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 Healthy Food

Summer scholarships for high school students

Enrichment Scholarships

Education
Prepares for Future

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Books and Beyond

Books
Equal Knowledge

Providing clothing for students in need

Operation
School Bell®

New Clothes Build
Self Confidence

Year in Review

2130

 K-12 students
clothed in
Whatcom County 

$47,900

in scholarships
awarded to students
in Whatcom County

1088

 books donated through
Books and Beyond
 program

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Enrichment Scholarship Program 2023 Applications Now Available

WHATCOM COUNTY STUDENTS….wondering what to do this summer? Enrichment Scholarship Program applications are now available on this website! This year, our Enrichment Scholarship Program will provide summer scholarships to middle and high school public school students in Whatcom County.  Students may apply for summer enrichment camps in a variety of areas such as music, science, art, […]

Vote for our Thrift & Gift in Cascadia Daily’s Readers’ Choice Contest

Click on this link to vote: https://www.cascadiadaily.com/contests/readers-choice-2023/#//                

Wishing You a Happy New Year!

To our loyal customers, donors and grantors…HAPPY NEW YEAR from all the member volunteers of Assistance League of Bellingham! Your invaluable support helps us fulfill our mission of transforming the lives of children and adults through our community programs in Whatcom County.  

Assistance League of Bellingham’s Thrift & Gift Shop Robbed

Assistance League of Bellingham is sad to announce that their Thrift & Gift Shop was broken into between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thieves used a sledgehammer to break into a storage room where they stole items being held for online sale which included sterling silver, Disneyana, pewter spoons, waterford crystal, silverplate, vintage knives and […]

Lynden’s “Pieceables Quilt Guild” Donates to Care Center Support Program

Once again, Assistance League of Bellingham was thrilled to receive a wonderful donation of 99 beautifully made quilts from Lynden’s “Pieceables Quilt 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 […]

Assistance League of Bellingham Decorates Christmas Tree for “Deck the Halls”

Get into the holiday spirit by visiting historic Old City Hall, which will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Admission by donation. Deck the Old City Hall Wednesdays – Sundays (except holidays) Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, Noon – 5 pm I Old […]

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