Every year, the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program 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 receive a bag of gifts to wrap and place under their own tree on Christmas Day. More than 100 families look forward to this exciting event, and our community’s generosity is what makes it a success.
The 2015 Children’s Holiday Party will be held on December 17. 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. Each mother will be given wrapping paper to personalize each child’s gift.
Gift certificates to local stores in denominations of $25 are alternatively requested. This way, each woman will have the opportunity to purchase something special for herself or her children.
Donations are accepted 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 15, 2015.
If you need help deciding what to purchase, or if you have any other questions about donating for this event, call Magdalia or Timeka at 703.746.4911. They would be happy to assist you.