Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community


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!

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.

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.
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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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 […]

Tri-Valley Haven Interviews Assistance League of Amador Valley

Tri-Valley Haven conducted a phone interview with Bobbie Kosnik, the Chair of Food for Families Committee for Amador Valley’s Assistance League to ask her about the group’s ongoing commitment to Tri-Valley Haven’s food pantry. . TVH: What is the Assistance League of Amador Valley (ALAV)? Bobbie: The Assistance League of Amador Valley is a chapter […]

Assistance League Continues Work During Pandemic

Despite COVID-19, Assistance League of Amador Valley have been continuing to help those in need in the Tri-Valley. The Birthday Bag program helped 22 children in local shelters celebrate their birthdays. In Livermore alone, ALAV help children in three different shelters – one for homeless and two for victims of domestic abuse. Children in shelters […]

Food Need is Greater than Ever, as COVID-19 Takes Toll

The Food for Families Program began five years ago, supplying the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry with basic grocery items to support over 500 families. But times have changed and the need has greatly intensified with the recent pandemic. “This year due to COVID-19 the pantry is supporting 1,200 families, said public relations chairwoman Barbara Campos. […]

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