Seasonal Drives

As the seasons change, so do our residents’ needs.  You and your family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers can provide direct support to APAH families by contributing to our seasonal drives.

FALL — Coat and Cold Weather Accessories Drive

This October, give the gift of warmth! Help support those in need by donating new or gently used coats to APAH children and youth. Groups and individuals are asked to donate winter coats for children of all ages and sizes.

Donors can drop off coats on October 12, 13, or 14 between the hours of 8am – 7pm. Drop-off is located at The Springs, 555 N Thomas St, Arlington VA, 22203.

All coats will be distributed during APAH Children Health Fair on October 23 (Columbia Hills) and November 6 (The Springs).

We are accepting the following:

  • Fleece Jacket
  • Midweight Insulated Jacket
  • Ski Jacket
  • Bomber Jacket
  • Peacoat
  • Parka
  • 3-in-1
  • Puffer Coat
  • Duffle Coat
  • plus any others that aren’t listed!

To donate a winter coat, please fill out the following registration form.


For questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jacquelyn Keys.



SUMMER — Ready to Learn Fund

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few school years have been challenging and unpredictable for Arlington students. Even during ordinary times, back-to-school preparations are a financial burden for low-income families. The need is greater than usual now because many of our households continue to experience income and job loss.

YOU can help ensure it is a successful year for the more than 900 students living in APAH properties. APAH’s Ready to Learn campaign needs your support to provide at least $50 for each school-aged child living at our properties to support virtual or in-person learning. Your gift will help these parents provide the necessary tools–including traditional supplies like backpacks, notebooks, crayons and pencils, as well as newer needs such as headphones and masks–that children need to succeed.