Fund for Alexandria’s Child
Who We Are
Because of the generosity of our Alexandria neighbors, we can proudly say that we are a community "taking care of our own."
Holiday Sharing 2023
Holiday Sharing 2023 is wrapping up! The awe-inspiring response we have received from our Alexandria community continues to amaze us. Thank you to those that have committed to fulfilling wish lists for families, foster children, and seniors/disabled adults in need.
Holiday Sharing is about more than just giving a child a new toy. It is about giving a child a chance to believe in magic and generosity again. It is about supporting a mother as she tries to rebuild her family. It is about giving children and adults who have been hurt in the worst possible ways a little faith in humanity again. You are truly helping to bring joy to those who need it most this holiday season.
Although we are no longer seeking sponsors, there is still more to be done. At this time, we are still in need of gift cards for foster teens and grocery store gift cards for families and seniors.
Gift card donations can be mailed or dropped off no later than December 11 to:
Holiday Sharing Program
Department of Community and Human Services
4850 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22301
Monetary donations can be made via credit card (Amex, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover) online.
We look forward to reporting back to you the impact of Holiday Sharing 2023!
The value of all your contributions is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. You will receive a receipt in January 2024.
Please feel free to call or email with your questions and concerns. Thanks for supporting our Alexandria neighbors in the best spirit of the holidays.
Many Thanks & Happy Holidays!
The Fund for Alexandria's Child works to enhance the quality of life of children in foster care and children at risk of abuse and neglect by promoting community awareness, involvement, and resource development. We achieve our mission by ensuring each child has their basic needs met and providing life-enhancing, life-enriching opportunities such activities as dance, art or karate lessons, summer camping, school field trips, scouting and team sports.
Because of our community of support, DCHS Family Services Specialists can request direct assistance for:
- Funding Fun! Activities, Camps, and Special Occasions
- Basic Needs
- Supporting Aging out Youth
- Supporting the placement of Children with Relatives
Every day, The Fund processes requests to provide immediate assistance in the form of basic needs and life-enhancing opportunities to children in foster care and children at risk of abuse and neglect.
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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To donate by mail:
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child
4850 Mark Center Drive, 7th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Support our kids and our cause all year long! Your monthly gift helps us make sure that every request is granted.
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, 4850 Mark Center Drive, 7th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311. 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.
Fostering the Future: The Fund for Alexandria's Child Video
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child Works to enhance the quality of life for children in foster care and those at risk of abuse and neglect by providing funds for them to participate in the activities of childhood such as sports, dance, art, summer camp, field trips and prom.
Advisory Council and Coordinator
The Advisory Council for 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 Chair: Eva Hartman
Coordinator of Community Resources: