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

Connects Kids
to Nutritious Food


Enrichment Scholarship

Prepares for Future

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Books and Beyond

Today a Reader
Tomorrow a Leader

Providing clothing for students in need

School Bell®

New Clothes Boost
Self Confidence

Year in Review


 K-12 students
clothed in
Whatcom County 


in scholarships
awarded to students
in Whatcom County


 books donated through
Books and Beyond

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Have You Seen our Thrift & Gift Shop’s Freshly Painted Back Door?

Next time you make a donation at the alley entrance to our Thrift & Gift Shop, don’t miss our beautifully painted BLUE back door.  Assistance League members Kay, Laurie and Joani pose proudly beside the cheerful door on Saturday, April 13th. A huge thank you to non-member volunteer, Cody, for his time and effort to […]

ABCD Award Honors Assistance League Member Judy Mork

Sue Oram, Joani Carrington and Nanci Zander (above photo) present Judy Mork with the ABCD Award In presenting this award at our April membership meeting, Joani Carrington, ALB member stated, ” I am honored to have been asked to present the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.  It won’t take you long to […]

Ada Edwards Laughlin National Award Recipient – Kathy Sabel

The Ada Edwards 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. Assistance League members Kay McDade and Sandy Dentinger presented this award to Kathy Sabel at our last Assistance League general meeting. In presenting the award, […]

Anne Banning Leadership National Award Presented to Judy “JJ” Oxford

Anne Banning was the founder of Assistance League and promoted the growth of volunteering through leadership and education. This award is given to someone who has served in major leadership roles. Assistance League members, Mary Margaret Leu and Nanci Zander presented this award.  “The person we are honoring today with this award joined Assistance League […]

Whatcom Talk Article: The Joy of Gardening

The Joy of Gardening

Assistance League’s Operation School Bell Program Receives $500 WECU Grant

Assistance League of Bellingham gives a huge thank you to WECU for their $500 Community Builder Grant. Thank you for supporting our Operation School Bell program!


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