Assistance League of Bellingham is a member of Assistance League, a national organization comprised of 23,000 members in 120 chapters throughout the United States. Each chapter’s focus is on its local community’s needs. We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization transforming lives and strengthening our community through philanthropic programs within Whatcom County. Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a lasting presence in our community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.
Since its formation in 1982, Assistance League of Bellingham’s member volunteers have consistently provided quality service to the residents of Whatcom County. This past year 158 member volunteers contributed over 40,200 hours of service, supporting four philanthropic programs. These programs provide services to every age range in their communities.
The Thrift & Gift Shop is our main source of funding. It is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers. Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible. Our two other fundraisers are our Yule Boutique sale and our Fashion Event.