Photo of our members at their regular monthly meeting

Assistance League of Bellingham is a member of Assistance League, a national organization comprised of 22,000 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 our member volunteers contributed over 32,192 hours of service, supporting five 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 Yule Boutique and our Fashion Event.

Working together...making a difference


Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.


  • Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Accountability
  • Respect

Reports and financials