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It's Your Turn to Ask the City Council Candidates!

What would you ask the City Council candidates?ask_the_candidates_2012

Civic engagement is what ACTion Alexandria is all about and what's more civic than voting?  It's been a boisterous year in city politics, and with more than a baker's dozen worth of candidates running for City Council, it's hard for a lot of us to figure out which candidates best represent our vision for our community.

So, we are turning the tables on traditional political debates by giving YOU the starring role in our online forum. Read more »

Get Ready for Spring2ACTion 2012!

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One City.  One Day.  One Opportunity.

What if we all gave one one day?

On Wednesday, May 2nd, our community will come together for 24 hours of unprecedented giving.

Spring2ACTion is one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Alexandria amazing. ACT and ACTion Alexandria, in partnership with our sponsors, are offering up to $30,000 in cash and prizes to help increase fundraising efforts by participating organizations and individual fundraisers.  Real-time tracking will be displayed on the leader board at www.Spring2ACTion.org on May 2.

Be Generous.  Be Alexandria.

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Spring2ACTion

Event Date

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:01am - 11:59am
Event Location
Online at http://www.Spring2ACTion.org

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One City.  One Day.  One Opportunity.

What if we all gave one one day?

On Wednesday, May 2nd, our community will come together for 24 hours of unprecedented giving.

Spring2ACTion is one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Alexandria amazing. ACT and ACTion Alexandria, in partnership with our sponsors, are offering up to $30,000 in cash and prizes to help increase fundraising efforts by participating organizations and individual fundraisers.  Real-time tracking will be displayed on the leader board at www.Spring2ACTion.org on May 2. Read more »

This Week: 100 Books Needed for We Are Readers Summer Reading Program

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"Running to raise awareness and to raise money for the at-risk children and families of Alexandria."

For more information about the Running Brooke Fund, visit: http://www.runningbrooke.com/about.html

Get Out and Give Back Highlights Alexandria Nonprofits

Friends of Guest House

Jane Hess Collins of Get Out and Give Back has started a new program.  She is going out and engaging in at least one community service project a week. After she completes her project, she posts about it on Facebook, Twitter and her own website. By doing this, she is giving the nonprofit publicity and she shows the great work they are doing in the community.

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First Ever Spring2ACTion Raises Over $100,000 for Alexandria Nonprofits

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The final numbers are in! Once again, thank you Alexandria!

Spring2ACTion Results

Spring2ACTion (Last Day!)

Event Date

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 12:00am - 11:59am
Event Location
Online at http://www.spring2action.org

ACTion Alexandria invites you to participate in Spring2ACTion, an innovative online community-wide fundraising event designed to inspire unprecedented levels of charitable giving in our City. Every donation you make gives your favorite organization the chance to win even more money through matching donations and prizes. Read more »

Check Out The New Spring2ACTion Flyer

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We're biased but we LOVE our new Spring2ACTion flyers. Not everyone is a fan of what I call "disco pink," but you can't deny it gets your attention. If you want to help us out by distributing this at your organization or place of business, let us know.The giving starts May 5th! Find out more at Spring2ACTion.org. Read more »

Challenges Jumo Poses for Local Charities

As you can imagine, I think about the state of civic engagement and philanthropy in our city a lot. Read more »