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

Operation
School Bell®

New Clothes • Self Confidence

Providing emergency clothing for ER patients

Hospital Patient Support

New Clothes • Dignity • Comfort

Year in Review

2,285

students clothed in Whatcom County community

$55,717

in scholarships
awarded to students
in Whatcom County

550

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

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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 […]

Thrift & Gift Shop Closed Thanksgiving Day

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to our families, friends, and customers!  Our Thrift & Gift Shop will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28th, Thanksgiving Day. It will reopen on Friday, Nov. 29th at 10 am. See you then…

Our Thrift & Gift Shop’s “Kick-off to the Holidays” is coming soon!

Don’t miss our Thrift & Gift Shop’s “Kick-Off to the Holidays” event, Wednesday, Nov. 13th. Check out the fabulous displays filled with Christmas decor and merchandise. You will find beautiful holiday clothing and accessories, too! Come early for the best selection…

Don’t miss this video interview with Assistance League member volunteer, Christy Dahms

Assistance League volunteer member volunteer, Christy Dahms, was recently interviewed about our Operation School Bell program by Tony Jukich, Hello Bellingham editor. Click on this link to our Operation School Bell page to watch the video and learn more about our signature program and what positive effects it has on the students in Whatcom County.

“Hello Bellingham” Twitter Post Features Operation School Bell

Great work by Christy Dahms and her PR elves resulted in very positive coverage of this year’s Assistance League’s OPERATION SCHOOL BELL activities. Check out the Twitter story and photos carried by Hello Bellingham at the link below. Hello Bellingham on Twitter: “@ALNational Operation School Bell partners with two local department stores to provide clothes […]

Bellingham Co-op Supports Assistance League

Thank you to both Bellingham Co-Op locations for choosing Assistance League as the local nonprofit to receive 2% of their sales on October 19th. Your support helps finance our four community programs serving Whatcom County residents If you didn’t get a chance to shop at the Co-op on October 19th, it’s not too late to […]

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