The main date will take place on Friday, May 13 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and volunteer registration is OPEN! 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. Just e-mail Marion at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a Volunteer Team in need of another date. But don’t forget to register your TEAM HERE!
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!
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 is OPEN!
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!
View previous wrap up by Carla Branch on AlexandriaNews - Action shots from previous events thanks to photographer Wayne Hulehan!