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Hugs and Cuddles

Recently, 20 marvelous members gathered to assemble packages for two of our Operation Hugs programs that help young children.  The members formed two assembly lines, with one team packing Bedtime Hug Pillows and the other packing Baby Bundles.  The pillows are handmade by the Hugs Team of the Dunbarton Community in Bristow, featuring colorful designs and kid-themed patterns, and […]

Food Essentials

A 20th anniversary is a wonderful occasion for a celebration, and we are proud to continue celebrating our many years of service with our monthly wish lists.  In May our wish list focuses on basic food items to help low-income families with limited resources. Weekend Food for Kids has been a key program since 2010.  […]

A Luncheon of Learning

Our much-anticipated Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser was a grand event, with plenty of memorable moments to add to the magic.  We offered an array of silent auction items, live auction travel packages, two videos to showcase our major programs, and a discussion by two distinguished authors of their biographies of trailblazing women who remain mostly […]

Networking For Good

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Corporate Social Responsibility Volunteer Fair recently that was hosted by Northwest Federal Credit Union, and co-produced with DATA, the Fairfax County Economic Development Association, and the Greater Reston and Loudoun County Chambers of Commerce.  The Fair showcased 38 local nonprofit organizations, and Assistance League of Northern Virginia was honored […]

All the Right Reads

As part of our Literacy for Kids program, we provide new books to elementary school students to encourage their love of reading and learning.  Through a program called Build a Child’s Library, we hold book fairs each year at the schools we serve to ensure that students will have grade-appropriate reading materials in their homes. We […]

Helping Hearts

We recently held an orientation session to welcome new members in a relaxed setting. The session provided an exciting opportunity for seasoned members to showcase the many hands-on activities we undertake, as well as the variety of behind-the-scenes tasks that are critical to our chapter’s success, such as grant writing, tech support, fund-raising, and public […]

Full hearts, full carts!

We continue to celebrate our 20th Anniversary of community service with a series of monthly wish lists.  As we head into May, the end of the school year is coming up quickly so our focus is on the many students and families who will face food insecurity over the summer as they struggle to fill their grocery […]

Packing to the Beat

Our April Weekend Food for Kids event was another smooth operation, with about 60 volunteers from Assistance League, Dominion Energy, Didlake, and the community who packed 1720 bags of food for six schools in Fairfax and Prince William counties in about one hour.  This feel-good event was enhanced by the return of our DJ, so everyone […]

Sneaker Challenge!

For more than two years, Assistance League of Northern Virginia has been collecting new and gently used athletic shoes as a fundraising program through GotSneakers.com, which compensates nonprofit organizations based on the quality and condition of the sneakers they collect.  Gently worn and new shoes are provided to people who could not otherwise afford quality sneakers.  Shoes that […]

Students Helping Students

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is very grateful to Chelsea Christina for her help with our clothing drive.  Chelsea is an exchange student at Northern Virginia Community College studying American nonprofit organizations.  For the past few months, she has volunteered to use her background in public relations and media to help our chapter by designing flyers for […]

Summer Time Tees!

April is National Volunteer Month, offering a wonderful opportunity to recognize the important work of volunteers.  Assistance League of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer nonprofit celebrating the anniversary of our 20th year of helping at-risk children.  We invite you to join us in commemorating National Volunteer Month and our anniversary by giving back to the community […]

DON’T DELAY – BUY TODAY!

You have just a few more days to purchase tickets for our Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser. Both featured authors have won acclaim for their biographies.  Judith Pearson’s book about Mary Lasker was awarded the 2024 Florida Book Award Bronze Medal.  Christopher Gorham has earned accolades from the Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers for his story […]

A Bounty of Books

With the common bond of supporting our communities, Assistance League of Virginia and Social4Good got together recently to assemble packages of books for pre-K students that will be given to schools for summer reading. Volunteers from both groups met at the home of a Social4Good member and assembled 375 packages, with three classics in a bag, […]

Tarts and Crafts

Fourteen of our marvelous members gathered recently to thank the Craft Club of Nativity Church, Burke, for donating so many exquisitely hand-crafted items for the students and families we serve.  These dedicated and skilled women not only create and donate their crocheted and knitted items but they also support our mission through contributions.  Elementary school students love […]

Spring for Tees

Assistance League of Northern Virginia has been a chapter of the National Assistance League for 20 years, serving at-risk children with multiple programs.  Over the years we have been able to expand our services to respond to community needs and help a greater number of elementary students at local Title 1 schools.  As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, […]

TICK-TOCK, TICK TOCK!

Act soon to reserve a table for you and your guests at our Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club in Centreville. The deadline is April 14. Enjoy a delectable meal in a beautiful setting, then hear distinguished authors Judith Pearson and Christopher Gorham discuss their biographies […]

Food, Fashion, and Fun!

Our March Weekend Food for Kids packing event was another great success. Our 23 members were joined by 33 Dominion employees, and 12 community volunteers, including friends from Didlake and first-timers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Through this program, we work to ensure that students have food over the weekend, when school-provided meals are […]

Buildings Minds and Imaginations!

March is National Reading Month and what better way to celebrate than to give books to children to read! We recently held a “Build a Child’s Library” book fair at a Title 1 school in Manassas for 500 Pre-K through 5th-grade students. Each student selected a book from the new books we displayed on tables […]

Good Clean Fun!

About 30 Assistance League members gathered recently to pack 756 packages of toiletries in less than an hour and deliver them to six Title 1 schools in Fairfax and Prince William counties.  Upper-grade students received the packets in connection with their hygiene lessons.  Each package contained a washcloth and soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, […]

Spring for Clothes

During 2024, Assistance League of Northern Virginia is proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary of providing programs to support children in need.  Throughout the year, we are offering a series of wish lists providing opportunities for the community to share in the celebration by purchasing items to benefit the children we serve.  As we spring forward, our […]

No Time to Waste

There’s just one month left to buy tickets to our fabulous Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club.  Purchase your tickets by April 14 to ensure that you and your guests can be seated at the same table. Besides enjoying a savory lunch in a beautiful setting, […]

Celebrations!

Assistance League of Northern Virginia has a lot to celebrate this year!  We mark not only the 20th anniversary of our establishment as a chapter of the National Assistance League organization, but 14 years of providing meals for children who might otherwise go hungry on weekends, and a 12-year partnership with Dominion Energy. From our formation in […]

Clothes Encounters

Assistance League of Northern Virginia continues our ongoing celebration of our 20th year as a chapter of the National Assistance League organization. This anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to mark our many years of service providing programs to improve the well-being of children in need.  Our celebration includes a featured wish list each month targeting a […]

You’re Invited!

We are thrilled to announce that ticket sales are now open for our Literary Luncheon and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club. This is an event you don’t want to miss!  Doors open at 11 and the luncheon program starts at noon. Guests will listen to our featured authors, […]

Teamwork Counts

A devoted group gathered again recently to pack  1720 bags of shelf-stable food to ensure that students at six Title 1 schools in Fairfax and Prince William Counties don’t go hungry on weekends.  With nearly 70 volunteers from Assistance League, Dominion Energy, and the community, the squad was able to pack the much-needed food bags […]

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 […]

BUY A BOOK – LIGHT A FIRE

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 […]