Thanksgiving Food and Holiday Gifts

Through the support of the community, we are able to provide people in need with holiday food and gifts, enabling them to stretch their resources and maintain financial stability. Please brighten the holiday season for the people we serve by contributing to our Holiday Drives:
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Holiday Gift Drive
  • Volunteer Opportunities
For more information, please download our Holiday Drives flyer or contact Josh D’Antonio at 703-352-3268 JDantonio@FACETSCares.org. Interested in volunteering to help with the Holiday Drives? We need people to help receive, sort, transport, and assist in distributing donations, help children pick out gifts for their siblings, assist with activities at holiday events, and wrap gifts. Please contact our D’Ivonne Holman at  703-865-4251 or DHolman@FACETSCares.org to sign up to volunteer or for more information.  Thank you for your generosity and have a wonderful holiday season!

 

Thanksgiving Food

Please help the families and individuals we serve enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season by donating a basket of non-perishable food and a $25 grocery store gift card (so the recipient may purchase the perishable items need to complete their meal). Please drop off your donations of Thanksgiving food baskets and gift cards by Wednesday, November 19th. Donations will be accepted at FACETS’ main office (10640 Page Avenue, Suite 300 Fairfax VA 22030) between 9AM – 5PM. Due to storage limitations, we are not able to accept perishable items. For more information, please download our Holiday Drives flyer. To sign up to donate, please complete and return the form on the flyer or complete our online Holiday Drives form.

Requested items include:

4 cans of assorted vegetables
2 cans or jars of fruit
1 box of instant mashed potatoes
1 box or bag of rice
1 box of bread or muffin mix
1 snack item (such as pretzels, nuts, cookies, dried fruit)
1 box of dessert mix (such as brownies, cookies, pudding)
1 large bottle juice (100% juice)
1 $25 grocery store gift card (Giant or Safeway, preferred) 

Holiday Gifts

Share the holiday spirit with the children and adults we serve through our programs by donating gifts for the holidays. You can choose to purchase gifts for:
  • a specific child based on their “wish list” (approximately $25 in total value). Information about the child and their wish list will be provided during the week of November 21st to donors who sign up for this option.
  • children (using suggestions provided below, items approximately $10 in value, as opposed to items from the wish list of a specific child).
  • adults (using suggestions provided below, items approximately $15 in value).
Please drop off your holiday gift donations by Friday, December 12th, 9AM – 5PM. Donations will be accepted at FACETS’ main office, 10640 Page Avenue, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Please do not wrap gifts. For more information, please download our Holiday Drives flyer. To sign up to donate, please complete and return the form on the flyer or complete our online Holiday Drives form.  Gifts for teens are especially needed.
Please also consider donating gifts cards (of $10 or $15) to stores such as Target, Walmart, Kmart, Old Navy, Payless Shoe Source, Kohl’s, The Children’s Place, Macy’s, and Best Buy.
Suggested items for children
(not for a specific child; items approximately $10 in value)
games
puzzles
toys (preferably not requiring batteries; please include batteries if needed)
sports equipment/balls
movie tickets
CDs
DVDs
jewelry
perfume/cologne
books
Christmas stockings (empty)
Suggested items for adults
(items approximately $15 in value)
movie tickets
perfume/cologne
body lotion/spa items
scarves
gloves
hats
belts
wallets
books

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