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 and Junior 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

News & Events

First Operation School Bell Event in Canyon County!

Canyon County Branch of Assistance League of Boise held their first Operation School Bell event at the Nampa Marketplace Kohl's on May, 15, 2019. Thirty-three students, eleven from each of three school districts, Caldwell, Nampa, and Vallivue, participated in selecting clothes and shoes for school. The students ranged from first to eleventh grade and were [...]

Thrift Shop Closed

Our Thrift Shop will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day.

Teen Retail Grows!

Thanks to generous donations, we were able to expand Operation School Bell – Teen Retail to serve homeless youth in high school this year.  In Spring 2019, Assistance League of Boise provided 981 middle, junior high and high school students in Ada County with a budget to shop for clothes and shoes at a local […]

Cinderella’s Closet Closed

Cinderella’s Closet is now closed for the 2019 Prom season.  This year, Assistance League of Boise rented 134 dresses and 129 tuxedos to Ada County students attending Prom! Cinderella’s Closet will open again next April for the 2020 Prom season.

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!

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. […]

News & Events

First Operation School Bell Event in Canyon County!

Canyon County Branch of Assistance League of Boise held their first Operation School Bell event at the Nampa Marketplace Kohl's on May, 15, 2019. Thirty-three students, eleven from each of three school districts, Caldwell, Nampa, and Vallivue, participated in selecting clothes and shoes for school. The students ranged from first to eleventh grade and were [...]

Thrift Shop Closed

Our Thrift Shop will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day.

Teen Retail Grows!

Thanks to generous donations, we were able to expand Operation School Bell – Teen Retail to serve homeless youth in high school this year.  In Spring 2019, Assistance League of Boise provided 981 middle, junior high and high school students in Ada County with a budget to shop for clothes and shoes at a local […]

Cinderella’s Closet Closed

Cinderella’s Closet is now closed for the 2019 Prom season.  This year, Assistance League of Boise rented 134 dresses and 129 tuxedos to Ada County students attending Prom! Cinderella’s Closet will open again next April for the 2020 Prom season.

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!

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. […]

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.

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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