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Join Spring2ACTion on April 17

On April 17, 95 of Alexandria’s nonprofit organizations are enlisting the community to raise money for local causes during Spring2ACTion, a 24-hour online giving drive. Also known as Alexandria’s Giving Day, Spring2ACTion, is hosted by ACT for Alexandria and ACTion Alexandria.

The Art League, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Community Lodgings, Alexandria Police Foundation, Carpenter’s Shelter, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia, local PTAs, Hopkins House, Alexandria Seaport Foundation, Senior Services of Alexandria, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society, Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically (ALIVE!), Center for Alexandria’s Children, The Child & Family Network Centers, Friends of Guest House and The Reading Connection are some of the participating organizations.

Nearly 14 percent of children in Alexandria live in poverty and more than one-third are considered low-income, according to Venture Philanthropy Partners’ 2012 Capital Kids report.

Alexandrians can join the effort on April 17 by visiting www.spring2action.org. A donation of $10 can help one’s favorite nonprofits keep up with local needs. Spring2ACTion has helped Alexandria nonprofits raise more than $420,000 since its inception in 2011 to support new and existing programs.