Philanthropic Programs

Our members love to "dress" kids,

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.

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Operation School Bell® – Teen Retail

Middle and Junior high school students shop for clothes at a local retail store.

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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.  Events such as Prom and Homecoming 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!

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Empowering Youth

Provides basic household items, non-perishable 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.

Docents dress as the School teacher and students follow school rules

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.

2015-16 Statistics


thousand dollars returned to Ada County


thousand people served in Ada County


thousand hours volunteered

News & Events

News & Events

Accepting Applications for Volunteers

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

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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


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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