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 Dec 7, 2016 at 1:53 PM

“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 Wraps Up

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Holiday Sharing is wrapping up! The awe-inspiring response we have received from our community continues to amaze us. Thank you to those who have committed to sponsoring families, foster children and seniors in need in our community.

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 foster teens and grocery store gift cards for families and seniors, as well as unwrapped new toys for the Community Toy drive.

Gift card or toy donations can be mailed or dropped off no later than December 16 to:

Holiday Sharing Program
Department of Community and Human Services
2525 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

Monetary donations can be made via credit card (Amex, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).

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

We look forward to reporting back to you the results of Holiday Sharing 2016. If there is a story you want to tell, please let us know. See you next year.

Thank you!

Questions: Contact The Fund at 703.746.5663. 


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

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