This week’s Q&A column is sponsored and written by Lisa Groover of McEnearney Associates Realtors®, the leading real estate firm in Alexandria. To learn more about this article and relevant Alexandria market news, contact Lisa at 703-919-4426 or email [email protected]. You may also submit your questions to McEnearney Associates via email for response in future columns.
Question: What do real estate agents do when they are not out selling houses?
Answer: I am often asked what I do when I am not helping my clients buy or sell their homes. In addition to walking my dogs in Old Town, I love being involved in the community, not only socially, but in ways that help others.
I welcome the opportunity to share some of the experiences I have had this summer and invite you to two upcoming events.
Old Town VillageFood Drive For ALIVE!
Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the oldest and largest private safety net in the City of Alexandria dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger.
The summer months of July and August are the time of year when we can really help.
Special thanks to everyone who participated in the food drive on July 16th in Old Town Village. With your generous donations, we collected 639 pounds of all sorts of food! Executive Director Jenn Ayers said, “Thank you for your commitment to ALIVE! and the people we serve.”
She noted that our drive will be feeding 512 Alexandria residents in need.
K9 Yappy Hour Hosted by The Alexandria Police Foundation
Funds raised at the event on May 19th benefited the well-being of Alexandria’s active and retired police dogs.
According to The Alexandria Police Foundation’s Executive Director, Ginny Hill-Obranovich, it had been several years since a Yappy Hour was held, and that she was happy to see so many people enjoying an evening with their dogs.
It was terrific seeing so many of my friends, clients, neighbors, colleagues and your dogs.
Thank you for your support of the Alexandria Police Dogs!
Upcoming Clothing and Housewares Drive to Save a Heart!
Saturday, August 13 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Old Town Village Roundhouse | 343 S. Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
The Twig, the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital, has pledged another $1 million towards the renovation of the hospital’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.
You can help achieve their goal by donating the following items:
- Gently worn apparel for men, women and teens
- Housewares (kitchen utensils, pots and pans, vases, dishes, tools)
- Decorative accessories (artwork, frames, lamps — no bedding or pillows)
- Handbags, shoes, ties, hats, jewelry
- Books, luggage and so much more!
All items will be sold at affordable prices at The TWIG Thrift Shop (Open September through mid-June at 106 N Columbus Street). Proceeds will be donated to Inova Alexandria Hospital. *Receipts will be provided
Upcoming Shop & Support to Benefit the Unmet Medical Needs in Alexandria
10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sips & Bites from 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy first pick on deeply discounted Sidewalk Sale Deals and 10% off all full priced lady’s apparel and accessories. Sara Campbell boutique will donate 10% of all sales to the Board of Lady Managers, a humanitarian organization serving the unmet medical needs in Alexandria.
Stop by anytime during the day, or for lovely refreshments from 4-7 p.m. Don’t forget to mention the Board of Lady Managers!
I love living and working in Alexandria, where I am dedicated to giving back to our wonderful community. Please join me on August 10th and/or August 13th at one of the upcoming events.
Lisa Groover is a licensed real estate agent with McEnearney Associates, Inc. in Old Town Alexandria, VA. As an active member of the community since 1989, Lisa specializes in Alexandria, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with her friends, neighbors, former clients and their referrals.
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