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Reminders for Christmas Ornaments and Wreaths

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.  You have just a few more weeks to order White House ornaments and Lynch Creek Farm’s wreaths and décor for the holidays.  No worries about supply chain issues; delivery of your ornaments and wreaths is assured. . Our chapter is again selling ornaments, for $22 each, designed by the White House […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thank You – No Child Goes Hungry

We are grateful to have received a grant from No Child Goes Hungry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger.  No Child Goes Hungry connects charitable organizations that work to reduce food insecurity on a local level with donors who want to help eliminate childhood hunger. We will use the funds to purchase grocery store gift cards […]

Thank You – RBH Global Wealth Partners

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is very grateful to RBH Global Wealth Partners, Reston, VA., for its recent generous donation of grocery gift cards.  The cards that RBH provided were added to our December distribution that helped needy families at the six schools we had served through our Weekend Food for Kids program and allowed us […]

Home For The Holidays

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is extremely proud to report that we spread some additional holiday happiness in the past few weeks by donating comfort pillows, toiletries, and clothing to families in need, in addition to our monthly distribution of 400 grocery gift cards. We recently distributed more than 300 Hugs Pillows to three of the […]

December Gift Cards

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is pleased to report that we have again provided in both November and December four hundred $20 grocery gift cards to needy families in our community.  The cards were delivered to the six schools that normally would have received our Weekend Food for Kids food bags.  In addition, we were […]

Thank You Wednesday

We want to extend our profound gratitude to all who contributed to Assistance League of Northern Virginia during the GivingTuesday campaign.  To all who made donations, whether big or small, by credit card or by check, please know that your support helps ensure that we will be able to continue our programs that feed, clothe, […]

Assistance League of Northern Virginia Receives the 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is honored to receive the 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit award from Great nonprofits. Take a moment and read the stories left by your fellow volunteers. .

Giving Tuesday – December 2020

Assistance League of Northern Virginia will again participate on December 1, 2020, in GIVING TUESDAY, the annual world-wide effort to encourage giving and celebrate generosity.  We are extremely grateful for all our supporters, as they have allowed us to continue helping those most in need during the pandemic.  We rely on our loyal donors and […]

Thank You – Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt

We are extremely gratified to have been awarded a generous grant from The Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt, Gainesville, VA, in support of our efforts to reduce food insecurity in our community.  In March, we suspended our Weekend Food for Kids program, by which we distributed 1800 bags of nonperishable food each month to needy children […]

White House Christmas Ornaments – 2020

It is that time of year again!   Time to order your White House ornaments. This ornament honors John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States.  The cost is $22 each, plus shipping.  Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will support our community based programs. To purchase, please contact Cindy Burgess at   ornament@alnv.org  or  info@alnv.org […]

Lynch Creek Farms – Hand-Crafted Wreaths

The holidays are just around the corner and Assistance League of Northern Virginia has a brand new fundraising event to help with your holiday decor. We have teamed up with Lynch Creek Farm to offer gorgeous, hand-crafted wreaths, tabletop trees, garlands and centerpieces. Purchase decorative items for your own home or send lovely gifts to family members and […]

October Gift Cards

Assistance League of Northern Virginia distributed another 400 $20 grocery gift cards in October to families at the six schools that normally would have received our Weekend Food for Kids food bags.  Our contacts at those schools have relayed to us the deep appreciation of the recipient families.  Those expressions of gratitude include one from […]

Redux Extra – Inaugural Issue

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is honored to have been selected as the philanthropic organization featured in the inaugural issue of Redux Extra, a new quarterly magazine that seeks to encourage innovation and philanthropy in the greater Washington area by showcasing the achievements and contributions of businesses and organizations in our community. The four-page article, which begins on page […]

September Gift Card Distribution

Assistance League is extremely happy that we could provide grocery gift cards again in September.  Because schools were mostly closed at the start of this school year, we were unable to launch our Weekend Food for Kids program, by which we typically deliver 1,800 bags of supplemental food to students each month. Instead, we continued […]

Thankful Thursday

Assistance League is grateful for our loyal supporters who have helped us with our monthly Weekend Food for Kids packing events over the years.  In pre-Covid times, today would have been the first food packing of the school year.  Instead, we are remembering fondly the fun times and camaraderie we have enjoyed at those events […]

Still Helping, Always Caring

As a result of closures relating to the coronavirus, Assistance League of Northern Virginia has reshaped its Weekend Food For Kids program to assist the struggling families of the students we serve. We are still helping, always caring. Since April, Assistance League has provided 1031 grocery store gift cards, valued at more than $20,000, for […]