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USA National Football Team

Updated: Mar 18, 2019

USANFT team members carrying boxes

This Meet a Volunteer Monday, Arlington Charities wanted to recognize a hardworking group of young men that participated in a busy day volunteering at Arlington Charities on January 17th. Two USA football (USANFT) teams, U16 and U17, helped reorganize our pantry, assist clientele, move heavy crates, and break down a large influx of boxes. These high school age boys thoroughly enjoyed breaking down boxes and had fun competing to see who was strong enough to rip them up.

Ripping up boxes brings out some competitive spirit

The teams had a great deal of fun, so much so that some players were reluctant to leave. In fact, when the U17 team was about to take a group photo before departing, five players were found missing. After some searching, they were found helping a woman load groceries and clothes into her car. This unplanned and tender moment is a testament to the meaningful connections volunteers can foster with the communities we represent and a huge reason why our volunteers do what they do.

Labeling items for storage

Both teams and the coaches said that “volunteering together helped build bonds and strengthen relationships on the field.” They assert that “if your group is looking for a good place to make a difference and work with a well-organized staff, Arlington Charities is it.” Thank you to these young men for coming out and congratulations to the U16 team for their shutout of Playa Del Carmen, 47-0, and the U17 team for their victory over Japan, 28-24.

If you are a volunteer and would like to be featured on “Meet a Volunteer Monday,” please send us a message. Alternatively if you are inspired by USANFT and would like to volunteer yourself, you can sign up at

We also accept large groups like USANFT and will provide your group with lots of fun projects! Why not schedule a volunteer day!

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