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Serving Thousands of Needy Alexandrians Each Year

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ALIVE! (ALexandrians In Volved 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.

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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. Learn more ...

Fill a Bowl, Fill a Need

Empty Bowls Alexandria event at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA, on November 18, 2017, at 6:00 PM The 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Alexandria was a HUGE success, raising more than $65,000! The sold-out event broke 2015 and 2016 revenue and attendance goals! Thank you to all who attended or donated, including our very generous sponsors, food and decorations donors, bowl artists, community partners and volunteers. Your support makes our important work possible.

To see photos from the event, please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alive4alexandria.

For more information, contact Allison at acoles@alive-inc.org or 703-837-9321.

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Preschool enrollment for 2017–18 is now open!

The ALIVE! Child Development Center (CDC) is accepting applications for the 2017–2018 school year. Learn more....

Another Successful StepALIVE! Walkathon

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Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, ALIVE! congregations, walkers, volunteers and supporters for making the 2017 StepALIVE! Walkathon such a great success! With your generous support, $80,000 was raised this year—our most successful StepALIVE! to date! Congrats to the StepALIVE! Committee led by chair Mary Eileen Dixon.

All of the funds raised by this important event will help provide tuition assistance that puts high-quality, accredited early education and child care within reach for those who couldn't otherwise afford it.

A very special THANK YOU our Trailblazer sponsors, Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota and The McNeil Family Foundation; and to our Pacesetter sponsors, Fairlington United Methodist Men and Oliff PLC. See a complete listing of the 2017 StepALIVE! sponsors.

To view pictures of the event, follow us or visit our page on Facebook. For more information about the ALIVE! Child Development Center, email or call us at 703- 837-9321.

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.

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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.



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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 itemsfor 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 You Tube logo

ALIVE's Vision and Mission

  • To alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to dramatically improve the lives of those in need in the city of Alexandria.
  • Through faith and love, to help people faced with emergency situations or long-term needs become capable of assuming self-reliant roles in the community.

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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)