Updates from Sri Lanka!

April 5, 2018

Nanda Kodipelli, one of our lead international partners, just spent the last three months in Sri Lanka. As usual, he spent much of that time looking … read more.

Essential Needs: Education

February 8, 2018

I have always felt that education allows us to better understand the world and the people around us. It gives us the opportunity to grow into … read more.

#GivingTuesday 2017

November 20, 2017

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.

Sarah’s Hope

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

02/19/2018 UPDATE: If you prefer an even easier way to support You Assist while shopping on Amazon, you can simply click here. The original instructions below … 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.

Ndola, Zambia

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.

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.

Ndola, Zambia

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.

Project Eriksson

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.

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

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.

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.