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*  Please join us for our next Weekend Food for Kids food packing event on Thursday, December 13 at Dominion Energy in Herndon, VA.  Contact alnv.org for more information.

*  We have SOLD OUT of 2018 White House Ornaments!  Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser.  If you would like to purchase prior year ornaments, please contact info@alnv.org.

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®

Reading Express/Literacy

Certain first graders identified as at-risk students fro falling behind in school participate in our reading Express 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.

2017-2018 Statistics

$117

thousand dollars returned to the Northern Virginia community

6

thousand people served in the Northern Virginia community

15

thousand hours volunteered

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Panda Stonewall – Thank You!

We are pleased to recognize Panda Stonewall, a company dedicated to producing clean energy, as an early sponsor for our Annual Spring Fundraiser to be held in April 2019. Our member volunteer, Debbie Shoffner, the Administrative Manager at the Panda Stonewall Power Project, helped to orchestrate this sponsorship with her employer. Panda Stonewall’s management team […]

Dunn Loring-Merrifield Rotary – Thank You!

Our heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club of Dunn Loring-Merrifield for their generous grant award! The funds will support our Operation School Bell® program: Weekend Food for Kids. This critical program provides 1,810 bags of food monthly to children in Title I elementary schools in Northern Virginia. Since 2013, the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Rotary has been […]

Giving Tuesday – Thank You!

Your donation on #GivingTuesday will help curb childhood hunger in Northern Virginia. Last year, Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s Weekend Food for Kids program delivered nearly 16,000 bags of food to children living in poverty. Your gift will ensure that essential needs are met in our community.

Weekend Food for Kids – November

After two reschedules due to November snow, we finally held our food packing on the last Thursday, the 29th. Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to thank the 66 volunteers, many first timers, who took time out of their day to come pack food bags for the children in need in our community. Your […]

Partnership of the year award – Thank you SPARK

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is one of three selected winners of the 2018 Business Partnership of the Year award from SPARK (Supporting Partnerships & Resources for Kids), which is the Education Foundation of Prince William County Schools. To celebrate this honor,three members of the chapter were invited to attend the Superintendent’s Business Breakfast on 23 […]

Thank You Innovation Health

We gratefully acknowledge receipt of a donation of $1,500 from Innovation Health in Falls Church. Innovation Heath has a long-standing business partnership with Pine Spring Elementary, one of six Title I schools benefiting from our signature Operation School Bell® program, Weekend Food for Kids. The funds will be used to provide supplemental food to children who […]

Great Gift for Our Schools – We Thank You

At Assistance League of Northern Virginia (ALNV)’s Weekend Food For Kids food packing event in October, the Association of Energy Engineers National Capital Chapter (AEE-NCC) and Capital Tri-State donated 500 LED lightbulbs for needy families. Each lightbulb’s low operating cost is a substantial benefit and greatly appreciated. We sincerely thank them both for their generous […]

We thank you Matt Love!

At Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s (ALNV) recent October Weekend Food For Kids packing event, we honored and awarded a certificate of appreciation to Matt Love, a Dominion Energy employee, for his dedication and coordination for our monthly food packing events. Along with Gail Banks, the ALNV chair, Matt is responsible for logistics at the […]

The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area Helps Kids

We would like to thank the Board of Directors of The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area, Inc., for awarding our organization $2,168 to help fund our New Clothing for Kids program. The funds will be used to purchase a year’s worth of new clothing and shoes for children most in need at two partner […]

Allstate, you are terrific!

Allstate Insurance Company recently held its Regional Advisory Board conference at Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Washington, D.C. to celebrate successes, plan the future and to give back to our community. We were thrilled that Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s Weekend Food for Kids program was the featured volunteer service activity for the “Feed Your Future […]

Many Thanks Rotary Club of Dunn-Loring/Merrifield

Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Dunn-Loring/Merrifield for inviting Assistance League to come speak at a recent October meeting. What a great opportunity to share how we meet our mission of Transforming Lives and Strengthening Community through our many programs that provide food, clothing, books and tutoring to local Title 1 elementary schools. What […]

2018 Annual White House Ornament Sale

Please join us in our Annual Fundraising Event – The ornament honors President Harry S. Truman and illustrates significant changes made to the White House during his administration, including his celebrated Truman Balcony, added in 1947–48 to the South Portico. The reverse side features his renovated Blue Room, which, like all the rooms of the house, […]

Helping Hands

After our September monthly meeting, we assembled layette bundles for the Inova Cares clinic in Falls Church. The bundles contain crocheted blankets and hats made by residents at the The Virginian Retirement Community in Fairfax and fleece blankets made by ladies at Dunbarton in Bristol, Va. Baby books and onesies are also include in these […]

Welcome New Members!

In September, an Orientation Tea was held by our Board Members to welcome eight new members to our chapter. We are thankful to have these wonderful new members join us in our philanthropic programs which help to feed, clothe and educate children in Northern Virginia.

Wine Social at Paradise Springs

Please Join us on November 4th in the quaint town of Clifton Virginia for our Fall Fundraising Event.  Proceeds to benefit our community-based children’s programs that feed, clothe, and educate.  Cost per ticket $25, includes two glasses of wine and hors d’oeuvres.  Basket raffle tickets also available for purchase at the event. For more info, contact: […]

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