Alive! Matching Grant Opportunity

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Alive! Matching Grant Opportunity

Time: March 29, 2017 at 6pm to April 5, 2017 at 7pm
Location: Alive office
Street: Alive
City/Town: Alexandria
Event Type: fund, raiser
Organized By: Joe Sapp
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2017

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Alive! has received a $15,000 matching grant from the Mason Hirst Foundation.  In order to receive this grant, ALIVE! must raise $15,000 through Spring2ACTion, ACT of Alexandria's Giving Day campaign.  

Between now and Wednesday, April 5th at 11:59pm, ALL Spring2ACTion donations to ALIVE! will be matched 100% up to $15,000.  

We need your leadership and everyone's support to ensure that ALIVE! receives this very important gift. Please take the following actions:

  1. Make a donation to ALIVE! through Spring2ACTion:  CLICK HERE   OR . . . 
  2. Support StepALIVE and the Child Development Center via the Spring2ACTion CDC donation site: CLICK HERE
  3. SPREAD THE WORD . . . Please ask your friends, family members, colleagues and congregations to support ALIVE! during Spring2ACTion.

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