Individual Giving

Senior Services of Alexandria receives and greatly appreciates donations of all sizes, year-’round. It is the financial support provided by community members, their families, and friends that allows SSA to continue its programs and services for Alexandria’s senior citizens. In addition to direct donations, there are many other ways to show your support for SSA.

SSA accepts donations online (see link below), by mail, or in person. Payments can be made by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express-online only), check, money order, or via stock transfer.

Donate via PayPal

Click the yellow “Donate” button for easy donation options using PayPal, credit card or debit.

Kerry Donley Meals on Wheels Gift Fund

SSA’s Board of Directors has approved a resolution in honor of our former Board Chair and community leader Kerry Donley. Kerry championed the Meals on Wheels program through his leadership and his devoted service as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. SSA has established the Kerry Donley Meals on Wheels Gift Fund to memorialize his commitment to the program. Contributions made to SSA in his memory will support the sponsored meals program. If you would like to contribute, you may do so either online at or mail a check to SSA at 206 N. Washington Street, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Click here to read the full resolution.

Senior Services of Alexandria is Partnering with “CARS”
A Vehicle Donation Program that Supports Non-Profits

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), through Meals on Wheels America, is partnering with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), a nonprofit organization based in San Diego, California that manages vehicle donation programs for thousands of other nonprofits in North America. CARS processes over 100,000 vehicles a year and has returned over $170 million to their nonprofit partners.

“SSA is pleased to be partnering with CARS and their vehicle donation program, said Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria.  It is an easy way to support Senior Services and its programs by donating a used car to one non-profit while supporting another.”

The proceeds from any used vehicle will support SSA’s Senior Nutrition programs and its increasing needs as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  To find out more about the CARS program click here.

Employer Matching-gift Programs

To further their ability to give back to the community, many businesses operate employer matching-gift programs. Through these programs, employers agree to match an employee’s donation to a local non-profit at a predetermined ratio. This is an excellent way for individuals to increase the size and impact of their gift at no personal additional cost. Contact SSA or your HR office to find out if your company offers a matching-gift program.


Interested in helping Alexandria’s seniors live healthy and productive lives? Want to say thank you to SSA for services provided for you or a friend? Consider making a legacy gift to SSA in your will. Bequests are a special, touching, and enduring way of showing you care for both SSA and Alexandria.  For more information about making a bequest click on planned giving language.

In-Kind Support

If you have a unique skill or access to goods that might be of particular value to SSA, consider in-kind giving.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Foundations, local business, and corporations seeking ways to invest in the health of our community should consider making a grant or corporate gift to SSA, with the assurance that it will efficiently translate into support for Alexandria residents. In addition to grants, SSA also offers several opportunities for partnerships, such as program or event sponsorships, naming and visibility opportunities, in-kind giving, employee volunteerism, and more.

Special Events

SSA plans special events throughout the year to unite and thank all of our supporters. Our primary event is the Annual Gala, which takes place each spring and honors community members who have exhibited a commitment to giving their time and energy to Alexandria.

Celebratory and Remembrance Gifts

Give the gift of giving. Make a special donation to Senior Services of Alexandria in honor or celebration of an exciting event, or to convey your sympathies at the passing of a friend or loved one. By giving a gift of a donation, you show you care about your friend or loved one as well as your community. Gifts can be made in any amount, and if you are unsure of how much to give, contact us.  If you choose to make an online donation you can acknowledge the person in the comments section. We are happy to work with you to determine an appropriate amount. Senior Services of Alexandria will send a special note card to the specified individual or family in recognition of the gift.

United Way of the National Capital Area

Designation code: 8311
Tax ID # 54-0842806
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) # 97867

Contact Development Director Margaret Shetler:

Address – 206 N. Washington St., Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone – (703) 836-4414, ext. 123. for more information.

Thank you for your support!
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