Mission: These programs provide services and support to promote the well-being, self-esteem and education of at-risk youth and adults living in northern virginia.
Programs: Operation hugs reaches out to victims of sexual assault and abuse by providing heart shaped pillows to young victims and assault survivor kits to adult victims. 690 hugs pillows were provided during the year.
operation school bell enhances the language arts and literacy skills of early elementary students through programs at a local elementary school. Program was expanded to provide new clothing, shoes, personal grooming products, and nutritious food and snacks to children from families with extreme need. 14,514 weekend food for kids and 2,058 new clothing for kids, shoe coupons redeemed, haircuts and infant items were provided during the year.
I found the Northern Virginia Assistance League to be rewarding, satisfying and fun while benefitting those we serve. The original Founder Ann Banning's philosophy "To act as a friend at any and all times to men, and women and children in need of care, guidance and assistance, spiritually, materially and physically." Today Assistance League is a National Nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs. In 2011 the Assistance League of Northern Virginia touched the lives of 9,750 individuals; elementary school children,newborn infants, and victims of sexual and physical abuse. Philanthropic Programs include: Operation School Bell- Weekend Food For Kids-New Clothing for Kids-Literacy-Pillows Program- Assault Survivor Kits-and our Lullaby Program. www.northernvirginia.assistanceleague.org