Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

This year, Assistance League Bakersfield is proudly celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Operation School Bell. This Program was created by our first chapter president, Ruth Ann Montgomery and is now the signature philanthropic program for all Assistance League Chapters.

Operation Hugs

Provides teddy bears for children in trauma situations.

Operation Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to provide funds to help cover college costs for tuition, books and supplies for graduating high school seniors.

Operation Share

Shares items not used in our operations with other appropriate philanthropic groups.

Please nominate Assistance League Bakersfield in the Community-Best Annual Event category.

2016-17 Statistics

$315.5

thousand dollars returned to Kern County

7.0

thousand people served in Kern County

30.9

thousand hours volunteered

News & Events

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Dr. Seuss Day at Highland Elementary School

On Friday, February 24, 2017, Dona Chertok, Kathy Hanson, Barbara Sandrini and Dixie Schroeder were readers at Highland Elementary School for Dr. Seuss Day.  Jeanne O’Neill and Michele Magyar were also readers, (not pictured). What a fun day!

Assistance League receives $1000 grant from Stinsons.

Lila Mettler, President, and Sue Johnson, VP Philanthropic Programs, received a $1000 grant certificate from Ben Stinson at a breakfast hosted for Bakersfield non-profit organizations on August 29, 2017. Assistance League Bakersfield appreciates and thanks Ben Stinson for his generosity!

Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell Mega Shopping Event at Burlington.  We dressed 150 children.

National Assistance League Visit

National Assistance League presented a splendid meeting at Bakersfield Chapter House on October 3rd.

Lila Mettler and Sandy Spray with Ralph Bailey on his radio show.

Lila Mettler and Sandy Spray with Ralph Bailey on his radio show today, promoting Assistance League’s 29th Chez Noël Home Tour. Tickets are $40.00, available at Bargain Box thrift shop; Victoria’s; Sugar Daddies and Studio Bliss. Join us for a magical tour of three local homes, shopping the vendors Boutique as well as Shopping our […]

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Lila Mettler and Sandy Spray with Ralph Bailey on his radio show.

Lila Mettler and Sandy Spray with Ralph Bailey on his radio show today, promoting Assistance League’s 29th Chez Noël Home Tour. Tickets are $40.00, available at Bargain Box thrift shop; Victoria’s; Sugar Daddies and Studio Bliss. Join us for a magical tour of three local homes, shopping the vendors Boutique as well as Shopping our […]

National Assistance League Visit

National Assistance League presented a splendid meeting at Bakersfield Chapter House on October 3rd.

Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell Mega Shopping Event at Burlington.  We dressed 150 children.

Assistance League receives $1000 grant from Stinsons.

Lila Mettler, President, and Sue Johnson, VP Philanthropic Programs, received a $1000 grant certificate from Ben Stinson at a breakfast hosted for Bakersfield non-profit organizations on August 29, 2017. Assistance League Bakersfield appreciates and thanks Ben Stinson for his generosity!

Dr. Seuss Day at Highland Elementary School

On Friday, February 24, 2017, Dona Chertok, Kathy Hanson, Barbara Sandrini and Dixie Schroeder were readers at Highland Elementary School for Dr. Seuss Day.  Jeanne O’Neill and Michele Magyar were also readers, (not pictured). What a fun day!

Accepting Applications for Membership

Become a member! Join an incredible group of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Kern County.
Assistance League Bakersfield is now welcoming new members at any time.

Visit Our Thrift Store

The Bargain Box Thrift Store is our primary source of funding for our philanthropic programs.  We are proud of our reputation as one of the best and friendliest thrift stores in Bakersfield.  Our members work hard to make sure the merchandise is always good quality, clean, and priced fairly.

Store Information

Address:

1924 Q St.
Bakersfield, CA 93303

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed: Sundays and Holidays

Call:  (661) 323-1317