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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.

Holiday Sharing Program

When the first leaf falls, it is time to think about Holiday Sharing. The holiday season is a joyous occasion filled with excitement and anticipation.  For many though, the holidays are a very stressful time of year due to financial hardship. There is a tremendous need in our community to help those less fortunate.

Please reach out to the neediest in the community by joining our program to Sponsor a Family, Senior Citizen or Disabled Individual, Foster Child, or Foster Teen, and to participate in the Alexandria Community Toy Drive. You can help with your TIME by volunteering or with your RESOURCES by sponsoring and donating gifts. 

"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." This quotation is inspiring as we begin the outreach for the annual Holiday Sharing Program.

Because many families will sign up for your help, we will focus primarily on family requests for necessities for children and a few toys. This will allow more of donors to contribute desperately needed grocery store gift cards and clothing. We hope, if you are able, that you will increase the number of families and seniors that you sponsor. There may also be one major or family gift requested that the whole family can enjoy. If you can fulfill that wish, it would be a wonderful bonus for the family.

We strongly urge you to use our websites to sign up for your desired activities:

Holiday Elves Logo

And kindly share the information with others who also want to help. The value of all your contributions is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. You will receive a receipt in January.

Please feel free to call or email with your questions and concerns. Thanks for supporting our Alexandria neighbors in the best spirit of the holidays.


DCHS Holiday Sharing Committee | | 703.746.5663

'Island Affair' Raises $24,000

Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the 'Fostering the Future: Island Affair' in the Courtyard at The Hotel Monaco on June 5. The evening was a phenomenal success, raising more than $24,000! The generosity of our community will enable us to continue to support 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 administrative costs.

Enjoy the pictures from the evening here.

Major sponsors were: The Goodhart Group, R & B Heating and Air Conditioning, Hudson Studio, Morgan Stanley/Catherine Joyce, BB&T Bank, Landmark Honda, Dominion Dental Services, Ourisman Automotive of VA, Alexandria Roofing, Stone Aesthetic Dentistry, William and Patricia Einstein, The Alexandria Euchre Club, Alexandria Primary Care Associates, AlphaGraphics, Burke & Herbert Bank and Trust, Clarke and Sampson Inc., Pam Cornelio/McEnearney, McEnearney Associates Old Town, Monument Title, The Northern Virginia Casual Bicycling Group, Cris and Ken Naser, Suzanne Kratzok and Rick Howard, Gary and Noelle McGlynn, and Sharon and Dan Crampton.

Thank you, friends of The Fund for Alexandria's Child. Please look for our messages throughout the year and keep us on your June 2016 calendar.

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 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.

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.

Make a Donation Now

Where Does Your Donation Go?

FY 2014 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.

  • Community Activities = 29%
  • Gifts = 17%
  • School Activities = 16%
  • Clothing = 15%
  • Personal Care, Health & Hygiene = 13%
  • Furniture = 4%
  • Food = 3%
  • Transportation = 3%

Event Gallery

See a photo gallery from last year's Night Among the Stars gala at The Carlyle Club on the Fund's Facebook page .