Making Alexandria's Streets Safer for Everyone
"As a small non-profit that is fully volunteer run, Alexandria Families for Safe Streets relies on Spring2ACTion as our main fundraiser for the year. In 2020 we wanted to be respectful and encourage donors to only give if they were able and donate to COVID-related causes first. We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our community however when we exceeded our goal of raising $2,500. With those funds we were able to purchase and distribute over 1,050 three-way blinking lights to community organizations such as ALIVE!, Casa Chirilagua, Carpenter's Shelter, Senior Services of Alexandria, West End Food Pantry, St Joseph Church and more. This helps pedestrians be visible at night and during the dark days of winter when car crashes are more common. We also completed a volunteer audit of crosswalks in Alexandria over 3 months in coordination with the City's Vision Zero program. Through our fundraising during Spring2ACTion we were able to continue our important work of making Alexandria's streets safe for all in our community. We are very grateful to ACT and our generous donors."
-Mike Doyle, Alexandria Families for Safe Streets
Congratulations Alexandria Families for Safe Streets, winner of this week's $100 prize! ACT is seeking impact stories from Spring2ACTion 2020. Submitting your story is an opportunity to highlight your organization and we know collective storytelling is essential to the success of Alexandria’s Giving Day.
These stories are incredible and we want to encourage everyone to submit a story and photo so we've extended the deadline to February 28, 2021. You will be automatically entered to win a $100 prize – we plan to award five prizes – this is a great way to jumpstart your fundraising!