Spring2Action, Alexandria’s annual online day of giving, officially begins April 28 and will run for 24 hours to raise funds for nonprofits across the city. Hosted by ACT for Alexandria and co-sponsored by the City of Alexandria, Spring2Action was launched 11 years ago to connect donors with more than 130 local nonprofits and charitable causes to help meet the critical needs of those who are most vulnerable. According to Alexandria Gazette Packet, "Last year’s event raised $2.45 million for 160 different nonprofit organizations with nearly $13 million raised since the event was first launched in 2011. Donations made through Spring2ACTion’s day of giving help participating nonprofits provide services such as food, shelter, animal rescue, tutoring, support for the arts, and more. Susan Gerock has been a longtime donor and contributor of matching grants during the Spring2Action event." As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, "Early giving opened on April 14 and continues through April 27. Various prizes will be awarded to participating nonprofits throughout the event, including those with the most early giving donors, most funds raised and the most donors during select “power hours."