Transforming Lives  •  Strengthening Community

Philanthropic Programs

Providing Christmas gifts for residents in care centers

Care Center Support

Being Remembered • Feeling Loved

Summer scholarships for high school students

Enrichment Scholarships

Education • Preparing for Future

Providing clothing for students in need

School Bell®

New Clothes • Self Confidence

Providing emergency clothing for ER patients

Hospital Patient Support

New Clothes • Dignity • Comfort

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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Lynden’s “Pieceable Quilters” Guild Donates to Care Center Support Program

Assistance League of Bellingham was thrilled to receive a wonderful donation of 52 beautifully made quilts from Lynden’s “Pieceable Quilters” Guild.  The quilts will be a delightful addition to the Christmas gifts given this year in our Care Center Support program.  Each Christmas, residents in care centers who have no family or friends receive gifts […]

Assistance League Sponsors Christmas Tree in “Deck the Old City Hall” Event

Assistance League of Bellingham sponsored one of the many beautifully decorated trees at the annual Deck the Old City Hall event held on December 6, 2019. It was a very festive evening and all of the trees looked fabulous! The wonderful music that night was provided by The Thomas Harris Band. Years ago, when Thomas […]

Thrift & Gift Shop Holiday Hours

Warmest wishes for a Happy Holiday! Please note the change in our Thrift & Gift Shop hours. We will close at 1 pm on both December 24th and December 31th.  On Christmas Day, Dec. 25th and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1st we will be closed the entire day.  Our hard-working volunteers deserve a break to […]

Support Assistance League When You Shop at

Do you do your holiday shopping at Amazon? If so, now is a great time to go to to generate donations for Assistance League of Bellingham. Take advantage of the upcoming shopping holidays: Black Friday on Nov 29 and Cyber Monday on Dec 2.

Assistance League displays Christmas Tree at “Deck the Old City Hall” Event

Check out Assistance League’s ELF-THEME decorated Christmas tree in the DECK THE OLD CITY HALL annual event. Trees can be viewed at the Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street from Nov. 29-Dec. 29 from noon – 5 pm. Many thanks to Sheila, Kathy, Shayna, Amy and Christy, Assistance League member volunteers, who created such a […]

Operation School Bell Program Clothes 2276 Students in October

Assistance League of Bellingham’s philanthropic program, OPERATION SCHOOL BELL®, clothed 2276 Whatcom County students in October. Nine clothing times were offered to qualifying K-12 students in the eight school districts. Students were registered at each school district by the School Coordinators to shop at the Target Store at the Bellis Fair Mall at specific times […]


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