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BBQ, Boots & BINGO Event Supports Neighbors in Need

By: Arlington Thrive

September 17, 2019

Arlington Thrive will host its 4th Annual BBQ, Boots & BINGO fall fundraiser on Saturday, September 28, 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, face painting, crafts, BINGO, music and more. Music will be provided by “DJTJ” Schultz. TJ has been a renowned DJ in the NOVA area for two years.  He is also the Fan Zone DJ for the Washington Spirit women’s soccer team. Tickets (adult $20; child $10; or family $50) are available online at The ticket price includes admission, food, beverages, all activities and BINGO. All funds raised will go directly to support Arlington neighbors in need. For more information, please call 703-558-0035.

This year’s co-presenting sponsors are AT&T and the Arlington Rotary Club. “Arlington Thrive provides critical services to the residents of Arlington County during an unexpected time of crisis. This contribution will help individuals, children, and families meet basic needs in desperate times,” said Garrett McGuire, Regional Director for External Affairs at AT&T. AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. Learn more about AT&T in Virginia at “The Arlington Rotary Club is honored to support Arlington THRIVE in the essential and life-changing services it provides to our community and we look forward to continuing our long-established relationship as long as we can be helpful to such a needed organization,” said Sherry Barndollar Rock, Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation President. As part of the Rotary Club’s own efforts within the Arlington community, they are collecting unwanted or broken electronic devices and they will have a collection box for these devices at Arlington Thrive’s BBQ, Boots, and BINGO fundraiser. In addition to safely recycling electronics that can be harmful to the environment, the money they raise through this collection will go towards the Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation ( The Arlington South Lions Club and the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia (LERC NOVA) are new sponsors this year and will be collecting both used eyeglasses and hearing aids at the event.

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


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