Steve McKenna & The Home Advantage Team is pleased to announce the final winner of the charity nomination for 2015.
As part of the ‘Move Forward by Giving Back’ campaign we began in early 2015, three Arlington charities – Arlington Fuel Assistance, The Children’s Room, and Arlington Eats – each received $2,500 over the course of the year. We called on the community of Arlington to nominate the fourth and final charity.
We received nearly 80 submissions from the community, and we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to support their causes. It was truly eye-opening to see so many organizations in Arlington, both big and small, well known and not that well known, that contribute to the health and wellness of our community.
We were moved by the heartfelt notes that people sent us about their charities of choice. It was very difficult to select just one, which is why we have selected TWO.
Congratulations to Food Link and Operation Success on being chosen to receive $2,500!
Food Link serves Arlington and surrounding communities by providing good nutritional food such as fresh produce, meat, bread and grocery items to the Arlington Food Pantry and other organizations serving people in need.
Operation Success assists middle school and high school children who reside at Menotomy Manor. The group provides a safe, educational environment, as well as the necessary tools to help students complete school projects and homework assignments. Organizational and personal skill sets are developed to help children achieve higher successes throughout their life.
In an effort to raise awareness for all of the nominations, please consider these local charities as you make your own donations this holiday season.
Arlington Education Foundation (AEF)
Arlington Youth Counseling Center (AYCC)
Cause + Event 5K
Arlington Boys & Girls Club
Arlington Council on Aging Transportation
Arlington Center for the Arts
Arlington Food Pantry
True Story Theater
Retired Men’s Club
Whiskers for Hope
Friends of Spy Pond Park
The Old Schwamb Mill
I Can Shine Arlington Bike Camp
Organizations that Provide Housing, Fuel, Food
We will include these charities in the Move Forward by Giving Back campaign for 2016, when we donate another $10,000 to local charities in increments of $2,500. Announcements will be made in March, June, September and December of next year.
Keep up the good work Arlington!