Assistance League of Northern Virginia was thrilled to participate in the Venture into Volunteering Expo sponsored jointly by The Beacon Newspapers and Fairfax County at Springfield Town Center. Forty nonprofit organizations had tables at which they displayed their programs and shared information. At our table, our member volunteers described to visitors and showed samples of our Philanthropic Programs, including a weekend food bag, a Hugs Pillow package, a Baby Bundle, a hygiene kit, new outfits, and sneakers, all of which we provide to elementary students at eight Title 1 schools in Fairfax and Prince William Counties and Alexandria City. We also learned about the amazing work that other nonprofits are doing to make our community a better place.


The event was very successful for all. We were able to spread the word to a new group of people about the important work we do and recruited several potential new members. We also sold White House ornaments and collected some sneakers. We do not receive any local, state, or federal funding; we rely on various fundraisers to finance our programs. Selling White House ornaments and recycling sneakers are just some of the ways we raise money to support our programs.
If you didn’t attend the Expo, you can still join Assistance League.  Learn more about our membership opportunities here. For information about purchasing White House ornaments ($23 each) and our sneaker-collection campaign, check out our events and activities page and select the associated activities.