Upcoming Events

Assistance League in Action Week

February 25 through March 2, 2019
This is a National Assistance League annual event,  This year’s theme is children’s literacy.  We will focus on making books more readily available to children in need. More detaisl to come.

Community Events

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

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

Falls of Autry Mills Tennis Tournament

For two days over an October 2018 weekend, men and women amateur and professional tennis players hit the courts to play in support of Assistance League of Atlanta during The Falls of Autry Mills Pro/Am Charity Tennis Tournament.  Eighty players competed on twelve courts while family and neighbors  came out to cheer from the sidelines.

The Falls has sponsored a charity tennis event for twenty one years.  “Most pro/am events are held at country clubs but we’re the only residential facility in Atlanta that does this,” said Blagi Jurjec, head tennis pro at The Falls.  “We believe in giving back to the community and we’re proud to be able to do that through our sport,” he added.

The warm-up for the tennis event was a gala kick-off party the night before with the theme of  70’s & 80”s Disco Dance Party.  A silent auction of fifty-seven items featuring a $5,000 gift certificate from EntryPoint Door Co., jewelry from Tiffany’s and an Apple watch along with several raffle items netted $10,000 for the evening. Sponsors for the event contributed nearly $20,000 making the Pro/Am a big success.

“We were so excited to have Assistance League as our charity this year.” said Jill Maxon, Pro/Am Chairperson. “A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made it happen and I hope everyone had fun.” Proceeds from this event go to support our capital campaign.

 

Falls of Autry Mills Tennis Tournament

For two days over an October 2018 weekend, men and women amateur and professional tennis players hit the courts to play in support of Assistance League of Atlanta during The Falls of Autry Mills Pro/Am Charity Tennis Tournament.  Eighty players competed on twelve courts while family and neighbors  came out to cheer from the sidelines.

The Falls has sponsored a charity tennis event for twenty one years.  “Most pro/am events are held at country clubs but we’re the only residential facility in Atlanta that does this,” said Blagi Jurjec, head tennis pro at The Falls.  “We believe in giving back to the community and we’re proud to be able to do that through our sport,” he added.

The warm-up for the tennis event was a gala kick-off party the night before with the theme of  70’s & 80”s Disco Dance Party.  A silent auction of fifty-seven items featuring a $5,000 gift certificate from EntryPoint Door Co., jewelry from Tiffany’s and an Apple watch along with several raffle items netted $10,000 for the evening. Sponsors for the event contributed nearly $20,000 making the Pro/Am a big success.

“We were so excited to have Assistance League as our charity this year.” said Jill Maxon, Pro/Am Chairperson. “A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made it happen and I hope everyone had fun.” Proceeds from this event go to support our capital campaign.

 

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