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.
Save May 4 for the Step ALIVE! Walkathon The 33nd annual Step ALIVE! Walkathon will be held on Sunday, May 4, to raise funds for ALIVE!’s Child Development Center (CDC), a full-day preschool program serving children of low-income working parents, with a sliding fee scale for tuition. 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. Join us afterward for a picnic featuring prizes and music by the Taste of Bluegrass band and Sixteenth Tabernacle A Cappella.
Register in advance or at the event on May 4 or call 703-837-9321 for a registration form. Each registrant receives a specially designed T-shirt. The fee for walkers ages 19 to 70 is $20, 12 to 18 and over 70 pay $5, and persons under 12 are admitted free. If you are unable to participate, there is a special rate of $25 for “virtual walkers.” On-site registration and T-shirt distribution will start at 1:15 p.m. For more fun (and more money for the CDC), form a team of family and friends or solicit sponsors to pledge support for your walk.
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 trustsor who have formally expressed the intent to do so.
ALIVE! Listed in Catalogue for Philanthropy
Once again, ALIVE! is honored to be listed in the 201112 edition of the Catalogue for Philanthropy,
which identifies and promotes "excellent, trustworthy nonprofits in Greater
Washington." A panel of 110 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate
giving programs, and peer nonprofit organizations evaluated 270 applications and
selected ALIVE! as one of 70 outstanding nonprofits to be featured this year. Now
in its ninth year, the Catalogue’s mission is to generate visibility and resources
for the best community-based nonprofits. Learn more here.
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Learn More 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.
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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)