Department of Family Services - Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,

Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program

What is the Adopt-A-Family Program?

Holiday GiftsThe Adopt-a-Family Program was developed to help children and families who are in need of clothing, food and toys for the holidays. It supports families who are working with Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Children Youth and Families Division.

Since its inception in 2006, with the help of the community, this program has expanded its mission to help many families in times of need, especially during the holidays. In addition to providing families with food, clothing, toys, gasoline cards and opportunities for families to do fun activities together, we are working with other agencies to help provide support throughout the year to our families. For more information, email Krissa Slone or call 703-324-7751. 

How Can You Help?

If your family, business, company, organization or faith-based group is interested in helping to support a family during the holidays that is experiencing difficult financial times, this might be the program for you. There are several ways you can get involved to make the holidays brighter, such as:

  • Buy holiday gifts for a family (toys, clothing, food).
  • Provide monetary donations.
  • Prepare entrees and baked goods for holiday parties.
  • Donate gift cards for food, clothing and gasoline.
  • Donate tickets for movies, bowling or other activities.

To get involved, email Krissa Slone or call 703-324-7751.

2018 Holiday

Adopt-A-Family donors have outdone themselves during this holiday season! They lavished gifts on families in our programs at an unprecedented level. More than 250 donors provided peace of mind for 414 harried families, and brought joy and laughter to 998 children.

The only way to describe this outpouring of support is magical! Mounds of clothing, food, toys, gift cards and other donations drifted into the office during the holiday season and were distributed to families to brighten their holiday celebrations. Many of the families were not able to afford any holiday gifts, and if not for the generosity of our donors they would have had a very sparse holiday celebration.

I could not have predicted the startling increase in giving this year. Our dedicated donors spread holiday cheer to over 100 more children this holiday than in the past.

A special thank you to all the fabulous donors who generously reached out to help others have a Happy Holiday! This program would not happen without each of you and your spirit of giving!

Krissa Slone, Director of Volunteer & Partner Services

Learn more about how you, your family, business, company, organization or faith-based group can be a part of helping a family during the holiday season.

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