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  • New board of directors installed

    2019-2020 Assistance League Board of Directors

    The new Assistance League of Bellingham board of directors was installed at the regular monthly meeting at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on May 1st, 2019. They will begin their official duties June 1, 2019 with Eileen Malloy serving as president. Congratulations to the new board!

  • Pieceable Qulilters of Ferndale WA present quilts to Care Center Support program

    “Pieceable Quilters” Guild Give Gifts of Love

    In the spring of 2019, Assistance League of Bellingham’s Anni Martinek, VP of Philanthropic Programs, was approached by a member of the Pieceable Quilters Guild of Lynden, WA. Anni says, “They wanted to partner with us because of the wonderful work we do to serve those in our community. The guild

  • 2018-2019 Operation School Bell Year a Great Success!

    At our regular Assistance League meeting, Operation School Bell® chair, Joani Carrington, expressed appreciation to the member volunteers for helping clothe K-12 students at Target. She happily reported, “We are proud to say that in 2018-2019 we clothed 2,225 students!” Students are selected by the school district homeless liaison coordinators, based

  • Chapter Facts

    Since it became a guild in 1977, then a chapter in 1982, Assistance League of Bellingham has served more than 40,000 residents in our community. It has done so by raising more than $3,800,000 to fund our programs in Whatcom County!

  • Enrichment Scholarship Program awards summer camp scholarships.

    Over $55,000 in Enrichment Scholarships Awarded

    2019 Enrichment Scholarships Awarded Congratulations to the Whatcom County students who won Enrichment Scholarship Awards from Assistance League of Bellingham! Eighty-two scholarships were awarded to middle school and high school students for a total of $55,917. The money was raised through our Thrift & Gift Shop sales and other fundraising efforts.The 2019

  • Target Honored with National Operation School Award

    Target was presented with the National Operation School Award at our recent fashion show, “Struttin’ Into Spring”.  Target has been partnering with Assistance League of Bellingham for the past five years in helping to clothe children through our Operation School Bell® program. The event takes place each October in approximately nine

  • Win fabulous luxury gift baskets at our Fashion Event!

    Win a Luxury Gift Basket

    For each annual Fashion Event, a trio of talented Assistance League members come together to create a dozen amazing gift basket presentations. These are our “Opportunity Baskets” that can range in value from $150.00 to over $300.00. A single raffle ticket can win one of these wonderful baskets. These beautifully designed

  • Photo of our members at their regular monthly meeting

    Thank You Assistance League Volunteers!

    From Assistance League Guild of Bellingham in 1977, to Assistance League of Bellingham in 1982, to present day Bellingham and Whatcom County, we have created a forty-two year history of growth and fulfilling our mission. Our chapter has served more than 40,00 residents in our community and has done so

  • New Outdoor Sign for Thrift & Gift Shop

    We Love Our New Sign!

    Volunteer members of Assistance League are thrilled with their new outdoor sign advertising our Thrift & Gift Shop. Check it out the next time you drive by on Meridian Street! We are open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Free parking…bring a friend! All proceeds fund our four community programs

  • Find us on Ebay and Craigslist.

    Buy Online. We sell on eBay and Craigslist

    You can find us on Facebook, our website at and on Craigslist. To find us on Craigslist: go to, select Bellingham listings, then click the “for sale” listings.  In the search box put the words “AL Thrift” and our current ads will come up. Did you know we ALSO have an