*** Rescheduling Notice ***

Our Weekend Food for Kids food packing event has been rescheduled this month to Thursday, November 29.

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


thousand dollars returned to the Northern Virginia community


thousand people served in the Northern Virginia community


thousand hours volunteered

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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: […]

Thank you INTELSAT

Thanks to our corporate partnership with Intelsat, we feed more hungry children in need every month during the school year.  We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with this leader in integrated satellite communications will continue throughout the 2018-19 school year. Since October 2015, leadership at Intelsat in McLean, VA has strongly supported our […]

What an Honor!

What an honor for Assistance League of Northern Virginia to be videotaped by the SPARK Foundation of Prince William County on August 14!  As the winner of the Prince William County Public Schools 2018  Business Partnership of the Year Award, the film clip will be showcased at the Superintendent’s Business Breakfast on Thursday, October 25 […]

Share a Haircut

Give back to those in your community with Hair Cuttery’s annual Share-A-Haircut program. For every child’s haircut (up to age 18) purchased at @HairCuttery between Wednesday, August 1st and Wednesday, August 15th, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a child in need.    Last year, with the help of this program, Assistance League of […]

Thank you Westminster Presbyterian Church!

On June 24th, our VP of Resource Development, Karen Amster, attended a reception and worship service to accept a first-time grant award of $2,760 from Westminster Presbyterian Church. Since 2012, Westminster Presbyterian Church has given over $155,000 through 46 awards to local nonprofit organizations that aid children, hunger, education, shelter or self-sufficiency. This financial assistance […]


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