Second Annual Arlington Realtors Care Drive
Arlington Real Estate Agents Unite to Help Those in Need
This year, 8 real estate firms and RGS Title are joining forces to provide essentials for those in need this holiday season throughout the Arlington community. The firms work together as Arlington Realtors Care (ARC) to collect donated food and clothing items from the public. These items will then be delivered from their offices to The Arlington Food Assistance Center and A-Span. The food and clothing drive will continue through December 31. The goal of the ARC drive is to bring aid to those most in need.
For members of the public who are interested in donating, the main drop off point is RGS Title, located at 4600 Lee Highway, Suite 110, Arlington. They will also host two community wide drop off dates on December 9 and December 16. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donation boxes will also be located at the offices of each participating firm.
Items donated to the participating ARC partners will be delivered to the individual charitable organizations. Clothing items will be delivered to A-SPAN, an organization that strives to end homelessness in Arlington through housing and ongoing case management. Food donations will be delivered to The Arlington Food Assistance Center, a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to Arlington residents.
A-Span’s current needs are sneakers, NEW socks, winter-wear (gloves, scarfs, beanies), NEW underwear and bras, blankets and backpacks. Items should be new, cleaned or recently laundered.
AFAC accepts most unopened, unexpired, and unprepared foods, including perishable items. The organization is most in need of low sodium tomato products (diced, paste, & sauce), low sodium canned tuna, low sodium canned soups, low sodium canned beans, low sugar cereal and cooking oil.
Participating real estate firms are Advon Real Estate, Brock Realty, Buck & Associates, Coldwell Banker, Compass, Long and Foster, Realtors | Christie’s International Real Estate, TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty, and Weichert, Realtors.