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WEEKEND FOOD FOR KIDS:  Please join us for our next food packing event on Thursday, December 19th at 10:00 a.m. at Dominion Energy, 3072 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171.  Contact info@alnv.org for more information.

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

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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 – Onos Brewing Company

Assistance League of Northern Virginia was thrilled to be selected for Onos 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’s 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 […]

Come Celebrate Summer with Assistance League!

Join us for a BEER & BBQ Bash! Reserve the date of Sunday, August 18, 2019 between 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Ono Brewing Company 4520 Daly Drive, Suite 102 in Chantilly Virginia! Enjoy the Ono Brewing Company’s Tropical Tasting Room, Self-Serve Beer Wall, and Korean & American Barbeque from ODD BBQ!  Did you know that every […]

Assistance League’s Literacy For Kids Program Investing In Summer Reading

At the close of the school year, every first grade student at Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church, was presented with a new book to take home thanks to Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s Literacy for Kids program. Students at the school have weekly sessions with our member volunteers who provide assistance with unfamiliar […]

Assistance League Honors Founding Member

At our annual luncheon in June, founding member, Cindy Burgess, was honored for her twenty years of dedicated service to her community through her work with Assistance League of Northern Virginia. Cindy exemplifies that “one person can make a difference, and everyone should try” (J. F. Kennedy). We are proud to have volunteers like Cindy […]

Assistance League Installs New Board

Assistance League of Northern Virginia cannot serve the community without volunteers who generously offer their time and leadership. We congratulate the following Board of Director appointments: Kathy Jackson as President, for a third term; Jeanne Sclater as VP of Philanthropy; Vernetta Gaiani as VP of Membership; Elizabeth Parks as Education Chair; Pat Thompson as Treasurer; […]

Final Food Packing for 2018-2019 School Year!

Assistance League of Northern Virginia, in partnership with Dominion Energy, just held its last food packing of the 2018-2019 school year. We wish to thank Panda Stonewall Energy Station, represented by Debbie Shoffner, who is also a member of our chapter  and a regular volunteer, for graciously sponsoring this event in May. To all our many business and […]

Thanks for coming to our fundraiser!

Assistance League of Northern Virginia Raises Funds to Support Programs for Low-Income Children. Assistance League® of Northern Virginia, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, held its annual Spring Fundraiser on April 26 at the Country Club of Fairfax to raise funds for its programs that serve the needs of low-income children in 11 Title I elementary schools […]

Many Thanks to our Silent Auction Contributors

You’re invited! Please join Assistance League of Northern Virginia‘s annual Spring Fundraiser for a great meal and to bid on a wide variety of goods and services donated by generous businesses owners in our community. Many thanks to the following businesses that will be participating in our silent and live auctions, including: American Girl® Aspen Jewelry Designs […]

March Food Packing

Assistance League of Northern Virginia had another good turnout of 72 volunteers at our March Weekend Food for Kids packing with our partner Dominion Energy. It was great to have Debbie Shoffner of Panda Stonewall with two other employees join us this time. Her company has graciously offered to sponsor our food packing event next […]


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