Volunteer Spotlight - Elizabeth Ingram

  • Posted on: 29 October 2018
  • By: mfurukawa

The Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation, a young and growing nonprofit founded in 2014 following the untimely death of Jenn Lawson, knows that the success of its annual event is due in large part to its fearless and dedicated event co-chairs. One event co-chair in particular deserves special recognition for the time she’s volunteered to the organization: Elizabeth Ingram.

Volunteer Spotlight: A Pair of Jeans

  • Posted on: 11 September 2018
  • By: editor

The Family Service Award was given at Arlington Cares this year to a family who has made caring and volunteerism a core value. The first recipients of this award were self described as “a pair of jeans!” - Gene and Jeanie Cross were celebrated for their work with their faith community, Central United Methodist Church and A-SPAN.

Thanks for Caring, Kate Athing and the Marymount Women’s Lacrosse!

  • Posted on: 24 August 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

Kate Athing and the Marymount Women’s Lacrosse Team of are the 2018 recipients of our Distinguished County Service Award, presented at Arlington Cares. This team has volunteered with AHC, Inc’s After School Program once a week for the last three years! By returning year after year, the team has gotten to know the students and their families.

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

  • Posted on: 7 August 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

Thank you to the following volunteers who have served more than 100 hours for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)!

2017 - 2018:

Susan Allan Burnett

Mary Appling

Roy Austin

Lorraine Bailey

Dick Bauder

Doris Bennett

Jan Brown

Carol Burnett

Eugene Burns

Eric Carroll

Dianne Carroll

Abby Cummings

Les Davison

Charles Dinkens

Angela Drukier

Cindy Dunbar

Ken Edwards

Diane Erbland

Janet Fedak

Grainne Fetherston

Peter Fox

Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP)

  • Posted on: 7 August 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

Thank you to the following volunteers who have served more than 100 hours for Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP)!

2017 - 2018:

Carol Chemlynski

Ellen Clore-Patron

Charlotte DeButts

Janet Dorn

Carol Duffy Clay

Lisbeth Goldberg

Elizabeth Hilla

Cathy Jabara

Mary Kalfatovic

Karen Middleton

Camilla Nilles

Elizabeth Rathbun

Carol Robinson

Diane Schwartz

Helen Staren

Gail Robinson

Maria Jennings

Volunteer Spotlight: Marissa with Arlington Neighborhood Village

  • Posted on: 13 July 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

The vast majority of older Americans want to age in their own homes. Arlington Neighborhood Village (ANV) was founded in 2013 to help our neighbors do just that. Our goal is to provide services and support to our more than 215 members, aged 55+, so that they can live vibrant, independent lives in their own homes and community.

Volunteer Spotlight: Back Pack Buddy Drivers

  • Posted on: 25 May 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

Approximately four years ago, AFAC launched our backpack buddy program to serve low-income children at designated Arlington County Public Schools. The goal was to provide children who relied on free or reduced breakfast and lunch in schools with comparable food on the weekends. For many families, having extra food provides a much-needed relief for their limited budgets.