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Spooktacular Bingo

come to the ‘Hallow-ingo’ for Charity at Crooked Run Fermentation, 22455 Davis Street, Suite 120, Sterling, VA., on  Tuesday, October 26, from 7 to 9 pm, for some fun, good food and drink.
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Lynch Creek Farm

We are again partnering with Lynch Creek and offering gorgeous hand-crafted wreaths, tabletop trees, garlands, centerpieces and other decorative elements for sale.  Learn more.
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Swing Fore Our Kids at TopGolf

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is hosting a Swing Fore our Kids  fund-raiser at Topgolf in Ashburn, Va., on Sunday, November 7th, from 1 to 4 pm.  Topgolf is a sports and entertainment complex that features a high-tech golf game everyone can enjoy, regardless of their golf skill.  The bays are outside, but covered and temperature controlled, so participants can take in the beautiful landscape while teeing off, no matter the weather.  Use this link https://alnv.eventbrite.com and submit your reservations soon, as the bays will sell out fast.  The deadline for purchasing tickets is October 27.   Learn more about the event here.
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White House Christmas Ornament

The official 2021 White House Christmas Ornament commemorates the presidency on Lyndon Baines Johnson.  The price is $22.00 (before shipping).  Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will support our community based programs.

To purchase an ornament for local pickup or delivery, please click here.  If you are outside the Northern Virginia area, please contact Cindy Burgess at ornaments@alnv.org to get shipping information and to find out how to place your order.  The cutoff date for orders is December 11th.

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Still Caring, Always Helping

For the past year, we have been able to deliver $20 grocery gift cards each month to the neediest students and their families at six elementary schools that previously received our Weekend Food for Kids deliveries.   Additionally, we delivered new books to four schools along with hand-made hats, scarves and toiletries.

Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to continue this level of help without the generosity of our friends and supporters.  If you are able to help us, please use our “Donate” button  to make a contribution.  You may alternatively send a check to:  Assistance League of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 209, Herndon, VA   20172.

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

$116

thousand dollars returned to the Northern Virginia community

8

thousand children served in the Northern Virginia community

9

thousand hours volunteered


News & Events

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Highlights – Shred Event at Franklin Farm

Our partnership with Franklin Farms produced another successful combined paper-shredding and food-donation event this past Saturday.  The dark clouds didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who participated and fortunately there was no rain on the parade of nearly 100 cars that lined up to deliver their boxes of important papers to shred.  Seven Assistance League […]

Spooktacular Fun – Bingo Fundraiser

SPOOKTACKULAR FUN! Assistance League of Northern Virginia is honored to have been chosen by Eye of the Heart (EOTH) as the beneficiary of its Bingo for Charity promotion on two Tuesdays in October.  EOTH is a small business the serves as a liaison to bring together charities, businesses, and community members and to help each […]

Assistance League Delivers Face Masks

September was another busy month for Assistance League of Northern Virginia.  In addition to pursuing several fund-raising efforts, such as selling spring bulbs, White House ornaments, and Holiday Wreaths; and announcing plans to participate in a paper-shredding event in October and sponsoring a TopGolf outing in November, our members also delivered a total of 500 […]

Shred Event at Franklin Farm

Members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia eagerly anticipate our next collaboration with our friends at Franklin Farm, which will occur on Saturday, October 9.  We will again hold a combined paper-shred and food-donation event in the Dairy Lou parking lot, at 13501 Franklin Farm Road, in Herndon.  We were gratified to participate in Franklin […]

Lynch Creek Farms – Hand-Crafted Wreaths

Want to get an early start on your holiday décor and help Assistance League of Northern Virginia at the same time?  Then purchase decorative seasonal items for your own home or as gifts for friends and family from Lynch Creek Farm.  We are again partnering with Lynch Creek and offering gorgeous hand-crafted wreaths, tabletop trees, […]

Assistance League Open House

If you are looking for a way to make a difference in your community, please consider joining Assistance League of Northern Virginia.  Just drop by our “Open House” recruitment session at the Oakton Library on Thursday, October 14, any time between 10:30 and noon.  Learn all about our philanthropic programs and the amazing volunteers who […]

Grocery Gift Cards for September

Assistance League of Northern Virginia again delivered another 400 grocery gift cards in September to the six elementary schools that had received our Weekend Food for Kids food bags before the pandemic.  In April 2020, we pivoted to delivering the grocery gift cards because covid-19 restrictions precluded providing the food bags.  Since then, we have provided 7,430 […]

National Literacy Month Book Donation

In honor of September being National Literacy month, Assistance League of Northern Virginia delivered 166 new books to an elementary school in Alexandria. We are delighted to be able to deliver these books because we recognize that good reading skills are important and we believe that children should learn to enjoy reading.  To that end, […]

Swing Fore Our Kids Fundraiser

Here’s your chance to go for the green and help brighten the lives of students and their families in our community.  Assistance League of Northern Virginia is hosting a Swing Fore our Kids  fund-raiser at Topgolf in Ashburn, Va., on Sunday, November 7th, from 1 to 4 pm.  Topgolf is a sports and entertainment complex that features a high-tech golf game […]

Time is Running Out

Time is running out to order your spring bulbs for planting this fall through our fundraising partnership with Flower Power.  The deadline to submit orders is October 15.  Orders already placed are being shipped right now.  Look over the assortment of beautiful flowers from Flower Power  and make your selections soon. Purchasing bulbs through Assistance League of Northern […]

Market Place and Community Fair

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is honored to join the Franklin Farm Foundation when it holds a Market Place and Community Fair on Saturday, September 18, from 1 to 5 pm.  The Fair will feature craft booths, local artists and area small businesses.  The booths will be located in the parking lot of Still Pond […]

Layettes to an Inova Clinic

In late August, members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia met at the home of one of our members and assembled 79 Layettes to be given to low-income mothers.  The Layettes included knitted and crocheted blankets and baby hats, onesies, and socks, packaged with care by our members. We are thankful for the help of a group […]

Afghan Emigre Assistance

Last week, members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia delivered to Peter Lauten, Program Manager of Traveler’s Aid at Dulles Airport, outside Washington, DC, an assortment of items that will be provided to Afghan evacuees.  We donated toiletries, crocheted blankets, clothing, and toys that will be provided to arriving refugees.  Included in the delivery was more than […]

Hugs Pillow Workshop

In mid-August, 11 members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia gathered at Oakton Library for a Hugs Pillow Workshop.   In about an hour, our volunteers packed over 250 pillows with Beanie Babies, Activity Books, stickers and crayons.  The colorful heart-shaped pillows are destined for first graders in three Manassas elementary schools as a welcome-back gesture […]

Flower Power Fundraiser

We have exciting news:  Assistance League of Northern Virginia has partnered with Flower Power Fundraising to offer a gorgeous assortment of spring bulbs to beautify your garden.  Check out this website: http://alnv.fpfundraising.com/ and select from the wide assortment of bulbs available.  Your order will be shipped directly to your doorstep. Proceeds will be  will be used to sustain our philanthropic […]

Christmas in July!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!   Assistance League of Northern Virginia is again selling the White House Ornaments designed each year by the White House Historical Association. President Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, is highlighted on the 2021 Christmas Ornament.  One side of the ornament features a painting of the 1967 Blue Room Christmas tree […]

New Board Sworn In

In mid-June, our chapter gathered at a local restaurant to install our new board members for fiscal year 2021-22.  The outgoing president thanked the 2020-21 board members and recognized several members for their service and dedication. Jeanne Sclater received the Anne Banning Award in recognition of her leadership and creativity in devising new ways to provide essential […]

Fabulous Finds Raffle

Join Assistance League of Northern Virginia for an on-line raffle starting Friday June 4th thru Friday June 11th.  Lots of fabulous items for you to choose from.

Action Week

Every year at the end of February, the 120 chapters of the Assistance League organization participate in Action Week, an initiative to celebrate the birthday of founder Anne Banning by helping children to grow and know that others care about them.  Each chapter devises its own plan to help children in need.  For many years, our chapter’s Action […]

Thank You – Quilters Unlimited!

We are so grateful to the Quilters Unlimited of McLean, Virginia, for their recent donation of 25 wonderful quilts made by their members!We have packaged the vibrant, colorful, and simply happy quilts with books suitable for very young children and they will be donated in the next week to families at one of the eleven Title I schools we serve.  The […]

January – Still caring, always helping

We are pleased to report that our chapter delivered another 400 $20 grocery gift cards in January to students and their families at six local elementary schools that had received our monthly distribution of weekend food bags. We know this assistance helps some of the most disadvantaged in our community.  One mom was so happy […]

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