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A Day of Local Giving

ACT for Alexandria hosts Spring2ACTion April 9.

— On April 9, ACT for Alexandria is hosting Spring2ACTion, a 24-hour online giving competition to raise money for local nonprofits. In its fourth year, Spring2ACTion, the only citywide giving day in the region, hopes to raise $1,000,000 in 24 hours for 117 participating nonprofits. To join individual donors, local businesses and nonprofits for this day of giving, go to www.spring2action.org. The minimum donation is $10.

Spring2ACTion is sponsored by The Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation, the Mason Hirst Foundation, Campbell Kent Fund, Speck-Caudron Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Washington Forrest Foundation and Give Back Alexandria.

In Spring2ACTion, local nonprofit organizations have the chance to compete for more than $30,000 in grants and prizes.

Local businesses, including the Old Town Boutique District, are donating a percentage of their sales on April 9 to Spring2ACTion. For a complete list of Spring2ACTion’s community partners and participating businesses, go to http://www.spring2action.org.