A brief Twitter exchange has led to a $5,000 donation from actor and comedian, Patton Oswalt. The generous donation came in after Alice’s Kids volunteer, Dave Hellman, took the opportunity to let Oswalt, who is known for his contributions to various charities, about Alice’s Kids.
After the comedian’s sizable donation, which he posted on his TWITTER FEED, an influx of donations rolled in from his fans and followers. An estimated $2,500 in additional donations came in immediately following Oswalt’s Twitter post.
With the Washington Capitals’ season over, Burke & Herbert Bank was ready to tally up the final score for their Scores for Kids donation to Alice’s Kids. For every goal scored by the Capitals, B&H donated $100. Not wanting to disappoint, the Washington D.C.-based team pulled out of the season with 263 goals!
The check was presented to Alice’s Kids’ president, Ron Fitzsimmons, by Terry Cole from Burke & Herbert and Washington Capitals’ announcer Joe Beninati (far left) and Craig Laughlin (far right).
The students at Woodson High School are running to support Alice’s Kids – literally! For the school’s annual 5K run, the Fairfax, VA high school has chosen to raise awareness for Alice’s Kids. The 5K is open to students at WT Woodson and family, friends, and all community members are invited to come down and show their support!
The 5K Run for Charity takes place on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Participants looking to register should go to the SIGN UP PAGE by May 18, 2017.
Locals looking for a more casual way of supporting Alice’s Kids can do so with the “Fun Run,” taking palce alongside the 5K Run for Charity. Registration for the Fun Run ends on May 19, 2017.
The Mount Vernon Athletic’s Club of Virgnia graciously presented Alice’s Kids with a check for $5,350 to help further the support of kids in the Washington D.C. area.
Alice’s Kids president Ron Fitzsimmons was presented the check by Mount Vernon Athletic’s Club General Manager, Dmitri Daoulas.
Cox Connections recently profiled Alice’s Kids through an interview with Executive Director Ron Fitzsimmons. Watch the segment below to learn more about the Alice’s Kids’ mission, referral system, and donation process.
Alice’s Kids is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $10,000 grant from the Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust. This generous donation will enable us to reach even more children.
Alice’s Kids recently hosted a benefit concert headlined by local trumpet prodigy, Geoff Gallante. Gallante, who has been featured on the Tonight Show and recently attended the Grammy Awards, performed with three other local musicians, helping Alice’s Kids raise close to $2500 in donations. CLICK HERE to read coverage of the event by The WP Wire.
Ron Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of Alice’s Kids, was recently named the 2016 Community Champion by District Supervisor Dan Storck. See below for coverage by the Mount Vernon Gazette and Mount Vernon Voice. Thank you for your support!