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.

2017-18 Statistics

686

thousand dollars returned to Ada County

21.1

thousand people served in Ada County

57.6

thousand hours volunteered

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Operation School Bell – Elementary Complete!

Operation School Bell – Elementary clothed 3,656 K-6th graders throughout Ada County during the 2018-19 school year!  Thank you to all our grantors, donors and members that helped make it possible!

Nagel Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks The John F. Nagel Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell – Elementary and Operation School Bell – Teen Retail to help us provide clothing to children in need.

St. Luke’s Awards Grants

Assistance League of Boise thanks St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund for their generous grants to Baby Bundles to help us provide clothing, diapers and other essentials to newborns and families in need.

Free Wigs for Cancer Patients

Our newest project …  Assistance League of Boise has free wigs for cancer patients while supplies last.  Come choose from our large selection of wigs in all colors on Saturdays from noon to 3:00 in our Philanthropic Center located at 5831 N Glenwood St (across from Hawk’s Stadium). Or call for an appointment at 208-377-4327. […]

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.

Newman’s Own Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks Newman’s Own Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell – Elementary to help us provide clothing to children in need.

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Operation School Bell – Elementary Complete!

Operation School Bell – Elementary clothed 3,656 K-6th graders throughout Ada County during the 2018-19 school year!  Thank you to all our grantors, donors and members that helped make it possible!

Nagel Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks The John F. Nagel Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell – Elementary and Operation School Bell – Teen Retail to help us provide clothing to children in need.

St. Luke’s Awards Grants

Assistance League of Boise thanks St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund for their generous grants to Baby Bundles to help us provide clothing, diapers and other essentials to newborns and families in need.

Free Wigs for Cancer Patients

Our newest project …  Assistance League of Boise has free wigs for cancer patients while supplies last.  Come choose from our large selection of wigs in all colors on Saturdays from noon to 3:00 in our Philanthropic Center located at 5831 N Glenwood St (across from Hawk’s Stadium). Or call for an appointment at 208-377-4327. […]

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.

Newman’s Own Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks Newman’s Own Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell – Elementary 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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