ACT for Alexandria raised $2.5 million for more than 156 local nonprofits during its 11th annual Spring2ACTion fundraiser — breaking the $2.45 million record set last year.
As of Thursday morning, 8,250 donors raised $2,509,133 for 156 nonprofits in Alexandria for the biggest one-day fundraiser in Alexandria. The final numbers are currently being tallied, and stragglers will be allowed to donate through the weekend.
“The Alexandria community has done it again,” ACT President and CEO Heather Peeler told ALXnow. “It’s remarkable and I can hardly even put words to just how much appreciation I have for the enormous generosity of this community.”
The top three recipients were RunningBrooke with $165,053.60, followed by Casa Chirilagua with $106,247.34 and Friends of Guest House with $100,715.
“What we achieve is only possible because there are 156 nonprofits who are reaching out to their board members and their constituents and getting their friends involved,” Peeler said. “We had over 70 local businesses participating who were engaging their customers and their employees. It was an all-hands-on-deck effort across the community.
Spring2ACTion has raised million for local nonprofits since its founding 11 years ago. All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable.
The Del Ray Business Association also raised $18,466.92 from 127 donors, soundly beating the Old Town Business Association in its fundraising challenge. OTBA raised $16,272 from seven donors.
Peeler is thankful of her staff of six, especially Brandi Yee, ACT for Alexandria’s chief program officer.
“Brandi has been with Spring2ACTion from the beginning, and this would not be possible if it weren’t for her,” Peeler said. “She has tremendous relationships with the nonprofit community and donors, and has so much insight in terms of what to do and how to make it happen.”
Spring2ACTion Top 10:
- RunningBrooke raised $165,053.60 from 198 donors
- Casa Chirilagua raised $106,247.34 from 369 donors
- Friends of Guest House raised $100,715 from 170 donors
- ALIVE! raised $98,649.24 from 471 donors
- Carpenter’s Shelter raised $73,050 from 300 donors
- Space of Her Own, Inc. (SOHO) raised $62,731.38 from 174 donors
- King Street Cats raised $62,465 from 495 donors
- Together We Bake raised $60,378 from 193 donors
- Center for Alexandria’s Children raised $51,040 from 134 donors
- Alexandria Tutoring Consortium raised $49,805 from 180 donors
Thank you Alexandria for an amazing #Spring2ACTion !
Our community has again shown incredible generosity in support of the Alexandria non-profits working to address critical needs in our City. pic.twitter.com/jbape63NCh
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) April 29, 2021
Way to go #AlexandriaVa! Shout out to @ACTforAlex for another amazing #Spring2ACTion We live, work, play in an incredible community! pic.twitter.com/nUoeXY6O7w
— Alexandria Chamber (@TheChamberALX) April 29, 2021
And that's a wrap on Spring2Action 2021! Thank you for spending the day with us. We're tired but inspired and ready to work on expanding play opportunities in our community. pic.twitter.com/xV6BBxyKtf
— Alexandria Soccer (@AlexandriaSoc) April 29, 2021
That's a wrap! In total ASO raised $9,640 from 63 donors for Spring2ACTion. Thank you for your contributions and for sharing our posts. We couldn't do it without you!
— Alexandria Symphony (@Alex_Symphony) April 29, 2021
Thanks to the generosity of our community during #Spring2ACTion, YOU raised more than $20,000 to help animals experiencing medical crisis. Your amazing support will help even more families stay together. On their behalf, THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/3KHfO2U20Q
— AWLA Alexandria (@AlexAnimals) April 29, 2021
Thank you @virginia_tech @VTmetroDC for sponsoring the #Spring2ACTion leaderboard! We are thrilled to have the VA Tech Innovation Campus as a partner! You are helping us raise $2.5M for Alexandria’s nonprofits!!https://t.co/jHEWQHnnVb pic.twitter.com/KZGtLZ2ghR
— ACT for Alexandria (@ACTforAlex) April 28, 2021
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- Early Care
- Transportation (ages 3+)
- Weekly Field Trips (ages 3+)
- Financial Aid available
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Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.