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By IDAHO PRESS STAFF newsroom@idahopress.com – September 19, 2021

Operation School Bell where ‘magic happens’

An Assistance League of Boise volunteer helps a child find the right shirt at Operaiton School Bell

GARDEN CITY — After a year of modified operations due to the pandemic, Assistance League of Boise will again be providing new school clothes for 3,700 elementary students at 80 local schools through Operation School Bell.

Since 1990, Assistance League of Boise has worked closely with the school districts to provide brand new clothing to students with the greatest needs. Students are transported to Operation School Bell to “shop” and are outfitted from head to toe with the help of volunteers. Each year, volunteers work approximately 7,100 hours in preparation time ordering clothes, tagging, assembling kits, scheduling schools, communicating with schools and dressing students.

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Idaho News 6

By Idaho News 6 Productions – August 6, 2021

Shine a Light Special
July 2021

Assistance League of Boise, the June winner, is highlighted in the first few minutes.

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Thrift Shop Anniversary Sale

We are celebrating 40 years as a Thrift Shop.  Come celebrate with us!  On Friday 1/14, everything in our Thrift Shop will be 40% off original prices. Thanks to all our outstanding customers who have made it all possible!

We’ve Won a 2021 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits

We have been honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2021 from GreatNonprofits! We appreciate all of your contributions! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/assistance-league-of-boise-idaho-inc

St. Luke’s Awards Grants

Assistance League of Boise thanks St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund for their generous grants to Baby Bundles to help us provide clothing, diapers and other essentials to newborns and families in need in both Ada County and Canyon County.

Nagel Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks The John F. Nagel Foundation for their generous grants to Operation School Bell to help us provide clothing to children in need in both Ada County and Canyon County.

Thrift Shop Closed

Our Thrift Shop will be closed December 19th through January 4th for the holidays.  No donations will be accepted.

Mistletoe House

The holidays are HERE, and to help get you ready, stop by Mistletoe House all set up in the Assistance League Philanthropic Center. Holiday linens, jewelry, toys, trees, decorations and other home décor – we have it all at MISTLETOE HOUSE! Our holiday shopping hours are as follows: Friday, November 26 – 8:00 am to […]

Holiday Open House

Come join us at the Assistance League Thrift Store for our Holiday Open House! We have held back all of the luxury wear, gala attire, elegant holiday decor, unique ornaments, high end antiques and collectibles, and holiday shoes for this special afternoon. We are opening the doors on Tuesday, November 9, at 3 pm until […]

Upcoming Thrift Shop Special Events

Please join us for these upcoming events: Christmas Open House — Nov 9th 3-7, Black Friday — Nov 26th 8-5, Mistletoe House — Nov 26th 8-4 & Nov 27th 10-2 in our Philanthropic Center, Small Business Day — Nov 27th 10-4

Assistance League of Boise at The Village at Meridian

Come visit our booth at The Village at Meridian on October 23rd from noon to 4 PM to learn more about our organization and community impact.

Assistance League Booth at Experience Garden City

Our Philanthropic Center and Thrift Shop are located in Garden City, ID, so we looked forward to participating in this years’ Experience Garden City celebration on September 4th. The event featured nearly 80 booths lining 34th Street in Garden City. There were many local businesses including, arts and crafts, great food and free parking. At [...]

Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc. Awards Grants

Assistance League of Boise thanks the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc. for their generous grants for Operation School Bell in Ada County and Canyon County.  Thank you for helping us provide clothing to children in need!

Celebrating National Thrift Shop Day – All Week!

August 18th – 21st, from 10:00 – 4:00. 10% OFF DAY ONE (Wed, Aug 18), so many goodies – come have fun! 25% OFF DAY TWO (Thurs, Aug 19), come find a treasure just for you! 33% OFF DAY THREE (Fri, Aug 20), great deals on things you need! 50% OFF DAY FOUR (Sat, Aug […]

Assistance League of Boise is June’s Shine a Light Award Winner!

Diamond Heating and Cooling of Garden City partners with Idaho News 6 in an effort to recognize those who are making our community a better place to live.  Assistance League of Boise is honored to be the June recipient of the Shine A Light Award.

Christmas in July!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Save the Date!  Our annual Christmas in July sale will be held July 21st – 24th in our Philanthropic Center located behind our Thrift Shop.  Come see all the Christmas treasures we have! Hours: July 21 8am – 4pm, July 22-24 10am – 4pm

Kathy Henkel Receives the Peg McCurdy Award

The Peg McCurdy Award is for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in a leadership role. The award was established in 1989-1990 to honor our pint-sized walking ambassador of goodwill. This award was to recognize Peg for her many years of outstanding support of the Assistance League, the membership, and our programs. She did it [...]

Pat Martin Receives the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award 2021

The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is named for the co-founder of National Assistance League who remained “less visible”. Recipients are those that exemplify someone who works extremely hard, but often stays behind the scenes. The following narrative, written by Kathy Palmrose, explains why Pat Martin is so deserving of this award: Pat is always working [...]

Pre-Inventory Sale

Please join us for our Pre-Inventory sale May 19 – 22 and May 26 – 27.  Everything in our Thrift Shop will be 50% off original prices.

Thrift Shop Closed for Inventory and Memorial Day

Our Thrift Shop will be closed May 28th through May 31st for Inventory and Memorial Day.  No donations will be accepted May 24th through May 31st.

#GivingTuesday – Thank You!

Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday — Assistance League of Boise appreciates your kindness and generosity.

Annual Yard Sale

Join us for our annual Yard Sale on May 13th from 9:00 to 4:00 and May 14th from 10:00 to 4:00.  Furniture, electronics and all the amazing stuff we sell year round! Every dollar helps to support the under-served youth in our community. Don’t miss this event.

$8 Prom Dresses on 4/3

Join us for our Prom Dress Pop-Up on Saturday, April 3. Whether you have a prom or not this year, you never know when you will have the opportunity to dress up and make memories. Do not miss your chance to purchase a formal dress for ONLY $8! You can search for a long prom [...]

Voted Best Thrift Store in Treasure Valley and Idaho Again!

Assistance League of Boise’s Thrift Shop was voted The Best Thrift Store in the Treasure Valley and The Best Thrift Store in Idaho in Idaho’s Best of 2021 survey. Thanks to all who voted for our thrift shop! Proceeds from our thrift shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.

Project Hearing Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

Assistance League of Boise awards scholarships annually to Ada County hearing impaired students planning to attend a college, vocational or school of the arts program.  Completed applications must be submitted by 4/1.  See our Project Hearing page under Programs for more information.

Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks the Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation for their generous grant for Operation School Bell. Thank you for helping us provide clothing to children in need!

Thank You!

Happy New Year!  Assistance League of Boise would like to thank those who gave generous donations last year.

Chapter Anniversary Sale

Come celebrate our chapter’s 40th anniversary with us!  EVERYTHING in our thrift shop will be 40% off from December 2nd through December 5th.

Susan Troyer Receives the 2020 Peg McCurdy Award

The Peg McCurdy Award is for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. The award was established in 1989-1990 to honor our pint-sized walking ambassador of goodwill. This award was to recognize Peg for her many years of outstanding support of the Assistance League, the membership, and our program. She did it all! Since then, it has […]

Dianne Bennett Receives 2020 Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is named for the co-founder of National Assistance League who remained “less visible”. Recipients are those that exemplify someone who works extremely hard, but often stays behind the scenes. The following narrative, written by Becky Woodruff, explains why Dianne Bennett is so deserving of this award: “Dianne Bennett has been […]

Support us with Fred Meyer Rewards

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Do you shop at Fred Meyer stores? They have a community plan that can earn Assistance League of Boise donations! All you need is a Fred Meyer Rewards card! If […]

Operation School Supplies Enjoys Another Successful Year!

This year, Assistance League of Boise delivered over 3,300 boxes of supplies to 91 schools to assist over 14,000 students throughout Ada County.  Many thanks to our volunteers, Fred Meyer and donors for your continued support of Operation School Supplies!

Voted 2nd Best Resale Store!

Assistance League of Boise’s Thrift Store was voted 2nd place in the 2020 Best of Treasure Valley survey by Idaho Statesman readers. Come visit our shop on Glenwood across from Hawks Stadium.  Proceeds from our Thrift Shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.  Donations are always welcome!

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 […]

IPA Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks Independent Pilots Association Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell to help us provide clothing to children in need.

  • All
  • Events
  • News

Thrift Shop Anniversary Sale

We are celebrating 40 years as a Thrift Shop.  Come celebrate with us!  On Friday 1/14, everything in our Thrift Shop will be 40% off original prices. Thanks to all our outstanding customers who have made it all possible!

We’ve Won a 2021 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits

We have been honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2021 from GreatNonprofits! We appreciate all of your contributions! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/assistance-league-of-boise-idaho-inc

St. Luke’s Awards Grants

Assistance League of Boise thanks St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund for their generous grants to Baby Bundles to help us provide clothing, diapers and other essentials to newborns and families in need in both Ada County and Canyon County.

Nagel Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks The John F. Nagel Foundation for their generous grants to Operation School Bell to help us provide clothing to children in need in both Ada County and Canyon County.

Thrift Shop Closed

Our Thrift Shop will be closed December 19th through January 4th for the holidays.  No donations will be accepted.

Mistletoe House

The holidays are HERE, and to help get you ready, stop by Mistletoe House all set up in the Assistance League Philanthropic Center. Holiday linens, jewelry, toys, trees, decorations and other home décor – we have it all at MISTLETOE HOUSE! Our holiday shopping hours are as follows: Friday, November 26 – 8:00 am to […]

Holiday Open House

Come join us at the Assistance League Thrift Store for our Holiday Open House! We have held back all of the luxury wear, gala attire, elegant holiday decor, unique ornaments, high end antiques and collectibles, and holiday shoes for this special afternoon. We are opening the doors on Tuesday, November 9, at 3 pm until […]

Upcoming Thrift Shop Special Events

Please join us for these upcoming events: Christmas Open House — Nov 9th 3-7, Black Friday — Nov 26th 8-5, Mistletoe House — Nov 26th 8-4 & Nov 27th 10-2 in our Philanthropic Center, Small Business Day — Nov 27th 10-4

Assistance League of Boise at The Village at Meridian

Come visit our booth at The Village at Meridian on October 23rd from noon to 4 PM to learn more about our organization and community impact.

Assistance League Booth at Experience Garden City

Our Philanthropic Center and Thrift Shop are located in Garden City, ID, so we looked forward to participating in this years’ Experience Garden City celebration on September 4th. The event featured nearly 80 booths lining 34th Street in Garden City. There were many local businesses including, arts and crafts, great food and free parking. At [...]

Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc. Awards Grants

Assistance League of Boise thanks the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc. for their generous grants for Operation School Bell in Ada County and Canyon County.  Thank you for helping us provide clothing to children in need!

Celebrating National Thrift Shop Day – All Week!

August 18th – 21st, from 10:00 – 4:00. 10% OFF DAY ONE (Wed, Aug 18), so many goodies – come have fun! 25% OFF DAY TWO (Thurs, Aug 19), come find a treasure just for you! 33% OFF DAY THREE (Fri, Aug 20), great deals on things you need! 50% OFF DAY FOUR (Sat, Aug […]

Assistance League of Boise is June’s Shine a Light Award Winner!

Diamond Heating and Cooling of Garden City partners with Idaho News 6 in an effort to recognize those who are making our community a better place to live.  Assistance League of Boise is honored to be the June recipient of the Shine A Light Award.

Christmas in July!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Save the Date!  Our annual Christmas in July sale will be held July 21st – 24th in our Philanthropic Center located behind our Thrift Shop.  Come see all the Christmas treasures we have! Hours: July 21 8am – 4pm, July 22-24 10am – 4pm

Kathy Henkel Receives the Peg McCurdy Award

The Peg McCurdy Award is for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in a leadership role. The award was established in 1989-1990 to honor our pint-sized walking ambassador of goodwill. This award was to recognize Peg for her many years of outstanding support of the Assistance League, the membership, and our programs. She did it [...]

Pat Martin Receives the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award 2021

The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is named for the co-founder of National Assistance League who remained “less visible”. Recipients are those that exemplify someone who works extremely hard, but often stays behind the scenes. The following narrative, written by Kathy Palmrose, explains why Pat Martin is so deserving of this award: Pat is always working [...]

Pre-Inventory Sale

Please join us for our Pre-Inventory sale May 19 – 22 and May 26 – 27.  Everything in our Thrift Shop will be 50% off original prices.

Thrift Shop Closed for Inventory and Memorial Day

Our Thrift Shop will be closed May 28th through May 31st for Inventory and Memorial Day.  No donations will be accepted May 24th through May 31st.

#GivingTuesday – Thank You!

Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday — Assistance League of Boise appreciates your kindness and generosity.

Annual Yard Sale

Join us for our annual Yard Sale on May 13th from 9:00 to 4:00 and May 14th from 10:00 to 4:00.  Furniture, electronics and all the amazing stuff we sell year round! Every dollar helps to support the under-served youth in our community. Don’t miss this event.

$8 Prom Dresses on 4/3

Join us for our Prom Dress Pop-Up on Saturday, April 3. Whether you have a prom or not this year, you never know when you will have the opportunity to dress up and make memories. Do not miss your chance to purchase a formal dress for ONLY $8! You can search for a long prom [...]

Voted Best Thrift Store in Treasure Valley and Idaho Again!

Assistance League of Boise’s Thrift Shop was voted The Best Thrift Store in the Treasure Valley and The Best Thrift Store in Idaho in Idaho’s Best of 2021 survey. Thanks to all who voted for our thrift shop! Proceeds from our thrift shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.

Project Hearing Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

Assistance League of Boise awards scholarships annually to Ada County hearing impaired students planning to attend a college, vocational or school of the arts program.  Completed applications must be submitted by 4/1.  See our Project Hearing page under Programs for more information.

Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks the Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation for their generous grant for Operation School Bell. Thank you for helping us provide clothing to children in need!

Thank You!

Happy New Year!  Assistance League of Boise would like to thank those who gave generous donations last year.

Chapter Anniversary Sale

Come celebrate our chapter’s 40th anniversary with us!  EVERYTHING in our thrift shop will be 40% off from December 2nd through December 5th.

Susan Troyer Receives the 2020 Peg McCurdy Award

The Peg McCurdy Award is for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. The award was established in 1989-1990 to honor our pint-sized walking ambassador of goodwill. This award was to recognize Peg for her many years of outstanding support of the Assistance League, the membership, and our program. She did it all! Since then, it has […]

Dianne Bennett Receives 2020 Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is named for the co-founder of National Assistance League who remained “less visible”. Recipients are those that exemplify someone who works extremely hard, but often stays behind the scenes. The following narrative, written by Becky Woodruff, explains why Dianne Bennett is so deserving of this award: “Dianne Bennett has been […]

Support us with Fred Meyer Rewards

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Do you shop at Fred Meyer stores? They have a community plan that can earn Assistance League of Boise donations! All you need is a Fred Meyer Rewards card! If […]

Operation School Supplies Enjoys Another Successful Year!

This year, Assistance League of Boise delivered over 3,300 boxes of supplies to 91 schools to assist over 14,000 students throughout Ada County.  Many thanks to our volunteers, Fred Meyer and donors for your continued support of Operation School Supplies!

Voted 2nd Best Resale Store!

Assistance League of Boise’s Thrift Store was voted 2nd place in the 2020 Best of Treasure Valley survey by Idaho Statesman readers. Come visit our shop on Glenwood across from Hawks Stadium.  Proceeds from our Thrift Shop sales fund our philanthropies that benefit those in need in Ada County.  Donations are always welcome!

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 […]

IPA Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks Independent Pilots Association Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell to help us provide clothing to children in need.