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.

Page updated on Sep 25, 2019 at 12:25 PM

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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

Holiday Sharing 2019

Holiday Sharing Logo2_2019When the first leaf falls, it is time to think about Holiday Sharing. The holiday season is a joyous occasion filled with excitement and anticipation.  For many though, the holidays are a very stressful time of year due to financial hardship. There is a tremendous need in our community to help those less fortunate.

Join Holiday Sharing, and reach out to the neediest in our community by sponsoring a family, senior citizen or disabled individual, foster child or foster teen, and participate in the Alexandria Community Toy Drive. You can help with your TIME by volunteering or with your RESOURCES by sponsoring and donating gifts.

Because many families will sign up for your help, the focus is primarily on family requests for necessities for children and a few toys. This will allow more donors to contribute desperately needed grocery store gift cards and clothing. The hope is, if you are able, that you will increase the number of families and seniors that you sponsor. There may also be one major or family gift requested that the whole family can enjoy. If you can fulfill that wish, it would be a wonderful bonus for the family.

It is strongly encouraged that you use the Holiday Sharing websites to sign up for your desired activities. Sign up for a sponsorship OR sign up to volunteer (Enter “Holiday Sharing” in the search box).

Monetary donations can be made online by credit card (American Express, VISA, Mastercard, Discover) .

Make donation checks, payable to The Fund for Alexandria's Child, or to the DCHS Senior Fund, should then be mailed to:

Holiday Sharing Program
2525 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

Kindly share the information with others who also want to help. The value of all your contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. You will receive a receipt in January. 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!

For more information, contact holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5663.


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, Court Squires 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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