Volunteer reading to two girls


Children's literacy is a part of the APC mission. Each patient and sibling who visits APC leaves with a book. Since 2001, APC has distributed more than 80,000 books to Arlington children.

Four years ago, 14-year-old Charlotte Platner, a young leader at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Arlington launched a book sale, with the help of her older sister, Margaret, and her mother, Janice, at St. Mary's to benefit APC. Following the sale they were able to contribute $2,681 to APC, some of which was used to purchase books and resource materials for APC's young patients.

"Every child deserves quality medical care"


Healthcare Professionals

APC intermittently relies on volunteer Pediatricians and other professional clinical staff. Are you interested?

Read Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is an early literacy program that provides doctors with books they can offer free of charge to parents of young children, with a special emphasis on children growing up in poverty. Every child who visits APC leaves with a book. Participate in this program…