Impact Stories

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Mar

Greater Wilmington – Book Drive for Nashville

In recognition of the needs in Nashville, Tenn., after the recent destructive and deadly tornado, Assistance League will “pay it forward” by purchasing $1,000 of new children’s books. Members of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington were surprised and heartened after Hurricane Florence when we were contacted by Destinee’s Gift, a Chattanooga, Tennessee, organization started by […]

25

Feb

Kansas City – Keeping the Next Generation Safe

Safety is something we all take for granted. We head out everyday to the grocery store, to the bank, or to go do some retail therapy. We never think about becoming a victim of violence. Every 73 seconds someone becomes a victim of sexual assault and there are nearly 300,000 robberies that happen every year. […]

18

Jan

Southern Utah – Beneficiary of St George Market

Relying on the kindness of others for support, Assistance League of Southern Utah fills a vacuum to help cloth children in desperate need of the simplest of items such as socks, shirts, pants and warm jackets. Earlier this month, the St. George City Council voted unanimously to sponsor an event and waive the fees for […]

06

Sep

Seven Chapters Partner with Camp Pendleton to Provide School Clothes – Temecula Valley, Capistrano Valley, Laguna Beach, Saddleback Valley, North Coast, Inland North County and Rancho San Dieguito

What makes a great weekend? If any of the seven Assistance League of Temecula Valley chapters for children’s philanthropic program volunteers were asked, they would say smiling children, happy families and enthusiastic volunteers, which is exactly what they experienced Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, at the 13th annual U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Back […]

19

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 […]

03

May

Bellingham – Gets New Sign; Promotes Store

Driving south on Meridian Street in Bellingham, you pass by Earl’s Bike Shop, and then quickly come upon an unassuming storefront, home to the Assistance League of Bellingham thrift store. Inside, the shop is often busy. On the day I visited, I was surprised to find it about as busy as Value Village around Halloween, […]