The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is hoping to spread the Christmas cheer to dogs that need some extra help this holiday season. The organization will host its second annual Stocking Stuff the Van on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter at 4101 Eisenhower Ave. According to wtop.com, "To participate, sign up for a 10-minute window during which you and your “family group” can come by the AWLA to stuff the van with the help of an “AWLA elf” and meet an adoptable animal who will benefit from your donation. The event will be held outside the AWLA in the parking lot, and everyone must wear masks. It will be held rain or shine under the tents in the parking lot." As per wtop.com, "In 2020, community members donated hundreds of pounds of pet supplies during the event, which meant every animal at the AWLA received a special holiday toy or treat, while dozens of Alexandria residents received much-needed pet food and other supplies through the AWLA’s Community Pet Pantry during a time when finances were tight."