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Giving to Arlington, Instagram Style


I regularly scour Instagram to spotlight cool happenings, curious people, and interesting stuff throughout Arlington, Virginia. Here’s a rundown of the recent great Instagram finds on giving, including:

  • Boy Scouts going door to door, but not with popcorn,
  • Arlington County Fire Fighters fighting for a good cause, and
  • Puppies, Puppies and more Puppies

Boy Scouts #ScoutingForFood

With the holiday season approaching, it feels like now is the time for gifting and giving. That being said, why not start by giving back to our community? Boy Scouts from around Arlington did just this by coming together to collect food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center during an event called #ScoutingForFood. Together they managed to collect over 50,000 lbs of food!

Giving Warmth for Winter

Looking for another cause? Make sure to follow #OperationWarm. Operation Warm is a national program that words to bring brand new, American-made coats to children in need. They have many sponsors across the country, but our very own Arlington County Fire Fighters are doing their best to give back to the community as well.


Monthly Pups in Cups

Speaking of giving, I always love being able to give a gift that gives back. Pair that with puppies and hockey and it’s a solid win. The Washington Capitals just released their annual Canine Calendar, the purchase of which goes back to support a local Arlington animal shelter, Homeward Trails. Click here to check out the calendar, and click here to check out the organisation and animals that these funds will go to.


Puppy Yoga

If images of puppies are now dancing in your head, you’re not alone. Another way to support Homeward Trails, and to get some one-on-one pup time, is with puppy yoga! Support a great cause and add some extra sunshine to your sun salutation (and maybe a few puppy kisses too).


That’s it for this Arlington Instagram go ’round!

Until next time! And if you want more of The Arlington Life on Instagram, you can follow me on IG @meg_ross_arlingtonvaagent.

~ Meg