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Opportunities to Volunteer Locally During 2017 Holiday Season

Marion Brunken, Executive Director of Volunteer Alexandria ( states that they manage a community toy drive benefitting approximately 300 families and 700 children.

Volunteer Alexandria needs volunteers, age 6 and older, to help sort, count and distribute toys on December 15 and 16. Visit for more information.

Volunteer Alexandria also holds a Community Toy Drive, November 13 – December 14, 2017. Volunteer Alexandria, in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Fund for Alexandria’s Child, is inviting the community to help collect toys, games and books for families in need. Last year, 80+ businesses, congregations, condominium and apartment building, schools, other groups, and numerous individuals jubilantly organized holiday parties, toy collections, and asked friends and family members, as well as customers and bus riders to pitch in.

Click here to learn how to volunteer to kick things off and create the stockings which are distributed with the toys.

Click here to volunteer to help sort and distribute the toys.

Click here to help New Hope Housing. Through the help of dedicated volunteers, each Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday, New Hope Housing provides nearly 200 food baskets to clients living in our community housing programs. Volunteers like you ensure that families are able to have a special and memorable holiday! Volunteers can sign up to help by doing one or more of the following:
  • Hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas food drive
  • Donating a food basket for a single adult or family
  • Donating grocery store gift cards for our clients to purchase turkeys (grocery stores along Route One are best)
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