Spring2ACTion = Success! Thank You Alexandria!

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We are still counting all the numbers and checking them a zillion times but no matter how you slice it, you made Spring2ACTion a HUGE Success! We can't thank you enough!

Back in January when we starting coming up with this crazy idea called Spring2ACTion, we never could have foreseen this kind of success. We will be publishing the final numbers tomorrow, but thanks to Alexandria's legendary generosity and to the work, enthusiasm, and, let's face it, a little bit of blind faith on the part of our 47 participating nonprofit partners, we raised more than $100,000 for Alexandria nonprofits doing life-changing work in our community every day! In just three days!

We are just stunned, and judging from the emails and phone calls we're receiving from you and our partners, everyone is really excited. 

But besides the money, we had some other goals. 

  • Local Giving: We wanted to get people engaged with the idea of local giving to local organizations--were your giving can make the most impact on your own quality of life. There are some fantastic Alexandria nonprofits doing amazing work that people just don't know about. We hope Spring2ACTion has helped open the community's eyes to some of them.
  • Grassroots Philanthropy: We wanted to end the notion that philanthropy is just for the Bill Gates' of the world. You ARE a philanthropist when you donate to or volunteer for the nonprofit organization around the corner. Philanthropy is about caring for human kind and we all do this in little ways throughout our lives. Spring2ACTion was a way to show that even $10 dollars can make a huge impact. And, as you can see, small donations can quickly add up to $100,000!

Grassroots or citizen philanthropy is where all of us, regardless of income, can make a difference where we live and have a positive impact on people we see around us. We are so happy to be a part of Spring for Alexandria, Alexandria's celebration of giving and service. It's an event that makes Alexandria a very special place to live. Thank you, thank you , thank you!

Watch for the official numbers and statement tomorrow.

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