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You can be assured that 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to foster and at-risk children.
Consider a Memorial Donation
The Fund would be honored to receive a contribution in memory of a loved one who cared about the well-being of our most vulnerable children. Your family and friends can donate by eCheck or check. You and the donors will be notified when contributions are received.
Consider a Donation of Stocks
Donors may also choose to contribute Stock in lieu of a cash donation. The benefit to the donor is the savings of capital gains tax and also the receipt of a full charitable deduction for the value of the stock at the time of the gift. Please call 703.746.5663 or email Suzanne Kratzok for further information.
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Holiday Sharing Deadline Extended
To sponsor a family or a senior/disabled citizen, click here . Please enter your information by December 2. You will receive the Wish List(s) by email within a few days.
Gift cards for teens in foster care and grocery cards for seniors and families are always welcome, but for holiday giving, it would be helpful to have them dropped off or mailed by December 9.
Volunteers are needed to help with distribution of gifts to families on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 16, 17 and 18 at the Community and Human Services Center, 2525 Mount Vernon Avenue, for various shifts from 8:45 am till 5:00 pm. Click here to sign up and then click Volunteer.
Email email@example.com or call 703.746.5663 for more information or questions. Thanks so much for your generosity!
Consider Helping Those in Need
“When you are truly sharing with no expectation of your kindness being returned, it doesn’t matter whether you get credit. In fact, it’s better if you don’t. Your spirit is expanded by anonymous generosity.”
This quotation inspires us as we begin our outreach for the annual Holiday Sharing Program.
Please reach out to the neediest in our community in these hard times by joining our program to Sponsor a Family, Senior Citizen or Disabled Individual, Foster Child, or Foster Teen. You can help with your TIME by volunteering or with your RESOURCES by donating gifts.
Listed on our website are all the different ways groups and individuals of all ages can help. Please note the suggested level of gift donations is approximately $100 per person or family member.
Because many families will sign up for our help, we will focus primarily on family requests for necessities for children only. This will allow more of our donors to contribute desperately needed grocery store gift cards and clothing. We hope, if you are able, that you will increase the number of families and seniors that you sponsor. There may also be one major or family gift requested; if you can fulfill that wish, it would be a wonderful bonus for the family.
The options for giving and volunteering are listed on the website, with important times and dates for drop-off. Please make your decisions and sign up by November 15 at the very latest or as soon as possible. CLICK THIS LINK to enter your information. When you do so, you will receive an immediate confirmation email with instructions. Then the Wish Lists will later be emailed to you after mid-November.
Also, please send out the link to our website, www.alexandriava.gov/holidaysharing , to your friends and neighbors, so they too can participate in Holiday Sharing.
The value of all your contributions is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please feel free to call or email with your questions and concerns. And do call if you have not heard back from us by December 5. Thanks for supporting our Alexandria neighbors in the best spirit of the holidays.
Coordinator of Community Resources, 703.746.5663
Christine Coussens, Barbara Sherlock, Patty Moran, Sharon Crampton
Holiday Sharing Committee
Amazing Fundraising Results!
Despite a threatening forecast, the sun shone just in time for the 10th Annual Fostering the Future Cherry Blossom Cruise to get underway. A Little DECOdence (our Roaring 20s themed party) raised over $39,000 to benefit The Fund. This money will provide meaningful and rewarding activities for our children in foster care and at risk of abuse and neglect. Over 260 individuals, organizations and businesses came forward as major sponsors who contributed $500 or more, as volunteers, as donors for the Silent Auction and Raffle, and enthusiastic party guests. Special thanks to contributors to the reception: Bittersweet, Caboose Café, Chadwicks, Chart House, Evening Star, Majestic, Taqueria Poblano, Virginia Linens and Presidential Detailing.
Your contributions mean that children will enjoy field trips, team sports, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, summer camp, music lessons, and incentives and rewards. In short, they will share in experiences that enrich and normalize the lives of all our children.
Click here for photos of the 2013 Fostering the Future Cruise.
The Fund for Alexandria's Child works to enhance the quality of life of foster children and children at risk of abuse and neglect by promoting community awareness, involvement and resource development. We achieve our mission through providing to the children such activities as dance, art or karate lessons, summer camping, school field trips, scouting and team sports. Because of the generosity of our Alexandria neighbors, we can proudly say that we are a community "taking care of our own."
Who We Are
The Fund for Alexandria's Child is made up of volunteers, people like you, from all walks of life who want to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children in our community. Through family service specialists at the Department of Community & Human Services, we are able to identify children in need and enrich the lives of children in our community who are most at risk. We plan fundraising events, help with the collection and distribution of gifts and other items for the children, and offer our expertise to fulfill our charge: helping Alexandria's foster children and those at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect.
Advisory Council for The Fund for Alexandria's Child: Council Chairperson Jane Hughes and Sponsorship Chair Callie MacKenzie.
How You Can Help
Year-Round Giving Opportunities
The Advisory Council depends heavily on the generosity of local businesses, faith groups and individuals who donate money, goods and services in support of our fundraising events or year-round as needs arise. Donations are tax-deductible.
Please consider volunteering, becoming an event sponsor or making a financial contribution.
See a photo gallery of events.