Throughout CNA, employees, in small groups and through individual efforts, are making a difference in the quality of their communities and in the lives of their friends, neighbors, and the many who are in need. Through innumerable acts of kindness and concern and commitments of time and boundless energy, a culture has grown within CNA that shows that extraordinary acts by ordinary people can make a difference in the world.
Watch the CNA in the Community video to meet just a few CNA employees and learn about the causes they're involved with and passionate about.
Giving back to the community is a priority at CNA and the Educational & Charitable Fund Committee (ECFC) reflects the commitment to community that is felt throughout our organization. Through ECFC, CNA pursues efforts to:
Charitable work carried out by the dedicated men and women of CNA include clothing and food drives, book sales, raffles, winter coat drives, disaster relief work, art sales, drives to collect school supplies, and holiday gift drives. Some of the beneficiaries of CNA employee fundraising efforts include: the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, John Adams Elementary School children and families, the Salvation Army, Reading is Fundamental, Children's Hospital, C.O.R.E., the Virginia Women's Shelter, D.C. Aids Walk, the American Cancer Society, Virginia Special Olympics, and Alexandrians InVolved Ecumenically (ALIVE!).
CNA employees also participate in three tutoring programs: providing reading readiness tutoring to kindergarteners at Patrick Henry Elementary, reading to first graders at CNA's adopted local school, John Adams Elementary, and helping students in a variety of subjects at T.C. Williams High School.
Through a unique arrangement with the Department of the Navy, CNA also participates in the federal government's Combined Federal Campaign for the National Capital Area, giving our employees another means to support local and national charities through large and small donations that, collectively, help to make the campaign successful year after year.