Help Us Improve the Lives of Fredericksburg Area Children
There are many ways to contribute to the Fredericksburg Area Service League's mission to support our community's children. Consider a financial contribution as a donation or through a sponsorship or volunteer for one of our many signature fundraising activities and programs.
Let's Make A Difference - Together!
Here are a few ways you can help:
Here's How Your Donations Help Children
FASL is financially supporting seven (7) community charitable organizations and programs this year and all donations are welcome! You can choose to help directly by making a monetary donation, or by donating an item or service, which we can auction at one of our fundraising events.
All donations will go to improving the lives of children in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area. We continue to support local organizations, which provide these children with greater opportunities, education and safety awareness.
Spotsylvania County School Head Start - $3,595
FASL will provide volunteer support for the Family Nights as well as for the Bike Rodeo, which promotes the importance of wearing helmets when riding bicycles, skateboards and scooters. FASL will also provide funding for Head Start and the Virginia Preschool Initiative, enabling children to attend a fall field trip to Belvedere Plantation, which is linked to the preschool curriculum.
Rappahannock Big Brothers & Big Sisters - $2,500
FASL funds will recruit, screen and train volunteer mentors, who will help children deal with trauma and adversity in their life. Background checks, sex offender registry checks and reference checking all contribute to keeping the children of our community safe.
Rappahannock Refuge, Inc. at Hope House - $5,000
FASL funding will focus on the children's Summer Camp program. Each year, the Hope House children participate in the Spotsylvania YMCA camp. This 10-week program, is for pre-school and school-age children and promotes academic and social skills development.
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center - $5,225
FASL funding will be used to provide intervention and treatment services to child victims of abuse which includes sexual abuse and physical abuse. Our mission is “to reduce the
trauma to child victims by coordinating and strengthening the community response to
the abuse” We do this by utilizing the Mulit-Disciplinary Team Approach incorporating
law enforcement, CPS, Prosecution, Victim witness, and medical/mental health to
provide all necessary services to the child victim.
Fredericksburg Regional Head Start - $2,000
FASL funding will be used to help at-risk Head Start and Virginia Preschool Initiative students to Hazelwild Summer Day Camp. The opportunity to participate in such a high quality summer camp experience is otherwise unavailable to these children.
Thurman Brisben Center - $3,000
FASL funds will be used to support the Thurman Brisben Center which i 80-bed homeless shelter that has served over 7000 men, women, and children. $1500 of the funds will be used to pay the costs of a one-week local summer camp experience for children residing at the Center with their families and the remaining $1500 will support temporary child care services for children residing at the Center as needed for their parents to obtain employment and/or housing.
National Counseling Group Treatment Foster Care - $1,500
FASL funding will be used to purchase luggage for children coming into our care. Typically, children pulled from their homes by CPS and placed in foster care have their belongings placed in a garbage bag which moves home to home with them. We feel luggage gives the children a sense of pride and something of their own.