Operation Elf Serves Children of Alexandria Inmates

Nearly 250 children of Alexandria inmates are receiving toys, games, books and other gifts this holiday season, thanks to Operation Elf supporters and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office.

Page updated on Dec 21, 2017 at 1:20 PM

2017 ASO Operation ElfOn Tuesday, December 19, inmates’ families visited the Sheriff’s Office and selected donated gifts for children who have a parent incarcerated at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. Guests were greeted by Inmate Services and Alternative Programs staff and festive surroundings featuring holiday decorations and music.

This charitable effort helps families in need but also helps families stay connected during the holidays, which encourages a smoother transition once ex-offenders return to the community.

The Sheriff’s Office had identified nearly 100 eligible inmates whose children might benefit from Operation Elf and then arranged for family members or guardians to visit the Sheriff’s Office and select toys, gifts and even gift cards.

The Sheriff’s Office appreciates the donations provided by Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota, Alexandria Police, Correctional Services Advisory Board, Firefighters and Friends, staff at Virginia Probation & Parole District 36, Toys for Tots, and other generous donors, including individual employees at the Sheriff’s Office.