StepALIVE! Results and Winners

StepALIVE! 2021 exceeded its fundraising goal with over $71,860 on October 17th.

Congregation Winners:

  • AGUDAS ACHIM CONGREGATION with $2,497.47 as the Congregation with the Most Dollars Raised and Recipient of the Congregational Cup
  • RESURRECTION with 43 members as the Congregation with the Largest Team

Community Group Winners:

  • TEAM CHERYL with $4,095.00 as the Community Group with the Most Dollars Raised
  • TEAM EHS with 14 members as the Community Group with the Largest Team

All results and winners were determined as of October 17, 2021 at 3:45 PM.

Next ALIVE! Board Meeting – December 7 at 7:00 PM

The next ALIVE! Board meeting is Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 PM. An agenda and read-ahead materials will be sent prior to the meeting.

Pavement Services Needed

First Christian Church (where the ALIVE! administrative offices are housed) needs the front entrance driveway repaved. Looking for a donation or discounted rate. Contact Pastor Tim Bobbitt at

ALIVE! House Application

ALIVE! House is accepting applications for new residents. As a member congregation, you can refer a family to ALIVE! House. Request the application from Danien Johnson at

AEPP Outreach

Meet with AEPP staff in-person for immediate assistance. The complete list of times and locations for October – December 2021 are available on the AEPP webpage.

  • Every Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM alternating between Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe Street) and William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Avenue). Get the flyer.
  • Every Thursday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt Vernon Avenue).

Bag Food with Your Congregation

Bringing friends is always more fun! Join us in a group bagging event with your congregation. For more information and dates available, please contact Liza Feiler at

Food Collection

ALIVE! collects food donations Thursdays 3:00 – 7:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at 801 S. Payne Street. Donations must be from the current list of Accepted Food Donations. Visit the Food Program webpage page for details.

Food Distributions

Click the hyperlink for the –> ALIVE! Food Distribution Calendar (OCTOBER 2021) <– Get the entire month’s calendar of ALIVE! food distributions. Calendar subject to change.

Weekend Food Distribution

  • Saturday, October 30 from 8:30-10:30 AM at Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave), NOVA Alexandria (lot B-1 via Dawes Ave), and William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave).

Upcoming Pop-Ups

  • Thursday, October 21 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at Hammond Middle School back of school at gym entrance (4646 Seminary Rd.)

Volunteer opportunities for ALIVE! food distributions available. Sign up online HERE. Congregations and groups interested in volunteering, contact Liza Feiler at

Housewares Referrals

List of Needed Items updated. Check back regularly as the list can change as our inventory changes. Visit the Housewares webpage for the list of accepted items.

Send all Housewares referrals to with the following information:

  • Client’s name, address, cell number, and email if possible
  • Number of adults and children (with ages) in the home
  • List of needed kitchen items, dinnerware, appliances, bed and bath linens

ALIVE! in the News and on Social Media

Visit the ALIVE! Newsroom on our website for news articles featuring ALIVE!’s work in the community.

Don’t miss out on daily ALIVE! social media posts. No need to have an account to see what’s happening. Click on the hyperlinks below to view.

 Facebook @alive4alexandria

 Instagram @alive4alexandria

 Twitter @ALIVE4AlexVA



Resource: Food & Friends Accepting New Clients in Washington Metro Area

Food & Friends works with residents who are living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other illnesses by providing free, medically-tailored meals and or other supports. They serve clients in the following jurisdictions: 

  • Washington, D.C. 
  • Maryland: Calvert, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s. St. Mary’s, and Washington counties 
  • Virginia counties: Arlington, Fairfax, King George, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, and Stafford 
  • Virginia cities: Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park 

Click the hyperlink to -> Get the flyer <- for Food & Friends’ Client Referral Process and services.