When Covid-19 struck, neighbors came together to help each other in Chirilagua—especially Julio. Julio has always involved himself in the community and in CLI by attending all CLI meetings, all parent-teacher conferences and working hard to keep the neighborhood safe. So when Covid-19 hit Chirilagua harder than any other area of Alexandria, Julio stepped up […]
Like many of her neighbors, Oralia works hard to give her children a good life and a solid education in her adopted neighborhood of Chirilagua. Born in Belize, she later moved to Guatemala to live with her father and grandmother. “Over there,” says Oralia, “people are poor, need food, and I would see kids who […]
We’ve got a special treat for you! Wine Down Wednesday. Grab a glass and enjoy this live stream performance by our special guest, Manuel Medina Music, with a Facebook live virtual piano concert.
Lynn Thomas of Community Lodgings and Shannon Steene of Carpenter’s Shelter discuss homelessness and housing with in the second of five ACT Now Tuesday Talks produced by ACT for Alexandria. At 12:00 p.m. ET on May 19, June 2, June 16 and June 30, we’re talking to beneficiaries of the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund and […]
Mark your calendars and register now! Community Lodgings 5th Annual Open Doors Breakfast is Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am. Join us at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria to start your day by learning more about Community Lodgings and with a great breakfast. Doors open at 7:30 am. Click here to […]
Have you seen the new butterfly wall in Old Town Alexandria? Now through September 8, you can be the change as part of Tasha Wahl’s Butterfly Effect, a global public art and philanthropy project. Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker learned of the movement on Instagram, applied for the opportunity to bring a mural to Alexandria and […]
It’s time to lace up your sneakers walk or run to make a difference in your community and support Community Lodgings and our mission! The 2nd Annual Home Run for the Homeless is Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 am at Bluemont Park. Registration is open and limited to 250 participants. So sign up now! This […]
Community Lodgings is proud to be supported by the Amazon Employee Match Campaign! Amazon announced a $3 million donation to the Arlington Community Foundation to help support programs for affordable housing and said it will also match employee donations through September 30. Read the full article here.
Jim came into the program with three daughters. Due to the loss of employment, he became homeless and ended up in a community shelter. In the beginning, he struggles with finding a job that would provide for the family due to his background. The mother of the daughters left him to raise them alone. After […]
It’s time to tee off to end homelessness with the Community Lodgings Tee Off to End Homelessness Top Golf FUNdraiser! Click here to register. Join us Sunday, June 2 from 2:00-5:00 PM at TopGolf Alexandria, 6625 S. Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22315. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-549-4407.