City of Alexandria, VA
Reserve Your Seat on the 2013 Fund Cruise
All that jazz, razzmatazz, bee’s knees and cat’s pyjamas will be on display at the 10th Anniversary Fostering the Future Cruise, to benefit The Fund for Alexandria’s Child. A Little DECOdence - Celebrating 10 Years of Empowering Foster Families tells the story, with a nod to the elegance and glamour of the art deco era of the 1920s.
Come aboard the Cherry Blossom paddle wheel boat on Thursday, June 27, at the City Marina in Old Town Alexandria, Cameron and Union Streets. The dockside reception begins at 7 p.m. The boat departs at 8:30 with full buffet and drinks from Mango Mike’s, dancing and the scenic monument cruise until 10 p.m. Entertainment is provided by the Tower House Band (formerly known as Who’s Ya Daddy) famous for their jazz and contemporary playlist.
Passed hors d’oeuvres are donated by Caboose Café, Chadwicks, Chart House, Evening Star, Majestic Café, Taqueria Poblano, and others. DECOdent desserts are by Bittersweet.
Tickets are available at the early-bird rate of $75 per person until June 1. After that, tickets are $85 person (for adults only, please). If you purchase via Event Brite (www.decodence.eventbrite.com) you will receive an additional $5 discount until May 5. Cost is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Attire is 1920s jazzy casual. To reserve your space or for more information, call 703.746.5663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds benefit The Fund for Alexandria’s Child, helping foster children and others at risk of abuse and neglect to enjoy the experiences most kids take for granted. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the children for athletic uniforms, class trips, music lessons, karate classes, graduation photographs and more. The program has no overhead or administrative costs.
Major donors are Kids Helping Kids/Lemonaide, Goodhart Group, R & B Heating and Air Conditioning, Seniors Living Well, Landmark Honda, Burke & Herbert Bank and Trust, Dominion Dental Services, Catherine Joyce, Stone Aesthetic Dentistry, McEnearney Associates Old Town, Monument Title, United Bank, Dan Keany, Cathy and Jim Kelley, Mary and Neil Newhouse, and Suellen and Joe Savukas.
Holiday Sharing Program 2012
We cannot say THANK YOU loud enough! Our generous community sponsored 748 low-income families, 107 foster children and 222 senior citizens/disabled individuals in the City of Alexandria. Almost $16,000 worth of gift cards were received for teens in foster care and other youth and $11,000 in grocery cards for families and the elderly. The Fund for Alexandria’s Child received $10,000 and the Senior/Adult Fund received $3,300. We had 73 people and groups donate winter jackets, gloves and hats. Volunteer hours numbered close to 1,000!
Special thanks to Holiday Sharing Program committee members Barbara Sherwood, Sharon Crampton, Patty Moran, our non-profit partner Community Partners for Children, and the many individuals and groups who make the amazing Holiday Sharing Program run successfully.
To see photos of Holiday Sharing, click here.
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."
The 2012 fundraiser, "A Night at the Races," brought in over $35,000 for the children we serve. Click here to see a photo gallery of the event.
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 social workers 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.
See a photo gallery of events.