Assistance League in the Community



Sowing Seeds of Growth: Kids Become Gardeners

Three great goals—help young children learn about plants, work together in nature, and eat fresh vegetables—are combined in a program of Assistance League of Southwest Washington. The chapter works with kindergarteners and preschoolers at a local agency, Innovative Services Northwest, to increase literacy and help children, many of whom have developmental or social challenges, reach […]



Our Member Volunteers…The Heart of Assistance League…The Heart of Their Community

February is known for Valentine’s Day… a celebration of love for family and friends. Assistance League member volunteers express their love year-round. They, along with our programs, are the heart of Assistance League and the communities served. With loving and giving hearts, our 23,000 member volunteers in 120 chapters across the nation participate in programs […]



Make a New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep: Declutter and Donate

Donating used items is one New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep; declutters your home; has a positive impact on the planet and can benefit Assistance League, a philanthropic organization with a nationwide chain of high quality thrift shops. Whether you have clothes you no longer wear, a prized lamp or an old set of […]



Assistance League Culture of Giving Brings Donors Knocking

At pre-holiday fundraisers, Assistance League chapters challenge guests to dig deeper and donate a few extra dollars, over and above the generous amount already spent in silent auction, raffle and boutique purchases. Assistance League members dig into their own wallets, publicly demonstrating the confidence they have in their chapter’s ability to better living conditions for […]



Assistance League National Conference Overflowing with Inspiration and Information

Approximately 800 member volunteers convened at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, in September for the 2016 Assistance League National Conference, themed The Power of Change, Navigating Change and Driving Growth. Some chapters had one person in attendance, while others, such as nearby San Antonio, had as many as 30, but all agreed that the conference […]



Make A Difference Day 2016 – Help Promote Childhood Literacy by Donating Books to Your Local Assistance League Chapter

Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service, has served as a springboard for Assistance League’s Legacy of Literacy. The annual children’s book drive, started in 2012, has been implemented in many different ways across the country, thanks to the enthusiasm and creative efforts of our member volunteers and generous book donations […]