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StepALIVE! to Create Brighter Futures

StepALIVE! 2018 logoThank 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 families—ensuring 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:

Community Hero AwardTeam Jacob
Community Angel AwardTeam Mortgage Mavens
Top Congregation TeamTeam Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Largest Congregation TeamTeam St. Joseph Catholic Church

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 acoles@alive-inc.org or call 703-837-9321.

2018 ALIVE! House Sidewalk Sale Update!

Attention all bargain hunters and those who love to find great deals! The date has been set for the 2018 ALIVE! House Sidewalk Sale. All proceeds will benefit the mothers and children of ALIVE! House.

DateSaturday, June 9
LocationSouth Payne Street (between Commerce Street and Prince Street)
Time8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Want to volunteer? Volunteers are needed to help sort and price items before the day of the Sidewalk Sale and on June 9. Contact volunteers@alive-inc.org.

Have items to donate? Volunteers will be accepting high-quality, gently used merchandise at the Ice House, located at the corner of South Payne Street and Commerce Street, on these dates in May and June:

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMMay 15, May 22, May 29, June 5
Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMMay 17, May 24, May 31, June 7
Saturdays, 10:00 PM to 2:00 PMMay 12, May 19, May 26, June 2

2018–19 Preschool Enrollment Open!

The ALIVE! Child Development Center (CDC) is now accepting applications for the 2018–19 school year. Learn more....

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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 ...

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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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)