Nonprofit organizations and other grantseekers in Alexandria looking for funding sources now have access to a valuable new collection of resources through Alexandria Library, which has become a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.
Last weekend, during Spring for Alexandria Day, Police Chief David Baker and his two deputies, Blaine Corle and Earl Cook, visited retail shops around the city to hang posters with child abuse prevention tips.
Thousands of Low-Income Homeowners to Get a Helping Hand in Communities Across America
On Saturday, April 26th thousands of low-income homeowners will have something to celebrate. Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities will undertake National Rebuilding Day. Rebuilding Together Alexandria along with more than 200 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country and the help of thousands of volunteers, will rehabilitate and improve homes of low-income Americans at no cost. Recipients of services include the elderly, disabled, military veterans and families in need.
A visit to the Corcoran Gallery of Art is a moving experience and well worth the time. The gallery still holds fast to the vision established by its founder William Wilson Corcoran in 1874 when it boasted “one of the best holdings of contemporary American art in a public institution.”
On April 2 SCAN and the Allies in Prevention Coalition hosted the 6th Annual Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon at Maggiano’s at Tyson’s Galleria. With more than 200 in attendance, the event was an excellent opportunity to kick off the Northern Virginia Blue Ribbon Campaign and honor five Northern Virginians who go above and beyond in their efforts to protect children and end abuse and neglect.
More than 300 people attended the Alexandria Commission for Women’s 28th annual Salute to Women Awards Banquet on March 31 to honor 29 outstanding individuals nominated by their fellow residents for their enormous contributions to the Alexandria community. The annual event, jointly sponsored by the Alexandria Office on Women, is held during Women’s History Month. Presiding over the Banquet was Commission for Women Chair Charniele Herring, who began the evening by saluting all award nominees. Of these, 12 were announced as award winners, and were recognized by Vice Mayor Redella S. “Del” Pepper, former Councilwoman Joyce Woodson, State Senator Patsy Ticer, former State Delegate Marian Van Landingham, and former City Manager Vola Lawson.
The 2007-08 Catalogue for Philanthropy has named five of Alexandria’s nonprofit
organizations as “the best small nonprofits in the Washington Metro Region.”
Rebuilding Together Alexandria recently repaired and improved the homes of four local veterans of World War II and the Korean War as part of the Heroes at Home℠ program. A new partnership between Rebuilding Together and Sears Holdings Corporation, this initiative is designed to improve the lives of military families and their survivors in need across America by making necessary repairs and modifications to their homes.
For 14 years, the Arlandria Health Clinic has provided primary medical services to Alexandria residents, and for the past 10 under the auspices of Arlandria Neighborhood Health Services Inc. Tonight (Feb. 22) the organization will celebrate a decade of service to the uninsured and underinsured and will say ‘thank you’ to supporters.
Capital One was one of the honorees at the Hopkins House 15th Annual “Heart of the Community” Awards Luncheon held at the new Hotel Monaco on King Street. The financial institution was celebrated for its generous contributions to the Alexandria community by partnering with local leaders to help low-income families with education and development programs.