Spring for Alexandria to help city charities

April 12, 2013 by  

The first week in May will see the return of Spring for Alexandria, a four-day festival which is dedicated to giving and helping the less-fortunate in the city of Alexandria. The festival will feature several charitable events.

The Generations of Giving Gala will get the festival started and raise funds for ACT for Alexandria, an organization that raises funds and hands out grants to worthwhile groups. Guests will enjoy cocktails, food, and the witnessing of the presentation of the 2013 Legacy Giving award.

The 15th annual Business Philanthropic Summit brings together business and non-profit organizations to discuss how best to help the community and to raise funds. Non-profits will also be providing information to interested parties through table displays. The summit also takes place on Community Service Day, a day in which volunteers provide necessary help to various project throughout the city.

The last day of the festival will feature Alexandria Gives, in which the Alexandria Jaycees collect food, clothing, books, and other used items at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center. Alexandria printing companies are no doubt providing the various events with help in advertising.

Spring for Alexandria runs from May 2 – 4, with the Generations of Giving Gala kicking off proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 2 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. For more information, such as ticket prices call 703-739-7778. The Business Philanthropic Summit will then take place at Volunteer Alexandria on May 3. Tickets are $35 each. Contact Marion Brunken at 703-836-2176 to find out more.