Spring2ACTion is Almost Here!

Once a year, Alexandria nonprofits all come together for Spring2ACTion, an online “giving day” hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria’s community foundation. This year the big day is Wednesday, April 28.

As in previous years, you can contribute to the campaign in the two weeks leading up to the big day. The online portal will “go live” on April 14. If you prefer to contribute by check instead of doing so online, your gift will count toward our total if it is received in our office by April 28.

Last year’s Spring2ACTion campaign lacked the fanfare of previous years since it took place during the early days of the pandemic, so we did not have our usual in-person gathering at Del Ray Café on campaign day. We likely will forgo such a gathering this year, too – but we will carry on with the same spirit as always. Throughout this fundraiser, some generous AHA donors will offer a matching gift so that your online contribution will be doubled. If you would like to offer a matching gift to entice others to donate, we would gratefully welcome it.

Spring2ACTion is a highly effective and cost-efficient campaign for AHA. Watch for further updates and videos.

Check out the September Newsletter

The loss of two stalwarts of AHA – Dr. Judith Jones and Maggie Moose – is the featured article in the September AHA newsletter.  We grieve the loss of these two wonderful women who were so instrumental in the creation of AHA. The September calendar offers a new array of offerings that will inform and entertain. Election and voting information, COVID in Alexandria, an update on RMD’s and and member news is also included. Take a look!

August News is HOT

The AHA Newsletter brings you the news hot off the presses here and includes lots of updates on member activities, a staff position opening, highlights from the July calendar of events, a look to August programs, and much more.

Hot Off the Press – July News

The AHA July Newsletter is available here and includes the highlights of the past month, a look ahead to our July programming, and an introduction to a new AHA partner, Vitality Society. We’re continuing our social and educational programming online using Zoom and are introducing some new offerings this month including Reader’s Theatre Group, Trivia Happy Hour, and we’re opening a discussion about race and inequality in America. We also salute our AHA volunteers who are continuing to assist our members as we slowly return to the “new normal.”

June News for You

The June AHA Newsletter is here and features an update on AHA in the age of COVID-19 and how we are all coping. Learn about SMART911, check out the Zoom calendar for June (it’s Arts Month), and get an update on how individual members are dealing with the lockdown. Check it out!

Weekly Updates for May

AHA is providing our members and volunteers with weekly email updates to keep everyone up-to-date on services available to keep everyone as safe as possible while this health crisis is a threat. The May updates can be found linked in this post. We also provide lots of ideas for keeping busy and making the most of the time spent at home. If you have any ideas you’d like us to share with others, please contact the AHA office. Thank you!

May 1 Update

May 8 Update

May 15 Update

May 22 Update

May 29 Update

May AHA Newsletter is Here

All the news you need to continue to stay safe at home can be found in the May AHA newsletter here. We recap the work AHA volunteers are doing to help our members during this health emergency, how are members are helping volunteers, the wonderful results from the Spring2ACTion campaign and much more.

We Love Our Volunteers – Update April 24, 2020

This is Volunteer Appreciation Week and we have dedicated this week’s update to our wonderful volunteers who are going the “extra mile” to help our members during this crisis. Click here to see our latest update and news as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to work to help our members stay safe and secure – and entertained – as we “cocoon” awaiting our re-emergence.

AHA Update April 17 2020

AHA is providing members and volunteers with a weekly update on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our calendar of online events, and updates that can help us all manage during this crisis. The April 17 version is attached here and features information about food delivery, new programs using Zoom video conferencing, and some good ideas for battling boredom. Check it out!


Spring2ACTion Thank you

Wow! As you can see above, we are toasting the AHA matching gift donors and those who met those matches. THANK YOU to everyone who supported AHA during the Spring2ACTion campaign. With the help of our members, volunteers, friends and family of members and volunteers, and our Alexandria network of supporters, we not only met our goal of $32,000, we blew right past it to raise $35,690.
We considered lowering our goal given the current state of affairs. But, like ACT for Alexandria, decided to keep our goal as planned for this campaign. Well, Alexandria came through for us and for Spring2ACTion as a whole with $2.4 million raised in total. We are very, very grateful for this huge outpouring of support.
And, if you missed the day, but still want to contribute, we would certainly welcome your contribution on our website Donate page here, or by check mailed to the office. It will be credited to the Spring2ACTion campaign. Thank you!