SOHO Success! You helped raise $2,640 for award-winning program

thank_you_sohoThanks for helping us break a record last week.

Together, we helped The Art League's raise $2,640 for the SOHO program! That's $1,000 more than we've raised during any previous action!

When we launched last week's action for The Art League's SOHO mentoring program for at-risk girls in Alexandria, we thought $750 was an ambitious fundraising goal. We were astonished to see that just 4 hours after launch, supporters had already donated $850!

So those crazy optimists at The Art League decided to increase the fundraising goal by more than 300% to $2,500. And guess what? With the $500 matching grant generously provided by the Mason Hirst Foundation, we surpassed that goal as well! We're still kind of amazed and grateful for the community's response to this action.

Please read a message of thanks from The Art League's Executive Director, Linda Hafer:

"This has been an awesome boost to ensure that this program will continue and that the girls will have appropriate art supplies and the best programming!  One of my favorite things about this program is the collaborative aspect —it started with The Art League and the Alexandria Court Service Unit, and the volunteer mentors and teachers—and it’s grown and improved thanks to the added participation of several local nonprofits, many sponsoring businesses, and contributions from foundations and individuals.  We’re so grateful to have ACTion Alexandria and your generous donors as part of our SOHO team!"

Thanks ACTion Heroes!


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