About Us

Assistance League of Arcadia, is a local chapter of National Assistance League. It is 100% member volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving our community, through hands on involvement and innovative programs.  All funds raised by our chapter go directly back into the San Gabriel Valley communities we serve.

Founded in 1954, we became the 22nd chapter of National Assistance League.  We currently have over 300 chapter and auxiliary members of diverse backgrounds, ages and occupations who donate over 23,000 service hours. Through thrift shop sales we fund the chapter’s numerous community service programs serving over 20,000 people and raising over $200,000. We presently serve the communities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Duarte, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel and Temple City. As well as having a partnership with the community outreach group Almansor Center.

Who We Are Nationally

Assistance League has a network of more than 120 chapters stretching across the country; bound by a strong central cause and vision to empower volunteers to make lasting change in our communities.

Unlike most national charities, National Assistance League’s focus is on local chapter needs first.  Assistance League actually helps their volunteers realize their vision for their communities.  All funds they raise stay in those individual communities.  So their dreams become our dreams.  Together we help people in need achieve a better quality of life.


Assistance League of Arcadia volunteers transform the lives of children and adults through community programs.


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.


Respect – Appreciation and consideration for others
Integrity – Honest and ethical communication and action
Compassion – Empathy, understanding and patience with others
Commitment – Being responsible, reliable and accountable
Service – Actions that are caring, sharing and giving

Assistance League of Arcadia
Join us at our monthly meetings!

January 2020 meeting having fun learning to tie pashminas & scarves.


Is your club or organization interested in having a multi-media presentation about Assistance League, the needs of children and adults in the San Gabriel Valley, and ways you might help?

Assistance League of Arcadia’s Speakers Bureau is available without charge as a program presentation ranging from 15 to 45 minutes.  Learn about members of our community who are confronted with day-to-day personal challenges and how Assistance League’s programs serve them. For information or to schedule a presentation contact ala@alarcadia.org.

Assistance League of Arcadia 2019-2020 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Sandi Consiglio president@alarcadia.org

1st VP EDUCATION Shary DeVore vpeducation.alarcadia@gmail.com

2nd VP MEMBERSHIP Diane Lucas vpmembership@alarcadia.org

3rd VP PHILANTHROPIC Nicole Pham vpphilanthropic.alarcadia@gmail.com

4th VP BARGAIN BOX Shirley Curley vpbargainbox.alarcadia@gmail.com

RECORDING SECRETARY Theresa Antenesse recordingsecretary.alarcadia@gmail.com

TREASURER Donna Rey treasurer.alarcadia@gmail.com

ASSISTEENS COORDINATOR Leigh Chavez assisteens.alarcadia@gmail.com

BYLAWS CHAIRMAN Fran Hermann bylaws.alarcadia@gmail.com

LIAISON TO AUXILIARY Robin Graney liaisan.alarcadia@gmail.com

ORIENTATION CHAIRMAN Patti Beith orientation.alarcadia@gmail.com

PROPERTIES/PREPAREDNESS Joyce McGregor properties.alarcadia@gmail.com

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIRMAN Shelly Romo strategicplanning.alarcadia@gmail.com