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Like These Spring2ACTIon Alexandria Nonprofits



Spring2ACTion is a collaboration of 44 Alexandria nonprofit organizations. We are working together to raise the profile of the life-changing work they do in our community as well as help them raise a little money to help them continue to do it!

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The Results Are In! Alexandria Quality of Life Indicators Voting




Over the last two months, ACTion Alexandria has worked with the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, ACT for Alexandria and Virginia Tech to solicit and gather feedback on new Quality of Life Indicators for Alexandria.

Voting Results
ACTion Alexandria received 901 votes from community members on the Quality of Life Indicators with some surprising results.

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Check Out The New Spring2ACTion Flyer



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

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ACTion Alexandria Featured in Washington Life



Thanks to Washington Life magazine and Jane Hess Collins of Get Out and Give Back for featuring ACTion Alexandria today. You can read the entire article on Washington Life's site. And if you do nothing else today, sign up to get an alert when Spring2ACTion goes live on May 5th!

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What To Do This Weekend: Kelley Cares 5K, Family Fun Day, Healthy Kids Day


This Saturday, grab the family and get ready for some fun--do gooder style! Participate in the Kelley Cares 5K and support the Therapeutic Recreation Program of Alexandria, and attend the Center for Alexandria's Children Family Fun Day.

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Friends of Guest House Gets By with A Little Help from Their Friends



We did it again! Thanks to you and the generosity of the Running Brooke Fund's match, we not only met our fundraising goal of $500, we doubled it, raising a total of $


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NBC Washington Story Highlighting ACTion Alexandria


We were thrilled when Julie Carey from NBC Washington 4 decided to do a story on ACTion Alexandria and are beyond thankful for the kinds words from our partners at Community Lodgings and More...

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Help Japan's Earthquake Victims


On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered a massive 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that have caused widespread destruction. For those watching in horror from thousands of miles away, it's natural to look for ways to help. We've got a list of organizations rated by Charity Navigator to help you send aid to Japanese victims.

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Thanks for One Month of Success


Thank you

When we launched the new ACTion Alexandria on the evening of February 7th, we didn’t really know what to expect. We knew what we’d like to see happen, but hoping for something and seeing your expectations exceeded week after week are two very different things.

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