Neighborhood Improvement Corps

Neighborhood Improvement Corps Improving communities through service.
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The Neighborhood Improvement Corp (NIC), centered in Alexandria, VA, provides a point of contact for individuals volunteering to assist local nonprofits with events, galas, cleanups, and other activities. When NIC is volunteering, NIC members will be able to greet other volunteers on site to welcome and orient them to the volunteer activity on behalf of the host organization. Groups of skilled individuals may also partner through NIC to offer low-cost, fee-for-service assistance to nonprofits such as fundraising, event management & database assistance.

Mission: Helping individuals and groups to give back to the community by making volunteering easier and reducing the burden on nonprofits of accepting volunteer and low-cost, fee-for-service assistance.

Computer CORE
04/20/2020

Computer CORE

Thank you for helping put computers in the hands of Computer CORE students as we begin distance learning! #Spring2ACTion

Support Computer CORE in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion
04/16/2020
Support Computer CORE in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion

Support Computer CORE in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion

I’m ready to support Computer CORE on April 15, 2020 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Computer CORE and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

Computer CORE
08/29/2019
Computer CORE

Computer CORE

A great way to donate to Computer CORE: If you are 70 and a half, local financial advisor Adron Krekeler has a great article on how to avoid taxes on your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA. He reminds us that a 2015 change in the tax code allows tax free contributions to non-profits of up to $100,000 for Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD). Adron gives this advice:

Before spreading your largesse, I would urge you to carefully consider the impact a large charitable gift can have. Giving $5,000 to each of five or ten charities is nice, but the impact of a $25,000 or $50,000 gift to one charity can create huge organizational growth and power some serious good.

Thanks Adron!! To find out how to make small or large contributions to Computer CORE contact Donna Walker James, Executive Director at [email protected].

https://www.krekelerbrowerwa.com/blog/help-your-favorite-charity

The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA
12/31/2018

The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA

Did you order YOUR First Night Alexandria passes?

Marilyn Patterson of Joyous Events is the CEO of First Night Alexandria, shown here with First Night team mate Donna Wal...
12/01/2018

Marilyn Patterson of Joyous Events is the CEO of First Night Alexandria, shown here with First Night team mate Donna Walker James and Kelly Grant, Megan and Ashton from First Night sponsors ALX Community. Learn more at firstnightalexandria.org.

12/01/2018

Plan on joining in on this family friendly New Year's Eve celebration in Alexandria. Two pm to midnight New Year's Eve, featuring fifty performers in thirty venues. Badge sales and volunteer recruitment going on now. See firstnightalexandria.org.

08/19/2018

Living Legends of Alexandria is accepting nominations for the Legends of 2019. Deadline for nominations is 9/30/18. For more info see AlexandriaLegends.org or contact President Jenn Ayers -- [email protected] or 571-218-2436.

Please join Agenda:Alexandria, March 26, 2018 for our monthly program.  Over 20 years, Agenda:Alexandria has produced ov...
03/22/2018
Agenda:Alexandria – Taking a look at issues without taking sides.

Please join Agenda:Alexandria, March 26, 2018 for our monthly program. Over 20 years, Agenda:Alexandria has produced over 160 neutral, non-partisan programs on issues of interest to Alexandrians. This month, come get to know the City’s Millennials who are and will be shaping Alexandria for the next 20 years and beyond.

We open with a special Alexandria edition of the Match Game. Watch Baby Boomers match wits with Millennials! Then our expert panel of successful Millennials shatters a few myths and shares perspectives on their generation.

Please note Special Location:

Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
(Lots of parking behind building! Enter from parking lot!)

Time: 6:30 pm – Reception
6:45 pm – Dinner
7:15 pm – Program begins
9:00 pm – Program ends promptly at 9

Dinner is $32 for members who RSVP by Friday, March 23 and $37 after. For non-members, on-time dinner reservations are $37 and late reservations are $42. “Program only” (with dessert and coffee) is free for members and $5 for non-members. Become a member for just $35 for meal discounts, a program directory and free admission for "program only.”

No RSVP needed for Program Only or Sustaining or Works Members.

Reserve and pay at our web "store" at AgendaAlexandria.com OR mail a check to Agenda:Alexandria, 107 S. West Street, PMB 953, Alexandria, VA 22314. To make sure we order enough dinner, please call 703-928-0619 or email [email protected] to let us know you have sent the check or will pay at the door via cash, checks, or debit/credit card.

Agenda:Alexandria, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which began in 1998. We host eight dinner meetings a year with presentations on topics of interest to Alexandrians. Topics are wide-ranging and have included such issues as transportation, education, history & preservation, waterfront dev...

Friends of the Alexandria Commission for Women
03/01/2018
Friends of the Alexandria Commission for Women

Friends of the Alexandria Commission for Women

WHEN Monday, March 19, 2018WHERE The George Washington Masonic MemorialTIME 6:30 PM to 8:30 PMTICKETS Purchase Individual Tickets for $50 Using Paypal Here

Wouldn't it be great if your $64 donation was the one that pushed us over the hump from $69,936 to $70,000?! Covenant Ho...
11/03/2016
Sleep Out: Executive Edition - Washington, DC - Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2016

Wouldn't it be great if your $64 donation was the one that pushed us over the hump from $69,936 to $70,000?! Covenant House is having a Sleep Out on Nov. 17. Fifty-five (55) Sleepers have already registered! We still have a lot of fundraising to reach our goal. http://covhou.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1775&pg=entry. Download the CovenantHouseDC ap to watch our dashboard and share in the excitement of Sleep Out. Also join the Candlelight Vigil for homeless, disconnected, and exploited young people at Freedom Plaza, Nov. 17, 6-7:30, w live music!

Looking for a unique way to give back? On November 17, 2016 Covenant House DC has a big Vigil on behalf of homeless yout...
09/12/2016
Covenant House Washington, DC - Youth Homelessness, Education, Transitional Living - Covenant House Washington, DC

Looking for a unique way to give back? On November 17, 2016 Covenant House DC has a big Vigil on behalf of homeless youth at Freedom Plaza in DC, followed by a night where Executives sleep on the street on cardboard to call attention to the daily needs of the homeless youth served by Covenant House.

Covenant House DC supports young people who are homeless in DC, Northern VA, and southern MD. Covenant House DC houses over 200 youth per year, provides 62,000 meals a year, and offers everything from a shower, new clothes, and meals to a transitional home, educational services, mental health care, and job counseling. Each year Covenant House holds a big outdoor SLEEP OUT where Executives and Elected Officials spend a night on the street with a sleeping bag and cardboard to highlight the serious everyday needs of homeless young people. Each Executive is asked to sponsor the event or tasked with raising funds for their Sleep Out team to support Covenant House's services to youth.

If you'd like to learn more, volunteer to sleep out, start your own team or fundraiser, or support my Sleep Out on behalf of homeless youth, please contact me through FB or see: www.covenanthousedc.org and click on CHW Events or see the registration page at www.covhou.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1775&pg=entry.

Since 1995, Covenant House Washington has been a lifeline to over 40,000 homeless and disconnected young people in Greater Washington. As the Washington subsidiary of Covenant House International, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization responding to the needs of homeless and disconnected youth,...

Spring2ACTion 2016
04/20/2016
Spring2ACTion 2016

Spring2ACTion 2016

Join ACT for Alexandria for 24 hours of giving to benefit Alexandria nonprofits during #Spring2ACTion on April 20th!

YOU can make a difference in a child's life tomorrow.  Join us on Wednesday, April 20, in celebrating Spring2ACTion day,...
04/19/2016
OPTIMIST CLUB OF ALEXANDRIA FOUNDATION INC

YOU can make a difference in a child's life tomorrow. Join us on Wednesday, April 20, in celebrating Spring2ACTion day, and donate to the Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation online. The Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation is the charitable foundation of the Optimist Club of Alexandria. This is our second year with Spring2ACTion and we'd greatly appreciate a contribution from our members and friends in support of adding to prize monies awarded to T.C. Williams students for the first, second and third prize winners in the annual essay contest. Please see www.razoo.com/story/optimist-club-of-alexandria-foundation for ways to donate.

Join ACT for Alexandria for 24 hours of giving to benefit Alexandria nonprofits during #Spring2ACTion on April 20th!

Don't forget to sign up for Agenda Alexandria now for the January 25 program.WIRED Alexandria: Is Our Historic City Livi...
01/18/2016
Agenda:Alexandria

Don't forget to sign up for Agenda Alexandria now for the January 25 program.

WIRED Alexandria: Is Our Historic City Living in the Past?

Neighboring jurisdictions offer dark fibre, cable/broadband choices and widespread public Wi-Fi hot spots important to today’s businesses and young people. Can Alexandria compete? Technology, especially when used to move information, is a growing component of daily life. Access to (and choices of) technology features like broadband internet and wi-fi are considerations for both business and millennials when they consider where to locate their homes and offices. With neighboring jurisdictions offering features like dark fibre, competitive choice among cable/broadband providers and better public wi-fi hotspot coverage, does Alexandria have what it takes to move into the future? As part of a multi-jurisdictional metropolis, Alexandria has to compete with its neighbors to attract both business and families to the city. It is worth examining the ways in which we are competing successfully and unsuccessfully with an eye on what we can do better.

Sign up at www.agendaalexandria.org.

12/11/2015

Volunteer for First Night Alexandria

In only a few weeks local shops, restaurants, historic sites and buildings in Old Town Alexandria will turn into performance venues to showcase local talent and celebrate the New Year. It's fun, affordable, safe and family friendly. We have twenty-nine performance venues this year, as well as the Fun Hunt and children’s activities in the afternoon. All these locations need volunteers. We also need help from those who are familiar with iPads (or equivalents) to help us manage our admission badge sales.

Volunteer information is right on our website: www.firstnightalexandria.org/get-involved/volunteers. You can sign up from there and take the new online training. Take a moment to like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/FirstNightAlexandriaVA), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/fnalexandria), send us a text (or call us) at 703-408-4483, or send us a message via [email protected].

Uh oh, did you almost forget to sign up for Agenda Alexandria on Monday night?! There was so much excitement and traffic...
04/23/2015
Agenda:Alexandria

Uh oh, did you almost forget to sign up for Agenda Alexandria on Monday night?! There was so much excitement and traffic with Spring2Action. Congrats all! Now, come hear pros and cons to more hotels in Alexandria. Monday night at the Hermitage. Reserve a spot at www.agendaalexandria.org.

Let's Spend the Night Together: Is Alexandria's Hotel Boom a Boon or Bane?

With plans to build hotels at both ends of the Waterfront redevelopment, on Prince Street and on Eisenhower to serve the National Science Foundation, our city is embarking on the biggest increase in hotel beds in its history. Hotels can be very beneficial for city revenue as they provide large dollars from non-residents while demanding very little in city services. They can also be very unpopular with their prospective residential neighbors. This is an opportunity to learn about what is coming and examine whether the city is too welcoming, not welcoming enough, or "just right" in welcoming hotels to Alexandria.

Welcome to Agenda:Alexandria - the non-partisan forum that takes a look at Alexandria's issues without taking sides

04/22/2015

Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation
The Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation is OPTIMISTICALLY participating for the first time in Spring2ACTion. You can too! Log on to Razoo.com or Spring2Action.Razoo.com and enter the Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation where it says “find your cause.” This will take you to a webpage about the Foundation and a “Donate Now” button. The webpage will always be available, but there are prizes offered to non-profits receiving donations during this 24 hour period.

But I hate giving on-line
Checks are welcome anytime and can be sent to:
OPTIMIST CLUB OF ALEXANDRIA FOUNDATION INC
1800 DIAGONAL RD STE 495
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

The Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation is the charitable foundation of the Optimist Club of Alexandria (noonday).  T...
04/21/2015
OPTIMIST CLUB OF ALEXANDRIA FOUNDATION INC

The Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation is the charitable foundation of the Optimist Club of Alexandria (noonday). Through the Foundation, the Optimist Club creates bi-weekly opportunities for Alexandria young people to demonstrate their talents in music, singing, writing and speaking, as well as their academic successes. The Foundation covers the cost of cash awards to young people, complimentary lunch for them, their teachers and family members, and contest entry fees where needed. The Club also contributes, through the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, to a college scholarship for a student in the T.C. Williams International Academy. We also acknowledge youth in vocational education and ROTC and honor our public safety officers. We are always looking for more Optimists, united in the spirit of giving back and encouraging young people.

This is our first year with Spring2ACTion and we'd greatly appreciate a contribution from our members and friends in support of providing performance opportunities and recognition for our City's young people.

Please see www.razoo.com/story/optimist-club-of-alexandria-foundation for ways to donate.

What if we all gave on one day? On April 22nd we can! Join us for 24 hours of online giving to benefit the causes you care about the most.

"Senior Moments" Original Musical-Comedy opens in Alexandria
11/22/2014
"Senior Moments" Original Musical-Comedy opens in Alexandria

"Senior Moments" Original Musical-Comedy opens in Alexandria

At The Senior Center @ Charles Houston in 2014 Alexandria, we find four senior citizens who are excited and appreciative of the opportunity to be interviewed and share their life experiences, span...

11/18/2014

Good advice from my neighborhood listserve to those who want to volunteer with the family on Thanksgiving day:

"In my experience with organizations like the ones you are inquiring about is that "everyone" wants to visit on that day. The organizations have plenty of interest on that day (and, in fact, many have been 'booked' for months). Everyone shows that morning and then no one's there the next day. What they'd really like is help the other 364 days out of the year.

They welcome and value your volunteer efforts, but please consider visiting on another day. Or visit an organization that is not inundated on that particular day."

10/22/2014

Benefit youth for $25 by attending the following fashion show event. Contributions can also be made directly to the Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation, PO Box 795, Alexandria, VA 22313. The Optimist Club of Alexandria is holding a fashion show fundraiser at the Draper’s & Damon’s shop in Fairfax on Saturday, October 25. Women members of the Club will model Fall fashions. Tickets are $25 paid at the door. The entire ticket price will go to the Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code. The Optimist Club will use the proceeds for its projects that benefit the youth of Alexandria. Attendees will receive discounts on purchases at the store, door prizes and a delicious lunch. Please tell all your friends and family members!
Drapers and Damons
Main Street Market Place
10258 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-691-22030
Free lunch, beautiful women’s clothes
Reply to Carolyn Miller at [email protected] or just come by.

Address

107 S West Street, PMB 801
Alexandria, VA
22314

Telephone

(703) 928-0619

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I am honored to work for long-time Friends of Guest House Executive Director Kari Galloway. Kari continues to guide Friends of Guest House through significant expansion, including an initial wave of expansion from 10 to 26 re-entering women at a time. You can read more about Kari and Friends of Guest House here: https://friendsofguesthouse.org/team/kari-galloway/ (I am Development Director and happy to help our fundraising keep up with our growth. To make a donation or learn about legacy gifts, please contact me at [email protected]).