Tonight the annual Fostering the Future Cruise to benefit The Fund for Alexandria’s Child. Come aboard the Cherry Blossom paddle wheel boat at the City Marina in Old Town Alexandria, located at Cameron and Union Streets. This year, for the first time, the Cruise is on a Friday night, making it the perfect excuse to kick back with friends. The dockside reception starts at 7:30 p.m. and the boat departs at 8:30p.m. A full buffet and drinks from Mango Mike’s will be served and local musical favorites The Road (classic rock band) and the Michael George one-man steel drum band will provide music for dancing. The Cherry Blossom will return to the dock at 10:30 pm. Tickets are $75 per person (for adults only, please). Cost is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Attire is cocktail casual. To reserve your space or for more information, call 703-746-5663 . Purchase tickets online.
All proceeds benefit The Fund for Alexandria’s Child, helping foster children and others at-risk of abuse and neglect to enjoy the experiences most kids take for granted. One hundred percent of the proceeds of your ticket goes directly to the children for athletic uniforms, class trips, music lessons, karate classes, graduation photographs and more. The program has no overhead or administrative costs. The mission of the program is to enhance the quality of life for foster children and children at risk of abuse and neglect by promoting community awareness, involvement and resource development.
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child helps children in foster care and those at risk of abuse or neglect to experience the richness of life through such activities as dance, art or karate lessons, summer camping, school field trips, Scouting and team sports. Because of the generosity of our hometown neighbors, we can proudly say that Alexandrians are a community “taking care of our own.”
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child is made up of volunteers – from all walks of life – who want to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children in our community. With social workers at the Department of Human Services, we identify children in need and enrich the lives of children in our community who are most at risk. We plan fundraising events, help with the collection and distribution of gifts and other items for the children, and offer our expertise in all areas a volunteer organization needs to fulfill its charge: to help Alexandria’s foster children and those at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect.