The planning committee for our Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser met recently to celebrate the successes of that event and to lay the groundwork for an even more impactful gathering next year.

We owe a debt of gratitude to our two corporate sponsors, NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative) and Northwest Federal Credit Union, for their generous contributions. Their support helped reduce the overall cost of the event. Furthermore, we were fortunate to receive donations from 32 businesses and several of our members for our silent auction, which also boosted the funds raised at the luncheon.  It’s important to note that Assistance League does not rely on federal, state, or local funding; our programs are sustained through the generosity of our friends, supporters, and grant funding.

A highlight of the fundraiser was the compelling testimonial delivered by our Keynote Speaker, Kathleen Sain, who is the principal of an elementary school we support. Her heartfelt description of the positive impact of our programs on her students underscored the transformative partnership we have nurtured. Through our programs, we provide essential resources such as weekly food bags, new clothing, sneakers, books, and hygiene items.  Our holistic approach aims to ensure that students have the necessary support to maintain their dignity and comfort, allowing them to focus on their academic potential without the burden of unmet basic needs.  Watch her presentation below:

We are grateful to Bob Kovacs for producing the clip.