Marymount University fashion students and professors create crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Arlington Free Clinic

A team of Marymount fashion students and professors used its creative talents to help boost the amount of crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Arlington Free Clinic.   Visiting faculty member and award-winning fashion designer William Allen delivered about 120 protective “fashion masks” that can be used by patients, volunteers, staff and visitors. These masks are made of breathable …

Transurban contributes $25,000 to Northern Virginia Family Services and Matched contributions up to another $10,000 as part of Giving Tuesday Now

Transurban, the operator of the 95, 495, and 395 Express Lanes, raised more than $50,000 for Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) through their #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. #GivingTuesdayNow, held on May 5th, was a global day of action and giving in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In support of NVFS, Transurban made a $25,000 contribution and offered to match another $10,000 in …

Farmers Restaurant Group Donates Hundreds of Gallons of Hand Sanitizer to First Responders

Farmers Restaurant Group has shifted gears from distilling cocktails to hundreds of gallons of hand sanitizer that they’ve donated to protect local first responders. To date they have been able to supply Children’s National Hospital with 150 gallons of hand sanitizer and 100 gallons to donate to DC Fire & EMS. Farmers Restaurant Group has shifted gears from distilling cocktails …

James M. Cox Foundation donates $75k to Virginia food banks

The James M. Cox Foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive. In response to the growing strain on feeding the community, the foundation announced $25,000 grants to organizations supporting people in need where we live and work. The recipients are: Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore Fairfax Meals …

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families creates face shields for grocery store employees and area nurses

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families adapted their career and technical education 3D design and print curriculum to help the community during the pandemic.  During the school closure, staff and a student are printing PPE to donate to those working on the frontline to provide us with necessities like groceries and healthcare.  Face shields have been donated to The Kensington, …

ACT I Makes Nationwide Contributions to COVID-19 Community Support Organizations

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I) has conducted a series of charitable contributions to organizations across the United States in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. ACT I employees recommended key charitable organizations in their local communities across the nation where they deliver mission-essential services to government customers every day. “This is ACT I in Action,” said ACT I …

Windows Catering and United Way Feed 8,000 Front Line Hospital Workers

April 27th, 2020: United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) has partnered with Windows Catering to provide meals to frontline hospital personnel in medical facilities across the region including doctors and nurses, as well as medical staff such as front desk personnel, custodians, security workers and other employees who are responding to the increase in healthcare needs …

Easterseals addresses pandemic-related clinic needs and essential services labor shortages

Easterseals, known for helping veteran and military family communities, has stepped up with new services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today they are providing quality behavioral health care through telehealth and helping to address massive essential service labor shortages. Through Easterseals’ Cohen Clinic and Veteran Staffing Network programs, veterans and military families have somewhere to turn to help them deal with …

ThunderCat Technology sends meals to INOVA Health System health workers and in the process feeds the needy through HUNGRY

For the last two weeks, ThunderCat Technology supported two fellow Chamber members and helped feed needy people in the process. Said ThunderCat Technology’s Tom Deierlien, “like everyone else we knew about our brave, indefatigable healthcare staff working around the clock and being away from family. One of our employees talked about a program from Arlington’s HUNGRY Marketplace that launched a new …

HomeAid Northern Virginia’s “Builders for Babies” initiative collects diapers, wipes and other infant essentials for families living in shelters and supportive housing

HomeAid Northern Virginia is working to support its nonprofit housing partners amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their “Builders for Babies” initiative has been collecting diapers, wipes and other infant essentials for families living in shelters and supportive housing. Even prior to the current pandemic, some 1 in 3 families had trouble affording the cost of diapers. Now, with the explosion of unemployment related …