Serving Thousands of Needy Alexandrians Each Year
ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved E cumenically) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers from over 40 religious congregations and the community working together to help those in need in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community.
ALIVE! serves thousands of Alexandrians annually with shelter; low-cost early childhood education and childcare; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs; emergency food; and deliveries of donated furniture and housewares. Learn more in this video about ALIVE! programs:
Video by Susan Hale Thomas, a local photo journalist.
Hunger Free Alexandria
On Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., ALIVE! member congregations are conducting a Hunger Free Alexandria event. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and your commitment to ending hunger in our city! The event will be held on the front lawn of Fairlington Presbyterian Church, 3846 King Street, Alexandria. For more information (soon), visit the Hunger Free website.
Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network Food Study Report
The Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria’s Childhood Obesity Action Network (A-COAN) has released a new report, "Toward an End to Hunger in Alexandria," commissioned by A-COAN with other Alexandria organizations.
The study examines food hardship in the city and obstacles and remedies to providing more assistance to needy residents. The study's authors looked at the emergency food assistance system in Alexandria, availability and use of government food aid programs, and private sector food assistance efforts. To learn more about the report or to get connected with the partnership, visit the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria’s website or email HealthierAlexandria@alexandriava.gov.
ALIVE! Legacy Society
Learn more about the ALIVE! Legacy Society, a community of friends and supporters who have provided for ALIVE! in their wills or trusts — or who have formally expressed the intent to do so.
Put your charitable contributions to work in the local community. Consider a tax-deductible, donation to ALIVE! Use your credit card to securely donate online now.
More than 700 volunteers a year help ALIVE! fulfill the mission to put faith and love into action. Of ALIVE!’s seven programs, five are staffed and managed entirely by volunteers. ALIVE! is Alexandrians helping Alexandrians.
ALIVE's Vision and Mission
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Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)