Chapter News

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May

Greater Cincinnati – Kinship Foster Care Program – The Need is Immense

How diapers, socks and underwear help hundreds of Hamilton County kids in the child welfare system ‘The need is immense’ The call came for Tamecka Jones at 6:30 in the morning: Her baby nieces were being removed from their mother’s custody. Would she take them? Jones didn’t hesitate. “Foster care sounds bad to families,” she […]

May

Bellingham – Presents Target with National Operation School Bell Award

Target was presented with the National Operation School® Award at our recent luncheon-fashion show, Strutin’ 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 clothing sessions.  This year […]

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May

Hemacinto – Campaign to Collect 1,000 Books

Putting a book in the hands of every young child in the San Jacinto Valley who doesn’t have one in their home is the motivation behind the Assistance League of Hemacinto’s month-long book drive. “It might be they can’t afford books or don’t have anyone that can read to them,” President Linda Morriss said. The […]

May

Palm Springs Desert Area – Assistance League ACTION! Week – The Little Chapter That Could

In the middle of the warm summer months in the desert, Assistance League Palm Springs Desert Area received a call from the Molina Foundation asking a surprising question.  Would we be interested in receiving thousands of books from the Foundation?  The Foundation was emptying a warehouse and looking for ways to give away the contents. […]

May

Minneapolis/St Paul – Brings Author to Celebrate Assistance League ACTION! Week

As part of Assistance League’s ACTION! Week, our local chapter worked with Elizabeth Hall Elementary in Minneapolis, to bring in a local author to come talk to their third graders. Lehman Riley, the author of the ‘Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers’ book series, which are historical fiction children’s books about his grandparents, spoke about his family […]