The annual program provides gift cards to low-income families, children in foster care, older adults and residents with disabilities.
“The generosity of our community helps ensure that no Alexandrians are left without during the holidays,” the city’s Department of Community and Human Service said in a release.
Eligible families are receiving services from DCHS because they are facing severe economic conditions.
“They are eligible because they are experiencing serious economic, medical or psychological distress,” DCHS said in a release. “Sometimes the only support system they have is a network of government agencies. Sometimes they have never sought assistance from others. As a member of the Alexandria community, YOU are reaching out to extend a hand to them, as they face a variety of crises and traumas.”
Donations can also be directly made out to the Fund for Alexandria’s Child, or to the DCHS Senior Fund, and sent to:
Holiday Sharing Program
2525 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
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