There are many ways to support your neighbors and community this holiday season. We’ve rounded up a list of giving opportunities right here in Fairfax County.
Our Fire and Rescue Department is participating in the 2023 Toys for Tots Campaign. Toys for Tots collects new unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children. Collection boxes are located at every fire station in Fairfax County. You can swing by your local fire station anytime now through Dec. 17.
Since 1988, Santa’s Ride has been collecting toys & donating them to area hospitals & local charities. Help us spread joy by donating new & unwrapped toys, books, or games, now through Monday, Dec 11. Your generosity makes the season brighter! Learn more: https://t.co/ytJhg0RBDM— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) November 23, 2023
Winter Gear Donations
To prepare for the winter season, the Providence District Office is hosting a Winter Gear Donation Drive and you're invited to be a part of this heartwarming effort. With the cold weather settling in, there are many in our community in need of warm winter gear. The collected items will benefit the Committee for Helping Others, Fairfax F.I.S.H., Second Story and Lamb Center. Donations can be dropped off at the Jim Scott Community Center (3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax).
Interested in helping collect donations? Email Providence@fairfaxcounty.gov to coordinate.
Annandale United Methodist Church is accepting children’s winter gear for donation. The Mission Center is currently distributing children’s hats, gloves and coats. You can drop off new or gently used items at the Mission Center, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Visit the church’s website to learn about other donation and volunteering opportunities.
Wrap someone in the warmth of a new throw or lap blanket and remind them others care. The Adult and Aging Division of Fairfax County's Department of Family Services is seeking new throw/lap blankets to give clients for this year's holiday project. Register online if you are able to donate. A confirmation email will be sent to you with additional instructions about coordinating delivery/drop off of new blankets to your local Agency on Aging. Your donation will bring joy to older adults and adults with disabilities.