The Alexandria Firefighters Local 2141 Children’s Holiday Toy Drive has concluded another highly successful year thanks to the support and generosity of many department members as well as many of our community partners.
Our campaign began on Thanksgiving, when we provided Thanksgiving dinners to 12 families from the City’s domestic violence program. We thank our community partners at Giant Food on E. Glebe Road for their generous donation of turkeys towards this project.
The Local 2141 Toy Drive then proceeded to collect and purchase toys, books and games for children in the city’s domestic violence program. The Toy Drive provided holiday gifts for over 130 children in the domestic violence program.
We would like to thank all who took the time to donate to the toy drive. We especially want to thank our community partners at Willow Spring Towing & Recovery, Inc. Alexandria’s Code Enforcement Division (Code Administration, City of Alexandria, Virginia) as well as many department and local community members who were so generous with their donations.
A special thank you to MISSION BBQ, who not only donated toys but assisted Local 2141’s Toy Drive in arranging a meal for the Neo-natal ICU staff at Inova Alexandria Hospital as we continued our long-standing relationship with our Alexandria Hospital partners and the great work that they do every day. Baby blankets were provided for each patient in the NICU as part of our longstanding holiday tradition.
The Alexandria Firefighters Local 2141 Children’s Holiday Toy Drive continues its success because of the continued generosity of so many in this community and we thank you once again.
On behalf of Alexandria Firefighters Local 2141, please enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.
PS - And a BIG shoutout to 2141 member Michael "Lurch" Chandler for continuing to organize all of this important work!