A special thank you to all the Turkey Trot supporters over the years.
Your participation assists the following beneficiaries:
Arlington Food Assistance Center
The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) provides dignified access to nutritious, supplemental groceries – free of charge – to our neighbors in need. In doing so, AFAC makes it possible for vulnerable families in our community to eat well while devoting their limited resources to financial obligations such as housing, utilities, transportation, and other basic necessities.
For more information or to get involved, contact Jolie Smith at email@example.com
Arlington Thrive delivers same-day emergency funds to our neighbors in crisis, so they can be secure in their jobs, health, and homes and thrive in a caring community.
We provide “just enough emergency financial assistance at just the right time” to Arlington residents who are in a financial crisis and by doing so, help to prevent more serious consequences such as eviction from a home or job loss due to an untreated illness.
Our vision is an Arlington community where all have homes, are financially stable, and thrive. For more information, contact Alina Beruff, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridges to Independence
Bridges to Independence does more than offer shelter to homeless people, it provides them with a foundation to rebuild their lives. Created in 1985 by concerned citizens of Arlington and Alexandria, Bridges to Independence works in coordination with public agencies, businesses and community groups to give homeless people the support, shelter, counseling and employment training they need to regain self-sufficiency.
For more information or to get involved, contact Jasmine Piggie at email@example.com
Offender Aid and Restoration
OAR of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church believes in second chances. OAR works on behalf of the community.
Our most intensive program has a low 10% recidivism rate compared to the national 54%. In Community Service, OAR ensures that adults and youth who have been court-ordered to complete their community service hours do so successfully.
This program keeps people out of incarceration to begin with, and also strengthens our community by providing over $3 million of volunteer time to our local nonprofit partners. Our participants have a 90% success rate of completion.
For more information or to get involved, contact Stephanie Ku at firstname.lastname@example.org
PathForward’s vision is to end homelessness in Arlington County. Founded in 1988 by a few concerned residents, PathForward helps to secure permanent housing and provide life-sustaining services for our homeless neighbors in Arlington, including many veterans, through community outreach and relationship built on trust and respect.
For more information or to get involved, contact Scott Miller at email@example.com
Young Life Arlington
Young Life Arlington is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to teenagers and pre-teens through Club meetings, camps and volunteering by building meaningful relationships, going where the kids are, winning the right to be heard, providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing, loving the children regardless of their responses, helping young people to develop the skills and attitudes to reach their full potential.
Young Life Arlington started serving kids from Washington-Lee and later some kids from Kenmore and Swanson Middle in 2002 and is currently impacting over 250 high school and middle school adolescents in Kenmore Middle School, Wakefield High School, TC Williams High School, Washington & Lee High School and NOVA Community College.
Arlington Bridge Builders
Arlington Bridge Builders is a partnership of area churches, Christian organizations and individuals that operate inthe Arlington community, have strong neighborhood ties and provide social services,including food, financial assistance and pastoral care to people in need.
Judy Kauer firstname.lastname@example.org
La Cocina VA
La Cocina VA provides culinary job training and placement for low-income adults in local restaurants and hotels. Support for low-income entrepreneurs to start or expand small food businesses. Healthy food assistance meals for the needy in our community. Community café and catering services.
Patricia Funegra email@example.com
Read Early And Daily (READ)
Read Early And Daily (READ) addresses reading inequities faced by our community’s youngest and most economically vulnerable children by ensuring babies and young children have new, quality, culturally relevant books of their own that are ‘mirrors and windows’ into their everyday lives and communities.
Jennifer Sauter Price firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock Recovery bridges critical gaps in eating disorder treatment and mental health education by providing low-cost therapy groups, peer support services and free community education events and workshops to those who struggle with disordered eating and the loved ones who care for them.
Kristyn Soto email@example.com