East Valley – Grant Helps Assistance League Continue Providing Kids School Clothes

Assistance League of East Valley has been awarded a $200,000 relief grant from Maricopa County, allowing the non-profit organization to continue its philanthropic work in the East Valley of Arizona. The grant has allowed the organization to provide new school uniforms to more than 9,000 elementary school students this year, as well as clothing and gift cards to more than 3,000 families and individuals.

The funding was distributed by Maricopa County from the U.S. Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The purpose is to cover expenditures related to the public health emergency brought on by the Covid pandemic.

“This grant from the County comes at a most difficult time for us,” says Lois Eitel, president of the Assistance League of East Valley chapter. “Due to the pandemic we had to close our Thrift Store, a major funding source for us, and we have been able to open only limited hours ever since.  The grant played a huge part in helping us continue supporting 24 uniform schools that depend on us. I join with the more than 125 volunteers in thanking Maricopa County for this much-needed grant.”

Maricopa County did a short video highlighting Assistance League’s operations.