When Arlington Charities client, Lia Boyd, pulled into the drive through today, she had our North Texas Giving Day page pulled up and was excitedly counting the money we had raised. Lia is a fanatic advocate for everything Arlington Charities, because we have been helping her for forty years. After her brother and his kids moved in with her after he lost his job, Lia was struggling to support a growing family. Luckily Arlington Charities was there to provide her with all the groceries, hygiene items, and household supplies she needs.

Lia loves the friendly faces of the volunteers and the extremely efficient Mobile Food Pantries. She is quick to speak about Arlington Charities to her friends and asserts that there is no where else that she will go to get food. Her favorite item that she receives is our fresh produce which she uses to make red beans and rice, chalupas, and Mexican corn.

“You should give to Arlington Charities during North Texas Giving Day, because it helps a lot of people like me,” says Lia. “With programs for the homeless, delivery service to people with out vehicles, and holiday help, your donation is going to a lot of fantastic programs.”

Donate Today: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/arlingtoncharities

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Kevin Betts made North Arlington his home just about time the COVID-19 shutdown was underway. During lockdown, he researched many local nonprofits and charities to determine which organization would the right fit for his desire to give back to his community – he chose Arlington Charities.

‘The best part of my week is hanging out with other people here,’ says Kevin. He has been a regular volunteer at the food pantry every Friday for the past 5 months.

Kevin is the also the owner of Novel Coffee Roasting in Dallas. And as if that doesn’t elevate his cool factor enough, he sports some really rad ink and is often seen jetting around town on his Ducati sport bike.

Kevin admits his wife’s excellent cooking skills outweigh his attempts any day. However, he does claims the title of amateur mixologist. His favorite cocktail to make is a Negroni, a popular Italian concoction served on the rocks with gin.

Cheers to our volunteer Kevin!

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On Friday, July 30th, Arlington Charities Marketing and Communications staff, Chris and Wendy, woke up at 3:00 AM to head over to Victory Plaza at 4:00 AM. There, they would meet dozens of other nonprofits looking to celebrate the upcoming return of North Texas Giving Day. Chris and Wendy spent all week planning for this big event and had dressed themselves like big flashy peacocks in order to get noticed by WFAA news cameras. The goal was to get on the morning news and hopefully land an interview for Arlington Charities.

The duo succeeded in their endeavors, with their goofy hats, bright signs, and energetic spirits immediately getting noticed by the news team. Wendy did a great job telling North Texas about the varied programs and needs at Arlington Charities.

Watch our Interview Here: https://www.facebook.com/wfaa/videos/560604661763343

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