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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