Assistance League in the Community



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 […]



National Children’s Dental Health Month: Assistance League helps kids brush up on good dental habits

Poor oral health is one of the leading causes of irregular school attendance and substandard academic performance in America. Assistance League has been working to counter this trend since 1941 when the first dental center opened in San Pedro, CA, with an all-volunteer professional staff. Since then, dental centers have sprung up in several California […]



Assistance League Offers Opportunity to “Give Back”

When it comes to giving back, everyone wins! At this time of year when we gather to give thanks for all that we have, it’s a good time to take the opportunity to consider how we might “give back.”  Since 1919, Assistance League has served as a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization of volunteers helping the […]