Kidsgiving – January


  January 2023 KidsGiving Activities  

Thank you to all who participated in the KidsGiving Fair in December.

Happy New Year!  For January, we are partnering with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA).  The mission of AWLA is to improve the lives of animals and people by providing resources, care, and protection.Each month, we will provide three ways to help the highlighted non-profit organization: through education, volunteering and giving.  The January options are outlined below.  We have additional service opportunities below in celebration of MLK day as well!

Each student who participates in at least three activities (education, volunteering OR giving) during the school year will be recognized at the end of the school year.

Keep track of your child’s participation by filling out this signup genius each month.Happy Giving!

  1. Learn More About AWLA by Touring the AWLA Facility

When: Sunday, January 29 : 11:30-12:30 OR 2:00-3:00 pm

Where: AWLA: 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr. Arlington, VA 22206

Activity type: Education

Appropriate age: Grades K-5

Details: Take a tour of the AWLA facility and see the animals currently in their care.  Please sign-up here, we can only have 15 people per tour, but can add tours if there is interest:


  1. Service Activities:  Make Toys for Kittens

When: Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00pm (same time as PTA meeting)

Where: Innovation Cafeteria

Activity type: Service

Appropriate age: Grades K-5

Details: Come help to make toys for kittens in the AWLA shelter


  1. Donate to AWLA

When: Any time

Where: Monetary donation or cat/dog supplies accepted as well

Activity type: Giving

Appropriate age: K-5 grades

Details: See the web-site for more information:


  1. Service Activities:  Read to Pets

When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (2pm-6pm)

Where: AWLA ArlingtonActivity type: Service

Appropriate age: Grades K-5

Details: Plan to visit pets and bring your favorite book to read to pets.  Please coordinate this directly with AWLA, details here:


  1. Service Activities:  MLK Day Service Opportunities

When: Monday, January 16th : 8:30am-12pm

Where: Washington & Liberty High School

Activity type: Service

Appropriate age: Grades K-5

Details: Check out additional service opportunities on MLK day