Arlington VA: April 27, 2021 — Virginia Hospital Center (VHC), a community-based hospital providing medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 75 years, has received a $3,000 grant from the Kiwanis Club of Arlington. This donation, which will benefit Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics, is a part of the Kiwanis Club’s distribution of over $50,000 to organizations that act as social-safety nets and support children in need in the greater Arlington community.

“We continue to be incredibly grateful to community partners like the Arlington Kiwanis Club. This generous act by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington gives Virginia Hospital Center the tools needed to provide personalized care to the nearly 4,000 to low-income and underinsured children in Arlington County,” said Anthony Burchard, President of the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation. “Our hospital is only as strong as the community that supports it. Being selected for this grant alongside this group of wonderful organizations is just one example of how powerful our community can be.”

Other organizations receiving funding from the Kiwanis Club include the Arlington Food Assistance Center, ASPIRE, Bridges to Independence, Arlington 4-H, Capital Caring, PRS CrisisLink, Doorways, Arlington THRIVE, Salvation Army, National Treatment & Recovery, and YMCA.

“This has been an especially difficult year for the families we serve,” said Michelle Altman, Patient Care Director at VHC Pediatrics. “This award helps us continue to provide support for our patients and to their families and advances our goal of providing children with comprehensive, quality healthcare that their families can afford.”

Due to the pandemic, rather than presenting grant checks at a club meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Arlington sent all funds directly to the 2020 and 2021 grant recipients.