Celebrating over 40 years of service in Boise!

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 20,000 members.  In 2019-20, Assistance League chapters served 1.7 million people, returned $50 million to local communities and invested 3.3 million service hours.

Assistance League of Boise currently has ~325 member volunteers working to make Ada County a better place to live and work through our programs.  Assistance League of Boise supports community based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from infants to adults residing in Ada County.  In 2019–20, our dedicated members volunteered over 48,400 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®.

Mission, Vision and Values


Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.



Assistance League of Boise 2019-21 Strategic Plan

Annual Report and Financials

Tours and Presentations

Assistance League of Boise members are available to conduct tours of our facilities for you or your organization and explain how our various programs create a better community.  Members can also provide fashion shows, modeling top-label clothing for sale in our thrift shop.  Call (208) 377-4327 for information.

Volunteers Enriching Lives for a Better Community

2021-22 Board of Directors


Sandy Collins


Kay McGee

Vice President Membership

Judy Rose

Vice President Philanthropies

Wendy Hartman

Vice President Resource Development

Cheryl Bruehl

Vice President Technology

Judy Beam

Vice President Marketing

Lynn Mounier

Vice President Strategic Planning

Linda McCarthy

Vice President Education

Robin Holmes

Vice President Administration

Marilyn Girard


Terry Loofbourrow


Kathy Henkel


Carolyn Rapp

2021-22 Advisory Council

Rick Allen

Police Chief, Garden City

Don Collins

Vice President, Business Banking for Southwest Idaho, Wells Fargo

Scott Crandell

Social Worker, Boise School District

Missy Goode

Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, Boise School District

Heidi Hart

CEO, Terry Reilly Health Services

Jim Jones

Attorney, Parsons, Behle & Latimer Law Firm
Recently retired Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court

Shannon Shayne

Family Resources Coordinator, Kuna School District

Dawn Snapp

President, Board of Directors, Garden City Chamber of Commerce

Mike Stefancic

Assistant Director, Service–Learning Program, Boise State University

Dawn Tolan

Coordinator of Student Support Services, West Ada School District