Every year, the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program (DVP) organizes a Holiday Party for children and mothers who have been recently served by the program. At the party, the families reunite with past shelter friends and staff, eat and take pictures with Santa Clause, among other activities. Each mother and child also receives a bag of gifts to wrap and place under their own tree on Christmas Day. More than one hundred families look forward to this exciting event, and our community’s generosity is what makes it a success.
The 2016 Children’s Holiday Party will be held on December 15, 2016.
If you would like to participate in the party this year, we have a gift suggestion list for ideas. If you wish to donate children’s toys or other gifts, please provide newly purchased, unwrapped items. DVP will provide each mother with wrapping paper to personalize each child’s gift.
DVP is requesting gift certificates to local stores in denominations of $25. This way, each woman will have the opportunity to purchase something special for herself or her children.
Donations can be sent to DVP’s main office, located at 421 King Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays. The deadline for delivery or pick-up of unwrapped gift donations is December 13.
If you need help deciding what to purchase, or if you have any other questions about donating for this event, please call Magdalia or Hewan at 703.746.4911 for assistance. Thank you for helping to make this a great day for the children and families we serve.