Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Since 1946, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) has been a resource for our community and a shelter for homeless animals. Our mission is to inspire compassion for all living things, to provide shelter to animals in need, and to promote adoptions, animal welfare and responsible pet ownership in our community.

Project Second Chance

Alexandria-based nonprofit, dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding forever homes for homeless dogs in Puerto Rico, disaster hit areas, and emergency cases. PSC also provides education and support to decrease the overpopulation of homeless animals in Virginia and Puerto Rico.

United States Senate Federal Credit Union

Headquartered in Alexandria’s Braddock Metro neighborhood, USSFCU has called Alexandria home for over 30 years. Providing the Capitol Hill and DMV communities with world-class financial stability, security and service since 1935. Learn more at


The Mount Vernon Community School PTA is dedicated to building a school community that supports students, parents and teachers so all children have access to a vibrant, enriching place to learn.

Senior Services of Alexandria

Senior Services of Alexandria(SSA) is a local non-profit which has been serving older adults in the City since 1968. SSA operates a Senior Nutrition program including Meals on Wheels and Groceries-to-Go delivery programs, and DOT transportation reservations for the City, presents educational programs through various events including Senior Law Day and the Senior Academy. SSA and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria operate the Animeals-on-Wheels program, providing food for pets of low-income seniors. SSA’s Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with seniors for weekly visits, enhancing connections to the community.

Mother of Light Center

Mother of Light Center is an independent not-for-profit organization entirely operated and led by volunteers. Founded in 2019, we were called to serve the needs in Alexandria’s Chiralagua community, and have grown to answer this call in new and varied ways each day.


RUN! GEEK! RUN! organizes a 5K run/walk each year benefiting a different Alexandria-based non-profit and improving the overall wellness of the Alexandria Community. Our goals are:

to provide support and increase awareness and reach for our chosen non-profit
to encourage the community to come together for a common cause, by participating, volunteering, and/or sponsoring the annual event
to offer fun opportunities for community service hours required by many schools and civic organizations
to create a friendly and welcoming, health-conscience environment to improve the overall wellness of the Alexandria community

Past beneficiaries include Capitol Post, Alexandria Firefighters Helping Hands Relief Fund, Alexandria Seaport Foundation, National Industries for the Blind, The Child & Family Network Centers, and SCAN of Northern Virginia. Our 2023 beneficiary is Move2Learn.

Volunteer Alexandria

Volunteer Alexandria inspires, mobilizes, and connects people, six years and older, to volunteer for a stronger Alexandria community. Our Volunteers are a powerful force for solving community problems, and are essential for a healthy, productive, and engaged community.

Friends of Guest House

Friends of Guest House helps women successfully reenter the community from incarceration. Since our founding in 1974, Guest House has helped more than 4,000 women break the vicious cycle of incarceration, reunite with their families, and reintegrate into their communities.