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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 […]

Mark Your Calendar

Building on the success of last year’s Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser, we are excited to announce that we will hold a second authors’ luncheon on Sunday, April 28, at the Chantilly Golf and Country Club, from noon to 2:30 pm.  At this event, authors Judith Pearson and Christopher Gorham will discuss their biographies of two people who […]

These Wishes can Come True!

Throughout 2024, Assistance League of Northern Virginia will have monthly opportunities for friends and supporters to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary as a chapter by purchasing items on our wish lists.  Your donations will ensure we can continue our philanthropic programs.  In January, we are featuring our Tushies and Toes wish list to provide much-needed […]

20 Years, 12 Months, and Incalculable Change

We are excited to announce that this year, we are celebrating our 20th year as a chapter of the National Assistance League organization. Established first as a guild in 1999 and then formally chartered as a chapter in July 2004, Assistance League of Northern Virginia made a difference in the community right from the start. […]

Another GIANT Deal!

We are very pleased that our partnership with Giant Food will continue in the new year.  Over the past few years, many Giant Stores have selected Assistance League of Northern Virginia to receive the proceeds from its Bloomin’ 4 Good and Community Bag programs.  Throughout January, we will receive $1 for every grocery bag sold at the […]

Holiday Cards

Because of the holiday break in December, we did not hold our usual food packing event for our Weekend Food for Kids program this month.  Instead, we provided more than $10,000 in grocery gift cards to families at the eight Title 1 elementary schools we serve.  We know these cards are much needed and much appreciated.  One counselor […]

Wonderful Warmth

For our annual holiday get-together this year, we celebrated our successes with a High Tea luncheon at a local restaurant.  More than 40 of our marvelous members and their guests sipped tea, sampled the tasty sandwiches and sweets, and enjoyed the companionship of good friends in a beautiful setting.  Three lucky members won door prizes […]

Food and Warmth

At our recent Weekend Food for Kids event, we again packed 1720 bags of nonperishable food in about an hour and delivered them to six Title 1 elementary schools:  three in Fairfax and three in Prince William counties. Helping to achieve such logistical magic were our members, Dominion Energy employees, Didlake associates, and community volunteers.  […]

Books a Million!

Recently, we held a Build-a-Child’s-Library event for the 350 Pre-K through 6th-grade students at a Fairfax County Title 1 elementary school at which ten of our members helped.  At these events, we provide each student with a new book of their choice to take home and read.  We enjoy each student’s decision-making process, which varies greatly from […]

Power in Numbers

We recently held two orientation sessions for our newest members so they could learn about our programs and activities and ask questions of the seasoned members who also attended.  Each session provided an excellent opportunity to get to know the new members and to explain more thoroughly all the things we do for the children of […]

Thankful Thursday!

At the close of the Giving Tuesday campaign, Assistance League of Northern Virginia is reminded that our community is powerful and caring. We are especially grateful to be able to take advantage of two donor matches totaling $2500 that doubled the impact of our generous friends.  We greatly appreciate our loyal supporters and first-time donors who […]

Help Now!

With just a few more hours left to donate to Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s Giving Tuesday campaign, we need your help to continue providing essentials to students and their families. Every donation brings hope to those in need, and with our donor matches, your contribution can bring twice as much hope and happiness. It’s […]

2 Good to Ignore

As Giving Tuesday approaches on November 28th, we are honored to have a second anonymous matching-donor contribution of $1500, in addition to the $1,000 donor match!  This generous contribution provides a second opportunity to double the impact of your donation in support of our mission of meeting the basic needs of elementary school children in […]


We are very grateful to several Herndon businesses, including Office Evolution, that are working together to give back.  Those businesses have set up a HOLIDAY DONATION STATION in the lobby of their building at 205 Van Buren St., Herndon, to collect donations from the public for several nonprofits through December 12. Assistance League of Northern Virginia has […]


ACT SOON to order ornaments and wreaths for your home or loved ones this holiday season! We have White House Ornaments available for purchase.  At $23, our price is much lower than what the big card store charges and we deliver to homes in Northern Virginia.  To order ornaments online, visit:  Send any inquiries to  The deadline to […]


It might be hard to imagine, but many kids in Northern Virginia are hungry, especially on weekends when free meals are not available from their school.  Or a child is cold all day because they don’t have appropriate cold weather clothing.  Or an elementary student has never had a book of their own at home.  Assistance League of […]

Tea and Hugs

Eight of our members recently held a Thank You Tea for the lovely Hugs Team of craftspeople in the Dunbarton Community of Bristow, Virginia.  We wanted to thank them for all their efforts in making the special Hugs pillows for our Operation Hugs program, and for handcrafting quilts, baby hats and blankets, and children’s hats […]

Our Kids Need YOU

We hear frequently how difficult it is for many families to make ends meet on tight budgets as the cost of everything has gone up.  Northern Virginia is no exception when it comes to families struggling to provide adequate food and clothing for their children, even though our area is generally well off.  Assistance League of Northern […]

Circle of Generosity

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is very grateful to have received a generous grant again from The Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt.  The Giving Circle is a nonprofit organization through which residents of the Heritage Hunt community in Gainesville pool their individual contributions to help charitable organizations in Prince William County.  The Giving Circle awarded grants totaling […]

Missed Halloween? You can still give a Tuesday Treat!

Please support Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s Giving Tuesday campaign on November 28, 2023, to help children in need.  This special day is designated to help people focus during the busy holiday season on providing resources for unmet needs in the community.  Giving Tuesday is purposely scheduled to follow the post-Thanksgiving shopping events of Black Friday, Small […]

Turkey Tote

Once again, we are grateful that a Giant Food store has selected Assistance League of Northern Virginia as the beneficiary of its Community Bag Promotion.  Throughout November, we will receive $1 for every special tote bag purchased at the Giant Store at 7501 Huntsman Blvd., Springfield.  Over the past year, many Giant Stores have selected our organization […]

Food and Warmth

Our October food packing was another huge success. In just over an hour, we packed 1720 food bags for six elementary schools, with the help of 81 volunteers, including our members, Dominion Energy employees, and community volunteers. Helping us again for this event were friends from Didlake and RBH Global Wealth Partners. We were joined […]

Books Galore

We recently spent a day at a Fairfax County elementary school where we held a book fair where every student received a brand-new book to take home.  These “Build-a-Child’s Library” events are great fun for our members who help the children with their selections because we can witness how excited, happy, and grateful the students are […]

Volunteer Adventures

Assistance League of Northern Virginia was thrilled to participate in the Venture into Volunteering Expo sponsored jointly by The Beacon Newspapers and Fairfax County at Springfield Town Center. Forty nonprofit organizations had tables at which they displayed their programs and shared information. At our table, our member volunteers described to visitors and showed samples of […]

Good Clean Fun

Seventeen of our wonderful members met recently to assemble packages of hygiene products and baby items. We packed 400 toiletry kits that will be distributed to 5th and 6th-grade students at local schools in connection with their hygiene lessons.  Each kit contained a washcloth, soap, shampoo, deodorant, comb, hairbrush, toothpaste, and toothbrush. The social worker […]


Assistance League of Northern Virginia has regretfully decided not to participate in this Saturday’s Centreville Day Community Festival, due to the rain storms predicted for the entire day.  We invite those who had planned to join us in Centreville to check our website: to read about our efforts in the community, discover the benefits of membership in […]

Fall Fairs

If you would like an in-person introduction to Assistance League of Northern Virginia and all our programs, we invite you to attend either of two events this weekend where we will showcase the many ways we’ve been making a difference in the area for 20 years.  We will also seek new members to help us continue […]

Fresh and Festive!

We are pleased to announce that we are again partnering with Lynch Creek Farm to offer a variety of fresh evergreen wreaths and decorations for your own home or as holiday gifts.  Lynch Creek has a wonderful assortment of fresh decorative items, such as wreaths, centerpieces, swags, and tabletop items.  They are all hand-crafted and adorned with […]

Readers to Leaders!

Last week, we celebrated National Literacy Month by holding a book fair at a Fairfax County elementary school.  Fifteen of our dedicated members helped the students choose a book to take home at our Build a Child’s Library event. The book selections were arranged on tables by grade level and our volunteers assisted the students in […]

Extraordinary Effort

Our first Weekend Food for Kids packing of the school year was a huge success and had several elements that made it extraordinary.  Aided by 80 helpers, including Assistance League members, Dominion employees, and community volunteers, we packed 1720 bags in less than an hour and delivered them to 6 schools!  Our high-speed packing relies on the team of […]

Fair Weather Ahead!

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is excited to announce that we will participate in two free events in mid-October with the aim of showcasing our philanthropic programs and recruiting new members to our small but mighty organization. On Saturday, October 14, our members will join other groups at the annual Centreville Day Community Festival in Historic […]

It was a Fair day!

Assistance League of Northern Virginia was one of 20 nonprofit organizations invited to participate in the first Corporate Social Responsibility and Volunteer Recruitment Fair, hosted by Northwest Federal Credit Union at its campus in Herndon.  The Fair was sponsored by Northwest, the Dulles Area Transportation Association, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, and the Dulles Regional […]

Hugs for All

On National Hug & High 5 Day, Assistance League of Northern Virginia held a BEDTIME HUGS workshop.  Twenty very dedicated members and friends packed 420 of our signature heart-shaped pillows.  Each pillow contained a Beanie Baby, a book, a toothbrush and toothpaste.  We hope these Hugs will encourage a good bedtime routine at an early stage.  Several members delivered the […]

Summer Wines

Our members gathered recently at a local winery to celebrate the end of a successful year for Assistance League of Northern Virginia and to share their excitement about making the coming school year even more impactful. The members relished getting together for a fun social event, catching up on each other’s summer escapades and travels, […]


It’s time to take action!  This week, the 120 chapters of Assistance League throughout the country will participate in a combined effort to harness the goodwill the chapters have created in their communities and encourage businesses and friends to help us continue making a difference in the lives of children.  We hope the ripple effects from our […]


Today we launch ACTION WEEK — a nationwide effort by ALL 120 Assistance League chapters to seek collaboration from supporters. We invite you to help Assistance League of Northern Virginia with our philanthropic programs by purchasing items from our RightGift wish lists. Your generosity will ensure we can provide new books and hygiene items to […]

It’s a GOOD day for ACTION!

TODAY is National Nonprofit Day – a time to educate, enlighten and empower citizens to make a difference.  Assistance League has been making a significant difference in the lives of the most vulnerable students and their families in our community for over 20 years!  Our small but mighty chapter provides the essentials that children need to become well-rounded students […]