Good.Works.Wednesday x Spring2ACTion

Wednesday is Spring2ACTion so get your wallets ready! Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s annual day of giving. More than 150 non-profits are taking part this year in an effort to collectively raise more than $1.5 million.


How can you do your part?

First, find your favorite charity and give them as much as you can. Here is the list of all the organizations participating this year.

Second, shop at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post. This year, we are thrilled to be partnering with ACT for Alexandria for the city’s largest charitable event through Good.Works.Wednesday, our giving program that we launched last year. Every Wednesday we give 20 percent of your purchase to the charity of your choice. Simply mention your charity and we will do the rest.

For this year’s Spring2ACTion we will be giving two $500 prizes – one from Penny Post and one from Red Barn Mercantile – to the charities that have the most designations in each store on April 25th. We will be awarding those prizes, along with the money raised from your purchases, online that day so it will go to your charity’s leader board.


What’s a leader board and why do I care?

You care because it means more money for your favorite cause. One of the fun things about Spring2ACTion is that there is a friendly competition for prize money. (For a list of all the prizes go here.) For instance, the organization that raises the most money total will win an additional $5,000 in prize money. And, the organization that has the most individual donors also will win a $5,000 prize. So, you see, there is plenty of incentive to give on April 25th.

We are excited to do our part to help all the organizations that work so hard to lift up Alexandria. Without their tireless work and your generous giving, this city and its residents would not be as amazing as they are today. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


  • The latest from Amy
Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.

1117 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


1 Comment

  1. Avatar Brandi Yee says:

    Alexandria is so fortunate to have Amy in our community – we love Penny Post & Red Barn Mercantile and can’t think of a better way to give back than through Good.Works.Wednesday and Spring2ACTion! Generosity is always in style…as are you, Amy!

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