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Scholarships Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams

Commencement ceremonies are taking place in high schools and universities across America this spring as graduates celebrate past accomplishments and anticipate a future bright with possibilities. But even in the land of opportunity, higher education and youth enrichment programs are beyond the reach of some young adults and children.

The importance of education and literacy are at the very heart of Assistance League. Co-founder Ada Edwards Laughlin attended Stanford University in the 1890's and taught school. Today, many Assistance League member volunteers are active or retired teachers who carry on the promise of education for all.

Assistance League of Huntington Beach has a strong tradition of giving scholarships. The tradition began in 1956, when the chapter awarded its first college scholarship; and was expanded in 1972 to include nursing scholarships for students at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. More...

Thrift Shop Road Trip Ends in San Diego County

The final Thrift Shop Road Trip region is San Diego County. We begin at Inland North County's Thrift & Consignment Shop that is the main fundraiser for community service programs. Shop in the light and airy store, from a constantly changing selection of gently used merchandise. New donations are placed on the shop floor daily. All merchandise is screened, cleaned and polished, if necessary. The shop sells furniture, collectibles, jewelry, household items, pictures, linens and men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories. Customers say: "I love shopping here…everything is so clean…I always find something to buy…your shop is the Nordstrom's of thrift stores."

Assistance League of North Coast's Thrift Shop is located in the Frazier Farms Shopping Center. The Shop offers reasonably priced merchandise in a clean and friendly environment.  More...

Find a Chapter or Shop

Click on MAP to see locations and contact information for our 120 chapters and 98 thrift shops, consignment shops, program shops and gift shops.

National Impact

In 2013-2014, $38.8 million was returned to local communities; 1.5 million people were assisted; nearly 26,000 member volunteers in 120 chapters contributed 3.2+ million service hours; Operation School Bell assisted 330,915 children last year and 4.3 million since 1958. Click to read Impact Stories.

Impact Video

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Bring Assistance League to Your Community

Click HERE to see how you can start a chapter in your community.

Join Us

Become a part of an incredible group of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in your community by joining a chapter.

Make A Difference Day

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Thrift Shop Road Trip

Thrfit Shop Road Trip is in San Diego County.

National Board Nominations

Nomination & Recommendation Form- fill-in enabled DOC, PDF and National Standing Committees 2015.  Submit your form no later than June 5, 2015.

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