Giving Back

Majestic Cafe Partners with ACT for Alexandria to Give Back to Community

In the spirit of the giving season, beginning Tuesday, December 1st, The Majestic Cafe, located at 911 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, will begin raising money for The Majestic Cafe Grant Fund, hosted by ACT for Alexandria (ACT), to support its nonprofits members. The four nonprofits chosen for this launch effort are Animal Welfare League of Alexandria; The Art League; Carpenter’s Shelter; and The DreamDog Foundation

Launched in 2004, ACT for Alexandria (ACT) is a community foundation that seeks to raise the level and effectiveness of community engagement and giving for the benefit of all Alexandria. ACT operates a number of initiatives, including ACTion Alexandria, Spring2ACTion, LEAD, Capacity Building Grants and IMPACT: Innovation+Philanthropy. ACT, in partnership with its charitable funds, has given out more than $9 million dollars in grants to support nonprofits in Alexandria and beyond. For more information about ACT, visit this link.

Restaurant-goers can participate to help support these four Alexandria-based organizations by voting for them when dining at The Majestic Cafe between December 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Diners will receive a flyer with details about ACT for Alexandria, and will be encouraged to choose one among the four Alexandria-based charities featured. At the end of the month, those who filled out the flyer will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate for a return visit to The Majestic Cafe, as well as a chance to win a $500 donation made on their behalf, to the Alexandria charity of their choice named on their flyer. There will be one drawing each month, with six individual winners during this fundraising term, and six $500 contributions made, based on patrons’ selections.

The mission statements of the four featured nonprofits highlighted over the next six months are presented below.

  • Animal Welfare League of Alexandria: To inspire compassion for all living things, to provide shelter to animals in need, and to promote adoptions, animal welfare, and responsible pet ownership in our community.
  • The Art League: The Art League uses the visual arts to bring together people from a wide variety of talents, experiences, and communities.
  • Carpenter’s Shelter: Carpenter’s Shelter supports the homeless in achieving sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy.
  • The DreamDog Foundation: DreamDog Foundation is dedicated to empowering children and parents to believe in themselves and make a difference in their world through creative, innovative programs like the Alexandria Book Shelf (ABS) literacy program that provides free books to children in more than 35 locations city-wide.

“It’s wonderful when businesses get involved in giving back to the community. The Majestic Cafe has been a long-standing business in our city,” said John Porter, executive director of ACT for Alexandria. “We’re honored to be working with them on their corporate philanthropy.”

The Majestic Cafe serves American foods with a seasonal and regional Virginia influence. Created by Executive Chef Lisa Frantz, the menus offer relaxed and comfortable dining, with delicious, uncomplicated dishes and specialties. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday, from 11:30 AM to 5 PM, and dinner Sunday through Thursday, from 5 PM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday, from 5 PM to 11 PM. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30 AM to 5 PM. The restaurant is located eight blocks from the King Street-Old Town Metro Station, accessible on the Yellow and Blue lines.

For reservations please call (703) 837-9117 or visit this link.

The Majestic Cafe is owned by Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP). Restaurants in the ARP collection include The Majestic Cafe and Virtue Feed & Grain in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia; Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, at Yates Corner in the Rosemont area of Alexandria, Virginia; Dantanna’s Surf, Turf & Turf and Dantanna’s Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia; Dantanna’s Tavern in Sandy Spring, Georgia; Café Tu Tu Tango in Orlando, Florida; and Palette 22, which will open in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia in February 2016.


(Photo via Jeffrey Zeidman, on Flickr)

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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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