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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 […]

The Return of Weekend Food for Kids!

Our members were elated to be able to hold a Weekend Food for Kids food-packing event this month, after a 2-year hiatus. We were joined by employees of our long-time partner for this program, Dominion Energy Virginia. Experienced food-packers were joined by new volunteers and, in a little more than an hour, the 80 attendees […]

Happy Twos TwosDay!

Feeling too blessed?  Please answer our request! How?  Well, on Tuesday, 2/22/2022, we’re requesting that you make a donation to Assistance League to help us to feed, clothe, and nurture students at the 11 elementary schools we serve.  No amount is TWO large or TWO small.  Please donate $2, $22, $222, $2022, or whatever you […]

Thank you Dr. Brian Tenshaw and the Family Chiropractic Center of Oakton

We are very grateful to Dr. Brian Tenshaw and the Family Chiropractic Center of Oakton for supporting our GotSneakers campaign to raise funds for our philanthropic efforts.  The collection bin in the Center’s waiting room has been filled more than 3 times.   We appreciate Dr. Tenshaw and all our community supporters very much. We encourage other […]

See’s Candy Assortments

Assistance League of Northern Virginia still cares about your sweet tooth, so we will continue to offer See’s Candies year round. Please check out our See’s Candies Storefront that will offer Easter candies through March 23.   The variety of seasonal candies includes Easter eggs and boxed assortments as well as the ever-popular peanut brittle, toffee-ettes, and […]

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, […]