Amador Valley – Assistance League Keeps Up Programs During the Pandemic

Assistance League of Amador Valley has kept up some of its programs while putting others on hold during the pandemic.

Assistance League of Amador Valley member Marti Vattuone delivers birthday goodies to a child in a shelter to help make a special celebration.

One continuing effort is donations of milk, eggs, flour, sugar and oil to the Food Pantry in Livermore on Junction Avenue, which serves more than 1,200 families each month. These deliveries are made weekly, thanks to donations and grants.

The league has also provided birthday bags to 22 children in local shelters to help them celebrate. The gifts go to two shelters for victims of domestic abuse and one shelter for homeless people.

“This is one way for these children to feel special during a very challenging time in their lives,” league officials stated in a press release. “Birthday bags let the children know we care.”

The chapter’s annual fundraising activities — the Poinsettia Sale, Crab Feast and Mad Hatter’s Tea — are on hold due to COVID-19, but members are planning a virtual fundraiser for the spring to help them continue their programs.