Statistics show that having the proper clothes promotes educational success through better self-esteem and school attendance. Through our New Clothing for Kids program, we provide clothing, shoes and personal grooming products to children from families with extreme need. During the 2016-17 school year, Assistance League of Northern Virginia clothed 965 children, provided grooming products for 425, and distributed 1,000 coupons for free haircuts and shoe coupons for 480 children.
As part of the New Clothing for Kids program, we also furnished knitted baby afghans and hats and clothing to the mothers of 442 infants and toddlers. These handmade items are beautifully made and donated by the residents of the Dunbarton Oaks community in Bristow, VA, The Virginian community in Falls Church, VA and other individuals. These wonderful ladies spent thousands of hours making these items during the 2016-2017 year! Just a note – the average age of the Virginian ladies is 96 . . . and they are still going strong! We tremendously appreciate these ladies for their dedicated support!