Monday, March 28, 2016


COMMUNITY LODGINGS HOLDS 11TH ANNUAL SPRING FORWARD EVENT Raises Awareness and Funding for Alexandria's Low-Income and Homeless Families

Community Lodgings
Opening Doors to Independence

On Sunday April 10th, 2016, Community Lodgings will host its 11th annual fundraiser, Spring Forward,from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union Street in Alexandria, VA. This event will showcase the past 11 years of Community Lodgings’ commitment to the City of Alexandria and spotlight all the work we have accomplished.

"This is going to be a fantastic event," said Lynn Thomas, Community Lodgings' executive director. "I'm particularly excited about the music and the live auction packages. I'm planning to bid on the Cancun trip myself. And I'm especially grateful to the Union Street Public House for their continual, generous support of Community Lodgings each year."

The Philadelphia international recording artist The Intruders will headline the live music part of the program, and several local musicians will perform as well. Union Street Public House is once again donating their venue, food and staff. The event includes a dinner buffet and an open bar. Live auction items include a stay in a country cottage near Paris, a Cancun villa that sleeps eight and other adventurous prizes. The program portion includes the presentation of the Christopher M. McMurray Outstanding Program Achievement Award to a family that has excelled in Community Lodgings’ Transitional Housing and/or Youth Education Programs.

Community Lodgings Spring Forward fundraiser would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors including: Donna Cramer, McEnearney Associates, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Imaging Zone, Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota, Your Dog’s Best Friends, BB&T Bank, Landmark Honda, Lynn and Michael Sauls, Nixon Peabody, Steve Wallace, and the Boyle Family.

The cost per person is $50 in advance, $60 at the door and $40 to Community Lodgings volunteers and young professionals under the age of 40. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (703) 549-4407. All proceeds will support Community Lodgings’ mission to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency.


Founded in 1987, Community Lodgings' mission is to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency through its transitional housing, affordable housing and youth education programs. They offer 44 apartments at below-market rent, transitional housing and comprehensive support for up to two years for families transiting from homelessness, and challenging, educational afterschool, summer enrichment and mentoring programs for children. For more information

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