Department of Family Services – Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-7500
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,
Director

Adopt-A-Family Shatters Records for Giving

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two different size boxes of presents2020 was a devastating year for so many of us, but the community came together to make the holidays bright for so many families. Due to COVID, the Adopt-A-Family program had to adjust its normal operations to make sure we were able to help families safely. Amazingly, our ability to serve families only grew this year.

Due to generous donors, we served over 600 families this year. That was 200 more families than in 2019. We also provided gifts, toys, food, clothing, and winter items to 1,245 children, serving 300 more children than in 2019.

The donors, as always, went above and beyond our expectations, and fulfilled their mission to make the holidays festive for families in need.

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With more than 400 donors, thank you to each and everyone one of you for your kindness, caring, and amazing spirit to help others even though many of your own families were dealing with the personal effects of COVID.

The program received donations, gifts, toys, food, and clothing totaling nearly $400,000, which is record-breaking. What a great way to start 2021 – with hope, positivity and cheer! It is so beautiful what the community can do when we come together. 

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Due to COVID, the Adopt-A-Family program had to adjust its normal operations to make sure we were able to help families safely.


This article posting is part of The Volunteer Post Newsletter for current and potential volunteers, sponsors and donors interested in supporting children and families in crisis. Learn more about Fairfax County Department of Family Services' Volunteer & Partner Services Program (VPS)

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