoods. If you don’t receive a bag, donations will be accepted by scouts at three Safeway stores in Arlington the morning of the drive (Cherrydale, Bluemont, and Harrison Street).
Thanksgiving Food Drive”Put the GIVING In Thanksgiving!” Food Drive
Our goal is to collect 1,500 each of the following items to make our client families’ Thanksgiving “baskets” complete: 1lb potato mix, 6oz stuffing mix, and canned gravy (no glass please).
Please consider holding a food drive for AFAC and drop off donations by Thursday, November 10th. We will distribute these items the week of November 14th (along with turkeys) and we need time to bag them.
Donations can be dropped off at:
AFAC (2708 S. Nelson Street, Arlington) Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm and Saturday from 9-11am.
Ballston Animal Hospital
Arlington Central Library
Kinder Haus Toys
Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, now through October 31st (9am-5pm) at 2 locations: 5666 Columbia Pike and 2130 N. Glebe Rd.
TurkeyTrot2010Calling all Turkey Trotters: runners, walkers, strollers, pets … young and old!
Get ready for the Turkey Trot – Thursday, November 24th, 8am.
Christ Church of Arlington is hosting its 6th annual Arlington Turkey Trot, a 5 kilometer fun run/walk through Lyon Park and Ashton Heights on Thanksgiving morning – November 24th.
The race benefits 3 local charities: Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH), Doorways for Women & Families, and Arlington Food Assistance Center. The race gets booked fast, so register soon!
Volunteers are needed to help as course marshals, at water stations, and with registration. They also need volunteers the week of November 21st, and to assist with racer packet pick-up and registration at Pacers in Clarendon. Offer to help or find out more by contacting Alice Mar: firstname.lastname@example.org.