Welcome to Assistance League® of Boise! I am honored to serve as president for our new fiscal year, starting June 1st. I follow many amazing past presidents and boards since we were chartered in 1980. My road to this position began over twenty years ago. After moving to Boise the summer of 2001 from the east coast, my parents encouraged me to join Assistance League of Boise. My mother Dolores Neil was a past-president 1999-2000 and my father Jim Neil, volunteered as a PAL. At the time I was still employed as an RN, so I joined as a professional member, allowing me opportunities to volunteer after work. It turned out to be a wonderful way to meet new friends and find personal satisfaction in community service. Once retired, I became more involved and able to volunteer in more ways within our organization. I am blessed with two daughters and six grandchildren. Unfortunately they live on opposite coasts, so Boise is a great place to gather when school and work schedules allow.

I am thankful for the community support allowing us to return nearly $942,000 in program funds last year. This includes providing 3,433 disadvantaged children with new clothes and shoes through Operation School Bell®. New clothing has the power to elevate self-esteem, encourage school attendance, and improve academic performance. Our website provides more detailed information about our 12 programs. I hope you find it informative and learn more about our organization and even how to become a member!

Thank you for supporting our mission with your grants, donations and shopping in our Thrift Store.

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

– Terry Loofbourrow, President, Assistance League of Boise