December 17, 2020

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Our Children Fund recently awarded $3,804.19 to support the Operation Warm Coat campaign that has provided hundreds of coats this year to foster care children in Fairfax County, Virginia. Social workers, foster families, and children in foster care all expressed sincere gratitude after receiving the coats.

“You have no idea how much we needed [these coats.] They are very pretty. Thank you so much." 

“My family was very grateful for the coats; they would like to thank the donors for their kind gesture!”

When presented with his coat one 10-year-old boy tried on his coat, looked in the mirror and said, "It looks good on me!"

This year, Our Children Fund has also financially supported other needs of children and youth in foster care including Lasik eye surgery, a bed, bicycle and bike helmet, summer camp, and dance classes.

The Our Children Fund was created to provide financial assistance for "normalizing" items and experiences to children in the Fairfax County foster care (paulbrownhawaii) system between the ages of birth and 17 years and young adults between the ages of 18 and 21. To learn more about the fund visit: Our Children Fund.