ALIVE ALIVE! Emergency Services - Homeless Services - Early Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Alexandria, VA. Founded in 1969, ALIVE!

Mission: ALIVE! draws upon the full strength and diversity of the Alexandria community through a network of 44 faith organizations and over 900 dedicated volunteers who come together – with faith and love – to realize ALIVE!s mission of helping people faced with emergency situations or long term needs become capable of assuming self-reliant roles in the community.

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Blaszkow Legal will donate $10 for every recipe submission. Thank you!
11/08/2020
Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt | Blaszkow Legal

Blaszkow Legal will donate $10 for every recipe submission. Thank you!

2020 has been a very difficult year for many, dealing with a viral pandemic, recession, and economic uncertainty. Despite the tough times however, our hearts remain with friends and loved ones. In these difficult times, we may not all be able to join with family for traditional holiday gatherings, b...

Pack bags of food for ALIVE! distributions in fall and winter. Pick up bulk groceries from ALIVE! THIS WEEK November 2-6...
11/03/2020

Pack bags of food for ALIVE! distributions in fall and winter. Pick up bulk groceries from ALIVE! THIS WEEK November 2-6. Drop off packed bags of food back to ALIVE!. Tag ALIVE! on social media with #ALIVEFallHarvest of you packing bags from home or in socially distanced groups. Food, bags, gloves, and packing instructions provided. Event details: https://www.alive-inc.org/alive-interfaith-fall-harvest-packing-project/

National Honor Society and TC Williams Seniors Evie, Anna, and Kiernan packing bags of food today for distribution to th...
11/02/2020

National Honor Society and TC Williams Seniors Evie, Anna, and Kiernan packing bags of food today for distribution to those in need.

Happy Halloween 🎃 to our volunteers!
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween 🎃 to our volunteers!

1,121 households were provided with food today!  Thanks to volunteers who worked hard today.
10/31/2020

1,121 households were provided with food today! Thanks to volunteers who worked hard today.

Fall 2020 edition of ALIVE! Wire newsletter available online! https://www.alive-inc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ALIVE...
10/30/2020

Fall 2020 edition of ALIVE! Wire newsletter available online!https://www.alive-inc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ALIVE-Wire-2020-Fall.pdf

10/29/2020

ALIVE! Truck-to-Trunk food distribution Saturday, October 31 from 8:30 am–10:30 am at the parking lots of Cora Kelly (3600 Commonwealth Ave) and John Adams (5651 Rayburn Ave) elementary schools. Drive-through and walk-up service available.

ALIVE! House kids painting pumpkins for Halloween!
10/28/2020

ALIVE! House kids painting pumpkins for Halloween!

Thanks to Oakland Baptist Church for helping with our Friday food distribution and special welcome to our newest adminis...
10/23/2020

Thanks to Oakland Baptist Church for helping with our Friday food distribution and special welcome to our newest administrative team member, Sayed, who jumped in to help today! We served 298 families this evening!

Old Town North Community Partnership Community Passport sales to benefit ALIVE!. Taste, shop, sip, and savor the charms ...
10/21/2020
Taste of Old Town North - 2020 | Old Town North Community Partnership!

Old Town North Community Partnership Community Passport sales to benefit ALIVE!. Taste, shop, sip, and savor the charms of Old Town North at local restaurants, retailers, salons, and other small businesses in Old Town North https://oldtownnorth.org/taste/

The Taste is sponsored by the Old Town North Community Partnership with support from the City of Alexandria, NOTICe, the Old Town North Alliance, and local businesses.

Thank you to Image360 - Fairfax for new graphics on the ALIVE! truck and Wiygul Automotive Clinic for regular truck main...
10/19/2020

Thank you to Image360 - Fairfax for new graphics on the ALIVE! truck and Wiygul Automotive Clinic for regular truck maintenance. Look for the ALIVE! truck around town!

1051 families served by ALIVE! volunteers today!  Thank you!
10/17/2020

1051 families served by ALIVE! volunteers today! Thank you!

Yard sale and free items benefiting ALIVE! Today at Fairlington Presbyterian Church until 2:00 pm
10/17/2020

Yard sale and free items benefiting ALIVE! Today at Fairlington Presbyterian Church until 2:00 pm

Reminder that tomorrow food will be available at the ALIVE! Truck to Trunk at the parking lots of Cora Kelly and John Ad...
10/16/2020

Reminder that tomorrow food will be available at the ALIVE! Truck to Trunk at the parking lots of Cora Kelly and John Adams elementary schools from 8:30-10:30 am or until supplies run out. Drive-through or walk up welcome. Please wear a mask, and maintain social distancing. Bring a cart and/or bags to carry food home if on foot.

10/15/2020
Hunger Free Alexandria

Alexandria Food Day is Friday Oct. 16!

Join us for a Panel Discussion: Hunger Throughout the Pandemic
Noon to 1 pm on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/hungerfreealexandria/

Moderator: Alyia Gaskins, Center for Community Investment
Adriana Schellhaas, Casa Chirilagua
Jennifer Ayers, ALIVE!
Kate Garvey, Department of Community and Human Services

Hunger Free Alexandria works towards getting more food to more people more frequently in the City of Alexandria

Take advantage of Prime Day and donate an item off of ALIVE! House's Amazon wish list. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlis...
10/14/2020
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Take advantage of Prime Day and donate an item off of ALIVE! House's Amazon wish list. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3B1UWV0TQ5KOG/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex

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Councilwoman Amy Jackson and Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter packing bags of food for ALIVE!
10/13/2020

Councilwoman Amy Jackson and Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter packing bags of food for ALIVE!

10/13/2020

Truck-to-Trunk: Saturday, October 17 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am, ALIVE! will distribute emergency food at the parking lots of Cora Kelly (3600 Commonwealth Ave) and John Adams (5651 Rayburn Ave) elementary schools. Drive-through and walk-up service available.

Thank you Sarah Kline of Beth El Hebrew Congregation for participating in our Bag-at-Home Program! Pick up supplies from...
10/12/2020

Thank you Sarah Kline of Beth El Hebrew Congregation for participating in our Bag-at-Home Program! Pick up supplies from ALIVE! and assemble bags of food at home. Return packed bags of food to ALIVE! for immediate distribution to those in need.

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/5...
10/11/2020
Support Alive Inc by shopping at AmazonSmile.

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0914017 and AmazonSmile donates to ALIVE!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Alive Inc. Support us every time you shop.

Yesterday’s food distribution at Charles Houston Rec Center.
10/09/2020

Yesterday’s food distribution at Charles Houston Rec Center.

Many thanks to Jacob Bennett and Jammin' Java for last Sunday's A Song & A Slice: Jacob Bennett benefiting ALIVE!. Photo...
10/07/2020

Many thanks to Jacob Bennett and Jammin' Java for last Sunday's A Song & A Slice: Jacob Bennett benefiting ALIVE!. Photos courtesy of Mike Stone.

Thank you to Fairlington United Methodist Church ALIVE! Garden for today’s harvest, including this zucchini being packed...
10/07/2020

Thank you to Fairlington United Methodist Church ALIVE! Garden for today’s harvest, including this zucchini being packed by volunteer Brooke for a home delivery client!

ALIVE! House wish list for Halloween:• Pumpkins to paint • Aprons • Paint supplies • Plastic pumpkins for candy • Assort...
10/05/2020

ALIVE! House wish list for Halloween:
• Pumpkins to paint • Aprons • Paint supplies • Plastic pumpkins for candy • Assorted candy to fill plastic pumpkins to take place of trick or treating for kids • Halloween crafts/decorations for house

Happy birthday to our ALIVE! House resident! Your birthday gift donations made this birthday a special one!
10/02/2020

Happy birthday to our ALIVE! House resident! Your birthday gift donations made this birthday a special one!

1,232  households provided with food at today’s distribution.  Thanks to everyone who helps especially as  the number of...
09/26/2020

1,232 households provided with food at today’s distribution. Thanks to everyone who helps especially as the number of people in need continues to increase. Volunteers needed to pack food for upcoming distributions Alexandria Volunteer. Thanks to Alexandria Department of Human Services; Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia and many others!

09/23/2020

ALIVE! House wish list for October 2nd:
1. Birthday gifts for 17 year old girl who enjoys makeup, jewelry, girlie items, social media
2. Birthday cake

09/21/2020

This week's food distribution:

Saturday, September 26 Truck-to-Trunk
ALIVE! Truck-to-Trunk will distribute food at two drive-through sites on Saturday, September 26 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am at the parking lots of Cora Kelly (3600 Commonwealth Ave) and John Adams (5651 Rayburn Ave) Elementary Schools. This distribution includes bags of shelf stable groceries, chicken, and eggs, while supplies last.

Drive-through and walks-ups welcome. Please maintain 6-feet social distance, wear a face mask, and bring carts or reusable bags to carry food home.

Thanks to all involved with our food distribution this eveving. Especially Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virgin...
09/18/2020

Thanks to all involved with our food distribution this eveving. Especially Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia; management of Bennington Crossings Apartment Homes; our regular volunteers from Oakland Baptist Church and our newest ALIVE! employee-Jose Amaya!

09/18/2020

Congratulations to this year's StepALIVE! WINNERS!

WINNER – Congregation with the Most Dollars Raised and Recipient of the Congregational Cup
Team St Joseph raised $3,758.70 (Saint Joseph Catholic Church Alexandria, Virginia)

WINNER – Congregation with the Largest Team
Team Fairlington with 47 members (Fairlington United Methodist Church and Fairlington Presbyterian)

WINNER – Community Group with the Most Dollars Raised
National Charity League, Inc., Port City Chapter raised $1,750.70

WINNER – Community Group with the Largest Team
National Charity League, Inc., Port City Chapter with 50 members

Honorable Mention – Congregations
Christ Church (Alexandria, VA)
Churches of S. Washington St. (Roberts Memorial, Beulah Baptist Church VA, Old Town Community Church, Washington Street United Methodist Church)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Alexandria, VA
Old Town Presbyterian Meeting House
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Alexandria VA

Honorable Mention – Community Groups
Cameron Station Marchers
United to Help Our Neighbors

*Winners determined as of midnight Sunday, September 13, 2020.

09/18/2020
www.alive-inc.org

Check out the ALIVE! House Wish List updated for the Fall season.
https://www.alive-inc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ALIVE-House-Wish-List-09.2020.pdf

Volunteers Scott Thomas and Natalie Puri featured in ALXNow article. Thank you to all our volunteers!
09/18/2020
ALIVE! Needs More Volunteers Like Scott Thomas and Natalie Puri

Volunteers Scott Thomas and Natalie Puri featured in ALXNow article. Thank you to all our volunteers!

Back in September, Scott Thomas and Natalie Puri donated their personal food to ALIVE!, and soon after the couple were volunteering for the nonprofit, driving a food truck around the city and directing food distribution efforts. "I asked if they needed volunteers and they asked if I could drive a

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ALIVE!, Inc. serves thousands of Alexandrians annually with shelter; low-cost early childhood education; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs; emergency food; and deliveries of donated furniture and housewares.

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ALIVE! Child Development Center classrooms are quiet now and we miss our children and families so much. We are remembering our times together of learning through play! Thank you to all of the community support and we want welcome our families back as soon as safely possible. One more day until April 15, Alexandria's Day of Giving: Spring2ACTion.
Hi, can you use gluten-free baking products for the food drive?
Have you made your reservations for the upcoming events at the Durant Arts Center (1605 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA). Do not delay, make your reservations TODAY!!! First Friday: Family Art Night, June 1, 6 p.m., Reservations Required. Your family members can choose ONE art experience. All reservations are $9 per person. Children 5 years old and under are free. Reservations include art supplies, pizza and soda. You have three art experiences to choose from: Paint with Patrick Kirwin - Ages 5 and up with adult. Do you love to paint? No experience necessary - Patrick will guide you through painting your very own masterpiece. Take your masterpiece home at the end of the evening. Limit: 50 people (455204.03); or, PLENTY OF SPACES STILL AVAILABLE Create a clay sculpture with Teresa Brunson - Ages 5 and up with adult. New at the Family Art Night is an opportunity to create a clay sculpture. Teresa will guide you through creating a 3-D multi-color fantasy dragon. The dragon sculpture can be given as a gift, or you can showcase it in your house. Limit: 20 people (455204.04); ONLY 5 MORE SPACES LEFT TO FILL Create Mosaics with Maria Illingworth – Ages 6 and up with adult. Design a mosaic trivet that you can give as a gift, or use in the kitchen. Limit: 30 (455204.05). PLENTY OF SPACES STILL AVAILABLE To pay online: www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac, select activity number.
Members, friends, and fam, get ready to signup to walk with us on SUNDAY MAY 6TH to support quality child care for working families in Alexandria, VA! #WeWalk4Kids #StepALIVE5k #StepALIVE5miles #StepALIVEMay6th
Just set up our StepALIVE! 5k/5mile team for Sixteenth Tabernacle Beth El.....Members, friends, and fam, get ready to signup to walk with us on SUNDAY MAY 6TH to support quality child care for working families in Alexandria, VA! #WeWalk4Kids #StepALIVE5k #StepALIVE5miles #StepALIVEMay6th