Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community


Birthday Bags
How can you make a child feel very special on their birthday when they are in a shelter? With a Party in a Bag! Our members create a Birthday Bag that has all the essentials for a party for children celebrating a birthday while they are living at Tri-Valley Haven, a local shelter.

Books of My Own
We encourages literacy by partnering with elementary school classroom teachers in the Tri-Valley . We purchase books that teachers choose to use in their classroom. Afterwards, each child gets to bring home and keep a copy of the book and thus a “book of my own.”

Caring for the Retired and Elderly
Our members can be found at the Pleasanton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center or Pleasanton Senior Center, organizing and leading social activities, serving lunch, or managing the magazine library. In addition, we participate in Book Buddies where members and seniors are paired up with second graders from local elementary school children for reading sessions.
Operation School Bell® – Clothing the Children

Elementary students, grades TK – 5, visit our store and, with the help of their “personal shopper”, select new clothing, including jacket, socks and underwear. They also receive a shoe voucher and at least one new book. Their smiles as they leave are as big as the bags they are carrying!

Food for Families

We partner with the Tri-Valley Food Pantry by making bi-weekly food contributions.  The Pantry distributes free groceries to more than 2,000 low-income Tri-Valley residents each month.


Foster Kids
Our chapter supplies reading books for foster children to select, read aloud with their birth parents and take home to keep.
Scholarship Program
In 2023, we began offering two scholarships to 2 deserving graduating, high school seniors who are continuing their education for the 2023-2024 school year. The Jean Cole scholarship is for a student accepted at a four-year college or university, while the Tri-Valley Scholarship is for a student accepted to an accredited community college or certified technical/trade school.
Screening Eyes Early
According to the National Eye Institute, approximately 2 to 3 out of every 100 children have “lazy eye” (or other visual acuity deficiencies). Our trained members screen approximately 600 Tri-Valley preschools for vision acuity. Between 5-15 children are referred for further testing by a professional.


How We Make a Difference in Our Community


dollars returned to the Tri-Valley community


people served in the Tri-Valley community


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Marti Vattuone: Ada Edwards Laughlin Winner

Award recipients are chapter members who have been a member for a significant number of years and have given outstanding “behind the scenes” service. The award is named for the co-founder of Assistance League, Ada Edwards Laughlin, who was less visible and filled the role of hardworking “behind the scenes” assistant to Anne Banning. This […]

We Award Two Scholarships Recipient for 2023

Two Tri-Valley high school students received scholarships from Assistance League® of Amador Valley on May 18, 2023, at its annual installation dinner. We are proud to announce giving, for the first time, two scholarships to graduating high school seniors living in the Tri-Valley area. The Jean Cole Scholarship is awarded to a student planning to […]

Thank you to Hindu Community and Cultural Center

At the Hindu Community and Cultural Center Grant-In-Aid March 4, 2023 awards ceremony, ALAV member Nathan Gauither accepted our $1,000 grant check from guest presenter, Livermore Mayor John Marchand. To see more details and all our wonderful grantors, please visit our Grants webpage.

Many Thanks to Assistance League

On behalf of the activities department at Pleasanton Nursing and Rehab Center (PNRC), we would like to thank and acknowledge the amazing coordinators and volunteers of Amador Valley Assistance League (ALAV) for helping us bring more joy into our residents’ lives throughout the year. The gift donations and facilitation of special events for significant holidays […]

Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry Manager Invites Us to Tour Grand Opening of New Facility

Bobbie Kosnik and Teresa Basalyga of Food for Families at Assistance League of Amador Valley were invited to Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry’s Grand Opening and tour of the new facility. Our chapter was among 150 guests who were specially invited to the Grand Opening and to tour the facility. The Food Pantry is now located […]

Coming Up Shamrocks at Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival 2022

Assistance League of Amador Valley took a trip to Dublin and experienced the Emerald Isle, all without a passport. We enjoyed participating at the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Dublin at Dublin Civic Plaza. Sue Ford, Roz Wright, Tricia Banahan and many others were dawning their green and meeting community members. Checkout out […]

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