“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
POSTPONED: Fostering the Future Gala 2020
As news continues to surface around COVID-19 in our community, our number one concern is the safety and well-being of the children and families we serve, and our generous supporters. We have made the tough decision to postpone FFAC Gala: "Hope Grows Here," until September. This was a tough decision to make, as this event serves as the Fund's major fundraiser and makes it possible for us to say YES to so many requests, from beds to attending summer camps. We are still so gracious for your support and we will pick up where we left off as soon as we are able, to ensure a wonderful event this fall.
The needs of the vulnerable children we serve are still immediate. We are still working to ensure we are meeting the needs of the families, children and youth we serve. Right now, our main focus is providing access to groceries and ensuring any youth who are displaced from either dorms or lack of work to pay their rent, have a safe place to stay.
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.