Transforming Lives  •  Strengthening Community

Philanthropic Programs

Providing Christmas gifts for residents in care centers

Care Center Support

Being Remembered
Feeling Loved

Kids growing organic lettuce

Eating Healthy

Connecting Kids
to Healthy Food

Summer scholarships for high school students

Enrichment Scholarships

Preparing for Future

Hospital Patient Support

Hospital Patient Support

New Clothes
Dignity • Comfort

Providing clothing for students in need

School Bell®

New Clothes
Self Confidence

Year in Review


 students clothed in Whatcom County community


in scholarships
awarded to students
in Whatcom County


 ER patients received
emergency clothing at
St. Joseph’s Hospital 

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Brenda Dennis Receives Assistance League of Bellingham’s President’s Award

Assistance League of Bellingham’s President, JJ Oxford, announced  “I am honored and delighted to name Brenda Dennis as the 2022 recipient of the President’s award. She has given so much to the chapter and has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she shares selflessly. She has served on so many committees and the Board, […]

“Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” Award Honors Jim McLachlan

In the words of Jack Johnson, “Going far beyond that call of duty, doing more than others expect, this is what excellence is all about! And it comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, looking after the smallest detail, and going the extra mile.” It is with gratitude we honor and thank James McLachlan for […]

Ada Laughlin Award Recipient: Karen Griffith-Hedberg

Karen Griffith-Hedberg is our Ada Laughlin award recipient. The Ada Laughlin award is named after the cofounder of Assistance League. It honors and recognizes an outstanding chapter member who has contributed significantly while remaining behind the scenes. Karen provided quiet, dedicated, reliable service to our chapter. She embodied being inconspicuous as she worked behind the scenes […]

Christy Dahms Receives Anne Banning Leadership Award

The Anne Banning award was presented to Christy Dahms by President Elect, Sarah Spinks. The Anne Banning Leadership award is named after the founder of Assistance League, who promoted the growth of effective volunteerism through leadership and education. Christy demonstrates personal commitment to the mission and values of the chapter as well as representing the […]

2022 Enrichment Scholarship Recipients Announced

Assistance League of Bellingham is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 Enrichment Scholarship Program: HIGH SCHOOLS Bellingham High School: Pepper Berry, Gemma Cochran, Keely Frazier, Avery Horton, Chloe Hovdesven, Kelly Kerman, Ezra Price, Annabelle Schudlich, Siena Stiles, Ellie Wolverton, Alex Strobel Ferndale High School: Kateri McFall, Mason Helt, Aubrey Tegt, Theodore Lewis, Abigail Schuman, […]

Did You Know?

Assistance League of Bellingham is celebrating their 40th Anniversary as a chapter of National Assistance League. Check out the new sign at our Thrift & Gift Shop. We are so proud to have served our community for 40 years!


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