2020 has been a tough year for everyone. Let’s make this a year of giving back.
In a year marked by so much strife for families across the country, the Fairfax Democrats are organizing a Foster Teen Gift Drive to give back to those who are often forgotten; older foster children who will spend the holiday season alone. Help us make the holidays bright for foster kids aged 13 – 21.
Co-chaired by Chairman Jeff McKay and Senator Barbara Favola, this year’s Foster Teen Gift Drive will help the nearly 100 teens in the foster care system in Fairfax County have a happy holidays. With your generous contribution, we can give each kid gift cards, candy and other presents that will make the season merry and bright. If we raise enough, we will be able to cover graduation, birthday and other special gifts for these deserving teens.
The deadline to participate in the Gift Drive is December 7th.
Questions? Email Program Coordinator Stephanie Sedgwick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, there are three ways to help.
1. Give directly to the Gift Drive Fund
By donating directly to the FCDC Foster Teen Gift Drive, this allows organizers to fill the bag with gifts for the foster teens that others may not have donated to the program. These funds will be used exclusively to purchase gift cards, candy and other presents to make sure every foster teen will receive a bag worth at least $150 in gifts.
2. Shop the Amazon Wishlist
Fairfax County Family Services has provided us with candy and gifts that the foster teens would like included in their holiday gift bags. We’ve found these items on Amazon for you to purchase and send to FCDC directly. Shop on the Amazon Wishlist for the extras we plan to include in the pretty bags with the gift cards.
Make sure you select the FCDC Holiday Gift List Address as the Shipping Address so we can wrap the gifts in a timely fashion. If by any chance your Amazon purchase arrives at another address, contact Stephanie Sedgwick at email@example.com.
Please also include your name and home address on the Amazon gift receipt so we know who to send a receipt to with tax deduction information.
3. Purchase Gift Cards
Included in the gift bags will be both physical and digital gift cards so the teens can stock up on school supplies, wear the latest trends, or whatever else they may need during the holidays. Use the links below to purchase gift cards of at least $50 value to include in the gift bags. We ask and recommend that you purchase digital gift cards and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Stephanie an email if you have physical gift cards you would like to donate. Do not mail physical gift cards.
Only contributions to this program are tax deductible. Normal contributions to FCDC are not.
You will receive an itemized receipt with exemption information on or after December 15th.