Sponsor a Family in Need by Nov 15 for the Holiday Sharing Program!

Every year, Fund for Alexandria's Child tries to extend the season of giving to hundreds of people in need in Alexandria. And you can help just by giving a little of your time! 

This year, you can sponsor a family, senior citizen or disabled individual, foster child, or foster teen. You can help with your time by volunteering or with your resources by donating gifts.

Simlpy fill out a secure form on the City's website to sign up by November 15th


Who is eligible to receive gifts through this program?

All participants eligible for supportive services from Alexandria’s Department of Community and  Human Services. Further, we work closely with nonprofits and agencies to ensure that participants are not receiving help from more than one group. This ensures that we can help the greatest number of individuals.

The wish lists are long, contain items that I can’t afford or don’t want to buy.  What do I do?  

The wish lists provide guidance for you as a donor. We know that it can be difficult shopping and purchasing personal items for someone you don’t know, which is why we provide the lists. Ifyou have concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us for clarification. The Wish Lists are limited to CHILDREN ONLY to include necessary clothing, one toy or recreational item depending on age, and a book. A grocery gift card, and ONE large additional gift are included for the family. The items listed are truly needed. You may purchase as many or as few of the items as you decide.

Do I have to sponsor someone entirely by myself?

Some of our donors join with friends and/or colleagues to sponsor a family. However, there are other ways to help in lieu of sponsoring an individual. You can make a donation, such as gift cards (denomination of $25 and $50), coats(need all sizes—see our website), and money. We welcome donors of all income levels. If you have something that you want to donate, feel free to contact us at holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov


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