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.

HY Hope

Provides personal care, kitchen and domestic items to federally designated high school Homeless Unaccompanied Youth in Ada County.

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.

Pilot Program

Provides wigs to anyone suffering from hair loss due to a medical condition.  Get your old look back with a visit to Assistance League of Boise.

2018-19 Statistics

635

thousand dollars returned to Ada County

20.1

thousand people served in Ada County

60.3

thousand hours volunteered

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Vote For Assistance League of Boise’s Thrift Shop

Please vote for our thrift shop in the Idaho’s Best of 2021 survey.  Voting is open November 30th through December 18th.  Go to www.idahosbest.com/vote, click on Thrift Shops and vote for Assistance League. Proceeds from our Thrift Shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.

Mistletoe House

The holidays are HERE, and to help get you ready, stop by Mistletoe House all set up in the Assistance League Philanthropic Center. Holiday linens, jewelry, toys, trees, decorations and other home décor – we have it all at MISTLETOE HOUSE! Our holiday shopping hours are as follows: Friday, November 27 – 8:00 am to […]

Thrift Shop Closed for Thanksgiving

Our Thrift Shop will be closed November 25th at 1:30 PM and November 26th for Thanksgiving.  The shop will re-open on November 27th at 8:00 AM for Black Friday and Mistletoe House.

Upcoming Thrift Shop Special Events

Please join us for these upcoming events: Holiday Open House — Nov 11th, Black Friday — Nov 27th 8-4, Small Business Day — Nov 28th 10-4, Mistletoe House — Nov 27th 8-4, Nov 28th 10-4, Dec 2nd-5th 10-4 in our Philanthropic Center, and 40th Chapter Anniversary — Dec 2nd 10-4.

Susan Troyer Receives the 2020 Peg McCurdy Award

The Peg McCurdy Award is for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. The award was established in 1989-1990 to honor our pint-sized walking ambassador of goodwill. This award was to recognize Peg for her many years of outstanding support of the Assistance League, the membership, and our program. She did it all! Since then, it has […]

Dianne Bennett Receives 2020 Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is named for the co-founder of National Assistance League who remained “less visible”. Recipients are those that exemplify someone who works extremely hard, but often stays behind the scenes. The following narrative, written by Becky Woodruff, explains why Dianne Bennett is so deserving of this award: “Dianne Bennett has been […]

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Vote For Assistance League of Boise’s Thrift Shop

Please vote for our thrift shop in the Idaho’s Best of 2021 survey.  Voting is open November 30th through December 18th.  Go to www.idahosbest.com/vote, click on Thrift Shops and vote for Assistance League. Proceeds from our Thrift Shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.

Mistletoe House

The holidays are HERE, and to help get you ready, stop by Mistletoe House all set up in the Assistance League Philanthropic Center. Holiday linens, jewelry, toys, trees, decorations and other home décor – we have it all at MISTLETOE HOUSE! Our holiday shopping hours are as follows: Friday, November 27 – 8:00 am to […]

Thrift Shop Closed for Thanksgiving

Our Thrift Shop will be closed November 25th at 1:30 PM and November 26th for Thanksgiving.  The shop will re-open on November 27th at 8:00 AM for Black Friday and Mistletoe House.

Upcoming Thrift Shop Special Events

Please join us for these upcoming events: Holiday Open House — Nov 11th, Black Friday — Nov 27th 8-4, Small Business Day — Nov 28th 10-4, Mistletoe House — Nov 27th 8-4, Nov 28th 10-4, Dec 2nd-5th 10-4 in our Philanthropic Center, and 40th Chapter Anniversary — Dec 2nd 10-4.

Susan Troyer Receives the 2020 Peg McCurdy Award

The Peg McCurdy Award is for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. The award was established in 1989-1990 to honor our pint-sized walking ambassador of goodwill. This award was to recognize Peg for her many years of outstanding support of the Assistance League, the membership, and our program. She did it all! Since then, it has […]

Dianne Bennett Receives 2020 Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is named for the co-founder of National Assistance League who remained “less visible”. Recipients are those that exemplify someone who works extremely hard, but often stays behind the scenes. The following narrative, written by Becky Woodruff, explains why Dianne Bennett is so deserving of this award: “Dianne Bennett has been […]

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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