Final Update Holiday Sharing 2021
From our hearts to yours – thank you for another year of caring! Year after year, our Holiday Sharing Program is successful solely because of the goodwill and generosity of our community.
So much joy given, and so much joy received. This is truly a community program-- to all of the businesses and organizations that give, to all of those individuals and families that make giving back a priority this time of year please know your many contributions made a memorable holiday for many families, foster children, and senior/disabled residents of our community.
Thanks to the help of countless
volunteers and amazing donors we were able to provide holiday wishes for over 446 families, 107 foster children and teens, and 96 seniors/disabled adults in need. We
could not have done it without you!
Thanks for supporting our Alexandria
neighbors in the best spirit of the holidays.
The Fund for Alexandria's Child Families Helping Families...From Our Home to Yours Virtual Gala was a success!
How do you hold a virtual fundraiser during a pandemic? With a lot of help from staff, volunteers, and friends throughout the City of Alexandria and beyond! The Families Helping Families...From Our Home to Yours Virtual Gala held on Thursday, August 12, was a tremendous success thanks to sponsors, in-kind donors, volunteers, staff, local businesses, and an estimated 200 viewers!
Though we could not all come together in person for the gala, we were very excited for the opportunity to still connect to our supporters, social workers, resource parents and other community members located across Alexandria and beyond. We laughed, we cheered, and some of us may have even shed a few tears watching short testimonial videos from our foster parents describing the impact of The Fund.
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, donors, and guests, the event exceeded the fundraising goal of $35,000 raising over $45,000. We are so grateful.
Who We Are
Because of the generosity of our Alexandria neighbors, we can proudly say that we are a community "taking care of our own."
The Fund for Alexandria's Child works to enhance the quality of life of children in foster care and children at risk of abuse and neglect by promoting community awareness, involvement, and resource development. We achieve our mission by ensuring each child has their basic needs met and providing life-enhancing, life-enriching opportunities such activities as dance, art or karate lessons, summer camping, school field trips, scouting and team sports.
Because of our community of support, DCHS Family Services Specialists can request direct assistance for:
- Funding Fun! Activities, Camps, and Special Occasions
- Basic Needs
- Supporting Aging out Youth
- Supporting the placement of Children with Relatives
Every day, The Fund processes requests to provide immediate assistance in the form of basic needs and life-enhancing opportunities to children in foster care and children at risk of abuse and neglect.
Advisory Council and Coordinator
The Advisory Council for 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.
Advisory Council Co-Chairs: Erin Crudden and Lindsay Houff
Coordinator of Community Resources: Krystal Fenwick
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.
Donate to The Fund for Alexandria’s Child https://fundforalexandriaschild.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=12&
To donate by mail:
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child
2525 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
Support our kids and our cause all year long! Your monthly gift helps us make sure that every request is granted.
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.