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Fostering The Future Gala at Hotel Monaco | News Release | City of Alexandria

FFAC Island Affair 2015Fostering the Future: An Island Affair

Palm trees and an early summer night’s breeze await you. Join us for “An Island Affair” at the Hotel Monaco, 480 King Street, on June 5 at 7 p.m.You will enjoy an evening of mingling, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, silent auction, raffle for a St. Croix Island vacation and more. ALL proceeds benefit children in foster care or at-risk of abuse and neglect.

Click here to see more information and to purchase reservations. Scroll down the page or enter the month of the event. Please call 703.746.5663 or email thefundforalexchild@alexandriava.gov  for more information.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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
holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov 
703.746.5663

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.

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