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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sixth Annual Spring for Alexandria Set for May 2-4

Sixth Annual Spring for Alexandria Set for May 2-4
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2013
ACT for Alexandria, Volunteer Alexandria, the Alexandria Jaycees, and the City of Alexandria will jointly host Spring for Alexandria, a three-day celebration of giving and service throughout the City from May 2 through May 4. Now in its sixth year, Spring for Alexandria offers multiple opportunities for residents to become involved, including the Generations of Giving Gala on May 2; the Business Philanthropy Summit, Community Service Day and Market Square Party on May 3; and Alexandria Gives and Lemonaide Day on May 4. Spring for Alexandria hosts raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that are used by the partners to improve the lives of hundreds of Alexandrians.

Earlier this year, ACT for Alexandria also hosted an innovative online fundraising event called Spring 2 ACTion. During this one day fundraising blitz, community members raised more than $650,000 for Alexandria’s nonprofits.

Spring for Alexandria kicks off with the Generations of Giving Gala on Thursday, May 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Gala honors philanthropy in Alexandria with this year’s “Hometown Tourist” theme. Dress in appropriate travel attire. To purchase tickets, please go to

On Friday, May 3, the Business Philanthropy Summit, presented by Capitol One, will be held to recognize philanthropic leaders in Alexandria. The breakfast event will be hosted at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Following the Summit, Volunteer Alexandria and the City of Alexandria will deploy hundreds of volunteers to project sites throughout the City for its Spring for AlexandriaCommunity Service Day. Volunteer help is needed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to complete a variety of tasks. City, business and private citizen teams are still forming now. Sign up – click on Day of Service.

The day concludes with volunteers returning to the Market Square Party, at 301 King Street, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The celebration begins with a program led by Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, who will present awards and prizes for volunteers while they enjoy live jazz music, a wellness center, lunch, and other activities.

The three-day celebration concludes on Saturday, May 4, as the Alexandria Jaycees host family fun at Alexandria Gives: A Community Contribution Day. Alexandria residents are encouraged to clear out their cupboards and their closets and donate to neighbors in need. Alexandria nonprofits will be onsite at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting food, clothing and supplies. You can meet special guest Autria Godfrey from our official media partner, ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8.

Lemonaide Day, sponsored by Kids Helping Kids, Inc., will also take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 4. Alexandria youth will be selling lemonade at 27 stands stationed throughout the City, however the two main stands at Market Square and First Baptist Church, manned by the Kids Helping Kids Teams, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The proceeds raised will be given to The Fund for Alexandria's Child & Casa Chirilagua. The goal is $15,000 this year.

For more information about the three-day celebration of giving and service,

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