Assistance League in the Community

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Feb

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 […]

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Jan

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 […]

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Nov

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 […]

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Oct

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 […]

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Sep

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 […]

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Aug

Wearing New Clothes Helps Children Feel Better About Themselves – Operation School Bell and Our Thrift Shops

To give children in-need a real “shopping experience” with greater clothing selections, many Assistance League chapters have switched from clothing school children in-house to retail shopping. Collaborating with a store, chapters set up a plan to meet the students at the selected store. How this is accomplished varies from chapter to chapter. Usually, the selected […]