It's important to give back to those who have had an impact on our lives and our community. We shouldn't forget about those organizations during the rest of the year, but the holiday season is a great platform for giving.
Here are some ways you can help:
1. Do you shop online at Amazon.com?
Next time you are at amazon.com, try shopping from Amazon Smile. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and start your shopping. When you check out, .05% of your purchase will be given to the charity of your choice! It's a simple and easy way to give back. To learn more about the program and how to register your charity, click here.
2. Give Back to the Arts
Organizations like the Levitt Pavilion, Creative Arts Theatre & School (CATS), Symphony Arlington, Arlington Museum of Art, and Theatre Arlington do so much to make Downtown Arlington culturally diverse. Venues like the Levitt have provided us not only with free concerts, but an improved Walk Score, which is important for economic growth and overall well-being. And Theatre Arlington gives back through outreach, like Camp Be A Star - a week long theater camp for homeless and transitional housing children in Arlington.
3. Give to Those Who Help Others
Mission Arlington, The Salvation Army YET center, Boys & Girls Club, SafeHaven Domestic Violence Shelter, and Arlington Animal Services give back in so many ways. Find an organization that resonates with you or a friend. Consider giving a donation in someone's name instead of purchasing a gift. We all know how many gifts end up at the bottom of a closet, never to be opened.
We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. The Downtown Arlington community and our partners have given us so much to be thankful for.