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Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

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Where Does
Your Donation Go?

Expenditures for Children & Families in FY 2013 

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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.

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. Your family and friends can donate by eCheck or check. You and the donors 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 or email Suzanne Kratzok for further information.

 

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Holiday Sharing Elves 

Holiday Sharing Wraps Up

Holiday Sharing is wrapping up! The awe-inspiring response we have received from our community continues to amaze us. Thank you to those that 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 15 to:

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

We look forward to reporting back to you the results of Holiday Sharing 2014. If there is a story you want to tell, please let us know. See you next year.

Thank you!

DCHS Holiday Sharing Committee
holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov
703.746.5663

Another Successful Event for the Children 

Guests sparkled at the Night Among the Stars Fostering the Future Gala at The Carlyle Club June 19. All proceeds from the event totalling $32,000 will go to The Fund for Alexandria’s Child, helping foster children and others at-risk of abuse and neglect to enjoy the experiences most kids take for granted.  These funds will go directly to the children for athletic uniforms, class trips, music lessons, karate classes, graduation photographs and more. The program has no overhead or administrative costs. 

Major sponsors were Kids Helping Kids/Lemonaide, the Goodhart Group, R & B Heating and Air Conditioning, Hudson Studio, Morgan Stanley/Catherine Joyce, Landmark Honda,  Dominion Dental Services, Ourisman Automotive of VA, Alexandria Roofing, Stone Aesthetic Dentistry, Alexandria Euchre Meet Up Group, Alexandria Hyundai, Burke & Herbert Bank and Trust, Clarke and Sampson Real Estate, Pam Cornelio/McEnearney, McEnearney Associates Old Town, Monument Title, Team Placement Services,  Thar and John Heil, Meagan and Dan Keany, Cathy and Jim Kelley, Suzanne Kratzok and Rick Howard, Mary and Neil Newhouse, and Suellen and Joe Savukas.   

Event Gallery

See a photo gallery from the event at The Fund's Facebook page.

 
Our Mission

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. Because of the generosity of our Alexandria neighbors, we can proudly say that we are a community "taking care of our own."

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.

Advisory Council for The Fund for Alexandria's Child: Council Co-Chairs Allison Goodhart and Thar Roeung  Heil 

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.

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703.746.5700

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Intellectual Disability & Substance Abuse Services
703.746.3535

In Crisis? Call us now.
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Emergency Mental Health Services
703.746.3401

Detox/Substance Abuse Services
703.746.3636

Sexual Assault
703.683.7273

Domestic Violence
703.746.4911

Child Protective Services
703.746.5800
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 1.800.552.7096

Adult Protective Services
703.746.5778