(Arlington, VA) – Saturday, Nov. 19 is the first drop off date for members of the public interested in donating outerwear, blankets and food items in support of the Arlington Realtors Care Drive (ARC). For those interested in contributing, the drop off point is at RGS Title located at 4600 Lee Highway, Suite 110, Arlington. Collection hours are 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Donated items will be delivered from the participating ARC partners to 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. A-Span’s current needs are coats, winter-wear (gloves, scarfs, beanies, long-johns) and blankets. Items should be new, cleaned or recently laundered.
Food donations will be delivered to The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to Arlington residents. 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.
ARC is comprised of 12 real estate firms and RGS Title who have joined forces to provide winter essentials for those in need throughout the Arlington community. The drive started on Nov. 1 and will continue through Dec. 31. The second community drop off date is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 at RGS Title.
Participating firms are Advon Real Estate, Buck & Associates, Century 21 New Millennium, Century 21 Redwood Realty, Coldwell Banker, Compass, Keller Williams Metro Center, Long and Foster, Realtors | Christie’s International Real Estate, McEnearney & Associates, TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty, Washington Fine Properties, LLC and Weichert, Realtors. RGS Title is also participating in the event.
For more information on the charities involved, visit AFAC: The Arlington Food Assistance Center – https://afac.org/ and A-Span – http://www.a-span.org/.