How to Help Local Family Who Lost 3 Year Old

Sep 27, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017, a 3-year old boy tragically lost his life when he was struck by a car on Executive Avenue in Alexandria, across the street from Casa Chirilagua. While they are not part of Casa programs, we are still grieving with the Zuniga family and want to support them in practical ways. We will receive monetary and gift card donations on behalf of this family. At this time the family is not in need of meal deliveries but appreciates greatly the thought and offer. NOTE: Casa Chirilagua will only serve as a pass-through, please know your gift is NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.


Giving has now ended. Thank you to our community leaders and neighbors for your interest and willingness to help support this family during a time of such tragic loss.


We are a community of people “learning together to love our neighbors as ourselves” in a Latino neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia.

As a faith-based Christian non-profit with a small staff and over 100 volunteers, we serve alongside more than 100 families and their children (1st-12th grades) each week through our community programs.

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Our relational network of volunteers and donors reflects a diverse group of individuals from all over the Washington, D.C. metro area. As a non-profit, we rely on the community for assisting program directors on-site, being mentors, supplying the needs of our food pantry, and everything in between. Each member of our Casa community holds a unique gift, whether time, talent or treasure.