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Shred Event in Franklin Farm

Please join the Assistance League of Northern Virginia and the Franklin Farm Social Committee for a combined Shred and Food Donation Event.  Bring your  important papers to shred and  food to donate.  The event will be held Sunday, April 25th between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dairy Lou Parking Lot located at 13501 […]

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 […]

Thank You – ACT for Alexandria

Assistance League of Northern Virginia gratefully acknowledges and thanks ACT for Alexandria for supporting its mission to continue responding to human needs during the current pandemic and economic crisis. In late-May, the nonprofit organization received a grant award from the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund, which was established by ACT and the City of Alexandria to provide […]

Thank You – Griffin Owens

Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to take this opportunity to recognize Griffin Owens Insurance Group as a “Bronze Star” Sponsor for the Annual Spring Fundraiser that was to be held later this month and subsequently rescheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020.  Assistance League of Northern Virginia is grateful to Griffin Owens for their support that will help […]

Shred Your Private Papers in Franklin Farm

Please join the Assistance League of Northern Virginia and the Franklin Farm Social Committee for a combined Shred and Food Donation Event.  Bring your  important papers to shred and  food to donate.  The event will be held Sunday, November 8th between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dairy Lou Parking Lot located at 13501 […]

Literacy for Kids – Book Fair

Assistance League of Northern Virginia hosted a highly successful Book Fair at one of the eleven elementary schools we serve. Approximately Sixteen Assistance League volunteers helped each of the 630 students, from Pre-K through sixth grade, to find and discover their very own book to take home. These books, spanning a wide variety of topics […]

Thank You – Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation

We are privileged to have been selected to receive a generous grant from The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation in support of our Weekend Food for Kids program. Their grant will allow us to continue to provide weekend food for less-advantaged students enrolled in our program, at a partner school in Prince William County, for […]

Thank You – Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC

Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to thank Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC for sponsoring our annual Spring Fundraiser at the ”Diamond Star” level. Over the years, the dealership has strongly supported our community programs that improve the well-being of children in 11 Title I elementary schools in our service area. We are grateful for […]

Thank You – NOVEC Helps

Assistance League of Northern Virginia recognizes NOVEC HELPS as a “Silver Star” sponsor for our annual Spring Luncheon to raise funds for programs that improve the well-being of disadvantaged children in our region. NOVEC is a locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. Through its Hands Engaged in Local Public Service (HELPS) initiative, NOVEC […]

Thank You — Innovation Health

Assistance League of Northern Virginia gratefully acknowledges Innovation Health as a “Diamond Star” sponsor for our primary fundraiser of the year, set to take place on April 24, 2020, at International Country Club, in Fairfax. The event will include a luncheon, live auction and basket raffle, with proceeds to benefit our organization’s programs that improve […]

Thank You – Panda Stonewall

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is proud to recognize Panda Stonewall, a company dedicated to producing clean energy, as a valued sponsor for our annual Spring Fundraiser, to be held on Friday, April 24, 2020. Debbie Shoffner helped to orchestrate this partnership and we appreciate the management team’s ongoing contributions to our events and programs. […]

Tee Off for Tots selects Assistance League of Northern Virginia as a beneficiary of event.

Assistance League® of Northern Virginia is honored to be one of five Washington, D.C. metropolitan area charities selected to benefit from funds raised through the annual Tee Off for Tots Golf Tournament, Inc. (TOFT) fundraiser. This golf tournament is organized by a group of Morgan Stanley employees who volunteer their time and energy to ensure the […]

Thank You – Jacquemin Family Foundation

Assistance League of Northern Virginia would like to express our sincere appreciation to The Jacquemin Family Foundation for its generous donation. Assistance League, an all-volunteer organization, is grateful for the Foundation’s interest in supporting our mission to transform lives and strengthen our community. Since 2015, the Vienna-based foundation has consistently participated in the Assistance League’s programs, […]

Thank You – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Assistance League receives Difference Makers Grant from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in support of clothing for children. Assistance League of Northern Virginia is pleased to have been selected by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield as a recipient of a Difference Makers Grant.   Lynn Barron and Kathy Jackson accepted a check on behalf […]

Weekend Food For Kids – December

Assistance League of Northern Virginia, along with its partner Dominion Energy, closed out the 2019 year with a fantastic turnout at the December Weekend Food For Kids food packing. Ninety two enthusiastic volunteers, including those from Assistance League, Dominion Energy, the community, and businesses, packed approximately 1600 food bags  that were then distributed to our […]

Thank You – Sandy Spring Bank

We are delighted that Sandy Spring Bank chose to provide a donation to Assistance League of Northern Virginia.   Sandy Spring Bank has a group of enthusiastic volunteers who regularly come to pack food at our Weekend Food for Kids events, so the bank’s leadership is very familiar with the impact this and our other programs […]

Weekend Food For Kids – November

We had another very successful food packing in November and were gratified that 79 volunteers participated in packing 1,610 bags of food that were then delivered to six elementary schools in Northern Virginia.  Our helpers included representatives from our long-time supporters, including our partner, Dominion Energy, as well as Dunn Loring Rotary, Sandy Spring Bank, and […]

Giving Tuesday

#Giving Tuesday IS HERE! Assistance League of Northern Virginia is excited to join people and organizations around the world in this day of giving. Please view our profile to see how your gift strengthens OUR community.  We are most grateful for your support and donation. https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/organization/Assistance-League-Of-Northern-Virginia Assistance League of Northern Virginia, a 501 ( c […]

Build a Child’s Library

On 07 November, Assistance League of Northern Virginia hosted its second, “Build A Child’s Library” event. The Scholastic Literacy Partnership Program and Assistance League of Northern Virginia selected 581 age appropriate books for every student in a school to take home for their very own library. So many smiling, eager, and most appreciative faces of […]

Weekend Food For Kids – October

Once again, Assistance League of Northern Virginia, along with our partner, Dominion Energy, enjoyed another great turnout at our Weekend Food for Kids food packing on October 17. Twenty-three first timers, including George Mason University students, employees from Innovation Health, and Lions International, joined our regular cadre of volunteers, for a total of eighty-seven volunteers […]

White House Christmas Ornaments – For Sale

It is that time of year again!   Time to order your White House ornaments. This year’s ornament is a beautiful helicopter, in tribute to Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was the first president to use the helicopter while in office.  The cost is $22 each, plus shipping.  Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will support our community based […]

Wine Tasting – A Fall Fundraiser

Come  and enjoy   a Fall Wine Tasting  Fundraiser with Assistance League of Northern Virginia.  The cost is only $25 for two glasses of wine and unlimited visits to the hors d’oeuvres table!  We look forward to  sipping wine and enjoying tasty treats with you and your guests at Paradise Springs Winery on Sunday November 3rd. […]

Hugs – Dunbarton Appreciation Tea

Assistance League of Northern Virginia hosted an appreciation tea on October 8th at the Dunbarton Club House, in Bristow, Virginia, to thank the ladies and gentlemen who sew and assemble our Hugs pillows and help make that program such a success. These heart-shaped pillows, which have a pocket that is stuffed with a beanie baby, activity […]

Assistance League Informational Meeting

Assistance League of Northern Virginia held a successful informational meeting on October 9th at the Chantilly Regional Library to explain our programs to interested parties. During the event, our members spoke enthusiastically about our ongoing philanthropic programs. They are our Operation School Bell programs comprised of:  Weekend Food for Kids, Literacy for Kids, and New […]

Thank You – Ono Brewing Company

Assistance League of Northern Virginia was thrilled to be selected for Ono Brewing Company’s Tips to Charity program. Through this initiative, co-owners Cyndi and Scott Hoffman, and their employees, donate 50% of tips to local causes that serve vulnerable communities. Thank you Ono for your generous donation. The funds will be used to purchase essential […]