ACT for Alexandria raised $2.5 million for 172 local nonprofits in its 12th annual Spring2ACTion fundraiser on Wednesday (April 27). The fundraiser is the largest single day of giving in Alexandria, and came just short of matching the amount raised last year, ACT CEO Heather Peeler told ALXnow.
“I’m almost speechless in terms of thinking about how to describe just the care and love that people show for our community,” Peeler said shortly after midnight. “This is really about the entire community coming together. It’s about the nonprofits that are doing incredible work that people want to support, the donors who are feeling really generous and the local businesses who see giving back as core to their business. It’s really an all-hands-on-deck effort from across the city.”
The final numbers keep changing, as stragglers will be allowed to donate on the Spring2ACTion website until Sunday, May 1.
The top three recipients were the same as last year: RunningBrooke took in $157,000 from 197 donors, followed by Casa Chirilagua with $114,000 from 313 donors and Friends of Guest House with $112,000 from 180 donors.
Spring2ACTion has raised nearly $19 million over the last 12 years, and awarded $28,000 in prizes to the organizations with the most donors.
The Del Ray Business Association also raised the most of the five competing business associations, raising $20,525 from 90 donors, and final tallies are still be made for participating businesses that contributed 10% of proceeds toward Spring2ACTion.
Spring2ACTion Top 10:
- RunningBrooke raised $157,492 from 197 donors
- Casa Chirilagua raised $116,443 from 313 donors
- Friends of Guest House raised $112,046 from 180 donors
- ALIVE! raised $82,450.50 from 451 donors
- Carpenter’s Shelter raised $81,705 from 294 donors
- King Street Cats raised $63,295 from 506 donors
- Space of Her Own, Inc. (SOHO) raised $59,758 from 160 donors
- Community Lodgings raised 57,060 from 135 donors
- Alexandria Tutoring Consortium raised $55,201 from 180 donors
- Act for Alexandria raised %52,305 from 143 donors
CONGRATULATIONS, ALEXANDRIA! We did it! JUST UNDER THE WIRE! A huge thank you to all of our nonprofits, donors, sponsors, and so many more for getting #Spring2ACTion to its $2.5 Million Dollar goal this year. Congrats! pic.twitter.com/2huzDbBPk9
— ACT for Alexandria (@ACTforAlex) April 28, 2022
A HUGE thank you to all of our #Spring2ACTion donors! We were able to reach our goal and we look forward to expanding seating options at the playground!
— Polk Elementary PTA (@PolkPTA) April 28, 2022
It’s still not too late to #Spring2ACTion!#Alexandria https://t.co/ueMtpInQ38
— Abdel Elnoubi (@AbdelElnoubi) April 28, 2022
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