Tour OAR & Upcoming Events

OAR Tours

Each one-hour tour features: a brief presentation from OAR leadership; an opportunity to talk with staff; participant success stories; and a tour of the OAR office.

Tours are held at the OAR office, located at 1400 N. Uhle Street, Suite 704, Arlington, VA 22201. To reserve a space for one of the Tours listed below, to register click here or call us at 703-228-7030.

Wednesday, December 6  8:00am

Monday, December 18  12:00pm

Can’t make any of these Tours? Additional Tours are scheduled throughout the year at different times of the day, or just let us know what works for your group of 6 or more.


Join us for these upcoming events:

Toy Drive

The entire month of October 2017

Photo of Toy Drive at Faith LutheranEach year in the month of October, OAR hosts a community-wide Toy Drive to collect new, donated toys and holiday gifts for children of incarcerated parents.  We are seeking businesses, community centers, faith communities, and other locations to host donation boxes for us where toy collections can be held.  For more information, please contact Anne Breville at or 703-228-0587. Click here to learn more information about this year’s Toy Drive!

Arlington Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving Day)

Turkey Trot LogoRegister now for the Arlington Turkey Trot!  OAR is a beneficiary organization for this year’s event, so your registration will help to support OAR, as well as five other local nonprofit organizations. Online registration will close on November 20th, and on-site registration will not be available this year.  Register by November 1st to guarantee you receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt!  Visit the Turkey Trot website for additional information and to register.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday heart banner

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday… Comes #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to your favorite charities and organizations after a weekend of spending. Mark your calendars for 11.28.17 and keep a lookout on all our social media pages as we get closer to the big day! For more information on #GivingTuesday visit their website at For more information on how OAR is getting involved with #GivingTuesday click here.

Project Christmas Angel

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2015-oar-project-christmas-angel-dec-16-2015-27Save the date for Project Christmas Angel!  This is one of OAR’s largest events of the year!  OAR collects holiday gifts for children of incarcerated and recently released parents and distributes the gifts to the children.  Plan to join us on Wednesday, December 13th for our Wrapping Party, where nearly 200 volunteers will gather to select gifts for the children, wrap them, and prepare them for delivery.  You can now RSVP to the event here! For more information, please contact Anne Breville at or 703-228-0587.

Second Chance Fundraising Breakfast

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

IMG_3249Save the date for our 10th Annual Second Chance Fundraising Breakfast!  Last year, we had nearly 600 guests in attendance to support OAR.  The event will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City (1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA).  For more information, please contact Heather Pritchett at or 703-228-7435.  More details coming soon.


Mobile Action Network

Join the OAR Mobile Action Network and be a part of millions who care about creating change for those coming home! You will receive information about events, major legislation affecting reentry, and other news sent straight to your cell phone. click here 

OAR around the community:

In the last few months OAR staff, volunteers, and clients have participated in the following community events:

  • Lions Eyeglass Recycling Event
  • Arlington Home and Show Expo
  • Feel the Heritage Festival
  • Clarendon Day
  • Columbia Pike Jazz Festival
  • Arlington Interfaith Council’s Helping Hands Awards Ceremony
  • Arlington’s 13th Annual State of the County
  • Arlington County Car Wash
  • Downtown Baptist Leader Cast
  • Arlington County Fair

In the last few months OAR staff have lead, served, or participated in the following committees, training, and meetings:

  • Northern Virginia Interfaith Reentry Collaborative
  • Shoplifters Program for Youth
  • Arlington’s Housing Committee 10 Year Plan to end homelessness
  • Alexandria’s Reentry Council
  • Alexandria’s Reentry Council Employment Committee
  • Arlington County Reentry Council (ACRC)
  • Arlington’s Drug Court Graduation Ceremony
  • Arlington County Integrated Services Committee
  • Alexandria Chamber Women’s Luncheon
  • Thinking for Change (T4C) Training
  • OST/MOST Assessment Training
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Training


More coming soon!