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.
Book Buddies

Our members partner with the local Senior Center and are paired up with second graders at a local elementary school to increase the students’ reading skills. Our members and local seniors have enjoyed being part of the reading activities.

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.”

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 Haven 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
New for 2024! The Las Positas College Transfer Scholarship funding $3,000 for tuition, books, and supplies. Targeting graduates heading to a four-year college or university.

We also award 2 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Tri-Valley who are continuing their education at an accredited 4-year college/university or an accredited community college/ 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


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Carolyn Pitcher: 2024 Ada Edwards Laughlin Winner

This year’s recipient of the 2023-2024 Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is Carolyn Pitcher. Carolyn is a hardworking individual that has served the chapter superbly by filling multiple roles and making a huge impact in the chapter’s fundraising efforts by selling hundreds of poinsettia plants every year.

375 Children in Tri-Valley were Clothed with Operation School Bell

This year, smiles could be seen, laughter could be heard, and hugs could be felt as 375 TK-8th grade students in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin participated in a Fall school clothing shopping spree, hosted by Assistance League® of Amador Valley in Operation School Bell® – Clothing the Children program. Shoes were on the top of […]

Thank You to Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance

The Assistance League® of Amador Valley (ALAV) was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNA). The funds will support ALAV’s signature program, Operation School Bell®. ALAV’s Vice President of Resource Development, Debbie Flatt, received the grant award on October 26, 2023 at TVNA’s reception where a total of $40,000 in grants were distributed […]

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.

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.

Thank You to Our Grantors



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