Old Town North Springs into Action

BY MARGARET TOWNSEND, BOARD MEMBER

This April the Old Town North Community Partnership and its Community BusinessMembers will be participating in the annual Act for Alexandria Spring 2 Action on April 27th. The annual event provides an opportunity for all who live, work or own businesses in Alexandria to embrace the act of philanthropy and support neighbors, both two- and four-legged, in need.

The philanthropic bug has already bitten several of our local businesses. In Fall 2021River’s Edge Yoga hosted a benefit yoga class in Montgomery Park in support of relief efforts for Afghan refugees. Chewish Deli donated a percentage of profits to King StreetCats and vendors at the Old Town North Farmer’s have been donating profits to the work of World Central Kitchen helping to feed Ukrainian refugees at the Polish boarder.

All sales of Coffee by the Cup at the Sunday Market will continue to benefit World CentralKitchen through the month of March, and on a more local level, several of the vendors at the Market, including Matt Gitlin of Brutto Breads and David Argento will be sharing with local not for profits through local gleaning efforts.

The Spring 2 Action Campaign allows all within the City to support local not-for-profits through a coordinated campaign of giving on April 27th and in the two weeks leading up to April 27th.

Local businesses will share the word with their employees, customers, friends and neighbors, building enthusiasm and raising funds through word of mouth, special events and donations of profits.

Learn more about Act for Alexandria and the not-for-profits supported through the AnnualDay of Giving at www.spring2action.org Learn more about local Old Town Northbusinesses and their efforts to support neighbors in need or to volunteer to help with outreach efforts.