Philanthropic Programs

Assault Survivor Kits®

…are provided to the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at Dell Children’s Medical Center. These kits are made up of clothing, toiletries, and a book on surviving sexual assault to help restore the dignity of child and adolescent survivors.  ASK additionally now provides physical and emotional services to them.

Assistance League Scholarships

…are provided to qualifying students attending Austin Community College to help them achieve their dreams. These scholarships cover tuition, books, and fees.

Taking a scenic boat ride on Lake Austin

Bus With Us

…provides seniors from area assisted living and nursing facilities, along with Austin recreational facilities, a scenic, restful and relaxing day out.

Fresh Start

…serves foster youth in the Greater Austin area who are exiting the foster care system and moving into independent living.

Operation School Bell®

…is the flagship program of Assistance League chapters across the United States. Austin’s Operation School Bell provides school-age children in need with a wardrobe of new school clothing, shoes and toiletries. The goal is to boost students’ self-esteem so they will excel in school.

Operation Wish List

…provides an opportunity each year for the faculty and staff of a carefully selected Austin ISD elementary school to submit a Wish List of items for us to fulfill that will enhance the educational experience for their students.

Outreach

…is designed to address one-time or short-term needs in the community. Often times this means teaming with a business.

Toy Cart

…at Dell Children’s Medical Center brings joy to young patients by giving them a toy and a book 4 times a week for as long as they are in the hospital. This program also covers the emergency room and children needing a CAT scan.

Waste Not

…allows Assistance League to re-purpose goods that cannot be sold in THRIFT HOUSE or used by our programs.

2017-18 Statistics

38,900

clients served in the Austin community

70,274

volunteer hours

20,140

patients served through Toy Cart at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas

237

children and teens comforted with items from our Assault Survivor Kits

6,884

students given new school clothing through Operation School Bell

57

students received more than $145,000 in Scholarships through our program with Austin Community College

5,000+

Community Needs: Thousands more served through Operation Wish List, Fresh Start, Bus With Us, Outreach and Waste Not

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Appliance Purchase by Outreach

Assistance League of Austin Outreach was happy to purchase a washer and dryer for the Family Resource Center at Dobie Middle School. The appliances are available for use by students and their families who may not otherwise have access to laundry facilities.

PRSSA supports ALA and Dell Children’s Day of Giving

Students with the Public Relations Student Society of America participated in a gift drive to benefit “Buck’s Barn,” a holiday shopping event for hospitalized children to select gifts for their families.  On December 1, 2018, children will “shop” in the Dell Children’s Medical Center Auditorium from new gifts donated by ALA and our partners.

Buford the Book Bus

Assistance League of Austin is proud to be one of the partners that provided books for Austin ISD’s Buford the Book Bus.  What a fabulous program that puts books in the hands of students during the summer and supplies books to school libraries!  To see the video, click here.

YMSL Super Saturdays!

Young men and their moms from a local Young Men’s Service League at Anderson High School join us every Saturday to answer our donor door, sort donations, organize shopping bags and help move furniture.  We are so grateful for their help; it is a wonderful partnership and a win-win for us all.

Scholarships

We are pleased and proud to have provided $145,000 recently to Austin Community College to provide scholarships to 62 students.  As part of our program, we also act as individual advocates and mentors to help these students stay on track with their education.

Operation Wish List

This year’s “adopted” school is Cowan Elementary.  Their faculty and staff were so excited to hear that they will be the recipients of $40,000 from Assistance League of Austin for needed classroom items and educational enhancements.

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Appliance Purchase by Outreach

Assistance League of Austin Outreach was happy to purchase a washer and dryer for the Family Resource Center at Dobie Middle School. The appliances are available for use by students and their families who may not otherwise have access to laundry facilities.

PRSSA supports ALA and Dell Children’s Day of Giving

Students with the Public Relations Student Society of America participated in a gift drive to benefit “Buck’s Barn,” a holiday shopping event for hospitalized children to select gifts for their families.  On December 1, 2018, children will “shop” in the Dell Children’s Medical Center Auditorium from new gifts donated by ALA and our partners.

Buford the Book Bus

Assistance League of Austin is proud to be one of the partners that provided books for Austin ISD’s Buford the Book Bus.  What a fabulous program that puts books in the hands of students during the summer and supplies books to school libraries!  To see the video, click here.

YMSL Super Saturdays!

Young men and their moms from a local Young Men’s Service League at Anderson High School join us every Saturday to answer our donor door, sort donations, organize shopping bags and help move furniture.  We are so grateful for their help; it is a wonderful partnership and a win-win for us all.

Scholarships

We are pleased and proud to have provided $145,000 recently to Austin Community College to provide scholarships to 62 students.  As part of our program, we also act as individual advocates and mentors to help these students stay on track with their education.

Operation Wish List

This year’s “adopted” school is Cowan Elementary.  Their faculty and staff were so excited to hear that they will be the recipients of $40,000 from Assistance League of Austin for needed classroom items and educational enhancements.

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