Giving in a Bad Economy, Mayor Euille’s Unity Breakfast, Recognizing SCAN and More: This Week’s Latest ACTion

  • With the state of the economy, are you reconsidering giving to your favorite charities during the holidays? Jane Collins wrote an excellent column for her blog, Get Out and Give Back.  In it, she offers advice about donating despite the times.  Check it out!
  • Also read Collins’s coverage of Mayor Euille’s Unity Breakfast, an annual tradition that began in 2003.  ACT Executive Director John Porter attended, stressing to the crowd to remember that like the body’s need for exercise, philanthropy should be a constant activity because it enriches the community.
  • Find out about the work of Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia on the LocalKicks blog.  The 8th Annual Toast to Hope, held last month, raised funds for the various programs the foundation supports, which aid numerous children and families in the area.
  • Attention Alexandria Residents: The City wants to hear from you! If you would like to voice your opinion on transportation projects and priorities, be sure to attend this Wednesday’s meeting at Beatley Library from 7-9 PM.  For more information, visit the City’s Transportation Page or call (703) 746-4025.
  • Have a passion for the Arts? The Commission for the Arts is looking for volunteers with any experience or interest in literature, music and other forms to help make decisions on grants for the 2012 fiscal year.  To learn more, visit the Commission’s website or contact the Office of the Arts at (703) 746-5588.