Dec 04, 2015

A Charitable Tradition for Alexandria’s Children

DTH 2011-3There is something about Santa and little cherubs dressed in their holiday best that is just so irresistible! This year, the ever-energetic Junior Friends of the Campagna Center have brought the magical music, crafts and sugar spurred festivities of Deck the Halls to a more schedule friendly time and in a soul-warming setting. Sunday at 1pm and again at 3:30 volunteers will treat children to a visit from Santa straight from the North Pole to the heart of the programs itself, the historic Campagna Center of Alexandria. I’ll be bringing my camera to catch our girlies sneaking candies from their gingerbread construction sites and hopefully some candid shots of their sugarplum dance moves. While they craft and play I’ll be scouting out the raffle options. Last year they had their sites on the American Girl doll while I was focused 100% on a cornucopia of local boutique gift cards and goodies. Mama needs a little something in her stocking too! While we’ll enjoy the frivolity of this special celebration, and the knowledge that our ticket price and raffle going to the fundraising efforts, there is another very direct way we’ll contribute Sunday. Deck the Halls is also a drop off site for The Campagna Center’s holiday toy drive. You can help to brighten the holiday season for many more children participating in the early childhood programs by bringing a gift of an unwrapped toy. We cherish this chance to shop for gifts other children will love this season. Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is full of so much energy and tradition, and what better way to wrap it all up after the greenery, Scotch, shopping, parades and touring than a little quality time with the littles. Deck the Halls with Santa is presented by TTR Sotheby’s and while the 3:30 section is sold out, tickets for the 1pm can be purchased at TCC today and tomorrow, any of the weekends’ events as well as at the door Sunday while supplies last.
Hope to see you there!
All proceeds benefit The Campagna Center that offer educational and social development programs to 2,000 families and children in Old Town Alexandria.