A number of Alexandria businesses are donating a percentage of proceeds to local charities and nonprofits for this Wednesday’s Spring2ACTion fundraiser.
ACT for Alexandria’s goal this year is to raise $2.5 million from 10,000 donors for 185 participating nonprofits and charities.
Today, Piece Out Del Ray (2419 Mount Vernon Avenue) will conduct a bingo night from 7 to 9 p.m., with proceeds from $10 tickets benefiting Volunteer Alexandria.
“Come out for a fun night of BINGO and beer from Two Roads Brewing,” Piece Out Del Ray posted. “$5 drafts, food specials, beer swag and fun prizes. We will play 8 rounds of Bingo, so you have plenty of chances to win… Doors open at 5, and the first ball drops at 7.”
fibre space (1319 Prince Street) is extending its sample sale through Wednesday, and all proceeds will benefit Friends of Guest House, a nonprofit that helps women reenter society after prison.
“We do this once a year and it’s become a big hit since people always want to buy our shop samples and they aren’t usually for sale,” owner Danielle Romanetti told ALXnow.
Homegrown Restaurant Group has participated in the fundraiser since it began 13 years ago. Its six Alexandria restaurants will donate 10% of all sales to a number of charities and nonprofits.
“The HomeGrown Restaurant Group has been supporting ACT for Alexandria since the first year when John Porter strong-armed us into participating,” HRG co-owner “Mango” Mike Anderson told ALXnow. “Which has been the right move for us in supporting Alexandria. We encourage all Alexandrians to get on board this year and let’s make it a record year for ACT for Alexandria.”
HRG will donate 10% to from these locations to the following organizations:
- Pork Barrel BBQ: Donating to The Men’s Home
- Holy Cow: Donating to Alexandria Little League
- Bartanical pop-up: Donating to Del Ray Farmers’ Market
- Tequila & Taco: Donating to Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center
- Whisky & Oyster: Donating to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA)
- Sweet Fire Donna’s: Donating to Casa Chirilagua
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap (401 E. Braddock Road) is also donating 15% of its proceeds Wednesday to AWLA.
Last year, ACT for Alexandria raised $2.65 million from 7,700 donors for 172 nonprofits. The top recipients last year were RunningBrooke, which took in $157,000 from 197 donors, Casa Chirilagua with $114,000 from 313 donors and Friends of Guest House with $112,000 from 180 donors.
Spring2ACTion officially starts at midnight on Wednesday (April 26).
Come out for a fun night of BINGO and beer from @TwoRoadsBrewingCompany at @PieceOutDelRay. Enjoy $5 drafts, food specials, beer swag, and fun prizes. $10/person and all ticket proceeds benefit #VolunteerALX for #Spring2ACTion https://t.co/8wXOPa7l9s pic.twitter.com/WhUmXLmzI8
— Volunteer Alexandria (@Volalex) April 23, 2023
ICYMI: Listen to Heather Peeler, ACT’s president and CEO, encourage everyone to #Spring2ACTion for Alexandria’s nonprofits. Thank you for the interview, @TobyChilliShow and @washfm! https://t.co/ZCcIi4YgLv
— ACT for Alexandria (@ACTforAlex) April 24, 2023
Join @lenaswoodfire for a special Wine (and Woof) Down Wednesday on April 26 (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) for Spring2ACTion benefitting the AWLA. Lena's is donating 15% of the day's sales to the AWLA. MENTION YOU'RE DINING FOR THE AWLA! #alexanimals #delrayva #alexandriava pic.twitter.com/gIdS49Q1SJ
— AWLA Alexandria (@AlexAnimals) April 24, 2023
On April 26th, we are celebrating 13 years of Spring2ACTion! Carlyle’s own Tequila & Taco, Whiskey & Oyster, and Sweet Fire Donna's will all donate 10% of every order on April 26th to charitable donations. Please visit https://t.co/d3L59ZVkoF for additional details. pic.twitter.com/YIOH9st7Vc
— Carlyle Council (@carlylecouncil) April 24, 2023
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