Ask McEnearney: Giving & thanks

This week’s Q&A column, sponsored and written by McEnearney Associates Realtors®, the leading real estate firm in Alexandria, is a bit of a departure from our usual format. To learn more about this article and relevant Alexandria market news, contact us at 703-549-9292. You may also submit your questions to McEnearney Associates via email for response in future columns

It’s Beyond Selling Homes

When McEnearney Associates was formed in 1980, John McEnearney knew that he wanted to create a firm that went above and beyond just selling and buying homes for clients.

He wanted to give back to the communities that helped grow the firm to more than 350 Associates today. Every Associate that joins our firm stands behind a brand that invests in the communities where we live and work.

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we would like to highlight some of the community organizations we have worked with over the years. Our individual Associates have also supported many more throughout the DMV. We offer our sincere thanks to these organizations who strengthen our communities and to all those whose donations of time, money, and resources make it all possible.

ACT for Alexandria

ACT for Alexandria is a community foundation designed to connect donors with causes and collaborate with nonprofit organizations to optimize resources and impact. McEnearney Associates is proud to be a main sponsor this year for Giving Tuesday on November 30. Please join us in donating to this wonderful foundation. To learn how we are matching donations, follow us @mcenearneyalexandria.

Arlington Realtors Care (ARC)

McEnearney Associates has joined together with other real estate firms to collect essential items for those in need this holiday season. Through December 31, items may be dropped off at our Arlington location, 4720-D Langston Blvd (Lee Hwy), during office hours. Essentials include canned and shelf-stable food to support Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and coats, hats, gloves and warm clothing for Path Forward.

Blue Ridge Hospice

With warmth and compassion, Blue Ridge Hospice provides expert services and care for those with life-limiting or advanced illness. Their services also help loved ones manage the challenges of being caregivers and the grieving process. There are 9 thrift stops throughout their service area where you can shop or donate items to help support the care they provide.

Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) is the leading hunger relief organization in the DMV. Working with partners from food distributors and retailers to restaurants, farms and individuals, they help provide more than 45 million meals a year across D.,. Maryland and Virginia.

Dr. Bear’s Closet at Children’s National

A hospital stay is especially difficult for children and families during the holidays, so toys are often a way to make that time a little happier. We’ve always enjoyed collecting for Children’s National, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, they are only accepting items that are mailed/shipped to them or purchased through their online holiday wish list.

Lucky Dog (& Cat) Animal Rescue

If you’ve been following McEnearney Associates online, you probably already know we have a soft spot for furry friends and have proudly supported Lucky Dog Animal Rescue for several years. In addition to fundraisers to help feed shelter dogs while they wait for new homes, many of our Associates have adopted dogs and cats through Lucky Dog. Their website includes information on adoption, donating and volunteer opportunities.

Share of McLean

For more than 50 years, Share has been helping economically distressed families and individuals, seniors living on limited means, immigrants, and the housing insecure. They are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. Their services include food & clothing pantries, emergency financial aid, a furniture program, and back-to-school and holiday programs. Their website includes information on donating money or items and ways to volunteer.

A Wider Circle

The mission of A Wider Circle is to end poverty through an integrated approach, including on-the-ground services for the creation of stable homes, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. Their solutions incorporate community engagement to raise awareness. McEnearney Associates has been working with A Wider Circle for several years. Through Friday, December 17, we are collecting new or gently-used household & pantry items, clothing and toys at our Spring Valley office, 4910 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 119, Washington, D.C. For a complete list of preferred items, check out their wishlist online.

We hope you will consider supporting one of these organizations whose work is vital to the strength of our communities.

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