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

News & Events

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National Thrift Shop & Customer Appreciation Day!

Thank you!  August 19th, from 10:00 – 4:00.  50% off everything in the store!

Thrift Shop Open with Temporary Hours

Our Thrift Shop is open with shortened temporary hours! Hours Starting August 3rd: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 – 4:00.  Receiving donations during business hours AND Mondays and Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00. To adhere to the current opening phase for Idaho, the following steps are being required:  masks are required, 6 feet separation is required, limited […]

Annual “Yard Sale”

Join us for our annual “Yard Sale” on July 30th & 31st from 10:00 to 4:00 in our Philanthropic Center, next door to our Thrift Shop.

Christmas in July!

Our annual Christmas in July sale will be held July 13th – 18th in our Thrift Shop.  Come see all the Christmas treasures we have!  Hours:  July 13 (Mon) 1:30 PM – 4 PM, July 14-17 (Tue-Fri) 11 AM – 4 PM, and July 18 (Sat) 10 AM – 2 PM.

Thrift Shop Closed

Our Thrift Shop will be closed July 4th for Independence Day.  The store will re-open on July 6th at 1:30 PM.

Vote for Assistance League of Boise in Best of Treasure Valley Survey

Please vote for Assistance League of Boise in the 2020 Best of Treasure Valley survey by Idaho Statesman.  Voting is open through June 26.  Go to IdahoStatesman.com/BOTV. Proceeds from our Thrift Shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.

News & Events

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  • Events
  • News

National Thrift Shop & Customer Appreciation Day!

Thank you!  August 19th, from 10:00 – 4:00.  50% off everything in the store!

Thrift Shop Open with Temporary Hours

Our Thrift Shop is open with shortened temporary hours! Hours Starting August 3rd: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 – 4:00.  Receiving donations during business hours AND Mondays and Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00. To adhere to the current opening phase for Idaho, the following steps are being required:  masks are required, 6 feet separation is required, limited […]

Annual “Yard Sale”

Join us for our annual “Yard Sale” on July 30th & 31st from 10:00 to 4:00 in our Philanthropic Center, next door to our Thrift Shop.

Christmas in July!

Our annual Christmas in July sale will be held July 13th – 18th in our Thrift Shop.  Come see all the Christmas treasures we have!  Hours:  July 13 (Mon) 1:30 PM – 4 PM, July 14-17 (Tue-Fri) 11 AM – 4 PM, and July 18 (Sat) 10 AM – 2 PM.

Thrift Shop Closed

Our Thrift Shop will be closed July 4th for Independence Day.  The store will re-open on July 6th at 1:30 PM.

Vote for Assistance League of Boise in Best of Treasure Valley Survey

Please vote for Assistance League of Boise in the 2020 Best of Treasure Valley survey by Idaho Statesman.  Voting is open through June 26.  Go to IdahoStatesman.com/BOTV. Proceeds from our Thrift Shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.

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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