Nonprofit organizations have held a warm spot in my heart for many years, dating back to my days living in New York. When I arrived on the scene in Arlington and joined the Chamber, one of the first things I did was to get involved with the Community Action Committee (CAC). In the six years since I started attending CAC meetings, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting lots of wonderful, giving, caring people who are totally devoted to the causes of the organizations that they work for.
Since becoming a part of the Chamber and the CAC, I’ve participated in Volunteer Arlington Day every year. From picking up garbage on Columbia Pike for Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment, to putting stickers on children’s books and boxing them up for The Reading Connection, I’ve been able to do my part to help these organizations accomplish their nonprofit missions. And at the same time, I’ve had fun and met a lot more nice people – what a bonus!
Volunteer Arlington Day is Tuesday, April 25 from noon-4:00 p.m. Volunteering will only take a few hours of your time, but it’s time that will be greatly appreciated by the organization you’ll be matched with to help. I encourage you to please consider volunteering this year – you’ll be glad you did!