The Fund For Alexandria's Child

The Fund For Alexandria's Child ...Helping Foster Children Enjoy Experiences Others Take for Granted. The Fund for Alexandria's Child helps children in foster care and those at risk of abuse or neglect to experience the richness of life through such activities as dance, art or karate lessons, summer camping, school field trips, Scouting and team sports.

Because of the generosity of our hometown neighbors, we can proudly say that Alexandrians are a community "taking care of our own."

You likely know someone who was raised by grandparents, an aunt or family friend. Or maybe you know the adult who took a...
08/23/2021

You likely know someone who was raised by grandparents, an aunt or family friend. Or maybe you know the adult who took a child into their home. This is called kinship care – loved ones caring for a child when the parents are unable to do so. Kinship care keeps children connected to their family.

A relative has agreed to care for the 4 young children of her cousin. The children are 11, 7, 5, and 4. The children came to her with little appropriate clothing. Her home is small and currently some of the children are sleeping on air mattresses. The care of the children will be more long term than originally expected. Will you join us in helping to ensure the kids have a place to sleep, clothing, and some home safety items?

View their wish list here:
https://a.co/9RDfoxR

Any items purchased will be shipped directly to the family.

If you are able to make a purchase, please comment below what you have purchased so that we can ensure there are no duplicates. We are so, so grateful that we can say YES to helping in these situations knowing there are so many willing to jump in and make it possible.

If you have something to donate but don’t see it on the list below, please send an email to [email protected]

Thank you so, so much for always wrapping your arms around the children we serve!

You likely know someone who was raised by grandparents, an aunt or family friend. Or maybe you know the adult who took a child into their home. This is called kinship care – loved ones caring for a child when the parents are unable to do so. Kinship care keeps children connected to their family.

A relative has agreed to care for the 4 young children of her cousin. The children are 11, 7, 5, and 4. The children came to her with little appropriate clothing. Her home is small and currently some of the children are sleeping on air mattresses. The care of the children will be more long term than originally expected. Will you join us in helping to ensure the kids have a place to sleep, clothing, and some home safety items?

View their wish list here:
https://a.co/9RDfoxR

Any items purchased will be shipped directly to the family.

If you are able to make a purchase, please comment below what you have purchased so that we can ensure there are no duplicates. We are so, so grateful that we can say YES to helping in these situations knowing there are so many willing to jump in and make it possible.

If you have something to donate but don’t see it on the list below, please send an email to [email protected]

Thank you so, so much for always wrapping your arms around the children we serve!

08/11/2021

Knock, Knock! SPECIAL DELIVERY! Party Packs are on their way to be deliver to 20 lucky guests! Special thanks to Taqueria Poblano Del Ray for supplying all the ingredients to make their world famous margarita! When your party pack arrives be sure to take a pic and tag us!

Not Another Zoooooom!....Last year's first virtual gala raised a whopping $54,000 that all went to support Alexandria ki...
08/11/2021

Not Another Zoooooom!....Last year's first virtual gala raised a whopping $54,000 that all went to support Alexandria kids in foster care and/or at risk of abuse and neglect. We know it's been a crazy time and people are 'ZOOMED OUT', but we have another fun-filled event happening tomorrow night and we'd love for you to attend! Join us at our Virtual Gala "Families Helping Families". It's FREE! Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Not Another Zoooooom!....Last year's first virtual gala raised a whopping $54,000 that all went to support Alexandria kids in foster care and/or at risk of abuse and neglect. We know it's been a crazy time and people are 'ZOOMED OUT', but we have another fun-filled event happening tomorrow night and we'd love for you to attend! Join us at our Virtual Gala "Families Helping Families". It's FREE! Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Zzzzzz.....Did you know that this year The Fund for Alexandria’s Child provided beds for 23 Alexandria children at risk ...
08/10/2021

Zzzzzz.....Did you know that this year The Fund for Alexandria’s Child provided beds for 23 Alexandria children at risk of entering foster care? Although most of us take sleeping in our own beds for granted, making sure that kids have a comfortable and dedicated place to lay their head is one of the highest priorities for The Fund! Do you want to support us in our work? Support our community? Join us at our Virtual Gala "Families Helping Families" on August 12. It's FREE! Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Zzzzzz.....Did you know that this year The Fund for Alexandria’s Child provided beds for 23 Alexandria children at risk of entering foster care? Although most of us take sleeping in our own beds for granted, making sure that kids have a comfortable and dedicated place to lay their head is one of the highest priorities for The Fund! Do you want to support us in our work? Support our community? Join us at our Virtual Gala "Families Helping Families" on August 12. It's FREE! Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Knock it out of the ballpark!.....Did you know that the average cost of sports equipment for a high school student is ov...
08/09/2021

Knock it out of the ballpark!.....Did you know that the average cost of sports equipment for a high school student is over $150? Many of the kids in foster care don't have extra money on-hand to buy equipment for football, soccer, baseball, or other extracurricular activities. The FFAC extends grants to students to help fund activities outside of school to enrich their school experience. Do you want to support us in our work? Support our community? Join us at our Virtual Gala "Families Helping Families" on August 12. It's FREE! Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Knock it out of the ballpark!.....Did you know that the average cost of sports equipment for a high school student is over $150? Many of the kids in foster care don't have extra money on-hand to buy equipment for football, soccer, baseball, or other extracurricular activities. The FFAC extends grants to students to help fund activities outside of school to enrich their school experience. Do you want to support us in our work? Support our community? Join us at our Virtual Gala "Families Helping Families" on August 12. It's FREE! Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Did you know that there are over 100 children in foster care on any given day in the City of Alexandria? They've been re...
08/06/2021

Did you know that there are over 100 children in foster care on any given day in the City of Alexandria? They've been removed from everything they've ever known and loved and are relying on the kindness of strangers during a very uncertain time in their life. Supporting these and other at-risk children and teens is the core mission of the Fund for Alexandria's Child. Do you want to support us in our work? Support our community? Join us at our Virtual Gala "Families Helping Families" on August 12. It's FREE! Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Did you know that there are over 100 children in foster care on any given day in the City of Alexandria? They've been removed from everything they've ever known and loved and are relying on the kindness of strangers during a very uncertain time in their life. Supporting these and other at-risk children and teens is the core mission of the Fund for Alexandria's Child. Do you want to support us in our work? Support our community? Join us at our Virtual Gala "Families Helping Families" on August 12. It's FREE! Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Head over to our event website https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com in the "ITEMS" section you can preview our amazing auc...
08/05/2021

Head over to our event website https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com in the "ITEMS" section you can preview our amazing auction items, like this fully stocked Bevy Bar! You will have to join us on Zoom at our Families Helping Families...From Our Home to Yours Virtual Gala to bid on these incredible packages! They will be auctioned off LIVE on Thursday, August 12. It's not too late to join us! Register today!

Not everyone is going back to normal.1 out of every 16 children in the U.S. will find themselves in the foster care syst...
07/15/2021

Not everyone is going back to normal.

1 out of every 16 children in the U.S. will find themselves in the foster care system before they turn 18. These children are struggling to adjust to their new homes, new schools, new lives, while their parents work towards reunification.

UNCERTAINTY

When we began planning our gala so much was uncertain. We made the difficult but necessary decision to go virtual again. As things are opening up, we know there are many places you could spend a Thursday evening but we hope you will choose to spend it with us supporting children and families in Alexandria.

Join us the evening of August 12th for a chance to bid on some fantastic packages, win an exciting raffle, and support our mission to as we strive to keep families together, meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable families, and find ways to make the lives of foster children seem just a little more normal.

Tickets: FREE
To participate in the virtual gala, you do need to register for the event.

Register here- https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Not everyone is going back to normal.

1 out of every 16 children in the U.S. will find themselves in the foster care system before they turn 18. These children are struggling to adjust to their new homes, new schools, new lives, while their parents work towards reunification.

UNCERTAINTY

When we began planning our gala so much was uncertain. We made the difficult but necessary decision to go virtual again. As things are opening up, we know there are many places you could spend a Thursday evening but we hope you will choose to spend it with us supporting children and families in Alexandria.

Join us the evening of August 12th for a chance to bid on some fantastic packages, win an exciting raffle, and support our mission to as we strive to keep families together, meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable families, and find ways to make the lives of foster children seem just a little more normal.

Tickets: FREE
To participate in the virtual gala, you do need to register for the event.

Register here- https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

We are less than ONE MONTH away from this year's virtual gala to benefit The Fund for Alexandria's Child! Register today...
07/13/2021

We are less than ONE MONTH away from this year's virtual gala to benefit The Fund for Alexandria's Child! Register today to join us virtually on Thursday, August 12th for an unforgettable night of entertainment including amazing auction items, and a raffle anyone would love to win.. a trip to Cancun, Mexico! It is FREE to attend but registration is required. Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

We are less than ONE MONTH away from this year's virtual gala to benefit The Fund for Alexandria's Child! Register today to join us virtually on Thursday, August 12th for an unforgettable night of entertainment including amazing auction items, and a raffle anyone would love to win.. a trip to Cancun, Mexico! It is FREE to attend but registration is required. Register here: https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com

Win a Trip to Mexico in Support of The Fund for Alexandria's Child! During the gala we will select one lucky winner for ...
06/28/2021

Win a Trip to Mexico in Support of The Fund for Alexandria's Child! During the gala we will select one lucky winner for an all-inclusive vacation in Cancun, Mexico!

Buy your raffle tickets now for a chance to WIN a 4-night stay for two at either Hyatt Zilara (adults-only) or Hyatt Ziva (family friendly) all-inclusive resorts in Cancun. Food, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, resort taxes and gratuities are included. Up to two additional guests permitted in the room for an additional fee. All-inclusive cost and taxes for additional guests will be the responsibility of the Winner.

Raffle Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50, or 8 for $125. Drawing will take place during the Fostering the Future Gala on Thursday, August 12, 2021 Ticket holders do not have to be present to win! You can buy your lucky tickets by visiting https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com


ALL proceeds benefit children in foster care or at-risk of abuse and neglect.

06/21/2021

EVENT :: The event website for our Families Helping Families…From Our Home to Yours Virtual Gala is now live and registration is open! Register today at https://FFAC2021Gala.givesmart.com to join us on 8/12. The first 25 people to register will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Much like last year, the event will be fun and interactive. Join us virtually for an evening of inspiration and all your gala favorites including a raffle, live auction, and Raise the Paddle. We’d love to "see" you there!

Become a Sponsor! The Advisory Council for The Fund is in planning mode for this year’s virtual gala. We need sponsors a...
06/03/2021

Become a Sponsor! The Advisory Council for The Fund is in planning mode for this year’s virtual gala. We need sponsors at the $500 and $3000 levels. Show your support of The Fund for Alexandria’s Child and our Families Helping Families...From Our Home to Yours Gala, by becoming a sponsor. We are going virtual, on Thursday, August 12. While we won't be in-person you will still be able to bid on our live auction items, participate in our Fund-a-Need, here client stories and why our gala is so important to those we serve, all from the comfort of your own home!
Do you know a local business that believes in the power of families helping families? Tag them below so that someone from our team will reach out to them about sponsorship opportunities. Together, we can make a difference!

Become a Sponsor! The Advisory Council for The Fund is in planning mode for this year’s virtual gala. We need sponsors at the $500 and $3000 levels. Show your support of The Fund for Alexandria’s Child and our Families Helping Families...From Our Home to Yours Gala, by becoming a sponsor. We are going virtual, on Thursday, August 12. While we won't be in-person you will still be able to bid on our live auction items, participate in our Fund-a-Need, here client stories and why our gala is so important to those we serve, all from the comfort of your own home!
Do you know a local business that believes in the power of families helping families? Tag them below so that someone from our team will reach out to them about sponsorship opportunities. Together, we can make a difference!

SAVE THE DATE! Join Us For The Fund's Second Virtual Gala! We are excited to come together again virtually for an evenin...
05/26/2021

SAVE THE DATE! Join Us For The Fund's Second Virtual Gala! We are excited to come together again virtually for an evening of inspiration and all your gala favorites including a raffle, games, live auction, and Raise the Paddle. Much like last year, the event will be fun and interactive. For now, mark your calendar for 8pm on August 12th and stay tuned for more information on how to register to attend this FREE event.

SAVE THE DATE! Join Us For The Fund's Second Virtual Gala! We are excited to come together again virtually for an evening of inspiration and all your gala favorites including a raffle, games, live auction, and Raise the Paddle. Much like last year, the event will be fun and interactive. For now, mark your calendar for 8pm on August 12th and stay tuned for more information on how to register to attend this FREE event.

Exciting news! We were so thrilled to partner with Be The Good Project to bring a little food pantry to the exterior of ...
05/11/2021

Exciting news! We were so thrilled to partner with Be The Good Project to bring a little food pantry to the exterior of the Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA. This new resource is located on the corner of Mt. Ida and Mt. Vernon. Please check out the sign up sheet so we can all take part in keeping it filled and tidy for families and individuals in need! Just over the weekend, it’s been used a LOT, so please sign up so we can keep it filled! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca62aaafb6-stock

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month! Each May, we take time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volun...
05/03/2021

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month! Each May, we take time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help and advocate for children and youth in foster care. Follow Child Welfare Information Gateway and the Children’s Bureau to help spread the word on ways to strengthen families and their support systems. #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month! Each May, we take time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help and advocate for children and youth in foster care. Follow Child Welfare Information Gateway and the Children’s Bureau to help spread the word on ways to strengthen families and their support systems. #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/

What an amazing giving day! #Spring2ACTion was a success because of YOU! You so generously gave and raised $9,650 toward...
04/29/2021

What an amazing giving day! #Spring2ACTion was a success because of YOU! You so generously gave and raised $9,650 towards our emergency bed fund. Thank you for gifting a place to dream to some of Alexandria's most vulnerable children and youth.

What an amazing giving day! #Spring2ACTion was a success because of YOU! You so generously gave and raised $9,650 towards our emergency bed fund. Thank you for gifting a place to dream to some of Alexandria's most vulnerable children and youth.

What a day! Alexandria, you have shown up and shown out. We have one hour left to reach our goal. We are so close. Can y...
04/29/2021

What a day! Alexandria, you have shown up and shown out. We have one hour left to reach our goal. We are so close. Can you help us finish strong? Before you go to bed, please consider gifting a good nights sleep to kiddos in need. https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/the-fund-for-alexandria-s-child

What a day! Alexandria, you have shown up and shown out. We have one hour left to reach our goal. We are so close. Can you help us finish strong? Before you go to bed, please consider gifting a good nights sleep to kiddos in need. https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/the-fund-for-alexandria-s-child

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Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays while helping families in need? The Fund for Alexandria's Child is still looking for donors to assist with the Holiday Sharing Program. This year is unique in that due to the COVID pandemic, we will only be collecting gift cards to share with families. No purchasing gifts, no wrapping, no delivering. How much easier can it be? If you are interested, please see the link below. As of today, we still have 160 families to match. Have questions, feel free to contact me here on Facebook. Sign up here today and and we can match you with a family as soon as this week. https://apps.alexandriava.gov/HolidaySharing/