This Week's Nonprofit Spotlight is on ALIVE!

  • What Is ALIVE!?ALIVE_Logo

ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) is comprised of volunteers from religious organizations throughout the city of Alexandria. Since 1968, ALIVE! has been helping the most vulnerable citizens in our community and has become the largest private safety net for those in need. ALIVE! provides shelter, low-cost early childhood education and childcare; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs, food and other household items.

What is ALIVE!'s Mission?

ALIVE!’s volunteers strive to put their faith and love into action by committing themselves to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to bring about dramatic improvement in the lives of those in need. 

Program Highlights:
  • Child Development Center: Accredited Full Day Preschool and Daycare Center with a fee based on what the parents make.

  • House Shelter: Provides temporary (6-12 months) shelter for women and families in a transitional stage.

  • Food: Over 1,000 families receive canned goods from our volunteers each week.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Furniture Deliveries: Each week we need volunteer drivers and movers to deliver household items and furniture to low income families. Call 703-837-9300 ext 2 to Sign Up today.
  • Family Emergency Program: Help process referrals, pack emergency food orders, or deliver food. Office volunteers work three-hour shifts, 9:00AM–12:00PM or 12:00PM–3:00PM, one day a week or once or twice a month. Volunteer drivers deliver groceries to the homes of those in need between 12:00PM–3:00PM one day a week or on call to substitute. Email linda.l.coleman@verizon.net to Sign Up today.
  • Last Saturday Food Distribution: Volunteers are needed to unload food from trucks into Cora Kelly's rec center the last friday of months January through October and the second friday of December. Volunteers are also needed the last saturday of months January through October and the second saturday of December to help bag and distribute that food. Call 703-837-9300 ext 2 to Sign Up today.
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