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Program Overview & Contacts

More than 700 volunteers a year help ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) 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.

For general information about ALIVE!, call 703-837-9300 or reach us by email (info@alive-inc.org).

Child Development Center�A full-day preschool and day care center serving 46 children and their working poor Alexandrian families throughout the year. Tuition and fees are based upon the parents' ability to pay�the Center is the only sliding fee scale, accredited preschool in Alexandria City.
Tel: 703-548-9255; email: acdcdirector@aol.com

Food�Donated canned and packaged food delivered by volunteers to almost 1,000 needy families who are referred by local social service agencies and member congregations.
Tel: 703-836-2723

Emergency Monetary Assistance�Financial assistance with rent, utilities, medical needs and other emergency expenses, to meet over 2,000 requests referred by social service agencies and member congregations.
Tel: 703-836-2723

Furniture�Donated mattresses, beds, tables, chairs, chests, and other furniture, picked up from donors and delivered to almost 300 needy Alexandrians by volunteers on weekends.
Donations/requests: 703-837-9300 (option 3)

Last Saturday Food Distribution�A 5-day supply of surplus fresh produce and staple foods distributed by volunteers once a month to serve about 600 families referred by social service agencies and ALIVE! congregations.
Tel: 703-837-9300 (option 4)

Housewares�Donated houseware, including pots and pans, towels, sheets, dishes, silverware, and blankets delivered to over 250 households by volunteers.
Tel: 703-837-9300 (option 5)

ALIVE! House Shelter�Temporary housing for women and families in emergency and transitional situations. ALIVE! House provides 6-12 months of shelter, support, and help developing life skills for up to four homeless families at a time.
Tel: 703-684-1430