When it comes to giving back, everyone wins!
Since 1919, Assistance League has served as a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization of volunteers helping the less fortunate. Today, across the USA, 120 chapters through their member volunteers address the emotional, educational and physical needs of children and adults in their local communities regardless of race or creed.
How does Assistance League garner such volunteer support to carry out its mission? The call to "give back" may seem like a tired, overused phrase, but finding a way to deepen the emotional and tangible connection between a person, family or business and the community has never been more necessary and important. Giving back is among the most important and valuable things a person can do. Giving back is when you give and then nothing happens--you receive no benefit, no recognition, nothing tangible. Your biggest and sole reward is the realization that you More...
In 1935, 80 years ago, Anne Banning asked Ada Laughlin to write a plan for a national organization since women in adjoining communities had approached Assistance League of Southern California, the original chapter, about starting chapters in their communities. Assistance League of Southern California (now Assistance League of Los Angeles) became the first and founding chapter of National Assistance League, followed in 1936 by Assistance League of San Pedro (now Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay), and then the chartering of chapters in both Santa Ana and Santa Monica in 1937. Chapters have continued to join throughout the decades, and currently, 120 chapters are included in the national chain. Celebration of the 80th anniversary will be held at the National Conference in San Diego in September. More...
The Snowbirds have flown south and Arizona is bustling with visitors. The Road Trip first stops in Tucson at Assistance League Thrift Shop selling quality, gently used and new merchandise to provide funding for their programs. The Shop features weekly sales and holiday events throughout the year and features More...
Click on MAP to see locations and contact information for our 120 chapters and 98 thrift shops, consignment shops, program shops and gift shops.
In 2012-2013 $38+ million returned to local communities; 1.5 million people assisted; 26,000 member volunteers in 120 chapters who contributed 3.2+ million service hours; Operation School Bell assisted 330,815 children last year and nearly 4 million since 1958. Click on title to read Impact Stories.
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Click HERE for results, impact stories and photos. THANK YOU to all who organized, donated, delivered and read the childrens' books.
Click HERE to learn how you can make a difference by starting a chapter.
Join an incredible group of volunteers who are dedicated to making a difference in your community.
Thrift Shop Road Trip is in Arizona and Las Vegas.