“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
As the first leaf falls, our focus shifts to 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.
Please reach out to the neediest in the community by joining us to sponsor a family, senior citizen or disabled individual, foster child, or foster teen, through the Alexandria Community Toy Drive. You can help by contributing your time by volunteering or resources through sponsorship and gift donation.
Because many families will sign up for help, we will focus primarily on family requests for necessities for children and toys. This will allow more donors to contribute desperately needed grocery store gift cards and clothing. We hope that you consider increasing the number of families and seniors that you sponsor. There may also be one large gift requested that the whole family can enjoy. If you can fulfill that wish, it would be a wonderful bonus for the family.
Monetary donations can be made via credit card (Amex, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover) here.
Make donation checks payable to The Fund for Alexandria's Child, or to the DCHS Senior Fund, and mail to:
Holiday Sharing Program
2525 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Kindly share this information with others who also want to help. The value of all your contributions is tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt in January 2017.
Contact The Fund at 703.746.5663 with any questions or concerns. Thanks for supporting our Alexandria neighbors in the best spirit of the holidays.
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 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.