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Arlington Thrive hosting BBQ, Boots & Bingo fundraiser on Saturday

By: Arlington Thrive

September 15, 2016

For immediate release
Contact: Shandra Niswander
[email protected] or 703-558-0035

BBQ, Boots & BINGO Event Supports Neighbors in Need

Arlington, Virginia – Arlington Thrive will host BBQ, Boots & BINGO on Saturday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Columbus Club of Arlington (5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington). The family-friendly event will include picnic fare, moon bounces, a climbing wall, face painting, bingo, music and more. Tickets (adult $20; child $10; or family $50) are available online at The ticket price includes admission for all food, beverages, activities and a chance to win prizes. A generous supporter is underwriting the costs of the event, so that all funds raised will go directly to support Arlington neighbors in need. The leading corporate sponsors are: Arlington Community Foundation, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, Koons Arlington Toyota, Starbuck Realty, and Marymount University.

Contact [email protected] or 703-558-0035 for more information.

Arlington Thrive is the only nonprofit in Arlington that provides same-day emergency financial assistance for Arlington residents who cannot pay their bills for rent, utilities or medical care. To learn more, go to

• Arlington Thrive provides same-day emergency funds to residents experiencing a sudden financial crisis to help them stay in their housing or to cover other immediate needs. Funds can be used to cover rent, utilities, medical/dental visits, prescriptions, or work-related costs, such as transportation, tools, and identification documents. Each day, Thrive’s largest program, the Daily Fund, distributes $1,400 to Arlingtonians in crisis. Clients receive the funds the same day.
• One-third of the individuals served by Arlington Thrive are children.
• Last year, Arlington Thrive helped over 3,000 people and prevented more than 325 evictions in Arlington.



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