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 Aug 12, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Port City Brewing FlyerJoin us at Port City Brewing Co. to help raise money for foster children!

Port City Brewing Co. and The Fund for Alexandria’s Child are presenting a Community Give Back event. Please join us after work on Wednesday, August 17, from 4 to 9 p.m.  to enjoy a pint or two and help raise money for foster children and children at risk of abuse and neglect in the City of Alexandria. And please come hungry--we will have Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels there at 5:30 p.m. A portion of sales from the event will go directly to enriching the lives of foster children and youth in Alexandria. Cheers! 

Thank you for attending the 2016 Fostering the Future Gala!

Thank you for the show of support we received at our “Evening in the French Quarter” at the Hotel Monaco on April 8. The event was great fun, with fabulous music, delicious food, a wonderful collection of silent auction items. With your support we raised more than $21,000, which will enable us  to provide enrichment for children in foster care and families receiving our services, supporting their minds, bodies and spirits. 

A special thanks goes out to all of our generous major sponsors: R & B Heating and Air Conditioning, The Goodhart Group, Hudson Studio, Morgan Stanley/Catherine Joyce, Landmark Honda, Barbara Sherlock/ExxonMobil, Ourisman Automotive of VA, The Alexandria Euchre Club, Alexandria Primary Care Associates, Burke & Herbert Bank, Land Carroll & Blaire PC, Pam Cornelio/McEnearney, McEnearney Associates Old Town, Monument Title Company, Northern Virginia Community College- Alexandria Campus, Suzanne Kratzok and Rick Howard and Suellen and Joe Savukas.  

 See photos of the evening.  

Who We Are

The Fund for Alexandria's Child logo

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 Allison Goodhart DuShuttle and Christina Horst 

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 22302. The donor and the person/family being honored 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.

Where Does Your Donation Go?

FY 2015 Expenditures for Children & Families
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.

FFAC FY15 PiE Chart