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Empty Bowls Alexandria 2019 is SOLD OUT!

Empty Bowls posterThank you for your very generous support of the 5th Annual Empty Bowls Alexandria! The event is sold out but you can still help “fill bowls” and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Please make a donation here.

Questions? Email us at info@alive-inc.org or call 703-837-9321.

Thanks to our Community Champion Sponsor, the Jen Walker Team!

2019–2020 Preschool Enrollment Open!

The ALIVE! Child Development Center (CDC) is now accepting applications for the 2019–2020 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 ...

If you would like to volunteer or start a food drive, please contact us at info@alive-inc.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.

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.

Support ALIVE!

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)