Alexandria, VA

The Old Town Business Association is putting together a charity event next week called Good. Works. Alexandria aimed at both encouraging people to shop at local businesses and have a portion of the proceeds donated to a charity of the customer’s choice.

On Wednesday, May 27, customers shopping at a participating local restaurant or retailer can, at checkout, designate a Spring2Action charity of their choice and the business will donate a portion of the proceeds to that charity.

“As you know, the nonprofit and small business communities have taken an unprecedented blow during the COVID-19 shutdown,” the Old Town Business Association (OTB) said in a press release. “We need to work together to ensure we all succeed. On May 27, Alexandria’s retailers and restaurants will host a giving event called Good. Works. Alexandria with a percentage of sales going to the local nonprofit community, when lunch or dinner is ordered or purchase made.”

Businesses that have not yet signed up for the program can still register online today.

So far, participating retailers include:

  • Twist Boutique: donating 15%
  • Penny Post: donating 20%
  • Red Barn Mercantile: donating 20%
  • The Hour: donating 10%
  • The Spice and Tea Exchange: donating 10%
  • Imagine Artwear: donating 20%
  • fibre space: donating 20%
  • The UPS Store: donating 20%
  • Alx & Co.: donating 20%
  • Old Town Books: donating 20%
  • Boxwood: donating 15%
  • Mom Made: donating 15%
  • Threadleaf: donating 15%
  • Horray for Books: donating 10%
  • AR Workshop: donating 10%
  • The Shoe Hive: donating 20%
  • The Hive: donating 20%
  • Indus Imports: donating 20%
  • The Dog Park: donating 10%
  • Serafino: donating 10%
  • Stitch Sew Shop: donating 15%
  • Monday’s Child: donating 20%
  • Mint Condition: donating 10%

Participating restaurants include:

  • Haute Dogs: donating 10%
  • Mia’s Italian Kitchen: donating 5% to Carpenter’s Shelter
  • Cafe 44: donating 20%
  • Chadwicks: donating 15%
  • Lena’s Wood-fired Pizza and Tap: donating 5% to Carpenter’s Shelter
  • Vola’s Dockside Grill: donating 5% to Carpenter’s Shelter
  • Riverside Taco Company: donating 5% to Carpenter’s Shelter
  • Palette 22: donating 5% to Carpenter’s Shelter
  • Northside 10: donating 15%
  • Fontaine: donating 20%

Staff photo by James Cullum

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