Hundreds of Assistance League members from around the country converged in Orlando September 3-7 for an opportunity to inspire innovative approaches to community volunteerism through networking, educational sessions and motivational presentations by keynote speakers.
But the 52nd annual National Conference was not business as usual.
While Assistance League has a long tradition of doing good in the communities it serves, the national organization garnered front page and television news coverage in Central Florida by providing clothing to 900 students in need, and arranging to do so in a state without a single Assistance League chapter.
Thirteen National Board officers, including President Nancy Reberger, clothed 150 children at Fallas National Stores on September 3, and then announced that an additional 750 children would receive merchandise vouchers. More...
The Road Trip is in New Mexico - the Land of Enchantment and El Paso, TX. Albuquerque's Thrift shop offers good quality, gently used items such as women's and men's clothing, shoes, sports equipment, baby items, books, electronics, furniture, home décor, cameras, toys, jewelry and housewares. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4 and the first Sunday of the month, the shop is open noon to 4. A Red Tag section features designer clothing. Weekly tag sales are popular. The community donates all items and the shop funds the philanthropic programs. Assistance League of Albuquerque member-volunteers staff the Thrift Shop. Upcoming special sales include Halloween Shop opening October 14, Ye Olde Christmas Faire on November 8 with Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe opening November 11. Save the date for "Antique or Unique" -- March 29, 2015. More...
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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.
Thrift Shop Road Trip is in New Mexico and El Paso, TX
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