Spring for Alexandria’s Community Service Day 2016, a partnership between Volunteer Alexandria and the City of Alexandria
The main date will take place on a Friday afternoon in May from 12:30-4:30 p.m. However, Spring for Alexandria will start in the spring and end right before the summer, which means teams are able to pick another date for their day of service. STAY TUNED for details.
Launched in 2007, Spring for Alexandria has engaged thousands of volunteers to support hundreds of Alexandria-based charities. Spring for Alexandria is central to the community’s springtime culture and a model of working together for the common good by businesses, nonprofits, neighbors, youth, and government. Several events are part of Spring for Alexandria – Earth Day in April, Volunteer Alexandria’s Business Philanthropy Summit in May, the Community Service Day also in May, City of Alexandria’s Spring Clean-up Day in May, and Lemonaide Day in May.
You and hundreds of other volunteers will join together with Volunteer Alexandria and the City of Alexandria to provide community services at numerous sites throughout the city, making it a better place for all of us! Volunteer registration for the 2016 Community Service Day will be open in early 2016!
Just as in a walk-a-thon, we ask each volunteer to raise a minimum of $25 in pledges. Proceeds benefit our community, including people interested in volunteering who need assistance to find the perfect volunteer opportunity. As your Community Resource for Volunteerism, Volunteer Alexandria’s programs provide volunteers for nonprofit organizations and City agencies throughout the year. Great prizes for the top fundraising teams! Deadline to enter online and off-line pledges is Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Projects will include landscaping and painting at Recreation Centers, Shelters, and transitional housing units, maintaining parks and trails by fixing walkways and pulling invasive plants, paint learning centers, organize arts and crafts closets, get our pools ready, sanitize furniture, assemble learning kits, and much more.
2015 Spring for Alexandria Partners
2015 Capital Sponsors
2015 Venture Sponsors
2015 Community Service Day Sponsors and Donors
EagleBank; Rose S. Gentile, CLTC; Greenstreet Gardens; Pork Barrel BBQ, Sherwin-Williams; Village Hardware
2015 Spring for Alexandria Media Sponsors
Alexandria Gazette, Alexandria Times, The Zebra Press
To learn more and to register, click HERE.
Kids Helping Kids – Lemonaide will be raising funds to support children in need in Alexandria by selling lemonade on a Saturday, May on Market Square starting at 8 a.m. during the Farmers market and beyond.
How volunteers impacted people:
THEY made a house a home for those who reside in it.
THEY boosted self-esteem and made individuals feel that those in their community appreciate, welcome and accept them.
THEY made the shelter clean and tidy, which helps with clients self-esteem, in addition to providing a safe environment for all.
THEY enhanced the living environment of the City’s older and disabled residents.
THEY provided a safe and inviting place for children to be physically active, build their minds, and help reduce childhood obesity by cleaning the playground.
THEY made our parks safer.
TOGETHER, we helped and will continue to help to provide a gathering place to bring children, families, and communities together. We helped preserve and enhance the quality of life for all Alexandrians! THANK YOU!
“Thank you so much for making us part of Spring for Alexandria’s 7th Annual Community Service Day. Our community is a better place because of you guys (volunteers)! With this new look, the bathrooms are a lot more inviting and appealing for the students in the after-school programs! Your creativity and hard work is very valuable and appreciated by all of us at Community Lodgings and the Brent Places families, please share our gratitude to your family and your volunteers’ team. As you may know, Community Lodgings centers have served, and continues to serve, the community of Alexandria, providing families with education, support and help to develop skills and make important life decisions. Thank you for your time and commitment.” Antonio Tamariz, Community Lodgings
“We were fortunate enough to have two volunteer teams at Alexandria Adult Day Services Center (ADSC) for this year’s Spring for Alexandria event. I have to say I was quite impressed with the level of commitment and professionalism shown by our volunteers. One group was assigned a gardening project. The day before the event we had heavy rain and half the patio area was covered in water. The volunteers put on boots and got to work leaving the patio looking 100% better than it had before.
I commend this group for their hard work and dedication to this service project. Thanks again for making a great match!” Kimberly Taylor-Davis, Division of Aging & Adult Services
“I am really pleased with the hard work your crews put in today without complaint. The pool area looks fantastic. It’s a relief to me as we are really striving to improve our customer experiences at our City aquatic facilities. A well-kept appearance or curb appeal gives an important first impression. We’re better off this year compared to much of our past.” Ralph Baird, Recreation Manager Aquatics
Spring for Alexandria has engaged thousands of volunteers and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Alexandria-based charities. This event has become central to our community’s springtime culture, and a model of businesses, nonprofits, neighbors, youth, and government working together for the common good.
Give your time by volunteering at one of the many service projects throughout the City managed by your local volunteer center – Volunteer Alexandria.
Give your treasure by sponsoring or attending one of the headline events.
Give your support by pledging one of the hundreds of volunteers who
make our City a better place to work, play, live…give!
View previous wrap up by Carla Branch on AlexandriaNews - Action shots from previous events thanks to photographer Wayne Hulehan!