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Clark Realty Capital Employees Brighten Arlington Pediatric Center

Clark CARES Sponsors Volunteer Event at Local Healthcare Facility
August 27, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va. — Last Thursday, 18 development associates from Clark Realty Capital (CRC) spent the day re-painting an office for Arlington Pediatric Center (APC), a nonprofit medical facility offering healthcare services to children of low income families in Arlington County. CRC volunteers brightened the office of APC's newest social worker with supplies funded by Clark CARES, a public charity that provides grants to deserving nonprofit organizations like APC.

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Clark Realty Capital Employees Brighten Arlington Pediatric Center

"APC would not be in a position to create this space for our new counselor without Clark's willingness to invest in these materials and to send in their volunteers," said Lesley Parker, development director at APC. "The timing couldn't be better."

To create a cheerful environment for the children who visit the center, CRC volunteers painted a colorful mural using a template purchased from The Foundation for Hospital Art, a nonprofit organization that strives to bring comfort to patients by brightening medical environments with creative artwork. The volunteers also added a fresh coat of paint to the entire office.

"Clark CARES wanted to provide a reassuring atmosphere for the young patients who visit the Arlington Pediatric Center," said Christina DeGroote of Clark CARES. "We were thrilled to see the enthusiasm CRC employees had for giving back to the local community. The office looks great."

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About The Clark CARES Foundation

The Clark CARES Foundation is a recently formed 501(c)(3) public charity committed to improving local, national, and global communities through its charitable contributions program. The Clark CARES Foundation provides grants to deserving organizations in an effort to promote five main pillars of support: Community - Bringing individuals together to build a stronger society; Advocacy - Raising awareness as inspiration for action; Responsibility - Fostering a culture of accountability; Education - Empowering others to improve the world around them; and Service - Committing resources to set values into motion. For more information, please contact Christina DeGroote at Christina.DeGroote@clarkrealty.com.

About The Arlington Pediatric Center

Arlington Pediatric Center (APC) is a not-for-profit organization providing a Medical Home to thousands of children living in poverty in Arlington County. APC's comprehensive, compassionate outpatient care is provided to eligible children based on a sliding scale. It sees over 2,400 children, for a total of more than 10,000 visits annually. For more information, visit www.arlpedcen.com