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
Program

Connecting Kids
to Healthy Food

Summer scholarships for high school students

Enrichment Scholarships

Education
Preparing for Future

Hospital Patient Support

Hospital Patient Support

New Clothes
Dignity • Comfort

Providing clothing for students in need

Operation
School Bell®

New Clothes
Self Confidence

Year in Review

2,353

 students clothed in Whatcom County community

$43,137

in scholarships
awarded to students
in Whatcom County

650

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

News & Events

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Anne Banning Leadership Award Recipient . . . Kathy Robbins

The Anne Banning Leadership Award was presented by Diane Michel, May 5, 2021. “It is a great honor for me to be presenting the Anne Banning Leadership Award to one of our outstanding Assistance League sisters today. This is the first time ALB has presented this coveted National award to a member of ours. The Anne […]

Joani Carrington Receives Assistance League of Bellingham’s President’s Award

Joy Dunne, our current Assistance League of Bellingham president, presented the President’s Award to Joanie Carrington at our regular Zoom membership meeting, May 5th. In the presentation, Joy said, “The President’s award, given for the first time this year, is to recognize a member who is excellent at what she does, even in the face […]

Enrichment Scholarship Program Winners for 2021 Announced

Assistance League of Bellingham is happy to announce that in 2021, 55 students in Whatcom County received summer Enrichment Scholarship Awards. Click here to view the winners.

Whatcom Talk April Article: Assistance League’s Enrichment Scholarship Program

Assistance League of Bellingham Awards Summer Scholarships

Assistance League Member Sharon “Petie” Matzinger Receives Ada Laughlin Award

Presented by Rosemary Selver, Assistance League of Bellingham: It is my honor and privilege to present the Ada Laughlin Award. Ada Laughlin was a co-founder of the Assistance League and was married to Homer Laughlin Jr, “whose family is known for creating the iconic Fiesta Dinnerware that is still popular today.” It’s quite often sold in […]

Assistance League Donates New Socks to Students in Whatcom County!

In recognition of our founder Anne Banning, Assistance League of Bellingham had another successful sock drive within our chapter. Member volunteers collected 853 pairs of socks in all sizes for the students in all eight Whatcom county schools and Lummi Nation. Each coordinator from the school came to our Thrift & Gift Shop to pick […]

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