Win Up to $3,000 for Your Favorite Nonprofit!

Wednesday, April 28, is Spring2ACTion, and, as usual, we are all in. Frankly, this is my favorite event of the entire year. I love that, collectively, we all are doing something decidedly positive for Alexandria. Plus, a little friendly competition is always fun. Last year, you really made a difference at a time when the need was so acute. During Spring2ACTion, almost 150 nonprofits that serve Alexandria raised nearly $2.5 million! Let’s see if we can do it again! There are several ways you can help.

• Make a donation online. It’s that simple. Early giving started yesterday if you want to get ahead of the curve. Otherwise, open your wallets and be as generous as your budget allows on April 28!


• Tell others about Spring2ACTion.Break out your address book or contact list, and ask everyone you know if they would give to your favorite cause. The multiplying effect of Spring2ACTion is what makes this event so successful. When you introduce your friends, family, customers, and coworkers to an organization that you’re passionate about, you are getting others excited as well. Possibly excited enough that they, too, will become a lifelong supporter!


• Shop at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post. We will be donating 20 percent of your purchase that day to the participating Spring2ACTion charity of your choice. Just mention it in the store, or put it in the notes section online so they will get the credit. All donations will be made that day and will go towards the nonprofit’s totals, getting them closer to winning big prize money!


•Designate Red Barn Mercantile or Penny Post when you make your donation. When you do, your cause has the chance to win up to $3,000 in prize money from us!  Each store will be awarding $1,500 in prize money – $1,000 to the charity that receives the most designations and $500 to the charity with a store designation who raised the most money through those designations. The donations will be made online by midnight, which means they will go toward your totals. So, if you are a nonprofit, tell all your donors to shop at or designate Penny Post or Red Barn Mercantile!



Because friendly competition is such a Spring2ACTion mainstay, Old Town Business, the association for Old Town’s small business community, has challenged Del Ray Business Association, Del Ray’s equivalent, to a little fundraising match. When you give your donation, designate your favorite Old Town business or the Old Town Business Association. Alexandria Stylebook members that are participating are Alx&Co., fibre space, The Patterson Group, Penny Post, Red Barn Mercantile, The Hive, and The Shoe Hive. Spring2ACTion is an efficient and highly effective way to fundraise for the organizations that service Alexandrians in need. I hope you will join us in the fun and fundraising on April 28!

PS:  If you are a nonprofit and have questions about our fundraising efforts, please email me!



  • 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


Comments are closed.

Get your daily dose of all things fashion, beauty, fitness, and design. Locally sourced and locally styled!