Giving Thanks: Dare 2 Care Program in Alexandria

Giving Thanks: Dare 2 Care Program in Alexandria

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The Department of Recreation, Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, started a Dare 2 Care Program to help others in need during the holiday season and throughout the year. This Thanksgiving holiday, the program received a variety of canned and box goods, including a few turkeys from employees in the Department of Recreation as well as from participants in its Youth Achieving Greatness and TR Achieving Greatness programs. With all the donations, five families in need of food for the holiday received Thanksgiving baskets. The employees and participants were excited about the opportunity to help families that were in need. The department’s vision is to improve the well-being of every person in the community by connecting them to each other and their environment and, with its Dare 2 Care program, it was able to do that. For more information on programs and services offered through the Department of Recreation, go to www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation.