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WEEKEND FOOD FOR KIDS:  Please join us for our next food packing event on Thursday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m. at Dominion Energy, 3072 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA.  Contact info@alnv.org for more information.

SPRING FUNDRAISER:  Save the date!  Friday April 24, 2020  at the International Country Club, 13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA.  View our flyer here.

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.

2018-2019 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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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. […]

Spring Fundraiser 2020 – Assistance League of Northern Virginia

This year’s event features three prominent educators from Northern Virginia to provide a unique perspective on the needs in our community and the impact that philanthropic programs have on those we serve. Assistance League is a nonprofit organization; contributions are tax deductible.  Proceeds from the luncheon will be returned to the community through our 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 […]

Weekend Food For Kids – October

Once again, Assistance League of Northern Virginia, along with our partner, Dominion Energy, enjoyed another great turnout at our Weekend Food for Kids food packing on October 17. Twenty-three first timers, including George Mason University students, employees from Innovation Health, and Lions International, joined our regular cadre of volunteers, for a total of eighty-seven volunteers […]

White House Christmas Ornaments – For Sale

It is that time of year again!   Time to order your White House ornaments. This year’s ornament is a beautiful helicopter, in tribute to Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was the first president to use the helicopter while in office.  The cost is $22 each, plus shipping.  Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will support our community based […]

Wine Tasting – A Fall Fundraiser

Come  and enjoy   a Fall Wine Tasting  Fundraiser with Assistance League of Northern Virginia.  The cost is only $25 for two glasses of wine and unlimited visits to the hors d’oeuvres table!  We look forward to  sipping wine and enjoying tasty treats with you and your guests at Paradise Springs Winery on Sunday November 3rd. […]

Hugs – Dunbarton Appreciation Tea

Assistance League of Northern Virginia hosted an appreciation tea on October 8th at the Dunbarton Club House, in Bristow, Virginia, to thank the ladies and gentlemen who sew and assemble our Hugs pillows and help make that program such a success. These heart-shaped pillows, which have a pocket that is stuffed with a beanie baby, activity […]

Assistance League Informational Meeting

Assistance League of Northern Virginia held a successful informational meeting on October 9th at the Chantilly Regional Library to explain our programs to interested parties. During the event, our members spoke enthusiastically about our ongoing philanthropic programs. They are our Operation School Bell programs comprised of:  Weekend Food for Kids, Literacy for Kids, and New […]

Thank You – Ono Brewing Company

Assistance League of Northern Virginia was thrilled to be selected for Ono Brewing Company’s Tips to Charity program. Through this initiative, co-owners Cyndi and Scott Hoffman, and their employees, donate 50% of tips to local causes that serve vulnerable communities. Thank you Ono for your generous donation. The funds will be used to purchase essential […]

Thinking of Volunteering – Come to an Informational Meeting

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is sponsoring an information meeting to be held on October 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly. Join us to learn about the organization’s children’s programs and how you can help support and expand these activities. Please contact Vernetta Gaiani at Membership@alnv.org if interested […]

Thank You Allstate Foundation

We want to offer our sincerest thanks to The Allstate Foundation, Allstate agency force, and employee volunteers who helped us secure a grant to ensure basic human needs are met in our vulnerable communities. In late spring 2019, sixteen members of Allstate’s regional advisory board, comprised of agency owners, exclusive agents and financial specialists from […]

Dominion Energy – A Lasting Partnership

We are thrilled to announce that our close partnership with Dominion Energy will continue in the coming school year. This lasting partnership has contributed greatly to the success of our primary Operation School Bell program, Weekend Food for Kids. Through this program, we increase food security in our vulnerable communities and give children from low-income […]

Weekend Food For Kids – September Food Packing

As summer winds down, we start to think about back-to-school events.  Assistance League of Northern Virginia invites volunteers from the community and local businesses to join us and our partner, Dominion Energy, to help with our Weekend Food for Kids program.  Each month during the school year we pack and deliver more than 1600 bags of nonperishable food so […]

Share A Haircut

Assistance League – Northern Virginia is pleased to join in celebrating Hair Cuttery’s 45th anniversary and 20 years of giving through its Share A Haircut program.  Through this program, when you bring your child (up to 18 years of age) to any Hair Cuttery for a haircut between August 1 and August 15, Hair Cuttery will donate  a […]


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