Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

While our families enjoy Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26, we’ll reflect on the things for which we are grateful.

For many, the list may include time with family and friends, a roof over your head, a bed in which to sleep and food to eat. But, what many may take for granted, may be a luxury to others.

Let’s give thanks this holiday season by getting involved and by taking advantage of some of the great events that our City has to offer.

Thanksgiving leavesGet fit and give back on Thankgiving morning—lace up your running shoes for the 42nd Annual Turkey Trot in Del Ray. Burn off some extra calories before Thanksgiving dinner and support ALIVE!. Bring any nonperishable food item (cans, boxes) on race day or make a cash donation when you register to help those in need this holiday season.
Thanksgiving leavesCelebrate #GivingTuesday on November 28! Alexandria’s Carpenter Shelter will be participating in this national movement by raising money to support the medical clinic where doctors and nurses volunteer. Learn how you can get involved with the Carpenter Shelter.
Thanksgiving leavesJoin ALIVE! for their 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Alexandria on Saturday, November 18! All proceeds from this event go towards providing food, shelter, emergency help and education for at-risk Alexandrians.
Come one, come allThanksgiving leaves—celebrate Thanksgiving in and with the community! Charles Houston Recreational Center is hosting a FREE Friendsgiving on November 19. There will be food, entertainment and activities for all ages!
Thanksgiving leavesACPS is always looking for volunteers to help in the community by supporting students and schools. Learn how you can help here!
Thanksgiving leavesVolunteer with the Carpenter Shelter to serve meals to its residents. Lunch and dinner are served daily and a hot breakfast is served on the weekend.
ACPS, Alexandria City High School, Brooks, Charles Barrett, Cora Kelly, George Mason, George Washington, Hammond, International Academy, Jefferson-Houston, John Adams, Lyles-Crouch, MacArthur, Minnie Howard, Mount Vernon, Patrick Henry, Polk, Ramsay, Satellite, Tucker