Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, November 27, 2015

ALIVE! Toy Drive

Please support a holiday toy drive for NEW or GENTLY USED TOYS for boys and girls in our community. 
Once again, this year I'm part of a group of Alexandria boys at Gonzaga College High School who are getting together to help ALIVE! stock their annual Christmas Toy Closet. 
Every year the ALIVE! toy closet enables families in need to select holiday gifts for their children. 
* Please donate NEW or GENTLY USED children's toys by December 11th. 
* Items may be dropped at 5 East Nelson Avenue (front porch) OR contact to arrange a time for pick up.
Thank you! 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Children's Book Drive

Alexandria Bookshelf (ABS) needs your gently used books!Every holiday season, Alexandria Bookshelf, one of the many community outreach projects of the DreamDog Foundation, gives out thousands of books to children in Alexandria. You may have seen these books in your own homes – they have a sticker on them advertising our program. Now in our 3rd year, ABS has more than 200,000 books out in Alexandria on more 35 bookshelves around the community, in schools, recreation centers and in the city’s housing authorities.
This holiday season, we’re asking for your help in filling Alexandria homes with fantastic children’s books, often for kids who don’t own books of their own. ABS is getting books in the "Hands, Homes and Hearts of ALL Children! Thank you for helping make that possible!
Please clean out your children’s bookshelves and donate gently used books at one of the following locations:
Hooray for Books at 1555 King Street in Old Town.Mt. Vernon Rec Center in Del Ray at 2701 Commonwealth Ave.UpCycle at in Del Ray at 1712 Mt. Vernon Avenue (2nd floor)CrossFit by the water in Old Town at 805 North Royal Street.31 E. Masonic View Ave.Or 23 W. Myrtle St.
This is a win-win – you get to make space in your homes just in time for the holidays. And our city’s kids get to experience the joy that comes with a really good read.Questions? Want to volunteer this holiday season? Email

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Alexandria Neighbors Help Family Impacted By Tragedy

Alexandria neighbors are joining together to help the family who lost their son in a tragedy last week. Jose Luis Ferman Perez was a 24-year-old city resident w hose life was taken at our iconic neighborhood playground last week. Many neighbors have expressed their desire to help his family, especially his mother who wishes to return his remains to his beloved home country. Anything you give will make a difference. Thank you for your consideration. 

"On Monday, November 9, 2015, we lost a great person, Jose' Luis Perez Ferman. He was a good son, brother, father and friend. Only 24 years old, he left us to be by God’s side. He was a good person in every possible way. Our family is obviously not prepared for this tragedy and losing a person this loved is painful and unexpected. Funeral expenses are very expensive and we have created this page to request assistance for these expenses. Whatever amount you can provide would be very much appreciated. Thank you and God bless you. We need your support to cover the funeral expenses of Jose' Luis Perez Ferman." 

Your Beverley Hills Neighbors, 

Go Fund Me: 

Interview of Jose's mother: 

Funeral Saturday at 7pm at Commonwealth Baptist Church 700 Commonwealt h