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4th Annual Empty Bowls Alexandria

Empty Bowls is Sold Out!
Tickets will not be available at the door, but your donations are still welcome. Thank you!

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Fill a Bowl, Fill a Need

Choose a bowl handmade by local artists. Enjoy a simple supper provided by area restaurants and bakeries. Keep your bowl as a reminder that you are helping to fill bowls, alleviate suffering, and build stronger futures for children, families, and individuals living in poverty and with hunger in the city of Alexandria. All proceeds will provide food, shelter, emergency help and education for at-risk Alexandrians.

*For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here, download our sponsorship fact sheet and agreement form, contact Allison at acoles@alive-inc.org, or call 703-837-9321.

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

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.

2018–19 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.

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)