City of Alexandria Holiday Sharing to Benefit Children, Families and Older Adults in Need

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City of Alexandria Holiday Sharing to Benefit Children, Families and Older Adults in Need

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2021

The City of Alexandria invites the public to help make the 2021 holiday season brighter for some of the most vulnerable members of our community, including low-income families, foster children, older adults and residents with disabilities.

Through the Fund for Alexandria’s Child annual Holiday Sharing Program, sponsors purchase gift cards for eligible families and individuals, then the Department of Community and Human Services staff and volunteers distribute the cards. The community’s generosity helps ensure that no Alexandrians are left in need during the holidays.

This year, 450 families, 100 older adults and adults with disabilities and 120 children in foster care have registered and qualified for assistance. Residents or groups can sponsor an individual or family by registering online by November 29. Monetary donations can be made online via credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or e-check). Donation checks can be made payable to The Fund for Alexandria's Child or to the DCHS Senior Fund and mailed to Holiday Sharing Program, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA  22301.

The Fund for Alexandria’s Child works to enhance the quality of life of the most vulnerable children in our community. The Senior Fund aims to improve the lives of low-income seniors in Alexandria. Contributions to both DCHS programs are tax-deductible.

For more information about Holiday Sharing, email holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov or visit alexandriava.gov/HolidaySharing.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact maurice.tomdio@alexandriava.gov or call 571.384.5244, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/124970.



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