Impact Stories



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 […]



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, […]



San Jose – City Council Recognizes Chapter for 25th Anniversary

On December 11, 2018, Assistance League of San Jose was honored before the San Jose City Council at its monthly meeting. In August, Assistance League of San Jose was celebrating its 25th anniversary in the Operation School Bell® program which provides school uniforms to students in three different school districts in the San Jose area. […]



Greater Wilmington – Supports Cape Fear Program

ROCKY POINT, NC (WECT) – Some students at Cape Fear Middle School got a sporty surprise Thursday morning. Eighth grade teacher Laura Hoover started a program to get children moving and 22 students are running a couple of times a week. Members of the running club got new shoes, which Hoover — who is a […]



Temecula Valley – Awards Teachers

Eleven Lake Elsinore teachers pitched ideas — from a field trip to see flowers to designing derby cars — that won them a total of $5,260 in grants. The Assistance League of Temecula Valley handed out the awards during a Monday, Dec. 3, event at the Lake Elsinore Unified School District office. League President Denise Lanier; Annette Sheehy, director […]



Greater Wilmington – Children helping children via Assistance League

Tennessee schoolchildren held a book drive to benefit Hurricane Florence victims. Assistance League of Greater Wilmington has been contacted by two groups of children who are concerned about the children in our area after Hurricane Florence. One group is sending us gently used children’s books to replace those that may have been damaged or destroyed. […]