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.  As we head into May, the end of the school year is coming up quickly so our focus is on the many students and families who will face food insecurity over the summer. This is why our May wish list includes basic items such as milk, flour, rice, beans, oil, and sugar to help families meet nutritional needs and provide healthy options over the summer.  So pick out a few items, remember to select Assistance League of Northern Virginia as the shipping address, and help feed a child today!


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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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Hugs and Cuddles

Recently, 20 marvelous members gathered to assemble packages for two of our Operation Hugs programs that help young children.  The members formed two assembly lines, with one team packing Bedtime Hug Pillows and the other packing Baby Bundles.  The pillows are handmade by the Hugs Team of the Dunbarton Community in Bristow, featuring colorful designs and kid-themed patterns, and […]

Food Essentials

A 20th anniversary is a wonderful occasion for a celebration, and we are proud to continue celebrating our many years of service with our monthly wish lists.  In May our wish list focuses on basic food items to help low-income families with limited resources. Weekend Food for Kids has been a key program since 2010.  […]

A Luncheon of Learning

Our much-anticipated Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser was a grand event, with plenty of memorable moments to add to the magic.  We offered an array of silent auction items, live auction travel packages, two videos to showcase our major programs, and a discussion by two distinguished authors of their biographies of trailblazing women who remain mostly […]


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