Assistance League® of Northern Virginia

Meeting the basic needs of children in low-income schools we serve

Celebrating 20 Years

We continue to celebrate our 20th Anniversary of community service with a series of monthly wish lists. For many families, July is a time to have fun and grow as a family while the kids get to enjoy a respite from their learnings. But this time is short and a new school year is just around the corner. You can help disadvantaged families and children in the NoVA area prepare for the school year by donating from our curated list of school supplies. You’ll be able to choose from a selection of pencils, glue sticks, rulers, pens, and more supplies that help our children be ready to grow their minds and talents.
To make sure it gets to the right place in a timely fashion, please remember to select Assistance League of Northern Virginia as the shipping address! Thank you for your invaluable contribution to a child’s education.


We’re only able to do what we do because of the generous support of our community. If you’d like to help us make an impact, donate today!

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From providing food and clothes to our children in-need to helping nurture our next generation’s education, ALNV strives to support our community through our programs.

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Help feed hearts by filling carts!

It’s May and that means another month of our 20th anniversary year! Each month, we curate another Amazon wishlist to help address a specific need of the children of our community. This month, we’re helping address food insecurity by providing families with those basic cooking necessities needed to create those simple, yet important, meals that brings families closer together. To help address food insecurity in our community, visit our wishlist, pick a few items, remember to select Assistance League of Northern Virginia, and hit that buy button!

Got Sneakers (you’re not using)? Send them our way!

For more than two years, we’ve been collecting new and gently used athletic shoes as a fundraising program in partnership with, which compensates nonprofit organizations based on the quality and condition of the sneakers they collect.  Gently worn and new shoes are provided to people who could not otherwise afford quality sneakers.  Shoes that are not suitable for reuse are recycled into paving materials for resurfacing playgrounds and running tracks, and are kept out of landfills.

We encourage businesses and organizations to collect sneakers for us. We have many donation collection points throughout the area, including businesses and individuals.  For more info on the on the types of athletic shoes we can accept and where you can drop off your sneakers, check our Got Sneakers activity page.\

Assist Kids and Assistance League

Do you want to make a difference for local children?  ALNV is looking for new members! We offer many opportunities to use your special skills and to develop new ones, while also making new friends among our dedicated team of caring volunteers.  Our community endeavors include many hands-on events, but we also need members to help with behind-the-scenes activities, such as website maintenance and support, writing grant applications, news releases, and letters to supporters, graphic design, and photography, to name just a few.

Our membership includes retired and working individuals, women and men, who all share a commitment to helping students and their families in the communities where we live.

Applying is easy, just click the link to Become a Member today!

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Tools for Success

July finds some families enjoying vacation travel and time at the beach.  But it’s also a time when families start to think of the coming school year, just a few weeks away.  The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but also stressful for families with limited resources.  New clothes and school supplies are expensive […]

Supplies for Students

Halfway through 2024, we are continuing our energetic celebration of 20 years of community service helping disadvantaged children.  Following the recent end of the school year and the arrival of July, vacation plans and summer camps are in full swing.  But the arrival of July also means school will be starting again in less than two months […]

Summer Sail

We are very grateful that another Giant Food store has chosen Assistance League of Northern Virginia as the beneficiary of its Community Bag Promotion.  Throughout the month of July, our chapter will receive $1 for every special tote bag purchased at the Giant Store at 14125 Saint Germain Drive, Centreville. Both Assistance League and Giant are […]


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