During the fiscal year June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018, more than 70,000 service hours were volunteered by Assistance League of Austin members . We currently have approximately 380 members. Assistance League of Austin returns to the Austin community 85 – 90 percent of the funds received. Last year, through our nine philanthropic programs, Assistance League of Austin served:
237 child and adolescent assault survivors through distribution of Assault Survivor Kits® (toiletries and clothing) as well as equipment for the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
57 Austin students with Assistance League Scholarships to Austin Community College, covering tuition, books and fees.
40 foster youth by providing Life Kits and gift cards to those graduating and exiting the foster care system through Fresh Start. We also provided 62 laptop computers to these youth.
Nearly 7,000 students from Austin ISD schools and selected children’s shelters were provided with new school clothing, shoes, grooming kits, and books through our signature program Operation School Bell®. This program includes a combination of in-house dressings for elementary students, school-based uniform closets and retail shopping experiences for middle and high school students.
More than 1,000 children in Austin ISD by providing books to school libraries, summer reading programs, and other special requests through Operation Wish List.
20,140 children and families at Dell Children’s Medical Center with toys and books from our Toy Cart.
Immeasurable members of our community were helped through our donations of excess and unsellable items to other 501(c)(3) organizations with Waste Not.
Clients from various Family Resource Centers hand wrapped hundreds of Christmas gifts for foster children, a collaboration between Partnerships for Children and Outreach.