Each year, Volunteer Alexandria recognizes and honors the work of volunteers and businesses that supported Alexandria's nonprofit organizations and community. Volunteers give vital assistance in fulfilling our mission and we couldn't do what we do without the help of those who donate their time, talents, and skills.
The toy drive takes place in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Fund for Alexandria’s Child and invites the community to help collect toys, games and books for families in need. Businesses, congregations, condominium and apartment buildings, schools, DASH Bus, and individuals organize holiday parties, toy collections, and ask friends, family members, and customers to pitch in. After collection is complete, thousands of toys are sorted into age categories and counted in preparation for the big day. Volunteer “shopping assistants” aide parents and guardians to select gifts for each child in their family, while little ones are entertained with craft projects. The spirit of the holiday season is clearly evident during this annual event.
The fair takes place annual and attracts thousands of people to shop and browse from the 80+- vendors who set up their booth at Market Square or in the Waterfront Park in June.
Women and Connections engages women 21+ who are interested in learning more about community volunteer opportunities, networking, socializing, and enjoying your favorite evening beverage! The event takes place at different places thorughout the city and covers topics from wellness, wine tastings, whiskey, history, real state, and much more.