Month of Thanks Charity Events Sponsored by the Van Metre Companies' Apartments, Commercial, and New Homes in the Northern VA/Metro DC Area

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Each week during the month of November 2008, Van Metre Companies is partnering up with Women Giving Back, Toys for Tots, Friends of Homeless Animals, and Operation Turkey to collect a variety of items which will provide assistance to the local community. Donations can be dropped off at any Van Metre Apartment Community, Mount Vernon Athletic Club, Stone Ridge Village Center, Broadlands Marketplace, and any participating Van Metre Homes model home.

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Van Metre Companies is to host their 1st Annual "Month of Thanks" charity event at each apartment community, athletic club, retail center, and new homes community. During the month of November, residents and patrons can visit any Van Metre Commercial Shopping Center or Apartment Rental Community, or new homes sales center and donate items to help our local community.

A donation box will be placed at each Apartment Community leasing office and throughout Broadlands Marketplace and Stone Ridge Village Center. Each week, a different charity is being spotlighted.

  • Week 1 (November 3rd-9th) - The charity is "Women Giving Back," which focuses on providing clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and children emerging from the homeless system and re-establishing themselves in homes of their own. They aim to offer women proper clothing for interviewing and working in professional jobs.
  • Week 2 (November 10th-16th) - The charity is "Operation Turkey," which collects non-perishable food for the less fortunate.
  • Week 3 (November 17th-23rd) - The charity is "Friends of Homeless Animals," which collects new or used items to support local non-profit animal shelters. Items needed include rope slip leads, medical supplies, blankets, towels, cat and dog toys, food, cat litter, etc.
  • Week 4 (November 24th-30th) - The charity is "Toys for Tots," which collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distributes them as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Van Metre looks forward to making this an annual event as part of their charitable contributions throughout the year. More information on each charity and specific items that are being collected can be found at or

About Van Metre Apartments and Van Metre Companies
Van Metre Investment Properties is developed and managed by Van Metre Companies which has been a leading developer in the metropolitan Washington, DC region since 1955. As one of the largest privately held and locally owned homebuilding, development, commercial real estate and property management companies in Northern Virginia. Van Metre is committed to "Building Trust for Generations" in everything they do. To learn more about the Van Metre Companies, visit

Van Metre Apartments, Van Metre's Property Management division, develops apartment and town home communities in northern VA, the Washington DC area, and Orlando Florida. For more information about its apartments for rent in please visit


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