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March of Dimes and Kmart Team Up to Save Babies

March of Dimes and Kmart Team Up to Save Babies

Springfield’s Kmart held an in-store event today to help raise awareness and donations leading up to the annual March for Babies walk this Saturday in Washington D.C. Kmart is the longest standing corporate supporter and largest contributor to the March of Dimes. To date, Kmart has raised $90 million.

Aimee Gahm, Kmart's Store Manager, said, "I was aware of March of Dimes before I came to Kmart about 3 years ago because I was a nurse. For myself and my team, we are very dedicated to the cause because it is about saving lives, but it is also about educating people." 

Kmart collaborated with March of Dimes to create a 12-foot inflatable dime that has been “rolling out” across the country. Customers are encouraged to sign the oversized dime and make donations. 

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH SAYS THANK YOU
TO POLICE/FIRE DEPTS. FOR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

 POLICE/FIRE Personnel Receive FREE Car Wash and 30 Percent Off Detailing Services in May

 In honor of National Police Week, Sun., May 15 through Sat., May 21, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park, Va. is offering 30 percent off any car detailing services to the greater Washington, D.C. area police, fire and EMT personnel and volunteers, as well as offering them FREE car washes on Fri., May 20. One detailing service and one car wash per person only with valid police/fire personnel identification. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737 or visit www.speedygreencarwash.com for a complete list of car wash and detailing packages.

HOMEMADE MOTHER’s DAY BRUNCH SPECIALS at City Square Cafe

City Square Café, located in Old Town Manassas, Va. hosts Mother’s Day Brunch specials on Sun., May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring:  Tropical Salmon, a grilled salmon over avocado slices in a mango salsa; Frittata, made Prosciutto ham with sautéed onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, parmesan cheese and thyme, topped with a petit salad of spring greens in Italian vinaigrette and served with home fries; the French Toast, a fresh French croissant deep in egg batter, grilled and filled with fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream; and Stuffed Crêpes with two savory crepes stuffed with sausage, mushroom and spinach in a cheddar sauce served with home fries. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

The regular brunch menu will also be served. Mother’s Day specials range from $10.95 to $16.95.

Middle School Tours Take Place on May 3 and 10

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Tours for prospective middle school families will be held at George Washington and Francis C. Hammond Middle Schools at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, and Tuesday, May 10.

For more information, please contact George Washington Director of Counseling Dorothy McKenzie at 703-706-4538 or Hammond Director of Counseling Erica Daniels at 703-461-4122.

Brindle is the New Black

We have an inside source on the latest “must have” dog, and we’re letting our blog-readers know about a special adoption deal in advance of the rest of the DC-area. 

Claiming something as “the new black” first appeared in the fashion world in the early 1980s as a way to indicate other colors were taking over as the new wardrobe staple.  Black, long used as the base of any wardrobe due to its versatility with all other colors and prints, became the touchstone for something being a good investment and a “must have” for anyone going out and about.

So, on the heels of our wildly successful Fashion For Paws event, we are taking a page from the fashion world and proclaiming our own version of it.  At Washington Humane Society, Brindle is the New Black

Giant Food Brings Food and Funds to USO of Metropolitan Washington

Giant Food Brings Food and Funds to USO of Metropolitan Washington

This year Giant Food is celebrating their 75th anniversary and USO of Metropolitan Washington is celebrating their 70th anniversary. These two organizations partnered up for a giving campaign during the month of March to support local military families.

From March 4 until March 25, Giant Food customers had the opportunity to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register, as well as bring non-perishable food items to stock the USO Food Pantry.

Today at the USO Warehouse at Fort Belvoir, Jamie Miller, the Pubic and Community Relations Manager of Giant Food presented USO a large check as well as a truckload of food that held over 9,000 pounds of non-perishables. In addition, Giant delivered hundreds of handmade cards for the troops to include in the care packages made by Giant customers and local elementary students.

The community response was overwhelming. “This far exceeded out expectations,” said Miller.

Living With George

Living With George

We often like to stay in contact with the families that have adopted animals from us. We like to think that adopting from us includes building a relationship that will continue long after you and your family leaves our shelter. That way, if there were ever any problems, adopters can feel comfortable with talking to us before it spirals to a point where it jeopardizes the bond you share with your pet. We would then of course do what we could to help fix the problem.

What’s best about this relationship is that more often than not we find that there are no problems at all and in fact that the adoption has changed the human's life and much as it has the animal’s.