Arlington Rotary Club Launches Drive for Thrive

Arlington Rotary Club Launches Drive for Thrive

Give to the Rotary Club by Feb. 28 to double your impact.

If there was ever a time Arlington Thrive was crucial in the lives of Arlington residents, it is now, in the 12th month of the Covid-19 crisis. The Arlington Rotary Club will offer a matching challenge campaign so Arlington Thrive can help clients weather the continued Covid storm. Arlington Thrive provides crisis-solving cash to individuals in Arlington who are in danger of being evicted from their homes, and will help pay other crucial bills. Many pay the money back when they can.

From now until Feb. 28, an anonymous donor has offered to match contributions of up to $10,000, dollar-for-dollar to the Arlington Rotary Club which will grant the funds to Arlington Thrive. All contributions are tax-deductible and can be made on the Arlington Rotary Club’s donation page at or checks to the Arlington Rotary Club can be mailed to P.O. Box 100038 Arlington VA 22210.

“We are proud to be a partner of the Arlington Rotary Club. The pandemic has caused immense suffering to individuals and families, many of whom are teetering on the edge of homelessness. The matching challenge donations will help Arlington Thrive meet skyrocketing needs and alleviate the crisis so many people face and that has been made worse by the pandemic. This support is even more vital than ever in the past,” said Arlington Thrive Executive Director Andrew Schneider.

“We want to have a positive impact on people’s lives so that they can go on and have that extra foot up that maybe for whatever reason in their past they haven’t been able to have up until this point,” said Chelsi Dildine, president of the Arlington Rotary Club.

The Club has been donating to Arlington Thrive for the past two years, but Dildine says this may be the organization’s biggest donation yet.

Rotary Club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service, networking and fellowship. The Arlington Rotary Club was founded in 1929 and is driven by the motto "Service Above Self" in its efforts to provide assistance and support to those in need in Arlington County. For more information on joining the Arlington Rotary Club, scholarships, grant and community service projects, visit

Founded in 1975, Arlington Thrive provides rapid, emergency financial assistance to County residents who experience a sudden financial crisis.

To get involved with Arlington Thrive, see