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November 25, 2014 Published in Holiday Happenings, Non-Profits

Alexandria Jaycees Announce Their 2014 Holiday Shopping Tour Benefitting Dozens Of Underprivileged Kids In Alexandria

The Alexandria Jaycees are pleased to announce their 2014 Holiday Shopping Tour which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Potomac Yard Target Store located at 4101 Jefferson Davis Highway. The Holiday Shopping Tour gives disadvantaged children in the City of Alexandria the chance to select a quality, meaningful gift to give to another member of their family that they might otherwise not be able to purchase. We partner with the Campagina Center, the Carpenter’s Shelter, and the City of Alexandria’s Department of Human Services to select children to participate in the event. On the day of the event, volunteers from the Alexandria Jaycees, along with Mayor William Euille and the Alexandria City Council, will escort individual children through Target and help them select a gift that they can obtain at no charge to them (purchases are funded by the Jaycees). After shopping in the morning, the children and volunteers will go to the Campagna Center in Old Town Alexandria to participate in a gift wrapping party and get an opportunity to meet Santa.

Lillian Cheng, Legal Counsel to the U.S. Junior Chamber and a longtime member of the Alexandria Jaycees, says the Holiday Shopping Tour provides a great opportunity for members of the local community to give back during the holiday season. "The Jaycees' Holiday Shopping Tour, a tradition spanning over 25 years, is a wonderful way for anyone to give up a Saturday morning to help some of those most in need in our community.  By showing up on Dec. 13, you will offer these kids the one thing money can't buy -- hope in the kindness of others.  This is our signature event of the holiday season and a great way to make a positive impact on the local community” says Cheng.

The Jaycees Holiday Shopping tour is an opportunity for community minded citizens to show those who are less fortunate that somebody cares” says Chapter President Wayne Warner. “Contact us for an opportunity to show somebody that you care!”

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