ALIVE! is an interfaith and volunteer governed 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and basic needs support to children, families and individuals living in poverty and with hunger in the City of Alexandria. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the oldest and largest private social safety net in the City. Our services include:

  • Food Program distributes food and stocks local pantries.
  • Family Assistance Program helps low-income families pay rent and utility bills.
  • ALIVE! House transitional shelter moves women and families out of homelessness to permanent housing.
  • Housewares & Furniture Programs supply households with home essentials.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

ALIVE is doing a sidewalk sale on Saturday, April 23 at 125 S Payne Street to raise funds for its programs and initiatives. They need volunteers to unload, setup, and breakdown for the day.

Prepare for the Sidewalk Sale - Friday, April 24 from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm - Register HERE 

Assist with the Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, April 25: 7 am to 11 am - Register HERE, 11 am to 3 pm - Register HERE1 pm to 5 pm - Register HERE2:30 pm to 5 pm - Register HERE

Breakdown/Unload after the Sidewalk Sale on Monday, April 25 - Register HERE