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Join our caring team

If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, consider joining Assistance League of Northern Virginia and support our programs that serve some of the most vulnerable children and their parents in the area.  Come to the Manassas Central Library on August 24 between 11 am and 1 pm to learn […]


We are extremely grateful to all those who have contributed to our Community Thrives fund-raising campaign.  We successfully reached our minimum goal, which ensured that our grant application to fund our weekend food program will be evaluated by the Gannett Foundation.  Special thanks to our anonymous donor-match benefactor. With one week left in the campaign, […]

Buy a Bouquet – Fight Hunger

We are thrilled that two Giant Food stores have chosen our chapter to be the recipient of its Bloomin’ 4 Good program in August.  Each month, as a way to fight hunger, every Giant Food store designates a local organization to benefit from the sale of the specially designated Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquets.  Giant donates $1 […]


The good news keeps arriving!  We now have an anonymous benefactor who has offered to match all donations received between now and August 5, up to a maximum of $775.  If you were planning to donate to our fund-raising campaign called A Mighty Cause:  A Community Thrives and haven’t yet done so, your procrastination has paid off.  Now  […]

On a roll

We are greatly encouraged by the early success of our A Mighty Cause: A Community Thrives Campaign.  After less than a week, the combined contributions of our caring donors equal almost half of our fund-raising goal of $3,000.  If we meet that goal, the Gannett Foundation will evaluate our grant application to underwrite our Weekend Food for Kids program.  Through that program, […]


Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Join Assistance League of Northern Virginia and make a significant difference, one child at a time. As a member of our Literacy Team, you’ll help young readers improve their reading comprehension.  Students with poor reading skills have diminished prospects for success in school and thus […]


We are thrilled to launch our participation in the fund-raising challenge sponsored jointly by Mighty Cause and The Gannett Foundation. The first hurdle of the challenge, called A Mighty Cause: A Community Thrives, is to raise a minimum of $3000 between noon on July 18 and 9 pm on August 12. If we meet that […]

New Home for Old Soles

We are thrilled to add another collection point for our ongoing GotSneakers Campaign.  The House of Mercy has agreed to have a donation box at its Thrift Store, at 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, VA, 20109, where anyone can drop off gently used sneakers.   We are so grateful to partner with this wonderful organization, since we both are committed […]

Prime Opportunity

Double your mid-summer shopping enjoyment on Amazon by using: and designating Assistance League of Northern Virginia as your chosen charity.  During Amazon’s Prime Days on July 12 and 13, and any time throughout the year, our chapter will receive 0.5% of all eligible purchases when you use Smile.Amazon and designate our chapter.  So, find your best […]

Our Mighty Cause

We are excited about a challenging fund-raising effort in which we are participating, and we want to give all our friends and supporters advance notice. The Gannett Foundation and Mighty Cause are sponsoring a campaign titled A Mighty Cause: A Community Thrives, in which nonprofit organizations can compete. The first phase of the challenge requires […]


Assistance League of Northern Virginia is honored to have been chosen by Giant Food to participate in its Bloomin’ 4 Good Program, which fights hunger in local communities with every purchase of a floral bouquet. Throughout the month of July, our chapter will receive $1 for every specially designated Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquet ($12.99) purchased […]

Celebrating our Success

About 50 members, friends, and guest speakers gathered recently for our Spring into Summer Luncheon, to celebrate another very successful year, to recognize members who had helped in achieving those successes, and to hear from a school we serve about the impact of our programs. As an added bonus, we raffled off four lovely baskets […]


There’s just one day left to bid on the fabulous array of items we’ve assembled for our on-line auction.  As a special enticement, we’ve reduced the minimum bid for several items, including the Topaz & Diamond pendant/earring set and the Total Wine class and tasting experience for 20.  But you must act quickly!  The auction closes at […]

Act Soon to Get In On The Fun!!

Our online auction site opened on June 8 and you only have until 5 pm on June 15th to BID, WIN, MAKE AN IMPACT.   You can be transported to exciting adventures and majestic foreign lands.  Who ever thought you could go to Bali?  Do you dream of taking a trip to Napa Valley, exploring wineries and soaring across […]

Dining & Travel & Bling

Wait no longer!  You can now log in to our on-line auction site and preview the marvelous assortment of dining, shopping, sporting, wine tasting, and jewelry options that Assistance League of Northern Virginia offers through our Dining & Travel & Bling, Oh My! Auction.   After you’ve registered, you will be ready to start bidding when the auction opens at […]

Books Matter

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is extremely grateful for the generous donation by Dr. Kamal Jajodia that allowed us to hold another book fair recently at a local elementary school.  This Literacy for Kids event, which we call “Build-a-Child’s Library,” provided a wide selection of new books on a variety of topics from which the […]

Where the Auction Is

Check out the fabulous selection of items available from the on-line auction that Assistance League of Northern Virginia is hosting.  The bidding will start at 9 am on Wednesday, June 8, and will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, June 15.  We offer many exciting travel packages, such as a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley, […]

Get out of Town!

This Winter, why be cold when you could be in sunny Bali or Cancun? From June 8th, 2022 at 9:00am until June 15th, 2022 you will have an opportunity to outbid everyone on these and other fabulous prizes at Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s Dining, Travel & Bling, Oh My online auction. Would you rather […]

Final School Year Food Distribution

The Assistance League of Northern Virginia recently held its final Weekend Food for Kids food packing event for the current school year. ALNV members along with Dominion Energy – Virginia employees packed 1660 bags of assorted nonperishable food that were distributed to six elementary schools in Fairfax and Prince William counties. A seventh school was […]

Readers and Leaders

Eight members of our chapter participated in our third book fair of the year, part of a program called “Build a Child’s Library.”  The event took place on May 20th at a local Title I elementary school in Fairfax County. Assistance League members planned and carried out a book giveaway in which children from grades pre-K […]


Several of our members recently took a break from their usual tasks so they could attend a home game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets.  The members enjoyed the beautiful sunny day, spending fun time with friends, and rooting for their favorite team.  And at least one member was happy with the […]

Up, up and away with our online auction

Where will you go in your Beautiful Balloon?  Will you sip and soar over the Napa Valley?  Log some Gs in the back seat of the jet?  Set sail on an America’s Cup Yacht?  Or visit with an astronaut in Florida?  Maybe you prefer a quiet dinner with friends in a snazzy restaurant wearing your […]

Toiletries for Kids

Over the past few months, counselors at several of the elementary schools we serve have requested toiletries for their students.  So far, we have been able to provide them the basics: soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste.  But we need your help to ensure that we reach the growing number of students who lack these […]

It’s in the bag

We invite you to donate to Assistance League of Northern Virginia by purchasing the “Because You Care” bag from Giant Food and filling out an online form to designate Assistance League of Northern Virginia as the nonprofit organization to receive your $1 donation.  By purchasing the “Because You Care” bag, you are giving back to […]


This month’s paper-shredding event was our most successful ever.  Whether it was the trifecta of good causes that were served by this single event, the glorious sunny day, or a combination of those factors, we cannot know exactly.  We were delighted by the steady stream of cars that greeted us, each filled with papers to […]

April Food Bags

Assistance League of Northern Virginia held another successful food packing recently and assembled 1660 bags that contained an assortment of nonperishable food to sustain elementary school students over the weekend when school-supplied meals are not available.  We first launched a food program in 2010 and since then we’ve named the program Weekend Food for Kids and expanded […]


Everyone is invited to our triple header event at Franklin Farm this Sunday, April 24, to help our chapter, help the hungry and help the planet. Our semi-annual paper shredding event is scheduled from noon to 3 pm (or until the truck is full) at 13501 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon. No cardboard, plastic, aluminum, wood, […]

Our Volunteers Make a Difference!

In honor of National Volunteer Week, consider joining Assistance League of Northern Virginia and feel the special warmth that comes from knowing you’ve made a difference in a child’s life.   Come to an informal information session on Wednesday, April 27, from 1:30 to 3 pm, at the Burke Center Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.  A few of our […]

Toiletries For Tots

Our members gathered recently to pack toiletries and bedtime bundles for students at three local elementary schools.  We formed two assembly lines and one group put toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo in bags and quickly assembled 144 packages, with 48 kits to be delivered to each of the three schools.  The second assembly line bundled […]

Got Sneakers???

We are delighted by the success of our GotSneakers campaign, which we launched in January. compensates nonprofit organizations for the sneakers they collect.  Athletic shoes in good condition are provided to individuals all over the world who can’t afford quality footwear.  Sneakers that are not suitable are recycled and used in paving materials. For […]

Join our Caring Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month, and it’s the perfect time to drop by one of our information sessions to learn why you should join Assistance League of Northern Virginia.  In addition to the event scheduled at Tysons-Pimmit Library on April 6, from 1 to 2:30 pm, we have two more sessions scheduled this month.  Join our members […]

Help Us Help Our Neighbors

We are a nonprofit organization that has been serving the most vulnerable children and their families in our community for nearly 20 years and we’ve provided food, clothing, books and toiletries to elementary students throughout the area.  During the pandemic we’ve found new ways both to deliver these essential services and to raise funds so […]

April is National Volunteer Month

At the start of National Volunteer Month, we want to recognize ALL our member volunteers who have had such a profound impact on students and families in our community since our founding, as a guild in 1999 and as a chapter in 2004.  We also encourage everyone to choose a cause and volunteer!  Feel the […]

Readers and Leaders

Nine members of our chapter recently helped nearly 550 students at a local elementary school select a brand-new book to take home and keep.  For our second book fair of this school year, in a program called “Build a Child’s Library,” our members worked with the Reading Specialist and other administrators at the school to […]

Join our Caring Crew

Are you looking for a way to give back to the community?  Assistance League of Northern Virginia is always looking for caring people to join us in helping those most in need in our community. We are scheduling a number of information sessions at libraries throughout the area so that interested individuals can learn about […]

Help Us In 3 Ways

Please join the Assistance League of Northern Virginia and our Franklin Farm partners for a three-pronged day of good deeds on Sunday, April 24, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., in the Dairy Lou parking lot, at 13501 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon. We will again accept your parcels of important papers to shred.  The truck will […]

Another Fun Food Packing

Our members were happy to hold another food packing this month with employees of Dominion Energy – Virginia, which has been our partner for the Weekend Food for Kids Program for more than 10 years.  Once again, we packed 1,660 bags of food and delivered the bags the same day to 6 area elementary schools. […]

Help Us Help Our Kids

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is always looking for caring people to join us in helping those most in need in our community.  We have scheduled several events at local libraries where our members will be available to showcase our programs and discuss the benefits of membership in Assistance League. The first event is at […]

Thanks Select PT

Assistance League of Northern Virginia extends a huge THANK YOU to Select Physical Therapy of Manassas for agreeing to collect sneakers for our GotSneakers fund-raising campaign! Additional thanks to Karen Godley, the owner of Select Physical Therapy, for supporting and promoting the Assistance League of Northern Virginia.  Karen and Select have already collected 40 pairs […]

Hugs And Toiletries

We recently held a combined Hugs and Toiletries packing session, with 17 members participating.  We formed three groups; two teams packed Hugs Pillow Bundles and the third team assembled toiletry packages.  Our members delivered the packages to four local elementary schools at the conclusion. The Hugs Bundles contained beautiful pillows, hand-made and donated by the […]

Clothing For Kids

This month, we made additional deliveries of clothing to students at five local elementary schools to fulfill each school’s request.  After determining the specific sizes the schools needed for boys and girls, we delivered 182 items, including winter jackets, sweat pants and sweat shirts, T-shirts, and underwear.  In addition, we provided 72 pairs of sneakers […]

Bedtime Hugs

  Since 2012, the 120 chapters of the National Assistance League organization have planned special projects to promote literacy and a love of reading in their communities.  Members know the importance of giving books to children who might not otherwise have access to them.  More recently, our special literacy efforts have been designated as Action […]