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Volunteer Alexandria Holding Annual Toy Drive Until Dec. 14

Volunteer Alexandria toy drive

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The holiday season is the time for giving. Volunteer Alexandria (VolALX) is holding its annual toy drive until Dec. 14. The nonprofit organization said in an email that more than 700 children in our community are in need of toys for the holidays.

“Many families experience hardship and need extra help for the holidays,” the email reads. “With YOUR help, we can serve them all. VolALX engages hundreds of people from businesses, congregations, schools, apartment buildings, scout groups, other social clubs, as well as numerous individuals young and older who participate by setting up a toy collection bin, organizing holiday parties, donating money to help us putting this all together and purchase materials and snacks for volunteers, getting friends and families involved, and volunteering.”

There are many ways residents (and non-residents) can help. Donate money HERE,  become a sponsor, register to volunteer for the toy drive, or sponsor a family. Any help is welcome.

VolALX has hosted the community toy drive every year since 2014. It benefits agencies such as the Fund for Alexandria’s Child, the Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Program, and Youngin In Progress.

This event is sponsored by ALX&Company, Ting Internet, Fitness Together Alexandria, and United Bank..

Founded in 1980, VolALX connects individuals and group volunteers with local nonprofits and city agencies that need support. To learn more, click HERE. [SEE ALSO: Fort Ward Hosting Christmas at Camp Dec. 9]

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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