Welcome to Spring for Alexandria 2014

SAVE the DATE – Friday, May 15 - Spring for Alexandria 2015, a partnership between Volunteer Alexandria and the City of Alexandria

Spring for Alexandria 2014 – Volunteer Alexandria & the City of Alexandria was a success!

Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

May 7: 16th Annual Business Philanthropy Summit, hosted by Volunteer Alexandria, featured Carly Fiorina and attracted over 240 attendees.

May 16:  7th Annual Community Service Day,  hosted by Volunteer Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria, made a difference in our community.

Hundreds of volunteers supported great causes by painting, cleaning, weeding, planting, building, organizing, and more for Spring for Alexandria.

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

Thank you to Northwestern Mutual, David Markley and the SunTrust Foundation and all of the volunteers who made this event happen!

We also would like to thank the Old Town Theater and their staff for allowing us to host this event at no cost and Southside 815 for the great food.

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 last previous wrap up by Carla Branch on AlexandriaNews - Action shots from May 4 thanks to photographer Wayne Hulehan!  Thank you to PCI for their in-kind support!

Overview of 2014 Spring events in the City:

April 9 – Spring2Action
April 22 – Earth Day
May 7 – 16th Annual Business Philanthropy Summit
May 8 – Keller Williams Red Day
May 16 – Spring for Alexandria’s 7th Annual Community Volunteer Day
May 17 –   Lemonaide Day Hosted by Kids Helping Kids
June 6 – Deloitte National Volunteer Day

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