Thrive’s Boots, Bingo, and BBQ Returns to Arlington

Thrive’s Boots, Bingo, and BBQ Returns to Arlington

What do Dominion Energy, EagleBank, The Educational and Charitable Fund Committee of CNA Corporation, Daphne Papamichael and Tim Nichols, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church all have in common? They are the sponsors for the third annual BBQ, Boots & Bingo fundraiser hosted by Arlington Thrive on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbus Club of Arlington, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington.

The family-friendly event will include picnic fare by Rocklands BBQ and Columbus Club of Arlington, ice cream by the Orange Cow ice cream truck, balloon creations by Leandra Finder, moon bounces, face painting, bingo with prizes, music and more. Tickets (adult $20; child $10; or family $50) are available online at or they can be bought at the entrance. An anonymous supporter is underwriting the costs of the event, so that all funds raised will go directly to support Arlington neighbors in need.

Arlington Thrive provides same-day emergency financial assistance for residents who cannot pay their bills for rent, utilities or medical care.

Funds can be used to cover rent, utilities, medical/dental visits, prescriptions, or work-related costs, such as transportation, tools, and identification documents.

Each day, Thrive’s largest program, the Daily Fund, distributes $1,400 to Arlingtonians in crisis. Last year, Arlington Thrive provided over $750,000 in emergency same-day financial assistance across all of its programs. This assistance helped over 2,000 individuals remain secure in their jobs, health, and homes and prevented 495 evictions in Arlington. One-third of the individuals served by Arlington Thrive are children. To learn more, visit or call 703-558-0035 for more information.