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White House Christmas Ornaments – 2020

Assistance League is extremely proud to report that in a year filled with challenges and uncertainties, we sold a total of 965 White House ornaments, our most successful campaign ever!  We sold 933 of this year’s ornament, which featured a portrait of President Kennedy, and also sold 32 assorted ornaments from prior years.  We want to thank the individuals and businesses that purchased White House ornaments from us and contributed to the success of this fund-raising effort.  We are also grateful for our hard-working members who processed the orders and delivered them locally, and handled the out-of-town shipments.

Our chapter sells White House ornaments every year, to raise funds for our philanthropic programs, so please remember us next fall for your purchase of 2021 ornaments.

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Lynch Creek Farm  – Hand-Crafted Wreaths

Thank you to all who supported our new fundraising event with Lynch Creek Farm.  We know you are enjoying these beautiful hand-crafted holiday items.  The money we received will help us continue the many programs of the Assistance League.
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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.

2019-2020 Statistics

$278

thousand dollars returned to the Northern Virginia community

8

thousand people served in the Northern Virginia community

11

thousand hours volunteered

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Thank You – No Child Goes Hungry

We are grateful to have received a grant from No Child Goes Hungry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger.  No Child Goes Hungry connects charitable organizations that work to reduce food insecurity on a local level with donors who want to help eliminate childhood hunger. We will use the funds to purchase grocery store gift cards […]

Thank You – RBH Global Wealth Partners

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is very grateful to RBH Global Wealth Partners, Reston, VA., for its recent generous donation of grocery gift cards.  The cards that RBH provided were added to our December distribution that helped needy families at the six schools we had served through our Weekend Food for Kids program and allowed us […]

Home For The Holidays

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is extremely proud to report that we spread some additional holiday happiness in the past few weeks by donating comfort pillows, toiletries, and clothing to families in need, in addition to our monthly distribution of 400 grocery gift cards. We recently distributed more than 300 Hugs Pillows to three of the […]

December Gift Cards

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is pleased to report that we have again provided in both November and December four hundred $20 grocery gift cards to needy families in our community.  The cards were delivered to the six schools that normally would have received our Weekend Food for Kids food bags.  In addition, we were […]

Thank You Wednesday

We want to extend our profound gratitude to all who contributed to Assistance League of Northern Virginia during the GivingTuesday campaign.  To all who made donations, whether big or small, by credit card or by check, please know that your support helps ensure that we will be able to continue our programs that feed, clothe, […]

Assistance League of Northern Virginia Receives the 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is honored to receive the 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit award from Great nonprofits. Take a moment and read the stories left by your fellow volunteers. .

Giving Tuesday – December 2020

Assistance League of Northern Virginia will again participate on December 1, 2020, in GIVING TUESDAY, the annual world-wide effort to encourage giving and celebrate generosity.  We are extremely grateful for all our supporters, as they have allowed us to continue helping those most in need during the pandemic.  We rely on our loyal donors and […]

Thank You – Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt

We are extremely gratified to have been awarded a generous grant from The Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt, Gainesville, VA, in support of our efforts to reduce food insecurity in our community.  In March, we suspended our Weekend Food for Kids program, by which we distributed 1800 bags of nonperishable food each month to needy children […]

Shred Your Private Papers in Franklin Farm

Please join the Assistance League of Northern Virginia and the Franklin Farm Social Committee for a combined Shred and Food Donation Event.  Bring your  important papers to shred and  food to donate.  The event will be held Sunday, November 8th between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dairy Lou Parking Lot located at 13501 […]

White House Christmas Ornaments – 2020

It is that time of year again!   Time to order your White House ornaments. This ornament honors John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States.  The cost is $22 each, plus shipping.  Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will support our community based programs. To purchase, please contact Cindy Burgess at   ornament@alnv.org  or  info@alnv.org […]

Lynch Creek Farms – Hand-Crafted Wreaths

The holidays are just around the corner and Assistance League of Northern Virginia has a brand new fundraising event to help with your holiday decor. We have teamed up with Lynch Creek Farm to offer gorgeous, hand-crafted wreaths, tabletop trees, garlands and centerpieces. Purchase decorative items for your own home or send lovely gifts to family members and […]

October Gift Cards

Assistance League of Northern Virginia distributed another 400 $20 grocery gift cards in October to families at the six schools that normally would have received our Weekend Food for Kids food bags.  Our contacts at those schools have relayed to us the deep appreciation of the recipient families.  Those expressions of gratitude include one from […]

Redux Extra – Inaugural Issue

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is honored to have been selected as the philanthropic organization featured in the inaugural issue of Redux Extra, a new quarterly magazine that seeks to encourage innovation and philanthropy in the greater Washington area by showcasing the achievements and contributions of businesses and organizations in our community. The four-page article, which begins on page […]

September Gift Card Distribution

Assistance League is extremely happy that we could provide grocery gift cards again in September.  Because schools were mostly closed at the start of this school year, we were unable to launch our Weekend Food for Kids program, by which we typically deliver 1,800 bags of supplemental food to students each month. Instead, we continued […]

Thankful Thursday

Assistance League is grateful for our loyal supporters who have helped us with our monthly Weekend Food for Kids packing events over the years.  In pre-Covid times, today would have been the first food packing of the school year.  Instead, we are remembering fondly the fun times and camaraderie we have enjoyed at those events […]

Still Helping, Always Caring

As a result of closures relating to the coronavirus, Assistance League of Northern Virginia has reshaped its Weekend Food For Kids program to assist the struggling families of the students we serve. We are still helping, always caring. Since April, Assistance League has provided 1031 grocery store gift cards, valued at more than $20,000, for […]

Thank You – ACT for Alexandria

Assistance League of Northern Virginia gratefully acknowledges and thanks ACT for Alexandria for supporting its mission to continue responding to human needs during the current pandemic and economic crisis. In late-May, the nonprofit organization received a grant award from the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund, which was established by ACT and the City of Alexandria to provide […]

Thank You – Griffin Owens

Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to take this opportunity to recognize Griffin Owens Insurance Group as a “Bronze Star” Sponsor for the Annual Spring Fundraiser that was to be held later this month and subsequently rescheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020.  Assistance League of Northern Virginia is grateful to Griffin Owens for their support that will help […]

Literacy for Kids – Book Fair

Assistance League of Northern Virginia hosted a highly successful Book Fair at one of the eleven elementary schools we serve. Approximately Sixteen Assistance League volunteers helped each of the 630 students, from Pre-K through sixth grade, to find and discover their very own book to take home. These books, spanning a wide variety of topics […]

Thank You – Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation

We are privileged to have been selected to receive a generous grant from The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation in support of our Weekend Food for Kids program. Their grant will allow us to continue to provide weekend food for less-advantaged students enrolled in our program, at a partner school in Prince William County, for […]

Thank You – Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC

Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to thank Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC for sponsoring our annual Spring Fundraiser at the ”Diamond Star” level. Over the years, the dealership has strongly supported our community programs that improve the well-being of children in 11 Title I elementary schools in our service area. We are grateful for […]

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