Tag: nonprofits

Assistance from a distance: Nonprofits adapt to meet community needs

By Luke Anderson | landerson@alextimes.com In these uncertain times, the pressure has never been greater for nonprofit organizations to provide assistance vital to many residents’...

Spring2ACTion moves up to April 15

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com ACT for Alexandria is moving up the online giving day for Spring2ACTion, its annual day of giving, to respond to...

Your Views: Let’s ACT together in this crisis

To the editor: Our community is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis: the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. As we plan for the well-being of our...

Agenda:Alexandria reflects on 20 years of debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Agenda:Alexandria, which celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 10, started with a particularly contentious election season and a Rolodex. Former City...

How the city counts its homeless population

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Carpenter’s Shelter volunteers found him living in his car in the parking lot of a West End condominium development. The man...

Spring2ACTion breaks fundraising records in eighth year

Spring2ACTion, the annual online giving event for Alexandria nonprofits, outraised last year's total by more than $100,000. This year's event, which took place on April...

My View: The benefits of generosity

By Heather Peeler, President and CEO of ACT Do you remember the first time you donated to a cause that was important to you? My first...

Our View: One week, two special days in Alexandria

Two significant events take place in Alexandria this week and they are both historic and philanthropic. Each helps reveal the nature of our city...

ACT names new president and CEO

Local nonprofit ACT for Alexandria has named its new leader. Heather Peeler, who has a long track record in the nonprofit world, succeeds John Porter,...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 7: Addiction knows no bounds

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A little more than a decade ago, Heidi Christiansen was leading what most would consider an ideal life in her...