Assistance League, founded in California, is the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization to recognize the potential of volunteers helping those less fortunate to a better, more meaningful life. The first chapter began in Los Angeles in 1919. As the area grew, more chapters were formed. To support the growing number of chapters, National Assistance League was organized in 1936 and incorporated in 1949.
From this modest beginning, Assistance League has grown to 120 chapters with over 23,000 members throughout the United States. Assistance League chapters served 1.5 million people, returned over $38 million to local communities and invested nearly 3.2 million service hours.
Interest in starting the Amador Valley chapter began in 1990 with about 40 members, and later chartered in 1995.
Assistance League of Amador Valley currently has over 75 member volunteers working to make Amador Valley a better place to live and work through our programs.
The Amador Valley chapter supports 7 community-based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from infants to adults residing in Amador Valley. These programs include:
- Birthday Bags. Our members create a Birthday Bag that has all the essentials for a party for children celebrating a birthday while they are living at a local shelter.
- Caring for the Retired and Elderly. Organize social activities, serve lunch, manage magazine library and participate in book buddies.
- Food for Families. Donate food to the Tri-Valley Haven food pantry in Livermore on a bi-weekly basis.
- Foster Kids. Work with the Alameda County Social Services Agency to supply reading books for foster children and organize outings.
- Operation School Bell®. Our largest philanthropic program to go shopping with school age children at the local Kohl’s for school clothing each Fall.
- Screening Eyes Early. Our trained members work with local Tri-Valley preschools to test the children for vision acuity.
We encourage you to learn more about our chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.