Upcoming Events

Tennis Tournament

Falls of Autry Mill

The Falls Tennis Club

9825 Autry Falls Drive

Alpharetta, GA  30022

October 19-21, 2018

Glitz and Glam Sale

Attic Treasures Thrift Shop

3534 Broad Street, Chamblee, GA 30341

November 2018

 

Community Events

Assistance League of Atlanta participates in community events for visibility and fundraising, increasing our ability to help those at risk.

Falls of Autry Mills Tennis Tournament

This fall, Assistance League of Atlanta will be the marquee charity for The Falls of Autry Mill Pro-Am Tennis Tournament. Held annually for the past 18+ years, the Alpharetta neighborhood raises an average of $25,000 per year for charity. Assistance League joins a prestigious list of previously sponsored charities including American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

This year’s tournament is October 19-21. The weekend gets underway with a Friday night kick-off party complete with DJ, food, drinks, silent auction and free giveaways. Tournament play begins on Saturday for both women and men players with the highest scoring teams advancing to playoffs on Sunday morning.  If you’re a tennis player, registration is open so sign up now! Players are paired with tennis pros in a round robin format and prizes are awarded for first- and second-place winners.

Glitz and Glam

All year long, we set aside glamorous clothes, furs, shoes, handbags and jewelry for our special Glitz and Glam sale in the fall. Shoppers are invited to get their glam on and buy their holiday finery at Attic Treasures. Proceeds fund special treats for our program recipients, such as Kroger gift cards for families in need to buy groceries for the holidays.
Party clothes for all ages
Get your glam on!

Fashion Shows

Our custom, on-your-site fashion shows, featuring Attic Treasures upscale clothing, shoes and accessories, are wildly popular! If you would like to host a fashion show, contact us. You’ll be surprised at the quality and pizzazz of our fashions!

Members model our thrift shop clothing at fashion show

Children’s Book Drive

Assistance League of Atlanta’s Children’s Book Drive is on-going throughout the year. We  collect and distribute thousands  of books for children in need in the Greater Atlanta area, many of whom never had a book of their very own. Reading stimulates children and forms their view of the world. Through our book drive, we hope to make an impact by making children’s books available to children in lower income homes. The focus of the campaign is children ages 1- 12 but books will be collected up to age 16.
Sad Facts
  • 61% of lower income families have no children’s books in the home.
  • This lack of books puts children at a disadvantage, because 75% of students who are poor readers in third grade remain poor readers in high school.
  • The average number of books for this population is one book per 300 children.
For collecting and distributing books, we are partnering with Children Read Atlanta, a nonprofit charitable organization that collects and repairs used and new books and then distributes them free of charge to children before they reach kindergarten, and Black Rose Foundation for Children, Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization that, through its Justice Reads Literacy Program, seeks to motivate young children to read by providing books to underserved communities. Other partners include churches, schools, Girl Scout troops and small businesses.
Assistance League member volunteers participate by donating money, purchasing books at thrift stores and the American University Women’s Book Sale, sorting donated books and packing them for distribution. As part of National Assistance League’s Legacy of Literacy initiative held on Saturday, February 24,2018, chapter members distributed books to children at the Fiesta de Libros event at the Plaza Fiesta on Buford Highway in Brookhaven and read to the children as well. For more information on how you can help with this worthwhile project, contact us.
The Black Rose Foundation for Children, Inc. partners with Assistance League to benefit children in need.
Member volunteer reads to children at the Fiesta de Libros event
Peachtree Corners Holiday Parade - November 2017

Peachtree Corners Holiday Parade

Now that our Philathropic Center is located in Peachtree Corners, we joined other area businesses and organizations and marched in  the City of Peachtree Corners “Glow in the Corners” parade this past November. Members decorated a pick-up truck with many holiday items from our thrift store. This was our first Peachtree Corners parade, and it looks like we’ll be making it an annual event.

March into Chick-fil-A

In the spring, we partner with the Jett Ferry Road Chick-fil-A® in Dunwoody for this shoe extravaganza event. Customers, large and small, donate gently used shoes, and Chick-fil-A gives them a free Original Chicken Sandwich – a win-win for all. Donated shoes are sold in the shop and proceeds fund Payless shoe vouchers for Operation School Bell® students,some of whom never had a new pair of shoes.
Assistance League of Atlanta Member Volunteers are all smiles after Chick Fil-A Shoe Drive
Member volunteers get ready to sort donated shoes
Chick-Fil-A customers donating shoes

Golf Tournament

On April 30, 2018, Assistance League of Atlanta hosted its first annual golf tournament – Driving “Fore”ward – at Bear’s Best Golf Course in Suwanee, GA.  We had realched our maximum of 144 golfers playing in beautiful weather. The event included championship golf, breakfast snack, full BBQ lunch, awards, raffle prizes & silent auction after golf. Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Teams, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive & Long Putt Contest at the Turn. Thanks to all the member volunteers who worked so hard and our generous sponsors for making this event a successful one.

Golfers ready for a day on the course
Thanks to our sponsors for helping make the tournament a success
Member volunteers take time out from their tournament duties for a photo op

2018 City of Peachtree Corners Festival

Since moving into our Philathropic Center in 2017 located in Peachtree Corners, this was our chapter’s first participation in the city’s  annual celebration on Saturday, June 10th.  The festival featured arts and crafts, live music, fun for the kids and a special car show. At the Assistance League booth, we sold chalk-painted furniture items, painted by our members volunteers, and other novelty items. We also had the opportunity to meet and greet our new Peachtree Corners neighbors.

Members ready to greet visitors to our booth at the Peachtree Corners Festival

Dunwoody July 4 Parade

The Dunwoody July 4 parade is the largest in the state of Georgia. This event has become one of our long-standing traditions, having participated since 2004 – rain or shine! Our entourage usually consists of a truck, decorated with items from our thrift shop or information about our programs and a convertible with our president on board. Our ground troops carry signs and give out candy to the parade watchers. It’s fun and patriotic and we love doing it!
Members participate in the Dunwoody 4th of July parade