Serving Thousands of Needy Alexandrians Each Year
ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) 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.
Save the dateSunday, May 3!
The 34th annual Step ALIVE! Walkathon will be held on Sunday, May 3, to raise funds for ALIVE!’s Child Development Center (CDC), a full-day preschool program for children of low-income working parents. This 5k or 5-mile (walker’s choice) stroll kicks off at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church, 2723 King Street, Alexandria, and ends at the same place. Learn more and register here.
ALIVE! House Sidewalk SaleMay 16
Treasures Galore! Art, books, bric-a-brac, lamps, kid stuff, toys, housewares, appliances, electronics, furniture, Christmas stuff, and much, much, more! Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at 125 South Payne St. Alexandria, VA 22314 (between Prince and Commerce Streets). Rain date: May 17. Donations and volunteers needed.
United Way Grants Awarded
ALIVE! was among ten nonprofit organizations serving the city of Alexandria that collectively were awarded $105,000 in United Way National Capital Area Community Impact grants, emphasizing education, financial stability, and health. Read more here.
Hunger Free Alexandria
In September 2014, ALIVE! member congregations conducted a Hunger Free Alexandria event at Fairlington Presbyterian Church to foster increased commitment to ending hunger in our city. Visit the Hunger Free website for more information.
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.
Find out more about ALIVE! and our many volunteer opportunities and wish lists of needed items for our programs. Connect with us on facebook, post on our our wall, join in a discussion, and much more. And don't miss our video on .
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)