Posted by on May 01, 2013 in Blog

By Jennine Vari

Spring 2013 Intern

We’re excited to announce that the 9th Annual Arab American Service Day is right around the corner.

Under the motto “Serving Communities, Connecting People”, each year thousands of Arab Americans join together to create positive change in their communities.  While the service projects in each city are unique, the event is a true testimony that Arab Americans are giving back and joining together to serve their neighborhoods.

On Saturday, May 11th, we’ll be partnering with ADC and NAAP-DC to organize two projects in the DC area: one at The Farm on the Walker-Jones Education Campus and another at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Alexandria.

To sign up for this this year’s DC-based service projects, click here. If you don’t live in the DC area but would still like to help out, NNAAC has put together a list of projects in 12 cities across the country.

DC Project

The Urban Farm is a one acre plot that serves kids, adults and neighbors of Walker-Jones Education Campus. It consists of several gardens, an orchard, and beehive which are used by students for science class, but also provides produce to local communities and organizations such as DC Central Kitchen.

Virginia Project

The ReStore takes donations of new, used, and surplus building supplies, appliances, and other home improvement items for resale at 50-90% below retail prices.  The proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia.

Arab American Service Day is about giving back to the community, but also having fun! We hope you can join us on Saturday, May 11th.

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