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3-1-16 – XLA 2016 Lends-A-Hand Schedule

XLA strives to make a positive impact in the communities in which our employees live and work

Since our employees play a critical role in our volunteer initiatives, we strive to focus on volunteer opportunities in areas of service that are both important to them and the organization.  In 2016, XLA Lends-A-Hand will be participating with the following organizations: Capital Area Food Bank, KEEN Greater DC, and the USO.

Through volunteer hours and monetary contributions, XLA is able to support the more than 530,700 individuals in the Washington DC Metro area that turn to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) for pantry items and meal service programs.  XLA will continue to volunteer in warehouse shift hours and virtual food drives to aid the CAFB in their continued efforts in combating hunger in our community.  Some of our upcoming volunteer opportunities for the CAFB include:

  • DC Capital Area Food Bank – Friday, April 8th
  • Take a Byte Out of Hunger – Month of November

KEEN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth with disability by providing free, non-competitive, one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun led by volunteers.  With XLA’s volunteer hours and monetary contributions, KEEN Greater DC is able to serve children, teens, and young adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other disabilities.  There are a variety of ways to support KEEN, and we look forward to seeing many of you at one of the events later this year:

  • KEEN Golf Classic – Monday, May 16th
  • KEEN Fund-an-Athlete – Month of October

The USO is dedicated to “serving those who serve, and their families”.  XLA employees come together to pack for service members, wounded ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers in our area.  Packages include items desired most by these members and are provided to them through the USO’s Warrior and Family Centers.  Join us at an upcoming volunteer opportunity for the USO:

  • USO Pack 4 Troops – Friday, July 15th
  • USO Pack 4 Troops – Friday, December 9th