Serving Children & Youth in Arlington County

At the Kiwanis Club of Arlington, we believe that we enhance the value of our financial support for these organizations by volunteering our time and talents as well. Each grantee is given a Kiwanis liaison who coordinates service between our two organizations. Join us today in serving the children and youth in our community through these activities! 

Our financial support is made possible through our generous donors and through money we make during our annual Blueberry Sale. Our blueberries are freshly picked from a third generation New Jersey family farm. Our boxes are ten pounds, about six quarts – perfect for eating now or freezing for later. We also facilitate donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center during our sale.

Service Projects

Since COVID, our hands-on volunteer projects have been limited. We currently work with Arlington Food Assistance Center sorting and bagging food. We are attempting to reestablish other activities such as after-school program reading to children, working with Virginia Hospital Center, the Arlington Chamber on its MLK Day of Service, and other projects as they occur. Our support of local organizations breaks down into four main categories:

Economic Insecurity

Arlington Food Assistance Center
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
Arlington Thrive
Bridges to Independence
The Clothesline
Doorways for Women & Families
Offender Aid & Restoration
Path Forward
Salvation Army

Mental & Physical Health

Capital Caring: point of Hope
Hispanics Against Abuse & Neglect
National Capital Treatment & Recovery
National Federation of the Blind, Potomac Chapter
PRS / Crisis Link
Stop Child Abuse Now of No. Va.
VHC Pediatric Center
Washington Fire & Rescue

Education

Aspire! After School Learning
Crescendo
Educational Theatre Company
High School Boat Parties
Music For Life
Phoenix Bikes
Powhatan Springs Park
Read Early And Daily R.E.A.D. 

Youth Leadership

Arlington 4-H Va. Coop Education
Girls on the Run
Scout Troop #167
YMCA Arlington
Young Life Capernaum

Among our service projects, we assist AFAC in bagging food supplies every second Wednesday, collect children’s books to be given gratis each child visiting the Arlington Pediatric Clinic, read to elementary students at Aspire! After-School Learning and to Randolph Elementary School children on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, assist Salvation Army ring bells for their red kettle Christmas campaign and participate in iCanShine bike program in the summer helping kids with disabilities to learn how to ride a bike. 

We support and chaperone the Key Club officers attending the state or district convention where they network with peers who will become future civic leaders.

In the last five years, we have become known for our annual blueberry sales, our biggest fundraiser. Some other  examples are Arlington Thrive, PRS Crisis Link, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), Aspire! After School Learning, Arlington YMCA, Arlington 4-H, Girls on the Run, Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), National Capital Treatment & Recovery, and many others.

We support athletic clubs with soccer balls and fund high school senior graduation night, give scholarships to worthy rising college freshman and fund grants to high school mothers trying to finish their education while parenting, sometimes solo, in the Terrific Parent program.