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Be Our Valentine and Buy See’s Candy

With every purchase you make at See’s Candy, a portion of the proceeds will be returned to Assistance League of Northern Virginia helping to continue our philanthropic programs.  All items will be shipped directly to you.  So, prepare your sweet tooth and tell all your friends, family, and neighbors about this great opportunity to receive fresh tantalizing candies and help the Assistance League too!  Click here to visit our See’s Valentine Candy Storefront.

Got Sneakers?

Assistance League of Northern Virginia has launched a partnership with GotSneakers to collect sneakers to raise funds for our philanthropic programs.  Do you have sneakers to donate?  To find out more, click here.

Contribute Directly to Our Programs

Would you like to donate directly to one of our many programs?  We have partnered with RightGift to give people the opportunity to participate directly in our effort to meet the needs of kids in our area.  Jump to the RightGift site and see how you can become a part of our outreach to kids.


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


thousand dollars returned to the Northern Virginia community


thousand children served in the Northern Virginia community


thousand hours volunteered

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Got Sneakers?

Assistance League of Northern Virginia has launched a partnership with GotSneakers to collect sneakers to raise funds for our philanthropic programs.  GotSneakers has developed a social enterprise that compensates charitable organizations based on the quantity and condition of the sneakers they collect.  Gently worn and new athletic shoes will be provided to people who would otherwise lack access to affordable […]

Thank You – Whiteford, Taylor, Preston

The Holiday Spirit for members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia was greatly brightened by the receipt of a generous contribution from Whiteford, Taylor, Preston, LLP, in Falls Church.  The law firm has a long history of pro bono and community service work, and our chapter is honored to have been selected to receive this […]

Bedtime Hugs

Assistance League of Northern Virginia hopes to provide ‘Bedtime Hugs’ packages to Pre-K and Kindergarten students as part of our Action Week campaign in February 2022 and we need your help to reach as many youngsters as possible with this event.  Each Bedtime Hug package will include a small hand-made pillow, a Beanie Baby, toothpaste […]

Giving Tuesday Reminder

At this time of the year, people often pause to reflect on the past 12 months and count their blessings.  Most of us are fortunate to have abundant reasons to be thankful, but a significant number of families in affluent Northern Virginia are struggling.  For nearly 20 years, Assistance League of Northern Virginia has given […]

Giving Circle Grant

Assistance League of Northern Virginia was honored to receive a grant from The Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt recently.  The Giving Circle includes 175 generous residents of Heritage Hunt, in Gainesville, who pool their individual contributions to help charitable organizations in Prince William County.  Our chapter has been chosen several times previously by this organization […]

Giving Tuesday – December 2021

It’s GIVING TUESDAY! – the international day of generosity, when we are encouraged to support our favorite charity.  Please contribute to Assistance League of Northern Virginia and help ensure that children have food to eat, new clothes to wear, and new books to read. . During this #GIVINGTUESDAY campaign, please think about the many reasons you have […]

Thank You – Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is very grateful that Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center has agreed to be a “Birdie” Sponsor of our Topgolf fundraiser on Sunday, November 7.  For several years, our chapter has benefitted from the generous donations of Dr. Lincoln German, his colleagues and patients at the Center.  Their donations included […]

Clothing For Kids

Eleven Assistance League volunteers gathered recently at a member’s home to assemble bundles of new clothing items for the schools we serve.  Our members are excellent shoppers with keen eyes for bargains who had assembled a wide and colorful variety of shirts for boys and girls, as well as winter jackets.  These items were paired […]

Thank You – NOVEC

Assistance League of Northern Virginia gratefully recognizes NOVEC for agreeing to be a Birdie Sponsor of our “Swing Fore Our Kids” event on November 7 at Topgolf in Ashburn.  NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, a locally owned electric distribution company headquartered in Manassas) has a long tradition of community service and has sponsored a wide range […]

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 […]


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