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Where Does
Your Donation Go?

Expenditures for Children & Families in FY 2013 



You can be assured that 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to foster and at-risk children. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with Federal law.

Consider an Honorary or Memorial Donation 

The Fund would be honored to receive a contribution in honor or 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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2014 Gala Art

Save the Date!  June 19, 2014

Fostering the Future: Land Ho!

After celebrating 10 successful years of cruising the Potomac aboard the Cherry Blossom courtesy of Potomac Riverboat Company, The Fostering the Future Cruise docks at The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, on June 19 at 7 p.m. Please join us for the Fostering the Future Gala: A Night Among the Stars for jazz and big band music performed by the Tower House Band, dancing, buffet and drinks, silent auction, raffle for St. Croix vacation and more. Purchase Reservation Online or Download & Mail-in Reservation. Call 703.746.5663 or email for more information. Sponsorships available.

To all Holiday Sharing friends

Our hearts are full of gratitude and holiday cheer, even as the year’s first snow melts all around us. We are sure that the donors, volunteers and recipients during next week’s distribution of gifts will share their joy, even in these tough times.

And so, 2013’s Holiday Sharing Program comes to a close.  If you want to make a donation at this time, we continue to need gift cards for teens and grocery cards for seniors and disabled individuals and families. End-of-year donations to The Fund for Alexandria’s Child and the Eleanor Ager Senior Fund, both at the Department of Community and Human Services, would also be appreciated. If you have new, unwrapped toys to donate, we can take them until Friday, December 20.

 Please email for further information.

 Thank you, friends, for everything you have done for our recipients and our community.

 With all good wishes for the holidays and the New Year,

 The DCHS Holiday Sharing Committee

Holiday Sharing Elves 

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.

Our Mission

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 Co-Chairs Allison Goodhart and Thar Roeung  Heil 

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.

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