News & Events



Tucson – Looking out for the Tucson Community

It was 9:30 on a Wednesday morning, but a group of elementary children aren’t sitting in their desks at school. Instead, they are picking out some clothes and a backpack for themselves.  Helen Van Auken, a retired principal and teacher, was there helping a little girl pick out clothes. She volunteers at the Assistance League […]



Inland North County – Celebrates Remodeled Thrift Shop

Assistance League of Inland North County recently celebrated the grand reopening of their Thrift and Consignment Shop in Escondido. Assistance League partnered with Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of San Diego to update the Thrift Shop and Consignment Shop to maximize the potential sales area. The […]



Los Gatos – A Garden Grows and Students Benefit

Before school ended last year, the students at Monroe Middle School planted pumpkin, watermelon and zucchini seeds under the guidance of our Volunteers in the Garden.  What appeared when they returned this fall to the garden was a surprise – 22 pumpkins, awesome zucchini and a few watermelons. The students carved the pumpkins and with […]


Los Gatos – Chapter Pilots New Program Teaching STEAM Subjects to Students

Understanding the critical importance for students to be well versed in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) in Silicon Valley in order to succeed, Assistance League Los Gatos-Saratoga launched a pilot program this year to bring STEAM projects into elementary classrooms. A dozen volunteers meet with students at Rosemary School on Tuesday mornings to […]



the Bay Area – Kohl’s Donates Over 900 Books to Chapter

This past fall, Assistance League of the Bay Area entered into a partnership with Kohl’s, as the chapter shifted to an all-retail model for their largest philanthropic program, Operation School Bell®. There have been numerous ways Kohl’s has demonstrated their commitment to the partnership. On Saturday, January 12, they came through, once again. After observing the […]



San Mateo County – Receives Chamber of Commerce Business Award

The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its winners for this year’s Business Awards. Small Business: Banner Printing and Business Forms; Medium Business: Sofa Outlet; Large Business: Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria; Good Neighbor: John and Melinda Adams; Community Award: Luke Bottari; Mayor’s Award: Evelyn Stivers, Housing Leadership Council; Green Award: Bay Meadows; Frances […]