Going to bed hungry is an ordeal that no child (or adult) should have to experience.  Due to many factors, the number of folks who depend on food assistance has steadily increased over the years.  The reasons are many:  single-working moms, the newly-arrived, laid-off-and-cannot-find-steady-income, struggling to make ends meet with rising medical bills, absent parents, and so forth. In order to provide for their families, many of our neighbors (in Arlington County) rely on the Arlington Food Assistance Center for help in getting through times of need.  In turn, the AFAC needs our help with donations, contributions, and volunteers in order to meet a growing need within our community.

On November 10 at the Clarendon Ballroom (in Clarendon, VA), a gala fundraiser is being hosted by the Arlington office of Keller Williams Realty.  Gayle Fleming, a KW agent, and chairwoman of the event " Pay It Forward, Pay It Off, " is determined to retire the mortgage of the AFAC permanent-home site, and hopes to exceed last year's efforts which raised over $40,000.  Mark your calendar, and come out for a good time, as well as for a worthy cause.  This year's gala will feature music, refreshments, a live auction with incredible items, and the opportunity to meet celebrity guests and TV personalities.  

Tickets may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203978.  Please consider becoming a sponsor, making a donation or in-kind contribution to the Center, or if your schedule permits, become a volunteer.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.