January 2009 Issue Volume 37 Issue 1

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ASA Staff Give Back for the Holidays

giftsThis year’s holiday celebration at the ASA Executive Office was held in the spirit of giving back to the community. Given the difficult economic climate, the staff opted to scale back holiday festivities in favor of making charitable contributions.

The staff used the occasion of the Executive Office’s holiday party to play a team-building trivia game in which teams played for the opportunity to donate a $250 contribution from the association to the charity of their choice. The winning team selected NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans (www.neads.org/index.php), a highly-rated charity dedicated to training and providing service dogs to people who are deaf or physically disabled.

The staff also fulfilled the holiday wish list of a local family of nine through the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, donating new toys, clothing, and housewares. The ASA made a contribution toward the purchase of grocery gift cards for the family. logo_small


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