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Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to express its deep appreciation to all who participated in our online auction.  We especially want to acknowledge the local businesses and members who donated the wonderful auction items. The proceeds will help provide food, clothing and books to elementary school children this upcoming school year.

White House Christmas Ornaments – 2020

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is selling  White House ornaments for 2020 as one of our fundraising events.  View the event flyer here.

If you live locally, want to coordinate pick up or delivery, and would like to pay by credit card, please go to https://alnv.square.site where you can provide order details.  If shipping is not required and you wish to pay by check, click here to place your order.

If you would like to have your order shipped, please contact Cindy Burgess at burgessgl@verizon.net or by phone at (703) 758-8454 with your name, address, phone number, and number of ornaments.  This information will be used to determine shipping charges.

Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

Weekend Food for Kids

In Northern Virginia, one in six children are at risk for hunger.  To help with this need, the Weekend Food for Kids program provides nonperishable food over the weekend to children who receive free or reduced price meals during the school year.

Operation School Bell®

New Clothing for Kids

Studies show that having the proper clothing promotes educational success through better self-esteem and school attendance.  We provide clothing, shoes, personal grooming products, and haircuts to children from families in need in our community.

Operation School Bell®

Literacy For Kids

Certain first graders identified as at-risk students for falling behind in school participate in our Literacy For Kids program.  Members tutor these children thus helping enhance their language skills and reading comprehension.  We also provide new books to classrooms and children as part of a school summer reading program.

Operation Hugs

Hugs Pillow Program

We reach out to help comfort children undergoing medical procedures at a community clinic that serves low-income families by providing heart-shaped pillows.  These pillows are filled with kid-friendly items.

2019-2020 Statistics


thousand dollars returned to the Northern Virginia community


thousand people served in the Northern Virginia community


thousand hours volunteered

News & Events

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Redux Extra – Inaugural Issue

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is honored to have been selected as the philanthropic organization featured in the inaugural issue of Redux Extra, a new quarterly magazine that seeks to encourage innovation and philanthropy in the greater Washington area by showcasing the achievements and contributions of businesses and organizations in our community. The four-page article, which begins on page […]

September Gift Card Distribution

Assistance League is extremely happy that we could provide grocery gift cards again in September.  Because schools were mostly closed at the start of this school year, we were unable to launch our Weekend Food for Kids program, by which we typically deliver 1,800 bags of supplemental food to students each month. Instead, we continued […]

White House Christmas Ornaments – 2020

It is that time of year again!   Time to order your White House ornaments. This ornament honors John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States.  The cost is $22 each, plus shipping.  Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will support our community based programs. To purchase, please contact Cindy Burgess at   ornament@alnv.org  or  info@alnv.org

Thankful Thursday

Assistance League is grateful for our loyal supporters who have helped us with our monthly Weekend Food for Kids packing events over the years.  In pre-Covid times, today would have been the first food packing of the school year.  Instead, we are remembering fondly the fun times and camaraderie we have enjoyed at those events […]

Still Helping, Always Caring

As a result of closures relating to the coronavirus, Assistance League of Northern Virginia has reshaped its Weekend Food For Kids program to assist the struggling families of the students we serve. We are still helping, always caring. Since April, Assistance League has provided 1031 grocery store gift cards, valued at more than $20,000, for […]

Thank You – ACT for Alexandria

Assistance League of Northern Virginia gratefully acknowledges and thanks ACT for Alexandria for supporting its mission to continue responding to human needs during the current pandemic and economic crisis. In late-May, the nonprofit organization received a grant award from the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund, which was established by ACT and the City of Alexandria to provide […]

Thank You – Griffin Owens

Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to take this opportunity to recognize Griffin Owens Insurance Group as a “Bronze Star” Sponsor for the Annual Spring Fundraiser that was to be held later this month and subsequently rescheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020.  Assistance League of Northern Virginia is grateful to Griffin Owens for their support that will help […]

Literacy for Kids – Book Fair

Assistance League of Northern Virginia hosted a highly successful Book Fair at one of the eleven elementary schools we serve. Approximately Sixteen Assistance League volunteers helped each of the 630 students, from Pre-K through sixth grade, to find and discover their very own book to take home. These books, spanning a wide variety of topics […]

Thank You – Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation

We are privileged to have been selected to receive a generous grant from The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation in support of our Weekend Food for Kids program. Their grant will allow us to continue to provide weekend food for less-advantaged students enrolled in our program, at a partner school in Prince William County, for […]

Thank You – Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC

Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to thank Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC for sponsoring our annual Spring Fundraiser at the ”Diamond Star” level. Over the years, the dealership has strongly supported our community programs that improve the well-being of children in 11 Title I elementary schools in our service area. We are grateful for […]

Thank You – NOVEC Helps

Assistance League of Northern Virginia recognizes NOVEC HELPS as a “Silver Star” sponsor for our annual Spring Luncheon to raise funds for programs that improve the well-being of disadvantaged children in our region. NOVEC is a locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. Through its Hands Engaged in Local Public Service (HELPS) initiative, NOVEC […]

Thank You — Innovation Health

Assistance League of Northern Virginia gratefully acknowledges Innovation Health as a “Diamond Star” sponsor for our primary fundraiser of the year, set to take place on April 24, 2020, at International Country Club, in Fairfax. The event will include a luncheon, live auction and basket raffle, with proceeds to benefit our organization’s programs that improve […]

Thank You – Panda Stonewall

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is proud to recognize Panda Stonewall, a company dedicated to producing clean energy, as a valued sponsor for our annual Spring Fundraiser, to be held on Friday, April 24, 2020. Debbie Shoffner helped to orchestrate this partnership and we appreciate the management team’s ongoing contributions to our events and programs. […]

Tee Off for Tots selects Assistance League of Northern Virginia as a beneficiary of event.

Assistance League® of Northern Virginia is honored to be one of five Washington, D.C. metropolitan area charities selected to benefit from funds raised through the annual Tee Off for Tots Golf Tournament, Inc. (TOFT) fundraiser. This golf tournament is organized by a group of Morgan Stanley employees who volunteer their time and energy to ensure the […]

Thank You – Jacquemin Family Foundation

Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to express our sincere appreciation to The Jacquemin Family Foundation for its generous donation. Assistance League, an all-volunteer organization, is grateful for the Foundation’s interest in supporting our mission to transform lives and strengthen our community. Since 2015, the Vienna-based foundation has consistently participated in the Assistance League’s programs, […]

Thank You – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Assistance League receives Difference Makers Grant from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in support of clothing for children. Assistance League of Northern Virginia is pleased to have been selected by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield as a recipient of a Difference Makers Grant.   Lynn Barron and Kathy Jackson accepted a check on behalf […]

Weekend Food For Kids – December

Assistance League of Northern Virginia, along with its partner Dominion Energy, closed out the 2019 year with a fantastic turnout at the December Weekend Food For Kids food packing. Ninety two enthusiastic volunteers, including those from Assistance League, Dominion Energy, the community, and businesses, packed approximately 1600 food bags  that were then distributed to our […]

Thank You – Sandy Spring Bank

We are delighted that Sandy Spring Bank chose to provide a donation to Assistance League of Northern Virginia.   Sandy Spring Bank has a group of enthusiastic volunteers who regularly come to pack food at our Weekend Food for Kids events, so the bank’s leadership is very familiar with the impact this and our other programs […]

Weekend Food For Kids – November

We had another very successful food packing in November and were gratified that 79 volunteers participated in packing 1,610 bags of food that were then delivered to six elementary schools in Northern Virginia.  Our helpers included representatives from our long-time supporters, including our partner, Dominion Energy, as well as Dunn Loring Rotary, Sandy Spring Bank, and […]

Giving Tuesday

#Giving Tuesday IS HERE! Assistance League of Northern Virginia is excited to join people and organizations around the world in this day of giving. Please view our profile to see how your gift strengthens OUR community.  We are most grateful for your support and donation. https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/organization/Assistance-League-Of-Northern-Virginia Assistance League of Northern Virginia, a 501 ( c […]

Build a Child’s Library

On 07 November, Assistance League of Northern Virginia hosted its second, “Build A Child’s Library” event. The Scholastic Literacy Partnership Program and Assistance League of Northern Virginia selected 581 age appropriate books for every student in a school to take home for their very own library. So many smiling, eager, and most appreciative faces of […]


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