Assistance League of Boise is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is transforming lives and strengthening our community through philanthropic programs in Ada County. Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.
The Boise chapter was organized in 1976 with about 50 members, chartered in 1980, and was the 67th chapter of National Assistance League. Today, there are 120 Assistance League chapters in 26 states with over 22,000 members. In 2017-18, Assistance League chapters served 1.6 million people, returned $57.9 million to local communities and invested 3.5 million service hours.
Assistance League of Boise currently has ~370 member volunteers working to make Ada County a better place to live and work through our programs. Assistance League of Boise supports seven community based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from infants to adults residing in Ada County. In 2018–19, our dedicated members volunteered over 59,400 hours. We encourage you to learn more about our chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.
The Thrift Shop on Glenwood is our main source of funding. The shop is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers. Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible.
Other funding sources include corporate and private foundation grants, a Philanthropy Endowment fund at the Idaho Community Foundation, individual donations, and an annual Community Support Letter requesting monetary donations dedicated to Operation School Bell®.