ALIVE ALIVE!, Inc.
Emergency Services - Homeless Services - Early Education

ALIVE! Inc. is the largest private safety net organization in the City of Alexandria. It was founded in 1969 by a small group of caring individuals who saw the need among their fellow Alexandrians and created ALIVE! to make a difference in their community. ALIVE!’s vision is to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and dramatically improve the lives of those in need in the City of Alexandria.

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.

ALIVE's cover photo
06/05/2020

ALIVE's cover photo

Register for Virtual Trivia Night and half the proceeds go to ALIVE!. Friday, June 5 from 7-9 PM. Thanks to Carlyle Hous...
06/04/2020
Virtual Trivia Night

Register for Virtual Trivia Night and half the proceeds go to ALIVE!. Friday, June 5 from 7-9 PM. Thanks to Carlyle House Historic Park and Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden for hosting.

Join us for a virtual night of trivia hosted by staff from Carlyle House Historic Site and the Lee-Fendall House Museum!

TODAY 5 pm-6 pm at Casa Chirilagua parking lot meals and bags of shelf stable groceries.
06/04/2020

TODAY 5 pm-6 pm at Casa Chirilagua parking lot meals and bags of shelf stable groceries.

06/03/2020
06/02/2020
Alexandria Democratic Committee

ALIVE! ED Jennifer Ayers speaks at Alexandria Democratic Committee starting at minute 35:20.

ADC June Livestream Session

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Congressman Don Beyer will provide the latest from Capitol Hill on efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, provide economic relief to dislocated workers, bring justice for George Floyd and many other policy topics.

Thank you to our volunteers on Thursday, May 28 at Charles Houston Recreation Center.
06/01/2020

Thank you to our volunteers on Thursday, May 28 at Charles Houston Recreation Center.

Thanks to Chris Hartung for Guaranteed Rate - Old Town, Alexandria for their generous contribution to ALIVE! and for the...
06/01/2020

Thanks to Chris Hartung for Guaranteed Rate - Old Town, Alexandria for their generous contribution to ALIVE! and for the amazing bag of goodies! We enjoyed having them come visit our staging area last week so they could see how we're putting their donation to work!

Carpenter's Shelter
05/30/2020

Carpenter's Shelter

We would like to thank Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and ALIVE for providing bagged groceries to help supplement our families food needs during their stay at the hotel. Your generosity is appreciated. ❤️#grateful #lookforthehelpers

It was a beautiful day to distribute food and work together as a community!Thanks to Volunteer Alexandria; Police Depart...
05/30/2020

It was a beautiful day to distribute food and work together as a community!Thanks to Volunteer Alexandria; Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia; Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia;Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria, VA; Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia and many more! We sent 1060 families home with produce eggs and shelf stable groceries today because of your support!

Thank you volunteers for all your help today!  1060 households served!
05/30/2020

Thank you volunteers for all your help today! 1060 households served!

Shelf stable groceries, eggs and produce Cora Kelly and John Adams Elementary Today until 10:30 or until supplies run ou...
05/30/2020

Shelf stable groceries, eggs and produce Cora Kelly and John Adams Elementary Today until 10:30 or until supplies run out.

05/29/2020

Saturday, May 30 Truck-to-Trunk drive through from 8:30 am -10:30 am at Cora Kelly (3600 Commonwealth Ave) and John Adams Elementary (5651 Rayburn Ave) 4 bags of shelf stable groceries, fresh eggs, and a box of farm fresh produce. Cart or reusable bags to carry food home suggested for walk-ups.

TODAY 5 pm - 6 pm at William Ramsay Elementary School Parking Lot (5700 Sanger Ave) meals and 2 bags of shelf stable gro...
05/28/2020

TODAY 5 pm - 6 pm at William Ramsay Elementary School Parking Lot (5700 Sanger Ave) meals and 2 bags of shelf stable groceries and produce.

TODAY 4 pm - 5:30 pm at Charles Houston Recreation Center Parking Lot (901 Wythe St) meals and 1-2 bags of shelf-stable ...
05/28/2020

TODAY 4 pm - 5:30 pm at Charles Houston Recreation Center Parking Lot (901 Wythe St) meals and 1-2 bags of shelf-stable groceries.

05/27/2020

ALIVE! is providing food at three distributions this week. We encourage people to drive whenever possible for contactless distribution, however, walk-ups are welcome and are encouraged to wear a face mask, maintain 6 feet of social distance, and to bring reusable bags or carts to carry meals and food home. Food may not be consumed at any site.

Saturday, May 30 Truck-to-Trunk Food Distribution: Cora Kelly (3600 Commonwealth Ave) and John Adams Elementary (5651 Rayburn Ave) Parking Lots
ALIVE! Truck-to-Trunk will distribute food at two drive-thru sites on Saturday, May 30 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am at the parking lots of Cora Kelly and John Adams Elementary Schools. This distribution includes at least 4 bags of shelf stable groceries, fresh eggs, and a box of farm fresh produce while supplies last. People are encouraged to drive through, those who walk will be asked to maintain social distance of 6 feet, wear a mask if possible, and may wish to bring a cart or reusable bags to carry food home.

Thursday, May 28 Food Distribution: Charles Houston Recreation Center Parking Lot (901 Wythe St)
ALIVE!, in coordination with Washington Street United Methodist Church, Royal Restaurant, ARHA, and the City of Alexandria, will distribute meals and 1-2 bags of shelf-stable groceries on Thursday, May 28 from 4 pm - 5:30 pm at the parking lot of Charles Houston Recreation Center.

Thursday, May 28 Food Distribution: William Ramsey Elementary School Parking Lot (5700 Sanger Ave)
ALIVE!, in coordination with World Central Kitchen and Hunger Free Alexandria meal distribution, will distribute meals and 2 bags of shelf stable groceries and produce on Thursday, May 28 from 5 pm - 6 pm at the parking lot of William Ramsay Elementary School.

Today is Good. Works. Alexandria. Mention ALIVE! at check out.For where to shop, visit https://bit.ly/2Zb6fr0#goodworksa...
05/27/2020

Today is Good. Works. Alexandria. Mention ALIVE! at check out.
For where to shop, visit https://bit.ly/2Zb6fr0
#goodworksalexandria

Just a reminder!
05/26/2020

Just a reminder!

Urgent Need -- Help ALIVE! prepare groceries for food-insecure households that have a COVID-19 positive patient. Monday thru Friday, 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. #VolunteerAlex To sign up, please click https://bit.ly/3c2PTnb

Tomorrow is Good. Works. Alexandria on Wednesday, May 27. Shop and take out at participating small businesses and a % of...
05/26/2020

Tomorrow is Good. Works. Alexandria on Wednesday, May 27. Shop and take out at participating small businesses and a % of your sale will support ALIVE!. Just mention ALIVE! at check out!
For where to shop, visit https://bit.ly/2Zb6fr0
#goodworksalexandria

Thank you Great Harvest Bread of Alexandria for your twice weekly donations of fresh baked loaves for ALIVE!'s home deli...
05/26/2020

Thank you Great Harvest Bread of Alexandria for your twice weekly donations of fresh baked loaves for ALIVE!'s home delivery program and for our community partners, and for cookies to our volunteers at Truck-to-Trunk.
Pictured: Volunteer from West End Pantry, an ALIVE! Community Partner, preparing bread loaves for distribution.

05/22/2020

Free COVID-19 Testing Monday, May 25: 10am – 6pm

Drive-thru and walk-up: Landmark Mall, 5801 Duke Street

Walk-up only: Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology, 3600 Commonwealth Avenue

supported by Alexandria Health Department and the City of Alexandria

05/22/2020

Free COVID-19 Testing

Saturday, May 23: 10am – 6pm, Annandale High School,
Sunday, May 24: 10am – 6pm, Bailey’s Elementary School

sponsored by Fairfax County Health Dept. & Virginia Dept. of Health

Good. Works. Alexandria is May 27. Shop and take out at participating small businesses and a % of your sale will support...
05/22/2020
Good. Works. Alexandria. - Old Town Business

Good. Works. Alexandria is May 27. Shop and take out at participating small businesses and a % of your sale will support ALIVE!. Just mention ALIVE! at check out!
For where to shop, visit https://bit.ly/2Zb6fr0
#goodworksalexandria

HOW CAN I HELP?SHOP. DINE. GIVE.Alexandria has always been a city of giving and supporting local business. The non-profit and small business community have taken an unprecedented blow during the COVID-19 shutdown. Right now, more than ever, we need to work together to make sure we all succeed. That....

DCHS Director Says Coronavirus Highlights Preexisting Food Insecurities in Alexandria
05/16/2020
DCHS Director Says Coronavirus Highlights Preexisting Food Insecurities in Alexandria

DCHS Director Says Coronavirus Highlights Preexisting Food Insecurities in Alexandria

Kate Garvey, Director of the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services, says COVID-19 has helped lay bare existing islands of food insecurity in the city. As her department has worked extensively with community partners like ALIVE! for food distribution, Garvey said the pandemic empha

05/14/2020

Thank you to Holly Beville Realtor for purchasing bulk cases of much-needed pasta from a local distributor to donate to ALIVE!’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Program! These will be packed into grocery bags next week for grab-and-go distributions, as well as provided to the City’s food pantries. ALIVE! is so thankful for our donors!

05/08/2020

Essential Program - Home-Delivered Frozen Meal Program for City Residents 60+ - Alexandria has set up a new home-delivered frozen meals program for residents aged 60 and over who are following the Stay at Home guidelines due to COVID-19 and who have difficulty getting food. Spouses of individuals over age 60 and disabled adults living with someone aged 60 and older also may be eligible. Meals are prepared by Jeffery's Catering and delivered twice a week by Senior Services of Alexandria. A total of 14 meals are delivered each week. For more information call 703-746-5999.

Senior Services Friendly Visitor Program - SSA's Friendly Visitor Program is looking to connect volunteers with socially isolated older adults in our community for weekly phone calls to stay connected and engaged. If you know of a senior who might could use a friendly phone call and check in, please contact Senior Services by email at [email protected].

Some light weekend reading #SpreadCheerALX Thanks for the spotlight. thttps://www.actforalexandria.org/news/quarantales-...
05/08/2020
Quarantales: Jennifer Ayers, Executive Director, ALIVE! | ACT for Alexandria

Some light weekend reading #SpreadCheerALX Thanks for the spotlight. thttps://www.actforalexandria.org/news/quarantales-jennifer-ayers-executive-director-alive

QuarantalesStories from Alexandria’s COVID-19 fighters that will make you smile. We hope.Jennifer Ayers is the executive director of ALIVE, an inter-faith nonprofit that serves the city’s most vulnerable. (P.S. She needs a 16 foot truck with a lift gate, and storage for the furniture program). H...

Please join us in a virtual thank you to recognize all of the ALIVE! Child Development Center Teachers, during Teacher A...
05/08/2020

Please join us in a virtual thank you to recognize all of the ALIVE! Child Development Center Teachers, during Teacher Appreciation Week for their hard work and dedication to providing high-quality care for our students and families!

So thankful for our produce donors! Brian McNair from Fruitful Planet  for apples, oranges and bananas; Stacy Picard and...
05/08/2020

So thankful for our produce donors! Brian McNair from Fruitful Planet for apples, oranges and bananas; Stacy Picard and her team from Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center for carrots, potatoes, onions and cabbage; and Catherine Connor and her Community Garden Team for harvesting fresh spinach and radishes today! And the always helpful Alexandria Transportation And Enviromental Service crew, helping with the forklift to load the ALIVE! truck, to take the produce bounty back to the ALIVE! warehouse where it will be distributed to local pantries and ALIVE!’s home deliveries.

Did you thank a teacher this week?  "A teacher plants the seeds of knowledge, sprinkles them with love, and patiently nu...
05/07/2020

Did you thank a teacher this week? "A teacher plants the seeds of knowledge, sprinkles them with love, and patiently nurtures their growth to produce tomorrow’s dreams.”Author unknown

To the world you may be a preschool educator but to the children and families of ALIVE! CDC you are a guiding star through our future life. Thank you for all you do every day for all of us! Even though we can't be together in person, we are thinking of you!

ALIVE! is looking for Temporary Help to Respond to COVID-19.  Please seen the job descrtiption.  https://www.alive-inc.o...
05/07/2020
Careers

ALIVE! is looking for Temporary Help to Respond to COVID-19. Please seen the job descrtiption. https://www.alive-inc.org/careers/

ALIVE! Current Job Opportunities Community Outreach Coordinator: This is a full-time temporary position The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for aiding ALIVE! in its ability to respond to the community during the emergent situation associated with COVID-19. The roles this job encompass....

Even though we're closed for the stay-at-home order, we invite you to recognize the amazing teachers and staff of the AL...
05/06/2020

Even though we're closed for the stay-at-home order, we invite you to recognize the amazing teachers and staff of the ALIVE! Child Development Center during Teacher Appreciation Week! Thanks for all you do!

Thank you to Russell and Mindy Tillett and Richard and Katie Speckart for presenting ALIVE! with $10,000 on behalf of AL...
05/06/2020

Thank you to Russell and Mindy Tillett and Richard and Katie Speckart for presenting ALIVE! with $10,000 on behalf of ALIVE! Congregational Member the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Alexandria. Thanks to the Friends of Alexandria Third Ward; Mount Vernon Va Stake - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alexandria 1st Ward; Philanthropies for this generous contribution to put food out to those in need.

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2723 King St
Alexandria, VA
22302

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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