Action Success! 67 Home Safety Kits for Healthy Families Alexandria

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mother_and_sonI don't know about you, but this week's earthquake brought a new level of significance to our Healthy Families Alexandria Home Safety Kit action. There is nothing more important than making your home as safe as possible for your family.  It also made meeting our goal that much sweeter!

Thanks to your donations and a $500 match from the RunningBrooke Fund, Healthy Families Alexandria will be able to help 67 Alexandria families create a safer home environment for their children.  Nanci Pedulla, Program Manager for Healthy Families Alexandria asked me to share her sincerest thanks with you:

“Healthy Families Alexandria is grateful for the tremendous support we received through the ACTion Alexandria Action this week! Thanks to our generous donors, we will be able to provide over 60 families with Home Safety Kits – an essential tool to creating a safe learning environment for young children.   We are particularly indebted to Brooke Curran and the RunningBrooke Fund whose matching grant of $500 enabled us to double our efforts to keep children safe.  On behalf of all Healthy Families Alexandria participants and staff, thank you!”

To put the impact ACTion Alexandria is having on the community in perspective, I've summarized the results of our actions since our launch on February 7th.

Carpenter’s Shelter $1495 raised for a month of after school snacks
ALIVE! 30 bags of food collected to feed 2,476 people
Community Lodgings 2,500 diapers collected for homeless families in transition
ANHSI’s Pediatric Clinic 320 single servings Pedialyte
Friends of Guest House $1,000 raised for basic needs of female ex-offenders
The Reading Connection 140 books collected for Alexandria We Are Readers program
Center for Alexandria’s Children 54 toys collected for developmental playgroups
Healthy Families Alexandria $1145 raised to provide 75 home safety kits
Quality of Life Indicators
901 votes to help prioitize feedback on Phase 1

Together, our small actions can make a very big impact. 

Thanks for your support Alexandria!

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