“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
Holiday Sharing 2020 Wraps Up
Holiday Sharing 2020 is wrapping up! Time and time again you all have proven that when there is a need, this community will far exceed meeting it. As of today we have identified sponsors for all registered children and teens in foster care, low-income families, and seniors/disabled adults. Thank you to each and every person who has signed up to sponsor this year!
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 children and teens who may come into care over the next few weeks and grocery store gift cards for families and seniors.
Gift cards can be mailed or dropped off to:
Holiday Sharing Program
Department of Community and Human Services
2525 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
- Make a credit card donation online so that any unmet wishes or needs may be fulfilled
- We look forward to reporting back to you the impact of Holiday Sharing 2020
- 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, Many Thanks!
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child Stay at Home Gala
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child Stay at Home gala was quite the success! The one-hour program raised over $54,000 thanks to incredible sponsors and community members. Thank you to everyone who participated or contributed.
Our Fostering the Future signature event has been held each spring for the past 17 years, but this year we went forward with our first-ever virtual event. Though we could not all come together in person for the gala, we still had the opportunity to connect to our supporters, social workers, resource parents and other community members located across Alexandria and beyond.
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.
Because of the generosity of our Alexandria neighbors, we can proudly say that we are a community "taking care of our own."
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.