Don’t Forget Legal Aid on Giving Tuesday

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Did you know that Virginia Poverty Law Center was founded in 1978 as the Virginia State Legal Aid Society Support Center (VSLASSC)? The VSLASSC, or the “Big Pickle” as we were affectionally known, was created to help train and educate Virginia legal aid organizations on civil poverty law issues.

For 44 years, VPLC has been the clearinghouse for crucial issues and resources, providing expert technical assistance and training to the legal aid community, private attorneys, and other advocates for low-income Virginians. Through our education, litigation, and advocacy mission, VPLC has been a constant supporter of legal aids across the Commonwealth and a force of change in the Virginia General Assembly.

This GivingTuesday, we ask you to join in our work to support legal aid across the state and donate to your local legal aid.

Unsure of your local legal aid organization? The map below provides an overview. Links to each organization’s donation page are also listed.

Virginia’s legal aid personnel roll up their sleeves daily, ready to fight against injustice, in and out of the courtroom. We are so grateful for their work on the front lines, and your support will help them further VPLC’s mission of breaking down the systemic issues that keep lower-income people in poverty.

A – Blue Ridge Legal Services

Harrisonburg, Winchester, Roanoke, Lexington

B – Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

Richmond, Petersburg, Charlottesville

C – Legal Aid Justice Center

Charlottesville, Falls Church, Petersburg, Richmond

D – Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Belle Haven

E – Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley


F – Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Route 1

 G – Legal Aid Works

Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Tappahannock

H – Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society

Marion, Castlewood, Christiansburg

I – Virginia Legal Aid Society

Lynchburg, Danville, Farmville, Suffolk

J – Virginia Poverty Law Center

Richmond, statewide program


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