Help During the Shutdown
ALIVE! is the oldest and largest private safety net dedicated to providing emergency and basic needs support to children, families and individuals living in poverty and with hunger in the City of Alexandria. ALIVE! serves thousands of people each month by providing food, shelter, emergency help and early education. If you are a resident of the city of Alexandria and need assistance, please visit our Programs page for more information.
If you would like to volunteer or start a food drive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-837-9321.
To make a financial donation in support of the ALIVE! Food or Family Emergency Fund (Emergency Financial Assistance) Program, please visit our Donations page. Gifts to the "Greatest Need Fund" will also be used to support our neighbors in need.
4th Annual Empty Bowls Alexandria
Thank you for making the 4th Annual Empty Bowls Alexandria such a great success! The event was a sell-out, raising more than $75,000 to alleviate the suffering of our neighbors living in poverty and with hunger. A HUGE shout-out to our honorary cochairs, "Mango" Mike and Donna Anderson, the Jen Walker Team, our "Community Champion Sponsor," auctioneer Kerry Donley, the 2018 sponsors, restaurants and donors, and Karen O'Hern and the 2018 Empty Bowls Committee for their above and beyond support and leadership!
A special thank you to our Empty Bowls artists, Northern Virginia Community College Department of Fine ArtsAlexandria Campus, and the Alexandria Clay Co-op, for the beautiful handcrafted bowls, and to the T.C. Williams High School Jazz Band for providing the evening's music.
StepALIVE! to Create Brighter Futures
Thank you for making the 37th annual StepALIVE! Walkathon such a great success! With your generous support, over $100,000 was raised this year! All proceeds from the event will provide funding for ALIVE!'s tuition assistance program for children from low-income, working familiesensuring their access to high-quality, full-day, year-round early education and child care. Thank you for joining ALIVE! in creating brighter, stronger futures for Alexandria's children!
Congratulations to the 2018 StepALIVE! winning teams:
A very special THANK YOU to our Trailblazer sponsors, Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota and The McNeil Family Foundation. And, to our Pacesetter sponsors, Fairlington United Methodist Men, First Christian Church of Alexandria, Oliff PLC and Saint Joseph Catholic Church.
See a complete listing of the 2018 StepALIVE! Sponsors. To view pictures of the event, follow us on Facebook or visit our Facebook page. For more information, contact Allison at email@example.com or call 703-837-9321.
201819 Preschool Enrollment Open!
The ALIVE! Child Development Center (CDC) is now accepting applications for the 201819 school year. Learn more....
Serving Thousands of Needy Alexandrians Each Year
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.
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 ...
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)