ALIVE! Board Meeting – September 14 at 7:00 PM

The next ALIVE! Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Full agenda, Zoom link, attachments, etc. will be provided closer to the meeting date.

Start a Congregational Team for StepALIVE!

2021 StepALIVE! is October 17, 2021. Create a team for your congregation! Start thinking about your team’s name and how to recruit walkers for your team. Prizes for the team with the most walkers and most money raised. StepALIVE! website is updated, and the registration button will go live soon. StepALIVE! materials will be emailed to ALIVE! member congregations this week. Visit the website to walk, form a team, and donate:

Marketing Materials about ALIVE!

Pick up print copies of ALIVE! marketing materials for your congregation to post on its bulletin boards. Stop by the ALIVE! main office to pick up Get Help Today flyer, AEPP information card, ALIVE! information card, and ALIVE! Wire. Digital versions attached to this email. To schedule a pick-up time, contact Lauren Poon at

Volunteer Opportunities for Congregations

There is a volunteer opportunity for everyone! Does your congregation have a youth group, young adults, or new members group who would like to give back to the community we can assist? ALIVE! offers many different volunteer tasks. We can even come to you and set up a pop-up food distribution, bag hygiene kits, or a food drive. If you would like more information or have your own creative ideas, contact Liza Feiler at

Alexandria Bahá’í Conversation on Servant Leadership and New Concepts of Power

The Alexandria Bahá’í Community invites you to join a conversation on Servant Leadership and New Concepts of Power on Sunday, September 12 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM pm with guest facilitator Layli Miller-Muro. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke of humanity as a single organism and taught that those with power must “have no regard for one’s own personal benefits and selfish advantages…. to consider the welfare of the community as one’s own.” What are the implications of leading as a “servant” and of re-imagining power? For the Zoom link (and recording of the session), contact Lauren Poon at

FUMM BBQ and Yard Sale

Saturday, September 11th at 10:30 AM at Fairlington United Methodist Church parking lot. Everyone’s invited to come out and enjoy some juicy chicken and generous helpings of sides. The first delicious chickens will start going on sale around 10:30 AM until sold out. Presented by Fairlington United Methodist Men’s Group.

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

Tabling at Fall Taste of Old Town North

Interested in tabling and talking about ALIVE! with the community? Table with ALIVE! staff at Fall Taste of Old Town North at 901 N. Royal Street on Thursday, September 16 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Mayor Wilson be there to say a few words about ALIVE!. Rain date is September 30. Contact Liza Feiler,

Food Distributions

ALIVE! month of September food distribution calendar available at

Weekend Food Distribution

  • Saturday, September 25 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

  • Wednesday, September 8 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at Southern Towers (corner of Seminary Rd & Beauregard St)
  • Thursday, September 9 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)
  • Tuesday, September 14 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe St)
  • Friday, September 17 from 11:00 AM until supplies run out at Old Town Community Church (212 S. Washington St)
  • Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Jefferson Houston PreK-8 IB School (1501 Cameron St)

Volunteer opportunities for ALIVE! food distributions available through September. Sign up online HERE. Congregations and groups interested in volunteering, 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 ALIVE! Food page for details.

Housewares Referrals

List of Needed Items updated. Check back regularly as the list can change as our inventory changes. Visit the ALIVE! 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.

ALIVE! attended the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style High Octane Ball on Saturday, September 4 at ALX Community. ALIVE! also had an information table at the car show festival on Sunday as one of the festival’s nonprofit beneficiaries.

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.

Resource: Community Foundation Launches Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund for Northern Virginia

The Fund will support Afghans fleeing their country who either pass through or are resettled here in Northern Virginia. Grants from this Fund will first focus on their immediate unmet human and basic needs, such as food, shelter, acute health, acute mental health services. Subsequent grants will support longer term resettlement efforts, including legal, mental health, physical health, housing, transportation, education, language, and other coping skills. All donations to the Fund will be used to support local and regional nonprofits who are optimally positioned to provide immediate assistance and longer-term aid and support. Donate to the Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund for Northern Virginia.

Resource: WDC Law Enforcement & Security Hiring Event

Alexandria Workforce Development Center’s (WDC) Law Enforcement & Security Hiring event set is Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 11:AM -2:00 PM at the City Hall Market Square. Local law enforcement and security agencies will be on hand to meet with and discuss current vacancies with job seekers. Space is limited, register today to secure participation. This event is free and open to the public.

Job Seekers register at

Law Enforcement/Security Employers register at