Who We Are

Assistance League of Atlanta is an all volunteer charitable organization that addresses the needs of low-income children lacking proper school clothing; displaced families living in shelters, cars and motels; indigent new mothers; children traumatized by crisis situations; patients recovering from devastating injuries; and promising students who lack the resources to pursue higher education.

In the fiscal year ended May 31, 2017, our programs helped more than 54,500 children and adults rebuild their lives and become more self-sufficient. Since 1982, we have served more than 600,000 children and adults, at a cost of more than $6 million.  Through philanthropic programs and a network of community partners, we provide new clothing, household goods, hygiene kits, comfort items and educational aid to those affected by poverty, abuse, and homelessness.

Our programs are funded by the sale of donated clothing and household goods in our Attic Treasures Thrift Shop in Chamblee, Georgia, as well as monetary donations and grants. We return more than 80% of our income to the communities we serve, primarily because we have NO PAID STAFF.

Mission

Assistance League of Atlanta is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to serving children and adults in need in our communities through philanthropic programs.

Vision

To be recognized as a leading organization committed to improving the quality of life for people in need.

Core Values

Commitment – Dedicated to a course of action

Leadership – Willingness to lead and develop leaders

Ethics – Doing the right thing in a reliable way

Accountability – Willingness to accept responsibility

Respect – Treating all with courtesy

Chapter Information

Assistance League of Atlanta At-a-Glance

Assistance League of Atlanta Backgrounder

Assistance League of Atlanta Quick Facts

Financial Statements

Form 990  Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax

The Audited Financial Statements are available upon request.

Donations Support our Mission

Every time you donate an item for resale in the thrift shop, make a purchase there, or make a monetary donation, you are helping those at risk in our community. We appreciate donations of any size. Please bring your gently used items to the Donation Door at our thrift shop location.

Assistance League of Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible.

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National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

Assistance League of Atlanta 2017-18 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Lynn Soylemez

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Janis Miller

RECORDING SECRETARY

Joan Sellers

TREASURER

Tobi Cohen

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP

Carol Gaffey

VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Angeline Box

VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Shirley McJunkin

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS

Paula Smiley

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIRMAN

Betty Alspaugh

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Mary Lou Stamy

Assistance League of Atlanta 2017-18 Advisory Council

Lorenzo Alzaga
Retired DeKalb County  Administrator

Harriet Isenberg
Isenberg and Hewitt, PC

Laura Kahn
Bank of America

Richard Michell
Chamblee Businessman

Laurie Grant Nichols
Capital Results, LLC

Kirby Pate
Pate Design Group

Kristy L. Seidenberg
The Law Offices of Kristyne L. Seidenberg, Esq.

Grant Wells
Jett Ferry Chick-fil-A, Dunwoody