Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell® – Elementary

Elementary school students are brought to Assistance League to “shop” for brand-new clothing.  They all leave with a huge bag of new clothes, wide grins and a renewed sense of confidence.

Operation School Bell® – Teen Retail

Middle, junior high and high school students shop for clothing and shoes at a local retail store.

Operation School Supplies

School supplies are delivered to Ada County schools so students can start the school year with the same supplies as their classmates.

Cinderella’s Closet

Ada County high school students rent formal wear for a nominal fee.  Prom should be a fairy-tale for all high school students!

Baby Bundles

Provides newborn clothing and supplies to families in need in local hospitals.  Every new baby deserves to go home in a new outfit, with diapers and other essentials!

Empowering Youth

Provides basic household items, nonperishable food, and a handmade quilt to 18-year old youth aging out of foster care.

Project Hearing

Provides hearing aids, special equipment and educational grants to hearing impaired Ada County residents.

History in the Bown House

Step back in time and tour this 1879 restored home.  Period dressed volunteers teach real-life, interactive history lessons on how our forefathers lived.

2018-19 Statistics

635

thousand dollars returned to Ada County

20.1

thousand people served in Ada County

60.3

thousand hours volunteered

News & Events

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Thrift Shop Opening June 1

Our Thrift Shop will open on June 1 with new hours:  Monday 1:30 – 4:00, Tuesday through Friday 11:00 – 4:00, Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. To adhere to the current opening phase for Idaho, the following steps are being required:  masks are required, 6 feet separation is required, limited to 18 customers in the store […]

Thrift Shop Closed due to COVID-19

Our Thrift Shop is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will evaluate the situation weekly and post any updates on our hours of operation. We want to protect our customers, members and the community we serve. We encourage you to be safe and follow all the guidelines that will keep you […]

Cinderella’s Closet Closed for 2020 Prom Season

Due to county-wide prom cancellations and responsibility to our patrons and volunteers, Cinderella’s Closet will not open this year. If any proms are rescheduled for later, we will do our best to accommodate the need.  Thank you for your support.

Teen Retail Complete for 2020

Operation School Bell – Teen Retail held shopping events at JCPenney throughout February for Ada County teens to shop for school-appropriate clothing and shoes.  This year, the program served 989 middle school, junior high and high school students.  Thanks to all that made it such a success!

Voted Best Thrift Store in Treasure Valley and Idaho!

Assistance League of Boise’s Thrift Shop was voted The Best Thrift Store in the Treasure Valley and The Best Thrift Store in Idaho in Idaho’s Best of 2020 survey.  Thanks to all who voted for our thrift shop! Proceeds from our thrift shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.

IPA Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks Independent Pilots Association Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell to help us provide clothing to children in need.

News & Events

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Thrift Shop Opening June 1

Our Thrift Shop will open on June 1 with new hours:  Monday 1:30 – 4:00, Tuesday through Friday 11:00 – 4:00, Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. To adhere to the current opening phase for Idaho, the following steps are being required:  masks are required, 6 feet separation is required, limited to 18 customers in the store […]

Thrift Shop Closed due to COVID-19

Our Thrift Shop is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will evaluate the situation weekly and post any updates on our hours of operation. We want to protect our customers, members and the community we serve. We encourage you to be safe and follow all the guidelines that will keep you […]

Cinderella’s Closet Closed for 2020 Prom Season

Due to county-wide prom cancellations and responsibility to our patrons and volunteers, Cinderella’s Closet will not open this year. If any proms are rescheduled for later, we will do our best to accommodate the need.  Thank you for your support.

Teen Retail Complete for 2020

Operation School Bell – Teen Retail held shopping events at JCPenney throughout February for Ada County teens to shop for school-appropriate clothing and shoes.  This year, the program served 989 middle school, junior high and high school students.  Thanks to all that made it such a success!

Voted Best Thrift Store in Treasure Valley and Idaho!

Assistance League of Boise’s Thrift Shop was voted The Best Thrift Store in the Treasure Valley and The Best Thrift Store in Idaho in Idaho’s Best of 2020 survey.  Thanks to all who voted for our thrift shop! Proceeds from our thrift shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.

IPA Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks Independent Pilots Association Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell to help us provide clothing to children in need.

Accepting Applications for Volunteers

Become a member! Join an incredible group of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in our communities.
Assistance League of Boise is now welcoming new members at any time.

Visit Our Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop is our primary source of funding for our philanthropic programs.  We are proud of our reputation as one of the best and friendliest thrift shops in the Treasure Valley.  Our members work hard to make sure the merchandise is always good quality, clean, and priced fairly.

Shop Information

Address:

5825 N Glenwood St
Garden City, ID 83714
(across from Boise Hawks Stadium)

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Sundays, Monday mornings and Holidays

Call:  (208) 377-4327, ext. 206 or 1

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