Happy 1st Anniversary to You!
It's time to celebrate. One year ago today, we launched ACTion Alexandria as a way to build a community that would connect neighbors and organizations to share ideas, take action and make an positive impact on our city. With the support of ACT for Alexandria, the Knight Foundation, the City of Alexandria, the Bruhn-Morris Foundation, and you, we've been able to make this happen.
There's an important reason we are celebrating our first successful year as an anniversary rather than birthday, and that reason is YOU! Our anniversary is about celebrating the relationship we've been able to build with the members of our community. Together, we've accomplished a lot.
With your help, we have helped Alexandria nonprofits raise more than $120,000 for programs that support children's literacy, child abuse prevention, and children's health and safety. We've helped feed the hungry and provided diapers, medicine, and toys to children and families in need.
You've donated children's books, toys, medicine, diapers, and food to Alexandria nonprofits which distributed to them to those who need them most in our community
You've helped provide feedback on community indicators, pick video contest winners for the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy, and select playground winners of $15,000 in Project Play Spruce Up Grants by casting 5,440 online votes since we launched.
Almost 2,000 people have joined ACTion Alexandria to support Alexandria nonprofits, provide feedback on important community issues, and generally raise awareness about how to do more good in our community.
Our Anniversary Gift to You
So, in honor of our first anniversary with you, we've taken a few liberties with the traditional first anniversary gift of paper. We've created the ACTion Alexandria 1st Anniversary Pinterest board, an online scrapbook if you will, that tells the story of our first year in photos and images. We hope you'll continue working with us as we begin our second year.