AmazonSmile Program Ending

VAIL has just received word that the AmazonSmile program in which VAIL earned donations through your Amazon purchases will be coming to an end. Amazon has chosen to end this program in order to implement more focused efforts to invest in specific areas. Affordable housing in northern Virginia will be one of these areas.

AmazonSmile will continue to operate through February 20, 2023. VAIL will continue to earn donations based on your purchases from through that date. You will still be able to support VAIL by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List.

We thank you for using this method of earning donations for VAIL in the past. For other ways to support VAIL, please go to

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023

“Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.”

For more information, continue reading the SSA blog post here.

SPIL Needs Assessment

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is in the very early stages of developing the next State Plan for Independent Living (Years 2024-2026). As an initial step, the Council has created a Needs Assessment in both English and Spanish. The SILC would like your help in getting responses from Consumers by August 31st. The results of this Needs Assessment survey will help drive decisions about the goals and objectives for the next SPIL. 

2022 SILC needs assessment flyer

Yard Sale

Join us for a HUGE yard sale this Friday! Items from VAIL and at least 8 families!

VAIL Yard Sale

Friday, June 3, 2022 – 8 AM to 7 PM

3210 Peoples Drive, Suite 220, Harrisonburg VA

See some of the many items for sale on our Facebook Event.