ALIVE! combines faith and love into action to help struggling Alexandria residents. Founded in 1969 as a grassroots movement led by faith-based organizations and community leaders in response to growing concerns about poverty in their City, ALIVE! is a volunteer-governed 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and basic needs support to children, families and individuals living in poverty and with hunger in the City of Alexandria. Still celebrating its 50th anniversary milestone, ALIVE! is the oldest and largest private social safety net in the City currently serving thousands of Alexandrians each month, with the support of 45 faith-based member congregations and volunteers.
Currently, a number of ALIVE"s programs are on hold, while others are popping up. This is due to the shutdowns due to the virus. We rely on donations to maintain these programs. Checking our website under the "get involved" tab is the best way to track our initiatives https://www.alive-inc.org/get-involved-volunteer-in-alexnadria-va/ Or https://www.alive-inc.org/our-events
To register for these progams go to www.volunteeralexandria.org. You must register in advance to volunteer. For more info contact the Food Program Manager: Ann Patterson:703-518-5152
ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers from 45 religious congregations and the community working together to help those in need in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community. ALIVE! serves over 10,000 Alexandrians annually with shelter; low-cost early childhood education and childcare; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs; emergency food; and deliveries of donated furniture and housewares.
My parents were involved in the early days of ALIVE!as representatives of Temple Beth El and it is an outstanding example of the true meaning of religious tolerance. In these days when the Muslim community is publicly threatened and that view is considered acceptable by a large segment of the population, it is important that we take a stand and continue to work together for the greater good.