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Alexandria’s Giving Day – April 25 – In 2 Days!

Last year, more than 9,000 individuals gave during Spring2ACTion, raising an amazing $1,592,459 for 158 nonprofit organizations at  Participating nonprofits represent a wide variety of causes, including health and wellness, animal rescue, food and shelter, arts and music, schools and PTAs, and children and families.  From providing scholarships to summer camp to building baseball fields to pro-bono legal services to serving meals to low-income families, the money raised during Spring2ACTion will continue to have a tremendous impact on the community in the coming year. (Courtesy photo)

One day can make a world of difference.  That day is Wednesday, April 25 for Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s Giving Day.. Spring2ACTion is a 24-hour online giving day that helps donors make a difference for the charitable causes they care about most.  This event is hosted by ACT for Alexandria, the community foundation and its generous sponsors.  It will raise more than $1 million  dollars to benefit the Alexandria community.

In support of Spring2ACTion, there will be many businesses helping to raise money for Alexandria’s nonprofits.  Here are some of the activities taking place in Alexandria on April 25:

During the month of April, Yates Automotive will donate 2 cents for every gallon purchased to Spring2ACTion.  Nickels for Nonprofits at Whole Foods will benefit ACT for Alexandria during April, May and June.  And, all three Comfort One Shoes Alexandria locations will donate 5% of customer’s sales to six nonprofits of the customer’s choosing.

For more information, pictures and events taking place for Spring2ACTion, please visit Kim or Brandi, or visit

About ACT for Alexandria

Launched in 2004, ACT for Alexandria (ACT) is a community foundation that seeks to turn ideas into action and resources into results. For more information about ACT and how you can support the pressing needs of the nonprofit community in Alexandria, contact ACT at 703-739-7778 or visit

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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