Planes, trains and automobiles carried more than 900 member volunteers from points throughout the United States to San Diego for the 2015 Assistance League National Conference to celebrate 80 years as a national organization.
And what a celebration it was! San Diego was on board as the city and its residents paid tribute to the all-volunteer organization with a month-long exhibit at the Women's Museum of California, "From Victorian Parlor to 21st Century Boardroom: The Story of Assistance League in America."
Funded by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and Assistance League of Greater San Diego, the exhibit chronicled the story of founders Anne Banning and Ada Edwards Laughlin to the present day. Guest curators included National Historian Anne Salenger, whose tireless research over several decades made the exhibit possible; assisted by Maggie Brasch, immediate past President of the 50-year-old Greater San Diego chapter.
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In 2013-2014, $38.8 million was returned to local communities; 1.5 million people were assisted; nearly 26,000 member volunteers (including 2,800 Assisteens) 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.
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