ACTion Alexandria Blog

Shining a Spotlight on Pet Adoption

From January 27 to February 14, ACTion Alexandria is partnering with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and King Street Cats to ask residents to share their photos of their adopted pets and then help promote an animal for adoption from one of the shelters. 

Food & Shelter animal adoption, contest, pets, photos, prizes, rescue

My Homework Space

Over the past couple weeks, ACTion Alexandria has been working with The City of Alexandria, Samuel Tucker Elementary School, Community Lodgings, Bienvenidos, and Wright to Read to collect new and gently worn desks for children at Brent Place Apartments for a project called My Homework Space. 

Education Brent Place Apartments, desks, early childhood, education, study

Alexandria Volunteer Opportunities lists volunteering as one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. Here are some volunteer opportunities to get you started...

Neighborhoods New Year's Resolution, volunteering

10 Ways to Give Back in Alexandria

Somehow we are already in the midst of the holiday season, and there are many great, local organizations that need help. Here are 10 ways to give back to Alexandria this holiday season: 

Neighborhoods animals, children, community foundation, give back, holiday, neighbors, pay it forward, toys, wish list

APYC Christmas Tree Sale

Buy your Christmas Tree from the Alexandria Police Youth Camp (APYC) and help  children from Alexandria have the time of their lives! 

Day in the life of a APYC Camper: 

Education AYPC, christmas tree, summer camp

Sign the Petition to Protect Charitable Giving!

Did you know that for every $1 a donor gets in tax relief, the public typically receives $3 of benefit? 

Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Food & Shelter, Health, Neighborhoods charitable giving, protect giving, tax deduction

Community Lodgings' Christmas Store


In 1987, Community Lodgings was founded by eight Alexandria churches with a mission to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency. Subsequently, Community Lodgings purchased five apartment buildings in the Arlandria community of Alexandria.

Food & Shelter Christmas list, community lodgings

Coats for Kids!

Captain Willie Bailey and Fairfax and Alexandria firefighters in partnership with Operation Warm provided over 3000 brand new winter coats for kids in the Fairfax and Alexandria are this year.

Health coats for kids, firefighters and friends to the rescue, operation warm

Charity Craft Fair at TC Williams High School

For the past three years, TC Williams HS students, along with engineering teacher, Jennifer Moshier, have helped organize and run a craft fair to help raise money for a Rochester, NY-based organization, Joining Hearts and Hands.  This organization promotes economic improvements in Kenya and Tanzania by setting up microbusinesses, building schools, and much more!

Education Craft Fair, education, TC Williams