Arlington, VA
Press Release

Substantial Donations to Local Charities by the Aurora Hills Women’s Club

By: Karen Tucker

June 19, 2018

ARLINGTON, Virginia (June 18, 2018) — The Aurora Hills Women’s Club announces it has donated over $125,000 to local charities over the past ten years.

Since 1958, members of the Club have lived up to its motto of “Continuing Community Commitment” by actively supporting organizations and projects that help make Arlington a great place to live. The purpose of the Club is two fold:

  • To support charitable organizations that serve people in Arlington
  • To provide programs of general interest and education to its members in a social setting

Annually the Club holds several fundraisers and is known locally for its holiday wreath sale, featuring custom wreaths individually designed and decorated by the members. Funds raised are designated primarily to two charities.

The main beneficiary is the Hume School building, which houses the Arlington Historical Museum. Located in its neighborhood, the Club has an interest in preserving and maintaining this iconic former schoolhouse. Over the past ten years, the Club has provided in excess of $64,000 for this purpose.

Every year Club members select an additional charity for a substantial donation. For the 2017-18 Club year, the members selected the Arlington Free Clinic, which provides health care services to needy people in Arlington. At the recent annual awards luncheon for the Club, the Free Clinic was provided a donation of $7,500. Past recipients of significant donations include Doorways, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Arlington Thrive, the Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (housing for homeless military vets), and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

About the Aurora Hills Women’s Club

The Aurora Hills Women’s Club was founded in 1958 by a small group of military wives who got together to raise money for community projects. The Club is a 501c3 nonprofit. Membership is open to all local women who support the mission of the Club. Please visit our website for membership and donation information.

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