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Cherrydale Businesses to Raise Awareness, Comforts for Homeless

February 19, 2015

On Sunday February 22, the Cherrydale Business Community will offer an afternoon for neighbors to come together with local businesses for an afternoon of community and support to benefit Arlington’s homeless population. Partnering with A-SPAN, the Cherrydale Business Alliance, in conjunction with lead sponsor Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center will host “Hot Chocolate and Charity in Cherrydale” at the Volunteer Fire Department (Lee Hwy and Pollard) from 1-4pm. Patrons can peruse the booths of local businesses, enjoy cocoa and popcorn (donations welcome to raise money for A-SPAN), hear music from local band Ciclon y Su Combo, among other entertainment, including a kids activity corner and raffle.

The theme of the event surrounds cocoa and other comforts that we enjoy in the cold weather. Organizers aim to leverage this theme to invite neighbors to bring coats, clothing and household items that A-SPAN could use to help homeless clients in their new homes, specifically: new bedding (full/queen), plate sets, silverware sets, shower curtains, glassware sets, cleaning supplies, vacuum cleaner, bath towels, clothing, coats/hats/sweaters/gloves, hooded sweatshirts, long underwear, new underwear including large(r) sized women’s underwear, gently used jeans/shirts/shoes. Bring any of these items to the firehouse and join in the spirit of helping our neighbors stay warm this winter.

Participating businesses include House of Steep, Molly’s Closet Shop, Systems that Work and fourteen other participating businesses offering samples, discounts, raffle prizes and more.

The Cherrydale Business Community has been energized by its own local businesses in efforts to bring more awareness to the authentic and historic businesses found in this part of Arlington. To learn more about this or future events, visit


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