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By ktvb.com – 4:39 PM MDT August 8, 2022

Assistance League of Boise providing school supplies for kids in need

“Operation School Supplies” provides supplies to about 12,000 elementary and middle school children to help them with the start of the school year.

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Idaho Press

By IDAHO PRESS STAFF newsroom@idahopress.com – March 27, 2022

Good Day: Helping Dreams Come True

BOISE — Assistance League of Boise is again offering “Cinderella’s Closet,” a program offering prom wear for reduced rental rates to Ada County high school students. With ID, students can rent formal dresses and tuxedos for $20, which covers the cost of cleaning.

Cinderella’s Closet launches next Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and for the rest of April on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Organizers from Assistance League say that prom can be a milestone in a young person’s life and Cinderella’s Closet can help many Ada County high school kids have a magical evening that might not otherwise be possible. There are over five hundred dresses available to rent, as well as tuxedos with a vest and tie or bowtie.

Donations of gently used gowns, tuxedos and formal wear for Cinderella’s Closet can be dropped off at the Assistance League thrift shop at 5825 N Glenwood Street, Garden City.

Idaho Press

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

Operation School Bell where ‘magic happens’

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

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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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 25 – 8:00 am to […]

Upcoming Thrift Shop Special Events

Please join us for these upcoming events: Black Friday — Nov 25th, Mistletoe House — Nov 25th & Nov 26th in our Philanthropic Center, Small Business Day — Nov 26th

Christmas Open House

Come join us at the Assistance League Thrift Store for our Christmas 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 Wednesday, November 9, at 3 pm until […]

Thrift Shop Closures for Thanksgiving

Our Thrift Shop will close November 23rd at 1:30 through November 24th for Thanksgiving.  No donations will be accepted.

New Thrift Shop Receiving Hours

Our Thrift Shop Receiving Hours for donations have changed: Monday & Tuesday 1 PM – 3 PM, Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM, Closed Sundays and holidays.

Winter Clearance Parking Lot Sale

Visit us August 19th & 20th for our Winter Clearance Parking Lot Sale. Parking Lot Prices Include: Pant Suits $5, ALL Wool Rack $6, Men’s Long Sleeve Shirts $2, Men’s Suits $2.50, Women’s Sweaters $3, Jogging Suits $5 Men’s Vests $3.50, Women’s Winter PJs $2, Pants $3, More to come. PARK & Shop a LOT!

National Thrift Shop Day

Come celebrate National Thrift Shop Day with us on August 17th.  Everything in the store will be 50% off!  

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!

Art Alley

From July 13 - 16, art will be on sale outside in the yard.

Thrift Shop Receiving Closed July 12th

Our Thrift Shop Receiving will be closed Tuesday July 12th for carpet cleaning.  No donations will be accepted.

Christmas in July!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Save the Date!  Our annual Christmas in July sale will be held July 20th 9 AM – 4 PM and July 21st through 23rd 10 AM – 4 PM in our Philanthropic Center located behind our Thrift Shop.  Come see all the Christmas treasures we have!

Pre-Inventory Sale

Please join us for our Pre-Inventory sale May 20 – 21 and May 25 – 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 23rd through May 31st.

Annual Yard Sale

Join us for our annual Yard Sale on May 19th 9:00 – 4:00 and May 20th 10:00 – 4:00. Beyond the regular thrift shop items, the Yard Sale includes furnishings and large items. Thousands of items for sale in our parking lot! All sales provide funds to support our 11 philanthropies serving the underserved youth […]

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 2022 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.

Cinderella’s Closet Opening for the 2022 Prom Season on 4/2

Cinderella’s Closet will be renting dresses and tuxedos for the 2022 Prom season starting on April 2nd. Hours: Saturdays 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 & 4/30 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Wednesdays 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. See our Cinderella’s Closet page for more details.

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.

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.

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

#GivingTuesday – Thank You!

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

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 […]

  • All
  • Events
  • News

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 25 – 8:00 am to […]

Upcoming Thrift Shop Special Events

Please join us for these upcoming events: Black Friday — Nov 25th, Mistletoe House — Nov 25th & Nov 26th in our Philanthropic Center, Small Business Day — Nov 26th

Christmas Open House

Come join us at the Assistance League Thrift Store for our Christmas 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 Wednesday, November 9, at 3 pm until […]

Thrift Shop Closures for Thanksgiving

Our Thrift Shop will close November 23rd at 1:30 through November 24th for Thanksgiving.  No donations will be accepted.

New Thrift Shop Receiving Hours

Our Thrift Shop Receiving Hours for donations have changed: Monday & Tuesday 1 PM – 3 PM, Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM, Closed Sundays and holidays.

Winter Clearance Parking Lot Sale

Visit us August 19th & 20th for our Winter Clearance Parking Lot Sale. Parking Lot Prices Include: Pant Suits $5, ALL Wool Rack $6, Men’s Long Sleeve Shirts $2, Men’s Suits $2.50, Women’s Sweaters $3, Jogging Suits $5 Men’s Vests $3.50, Women’s Winter PJs $2, Pants $3, More to come. PARK & Shop a LOT!

National Thrift Shop Day

Come celebrate National Thrift Shop Day with us on August 17th.  Everything in the store will be 50% off!  

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!

Art Alley

From July 13 - 16, art will be on sale outside in the yard.

Thrift Shop Receiving Closed July 12th

Our Thrift Shop Receiving will be closed Tuesday July 12th for carpet cleaning.  No donations will be accepted.

Christmas in July!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Save the Date!  Our annual Christmas in July sale will be held July 20th 9 AM – 4 PM and July 21st through 23rd 10 AM – 4 PM in our Philanthropic Center located behind our Thrift Shop.  Come see all the Christmas treasures we have!

Pre-Inventory Sale

Please join us for our Pre-Inventory sale May 20 – 21 and May 25 – 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 23rd through May 31st.

Annual Yard Sale

Join us for our annual Yard Sale on May 19th 9:00 – 4:00 and May 20th 10:00 – 4:00. Beyond the regular thrift shop items, the Yard Sale includes furnishings and large items. Thousands of items for sale in our parking lot! All sales provide funds to support our 11 philanthropies serving the underserved youth […]

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 2022 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.

Cinderella’s Closet Opening for the 2022 Prom Season on 4/2

Cinderella’s Closet will be renting dresses and tuxedos for the 2022 Prom season starting on April 2nd. Hours: Saturdays 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 & 4/30 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Wednesdays 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. See our Cinderella’s Closet page for more details.

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.

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.

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

#GivingTuesday – Thank You!

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

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 […]