It’s the time of year where people take the opportunity to reflect on what they are thankful for (and hopefully get to share it with their … read more.
November 20, 2017
From the beginning, You Assist has maintained an international focus when it comes to helping people in need. Recently, we shifted to a stateside focus, and … read more.
October 7, 2017
This past weekend, a couple of us from You Assist participated in a Walk for Water in Burke Lake, Virginia. While we were not the organizers, … read more.
July 24, 2017
When I walk the streets of Paris and pass by someone asking for money I often wonder, “What if everyone gave them a one cent euro … read more.
You Assist with AmazonSmile
July 12, 2017
Like me, I’m sure a lot of you rely on Amazon to buy… well, just about anything. But did you know that you can donate to … read more.
Zambian visit in Virginia
June 27, 2017
Our partners from the Ndola Mukuba Club in Zambia visited us last week here in Virginia. Leonard and Anthony had both attended the Rotary International Convention … read more.
June 6, 2017
You Assist recently made another donation to the Dag Hammarskjöld School in the form of a desktop computer. As is usually the case, the Ndola Mukuba … read more.
Please Welcome Our New Board Members!
May 24, 2017
Not only are we hard at work on a new project (click on the projects page for details), we’ve also welcomed a couple new board members … read more.
Remembrance on Today’s Special Anniversary
January 20, 2016
Last year we lost one of our most fervent supporters, my mother-in-law. Not only would she donate money to You Assist but she also showed a … read more.
Project Eriksson Update
April 19, 2015
We have now completed our project in Bentota, Sri Lanka. In September, we helped with a playground, chairs, desks, and a library at the Dharmasena school. … read more.
February 27, 2015
We completed our first project in Zambia on the 5th of February when our partners at the Ndola-Mukuba Rotary Club headed out to the Dag Hammarskjöld … read more.
Our Latest Project: Zambia
November 19, 2014
We are now finally expanding to the continent of Africa. For the past two summers, I have been travelling with my husband and a group of … read more.
September 11, 2014
Nanda chose to name our latest project after my father, K.G. Eriksson, who founded SAS U-Assist, our legacy organization. They forged a close friendship through the … read more.
Updates From Sri Lanka
June 30, 2014
We are making progress! Thanks to the money raised at our fundraiser in April, we were able to make a large disbursement to help Dharmasena, a … read more.
Sri Lankan Dinner Photos: The People Pt. 2
May 7, 2014
More enjoyment and the people who made this night possible.
Sri Lankan Dinner Photos: The People Pt. 1
May 7, 2014
Everyone who enjoyed the evening.
Sri Lankan Dinner Photos: The Demo
May 7, 2014
The other reason everyone showed up.
Sri Lankan Dinner Photos: The Food
May 7, 2014
The reason everyone showed up.
Event Photos Sneak Peek
May 2, 2014
Below is a sneak peek of the photos from our latest fundraiser taken by Li Thornton. More to come soon! -mj
Thanks for Cumin (and Sorry for the Bad Spice Related Pun)
May 2, 2014
Our latest fundraiser could not have gone better. After socializing over small bites and Sri Lankan Beer, the around 50 attendees were directed to a beautifully … read more.
Menu and Schedule for Tomorrow
April 23, 2014
APPETIZERS Beef Cutlis Spicy Lentil Fritters SOUP Lentil Soup MAIN COURSE – FAMILY STYLE Tomato Cucumber Salad Potato Curry Paripu (Lentil Stew) Kaha Bath … read more.
Sri Lankan Food Extravaganza with a Very Special Guest!!!
March 24, 2014
Last year, we had a wonderful wine tasting fundraiser where all the money raised went to our backpack project in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This year, we … read more.
Wine for Charity in Action
September 29, 2013
Earlier this year, we sent money over to Sri Lanka to help distribute 170 backpacks for our ongoing education project. A large portion of the funds … read more.
(Belated) Totals from the Wine Fundraiser
September 22, 2013
Our last fundraiser was indeed a great success. We raised almost $2,300 dollars ($2,273.12 to be exact). You may remember that the Curious Grape donated 15 … read more.
Wining and Dining with You Assist
March 25, 2013
Our wine tasting fundraiser was a huge success! With a turnout of just over 60 people, it’s safe to say that we surpassed our wildest expectations. … read more.
“Projekt Home Town”
February 1, 2013
We are excited to announce that we made a $1,500 disbursement to project “Home Town,“ our backpack project in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The project is aptly … read more.
The Last 10 Percent
December 4, 2012
The ninety-ninety rule of computer programming states the following: “The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. … read more.
Welcome to You Assist
November 12, 2012
I am thrilled that we have finally launched our website and that You Assist is officially “open for business.” This has been in the making for quite … read more.