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Anchor your Holidays!

We are excited to launch our annual sale of the official holiday ornaments designed and issued by the White House Historical Association.  The 2024 ornament is unique because, for the first time, it honors a living president:  Jimmy Carter. Made of solid brass with gold finishes and striking colors, the elements represent facets of President […]

Tools for Success

July finds some families enjoying vacation travel and time at the beach.  But it’s also a time when families start to think of the coming school year, just a few weeks away.  The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but also stressful for families with limited resources.  New clothes and school supplies are expensive […]

Supplies for Students

Halfway through 2024, we are continuing our energetic celebration of 20 years of community service helping disadvantaged children.  Following the recent end of the school year and the arrival of July, vacation plans and summer camps are in full swing.  But the arrival of July also means school will be starting again in less than two months […]

Summer Sail

We are very grateful that another Giant Food store has chosen Assistance League of Northern Virginia as the beneficiary of its Community Bag Promotion.  Throughout the month of July, our chapter will receive $1 for every special tote bag purchased at the Giant Store at 14125 Saint Germain Drive, Centreville. Both Assistance League and Giant are […]

More Celebrations

About 40 of our marvelous members gathered recently at Piero’s Corner in Herndon, for our annual end-of-year luncheon.  At these events, we reflect on our many successes and anticipate more good fortune in the coming fiscal year.  Included in this year’s reasons for celebration are:  our 20th anniversary as a chapter; our library of videos […]

Bedtime Books

Assistance League of Northern Virginia has been helping to meet the basic needs of underserved children in our community for two decades.  As part of our ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, we are focusing this month’s wish list on books to include in the colorful Hugs Bedtime pillows that are distributed to kindergarten students at the low-income schools […]

Two honored, Thousands impacted

Our chapter recently honored two members with National Assistance League awards that are named after the organization’s founders. Cindy Burgess received the Anne Banning Leadership Award, and Lynn Barron received the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award. Cindy has been a member of Assistance League of Northern Virginia since its formation as a guild in 1999 and […]

Sweet Dreams

Can you imagine having to share a toothbrush with your brother or sister?  Or not being able to brush regularly because your family can’t afford toothpaste?  Sadly, children in low-income families are often in need of toothbrushes and toothpaste because their families lack resources to provide these basic items that are essential for good oral […]

MANY Thanks!

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 […]

Summer Reads!

Recently, our members gathered to pack new books for students to read over the summer as part of our Literacy for Kids program.  Some books were intended for schools’ Little Libraries and some for their youngest kids.  Assistance League volunteers packed 3402 books for the Little Libraries at eight Title I schools in Fairfax and Prince […]

Food and Fun!

Our final food-packing of the school year was another fun and impactful event.  With 60 volunteers helping, we packed 1,720 bags of nonperishable food and delivered them to 6 schools in Fairfax and Prince William counties.  We also provided some emergency grocery gift cards to those six schools and a supply of grocery cards to a […]

Hugs and Cuddles

Recently, 20 marvelous members gathered to assemble packages for two of our Operation Hugs programs that help young children.  The members formed two assembly lines, with one team packing Bedtime Hug Pillows and the other packing Baby Bundles.  The pillows are handmade by the Hugs Team of the Dunbarton Community in Bristow, featuring colorful designs and kid-themed patterns, and […]

Food Essentials

A 20th anniversary is a wonderful occasion for a celebration, and we are proud to continue celebrating our many years of service with our monthly wish lists.  In May our wish list focuses on basic food items to help low-income families with limited resources. Weekend Food for Kids has been a key program since 2010.  […]

A Luncheon of Learning

Our much-anticipated Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser was a grand event, with plenty of memorable moments to add to the magic.  We offered an array of silent auction items, live auction travel packages, two videos to showcase our major programs, and a discussion by two distinguished authors of their biographies of trailblazing women who remain mostly […]

Networking For Good

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Corporate Social Responsibility Volunteer Fair recently that was hosted by Northwest Federal Credit Union, and co-produced with DATA, the Fairfax County Economic Development Association, and the Greater Reston and Loudoun County Chambers of Commerce.  The Fair showcased 38 local nonprofit organizations, and Assistance League of Northern Virginia was honored […]

All the Right Reads

As part of our Literacy for Kids program, we provide new books to elementary school students to encourage their love of reading and learning.  Through a program called Build a Child’s Library, we hold book fairs each year at the schools we serve to ensure that students will have grade-appropriate reading materials in their homes. We […]

Helping Hearts

We recently held an orientation session to welcome new members in a relaxed setting. The session provided an exciting opportunity for seasoned members to showcase the many hands-on activities we undertake, as well as the variety of behind-the-scenes tasks that are critical to our chapter’s success, such as grant writing, tech support, fund-raising, and public […]

Full hearts, full carts!

We continue to celebrate our 20th Anniversary of community service with a series of monthly wish lists.  As we head into May, the end of the school year is coming up quickly so our focus is on the many students and families who will face food insecurity over the summer as they struggle to fill their grocery […]

Packing to the Beat

Our April Weekend Food for Kids event was another smooth operation, with about 60 volunteers from Assistance League, Dominion Energy, Didlake, and the community who packed 1720 bags of food for six schools in Fairfax and Prince William counties in about one hour.  This feel-good event was enhanced by the return of our DJ, so everyone […]

Sneaker Challenge!

For more than two years, Assistance League of Northern Virginia has been collecting new and gently used athletic shoes as a fundraising program through, which compensates nonprofit organizations based on the quality and condition of the sneakers they collect.  Gently worn and new shoes are provided to people who could not otherwise afford quality sneakers.  Shoes that […]

Students Helping Students

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is very grateful to Chelsea Christina for her help with our clothing drive.  Chelsea is an exchange student at Northern Virginia Community College studying American nonprofit organizations.  For the past few months, she has volunteered to use her background in public relations and media to help our chapter by designing flyers for […]

Summer Time Tees!

April is National Volunteer Month, offering a wonderful opportunity to recognize the important work of volunteers.  Assistance League of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer nonprofit celebrating the anniversary of our 20th year of helping at-risk children.  We invite you to join us in commemorating National Volunteer Month and our anniversary by giving back to the community […]


You have just a few more days to purchase tickets for our Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser. Both featured authors have won acclaim for their biographies.  Judith Pearson’s book about Mary Lasker was awarded the 2024 Florida Book Award Bronze Medal.  Christopher Gorham has earned accolades from the Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers for his story […]

A Bounty of Books

With the common bond of supporting our communities, Assistance League of Virginia and Social4Good got together recently to assemble packages of books for pre-K students that will be given to schools for summer reading. Volunteers from both groups met at the home of a Social4Good member and assembled 375 packages, with three classics in a bag, […]

Tarts and Crafts

Fourteen of our marvelous members gathered recently to thank the Craft Club of Nativity Church, Burke, for donating so many exquisitely hand-crafted items for the students and families we serve.  These dedicated and skilled women not only create and donate their crocheted and knitted items but they also support our mission through contributions.  Elementary school students love […]

Spring for Tees

Assistance League of Northern Virginia has been a chapter of the National Assistance League for 20 years, serving at-risk children with multiple programs.  Over the years we have been able to expand our services to respond to community needs and help a greater number of elementary students at local Title 1 schools.  As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, […]


Act soon to reserve a table for you and your guests at our Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club in Centreville. The deadline is April 14. Enjoy a delectable meal in a beautiful setting, then hear distinguished authors Judith Pearson and Christopher Gorham discuss their biographies […]

Food, Fashion, and Fun!

Our March Weekend Food for Kids packing event was another great success. Our 23 members were joined by 33 Dominion employees, and 12 community volunteers, including friends from Didlake and first-timers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Through this program, we work to ensure that students have food over the weekend, when school-provided meals are […]

Buildings Minds and Imaginations!

March is National Reading Month and what better way to celebrate than to give books to children to read! We recently held a “Build a Child’s Library” book fair at a Title 1 school in Manassas for 500 Pre-K through 5th-grade students. Each student selected a book from the new books we displayed on tables […]

Good Clean Fun!

About 30 Assistance League members gathered recently to pack 756 packages of toiletries in less than an hour and deliver them to six Title 1 schools in Fairfax and Prince William counties.  Upper-grade students received the packets in connection with their hygiene lessons.  Each package contained a washcloth and soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, […]

Spring for Clothes

During 2024, Assistance League of Northern Virginia is proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary of providing programs to support children in need.  Throughout the year, we are offering a series of wish lists providing opportunities for the community to share in the celebration by purchasing items to benefit the children we serve.  As we spring forward, our […]

No Time to Waste

There’s just one month left to buy tickets to our fabulous Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club.  Purchase your tickets by April 14 to ensure that you and your guests can be seated at the same table. Besides enjoying a savory lunch in a beautiful setting, […]


Assistance League of Northern Virginia has a lot to celebrate this year!  We mark not only the 20th anniversary of our establishment as a chapter of the National Assistance League organization, but 14 years of providing meals for children who might otherwise go hungry on weekends, and a 12-year partnership with Dominion Energy. From our formation in […]

Clothes Encounters

Assistance League of Northern Virginia continues our ongoing celebration of our 20th year as a chapter of the National Assistance League organization. This anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to mark our many years of service providing programs to improve the well-being of children in need.  Our celebration includes a featured wish list each month targeting a […]

You’re Invited!

We are thrilled to announce that ticket sales are now open for our Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club. This is an event you don’t want to miss!  Doors open at 11 and the luncheon program starts at noon. Guests will listen to our featured authors, […]

Teamwork Counts

A devoted group gathered again recently to pack  1720 bags of shelf-stable food to ensure that students at six Title 1 schools in Fairfax and Prince William Counties don’t go hungry on weekends.  With nearly 70 volunteers from Assistance League, Dominion Energy, and the community, the squad was able to pack the much-needed food bags […]

Tickets to History

WAIT NO LONGER! You can now buy tickets for our fabulous spring luncheon on Sunday, April 28, at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club in Centreville.  For only $100, you can enjoy great food, a discussion by two award-winning authors, and bid on live and silent auction items.  Peggy Fox, Spokesperson, External Affairs Manager for Dominion […]

Buy the Book, Fulfill a Wish

We are proud to celebrate our 20th anniversary as a chapter this year. Throughout 2024 the community is invited to join the ongoing celebration by purchasing items from our wish lists to support multiple programs that help children in need. For February, the featured wish list includes a range of books that appeal to elementary […]

New Recruit Salute

We recently held a new member orientation at Peet’s Coffee Shop in Springfield.  Four new members and five “seasoned” members gathered to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, learn a little more about each other, and find out what Assistance League is all about.  New members were able to get information and ask questions about our many […]

Packing Food, Clothes, and Love!

On a recent snowy day, more than 50 volunteers from Assistance League of Northern Virginia, Dominion Energy, and the community gathered to pack much-needed food bags for students at the six Title 1 elementary schools we serve.  In about an hour, these dedicated individuals packed 1720 bags for our Weekend Food for Kids program that were […]


2024 marks our 20th Anniversary, and we will be celebrating all year long.  The public is invited to join in recognizing our long record of community service helping children in need.  Each month, we will feature a wish list related to a specific program area.  During February, our featured wish list includes a large selection of books for children, […]

Historic Event

Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s spring luncheon is just three months away and we continue to add elements to make the event even more enticing.  On April 28, we will present A Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club.  Our featured authors – Judith Pearson and Christopher Gorham – will discuss their […]