Arlington County is asking residents to donate gift cards to help needy families and children in foster care for the holidays.
The gift cards, distributed by the county’s Department of Human Services, will help foster children, people with disability and low-income buy gifts or food for the holiday season.
Cards from grocery stores, drug stores, clothing stores and department stores like Target are encouraged. DHS requests gift cards instead of gifts to empower the recipients to buy what they need most.
The gift cards should be of no more value than $25, but Secret Santas can send multiple gift cards. The gifts should include the value of the card and be sent by Dec. 17 to:
Secret Santa Program c/o Kurt Larrick Department of Human Services 2100 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor Arlington, VA 22204
If you include a return address or email address, the county will send back a thank you note and a tax receipt.