History of Atlanta Chapter

In 1982 a group of 34 women founded the Atlanta Chapter in Chamblee, Georgia. In the early years, Assistance League members sold senior citizens’ crafts at malls and outdoor markets. Knowing that Assistance League needed a permanent home for selling its crafts, members searched for and found a building to lease in downtown Chamblee, which today is lovingly referred to as “The Mouse House.”

The Mouse House... from humble beginnings, the Atlanta Chapter began its journey

Four buildings and almost 30 years later, Assistance League has grown into an organization with over 250 member volunteers who have recorded an average of more than 52,000 volunteer hours for the last five years. We have no paid employees. The Atlanta Chapter is housed in a 13,000 square foot facility completed in August, 2000. Members completed the capital campaign, begun in 1997, within three years, raising $1.3 million to pay for the building in its entirety.

Ground Breaking, November 1998
The digging begins...
The Second Floor is Poured, April 1999
It's beginning to look like home!
August 2000 - We're done! Assistance League of Atlanta

In December 2016, the chapter purchased a second building, a “Philanthropic Center,” to house administrative offices, training facilities, meeting rooms and much-needed space for its programs, particularly Operation School Bell.®

Our chapter's Philanthropic Center located at 6264 Crooked Creek Road, Peachtree Corners, GA