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Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to GIVE BACK to our community non-profits and organizations on Tuesday, November 30th.
This year we have four beneficiaries:
- 1. MedStreet: Founded in 2019, MedStreet is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that brings the physician and healing to the homeless in the greater Alexandria region. We go where they live. On the streets. Under the bridges. In the camps. Whenever and wherever we are needed – one person at a time, one place at a time. Our volunteer teams bring healing, education, bridging, love, and hope to our less fortunate neighbors. At MedStreet, every call is a house call.
- 2. The Dream Project: Empowering students whose immigration status creates barriers to higher education. We start our program in high school and continue through college graduation into professional life. Students are supported through a strong network of mentoring, scholarships, and family engagement. For more information on our program, please visit our website dreamproject-va.org.
- 3. The Potomac Conservancy is the region’s leading clean water advocate, fighting to ensure the Potomac River boasts clean drinking water, healthy lands, and vibrant communities. We combine the power of over 31,000 members and online activists with conservation and policy initiatives to restore the Potomac River to full health. We believe the foundation of healthy, sustainable, and vibrant communities starts with clean water.
We seek to improve the Potomac River’s water quality by building an impassioned based of river advocates to impart change at the local level. Founded in 1993, we drive the region’s clean water movement by providing the tools that empower local landowners, activist, volunteers, partners, donors,
and all river champions to lead the charge for clean drinking water, healthy lands, and safe access to the river. Since our founding, we have permanently protected 16,170 acres, mobilized 44,492 volunteers who have removed 283,452 pounds of trash from the shores of the Potomac, planted over 8,000 trees along degraded stream banks, and collected 165,500 pounds of native tree seeds for watershed restoration projects.
- 4. The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story. We do this through carefully curated (and FUN!) after school clubs, featuring excellent diverse books and experiential learning. Our goal is to nurture each Spitfire girl’s love of reading, love of self, and love for Spitfires across all communities.We work with girls ranging from pre-K to 5th grade. Spitfire was founded in Alexandria in August of 2017. Since its inception, Spitfire has worked with 322 unique (unduplicated) kids via nine site partners in Northern VA, mostly in Alexandria City.
List of Participating Businesses:
AR Workshop Alexandria, 1212 King Street
Augie’s Mussel House, 1106 King Street
Bishop Boutique, 815 King Street
Emmy Squared Pizza, 124 King Street
Enchanted Florist, 139 S. Fairfax Street
Fibre space, Beneficiary – Project Knitwell, 1319 Prince Street
Lilly Pulitizer, Beneficiary – Medstreet, 1123 King Street
Lucky Knot, 101 King Street
Nerds to Go, 321 S. Washington Street
Penny Post, 1201 King Street
Red Barn Mercantile, 1117 King Street
Salon DeZen, 118 N. Fayette Street
Shop Made in Virginia, 1121 King Street
Sonoma Cellar, 207 King Street
The Dog Park, 705 King Street, Beneficiary – Project Second Chance
The Hive, 315 Cameron Street
The Hour Shop, 1015 King Street, Beneficiary – Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
The Shoe Hive, 127 S. Fairfax Street
The Warehouse Restaurant, 214 King Street
Three Sisters Boutique, Beneficiary – Medstreet, 213 King Street
Twist Boutique, 109 N. Fairfax Street