Fund for Alexandria's Child

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.

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“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.” - Anonymous


The Fund for Alexandria’s Child Stay at Home Gala

The Fund Stay at Home Gala GraphicOur Fostering the Future signature event has been held each spring for the last 17 years, but this year it will not take place as originally planned, and instead go forward as our first-ever virtual event. Though we cannot all come together in person for the gala, we are very excited for the opportunity to still connect to our supporters, social workers, resource parents and other community members located across Alexandria and beyond. We would like to invite you to join us for an exciting online auction, entertainment, special guests and more . . . all from the comfort and safety of home!

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 14, at 8 p.m. to join us for the Stay at Home Gala.

Tickets to the Virtual Stay at Home Gala are free, but guests are required to pre-register at our event website

Please consider making a donation today.




Who We Are

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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.

Our Mission
Because of the generosity of our Alexandria neighbors, we can proudly say that we are a community "taking care of our own."

Advisory Council
Council Co-Chairs, Samantha Zaleski and Lindsay Houff


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.

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. Donate by sending a check to the Fund for Alexandria's Child, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301. The donor and the person/family being honored 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 for further information.

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