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The 37th Annual StepALIVE! Walkathon to benefit the ALIVE! Child Development Center is Sunday, May 6, 2018! All proceeds provide funding for tuition assistance for children from low-income, working families—ensuring their access to high-quality, full-day, year-round early education and care.

Form a team, register as a walker, become a sponsor or make a donation and join our community in walking to create brighter, stronger futures for Alexandria’s children! Questions? Contact us at info@alive-inc.org or 703-837-9321.

Help ALIVE! secure $15,500 in Matching Grants!

Mason Hirst Foundation sealALIVE! has been blessed to receive $15,500 in 2018 Spring2ACTion matching funds. But we need your help to ensure that our programs receive these valuable funds. Please donate today! The funds raised by Spring2ACTion will have an immediate impact—providing food, shelter, emergency help and education for our neighbors in need. Together we can put food on tables, keep roofs over heads and utilities on, help meet emergency needs, and provide early education and transitional housing for families.

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Spring2ACTion is Wednesday, April 25th, 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM but early giving is open now! Please DONATE TODAY and double the impact of your gift!

Celebrating ALIVE!’s Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. At ALIVE!, we are THANKFUL every day for the hundreds of volunteers who make our important work possible! To celebrate our amazing volunteers, partners, and supporters, ALIVE! is hosting two separate events this month—come to one or both!

  • Saturday, April 22nd, 2 PM to 5 PM: Open House at the ALIVE! Food Warehouse, 801 South Payne St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Wednesday, April 25th, 4pm to 9pm: ALIVE! Volunteer Appreciation Night at Port City Brewery, 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304

Questions? Contact Nancy at or 703-837-9321.

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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....

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)