AOBA gives back to DC-area charities.
AOBA and its members provided strong support during 2016 to our selected charitable organizations--the James E. Duckworth School for children with disabilities located in Prince George's County, the Capital Area Food Bank and the Prince George's Community College.
AOBA Scholars Program at Prince George's Community College
Now in its 21st year, the AOBA Scholarship program provides graduates of Prince George's County high schools with up to $6,000 in paid tuition to Prince George's Community College over a two-year period, as well as mentoring support.
James E. Duckworth School Clean-Up Day
Nearly 90 members volunteered their time to support the 2016 Special Olympics Challenge Day at the James E. Duckworth School on May 20, and members donated hundreds of dollars in new gifts for the annual gift basket auction, in preparation for Challenge Day, more than 80 AOBA volunteers donated time, energy and resources to clean and landscape the school on May 16 during AOBA's annual Clean Up Day. Projects ranged from sprucing up The Zen Garden and Nature Trail's entrance (see photo), to painting curbs and cleaning closets.
For the past 20 years, the Duckworth School for children with disabilities in Prince George's County has been one of AOBA's official charities. During this time, Association members, led by AOBA's Community Outreach Committee, have raised an estimated $500,000 in cash and in kind contributions for equipment, landscaping and special projects requested by the school.
Summer Food Drive Benefits Capital Area Food Bank
More than 18 member firms (see photo with The Donaldson Group staff) gathered hundreds of non-perishable food items to support the Capital Area Food Bank during AOBA's Summer Food Drive. This program helped fill the shelves of the food bank during its lowest donation period.