Assistance League in the Community



Many “Mrs. Book” Promote Literacy for Children

He came hurtling toward her shouting, “Mrs. Book, Mrs. Book” when he saw her again in the fall. He was a four-year-old Headstart preschool student in the Chicago area, and she is a volunteer reader with the Chicagoland West chapter of Assistance League. Their interaction typifies the nationwide relationships between students and volunteers in Assistance […]



Thrift Shops + Resale = Great Savings

A trip to the thrift shop can be the perfect place to create a style of your own. Thrift shops are unique “green” businesses. They help the environment by keeping many usable items out of landfills. They are the shops that help the community providing affordable shopping for every household and anyone looking to save […]



Scholarships Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams

Commencement ceremonies are taking place in high schools and universities across America this spring as graduates celebrate past accomplishments and anticipate a future bright with possibilities. But even in the land of opportunity, higher education and youth enrichment programs are beyond the reach of some young adults and children. The importance of education and literacy […]



Assistance League Members Put Heart in Fundraisers

Assistance League chapters are all-volunteer organizations that develop and implement programs to make a difference in the lives of the men, women and children they serve in their communities. Their programs provide services in their communities for needs not covered by anyone else. To fund these philanthropic programs, the chapters raise funds in many different […]



Assistance League is a Perfect Match for National Volunteer Week – April 12-18

With 26,000 member volunteers giving over 3.2 million service hours annually, Assistance League exemplifies what National Volunteer Week is all about–namely, “inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.” National Volunteer Week, April 12-18 this year, was established by Points of Light in 1974 to demonstrate the power […]



March is National Women’s History Month

Every year, the National Women’s History Project ( selects a unifying theme to be shared with all who want to promote women’s history. This year’s theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories– individually and collectively–into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. Accounts of the lives of individual women are important because they reveal […]