Join Bridges to Independence for these upcoming events and activities in 2020 as we celebrate our 35-year anniversary this year!


Clarendon Comes Together

DATE: Saturday, September 26, 2020

LOCATION: Downtown Clarendon (Arlington, VA)

DESCRIPTION: “Clarendon Comes Together” is hosted by Clarendon Alliance in lieu of their traditional Clarendon Day street festival. This new, semi-virtual event will embrace the same spirit of community, fun, music, and giving that has always defined our amazing Clarendon neighborhood (where Bridges shelter is located). This is an opportunity for all of us to come together in the Clarendon Courthouse area to support our local businesses and non-profits. This full day of fun includes workouts on the metro plaza to benefit the Arlington Free Clinic’s free breast cancer programs, a donation drive on the metro plaza for our favorite local charities (like Bridges’ linen drive), promotion of our many neighborhood restaurants and small businesses, a live concert with Arlington Independent Media, an exciting raffle and door prize drawing, a fun scavenger hunt for kids, and a chalk art contest.


CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,



Orangetheory Fitness and Allied Title & Escrow present Bridges’ Charity Golf Tournament!

DATE & TIME: 7:30 AM – 2 PM, Monday, October 5, 2020

7:30 AM: Registration, Breakfast & “Eye Opening Bar” Outside, & Practice Fields Open

9 AM: Shotgun start! Each player has their own cart!

1  PM: After-Golf fun outside! Drinks and appetizers!

LOCATION: Army Navy County Club, Arlington

DESCRIPTION: Dust off your clubs, get ready to have some fun, and raise money for local families in need at one of our areas most prestigious golf courses. Please join Orangetheory Fitness and Allied Title & Escrow in hosting the Charity Golf Tournament!


CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,



Home Run for the Homeless (Gone Virtual)!

DATE: October 10-31, 2020

DESCRIPTION:  Run or walk to support three local nonprofits providing housing, employment, and childcare services to homeless families in Northern Virginia. Homestretch, Community Lodgings, and Bridges to Independence join together for the third annual 5k Home Run for the Homeless!


CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,

Sponsorship Opportunities



Arlington Turkey Trot

DATE: Thursday, November 26, 2020

LOCATION: Christ Church of Arlington, 3020 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22201

DESCRIPTION: Celebrate with us at the 15th annual Arlington Turkey Trot, bringing together 4,000 Arlingtonians! Grab on your running gear, put on your best holiday apparel, and join us Thanksgiving morning for this exciting event. Your support will benefit Bridges to Independence and our fellow nonprofit beneficiaries.

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,



Giving Tuesday 

Date: December 1, 2020

DESCRIPTION: Join Bridges and our fellow nonprofits on for a Day of Global Giving on #GivingTuesday. After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, there is Giving Tuesday. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Tell the world why you care about Bridges, show your #BridgeBuilder hashtag on social media, and make a donation of $35 or more to celebrate 35 years of good work in our local community.

Contact: Emmy Hamed,



DATE: October 15 – December 10, 2020

LOCATION: Your office, church, or home!

DESCRIPTION:You and/or your network can help our families in need during the holiday season by collecting gift cards. The best way to help the families is by providing general gift cards such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. This empowers the families to shop where they are and gives them the choice to purchase the color, size, etc. that they need. Call us to personalize a campaign with your group!

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,



MLK Day of Service

DATE: Monday, January 18, 2021, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

LOCATION: Washington-Liberty High School, 301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201

DESCRIPTION: Join Bridges and Volunteer Arlington on a “day on, not a day off” to make welcome home kits for our families in need. Participate in a fun scavenger hunt, purchasing items and filling your kit of goods for a local family in need. For more details, visit

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,



DATE: April 2021

DESCRIPTION:Competitive runners, fitness/frequent runners, joggers/recreational runners & walkers/strollers are welcome! Join Clarendon United Methodist Church as it hosts the annual Arlington Bunny Hop. Bridges to Independence is honored to be a beneficiary, along with our partners at OAR. 5K finisher medals will be given to all children crossing the finish line.  A family style block party will be featured after the race with characters, free food, bounce houses and live music. Costumes are welcome and encouraged for this fun, family event.  Medals will be awarded to three finishers with the best costumes!

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,




May 2021 – DoMore24 campaign



Kickball Tournament

DATE: Saturday, August 2021

LOCATION: Long Bridge Park, 475 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

DESCRIPTION: Join us for the annual Kickball Tournament, a benefit to support Bridges to Independence and our mission serving families overcoming homelessness.

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,



Arlington Young Professionals Care

DATE: Stay tuned for details!

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong,