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Where Does
Your Donation Go?

Expenditures for Children & Families in FY 2014 

    2014 Expenditure for Children and Families - Pie Chart


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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'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.

Holiday Sharing Program Brightens the Season

Dear Holiday Sharing Friends:

The annual Holiday Sharing Program was another tremendous success! We cannot say THANK YOU loud enough - our extremely generous community sponsored 715 low income families, 92 foster children and 187 senior citizens/disabled individuals in the City of Alexandria.

Almost $14,000 worth of gift cards were received for teens in foster care and $11,000 in grocery cards for families and the elderly. The Fund for Alexandria's Child received contributions of $17,368 and the Senior Fund received $6,945. We received approximately 300 winter jackets, gloves and hats. Volunteer hours numbered close to 1,000! Special thanks to Holiday Sharing Program committee members Barbara Sherlock, Sharon Crampton, our non-profit partner Volunteer Alexandria, and the many individuals and groups who make the amazing Holiday Sharing Program run successfully.

We wish you a very happy 2015 and look forward to seeing you and working with you this year.  Should you be interested in helping to pull together Holiday Sharing 2015 (which begins right in earnest after Labor Day!) please let us know at 703.746.5663.

Thank you!

DCHS Holiday Sharing Committee

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.

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.