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Assistance League of Boise increases annual school supply donation to serve 95 schools and 15,000 students for 2020-2021 school year

Assistance League of Boise is continuing its nearly three-decade legacy of preparing elementary and middle-school students to go back to school with Operation School Supplies. For the 20-21 school year, the organization is increasing its annual donation to support approximately 15,000 students in need at 95 schools in Kuna, Boise and West Ada school districts.

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Upcoming Thrift Shop Special Events

Please join us for these upcoming events: Holiday Open House — Nov 11th, Black Friday — Nov 27th 8-4, Small Business Day — Nov 28th 10-4, Mistletoe House — Nov 27th 8-4, Nov 28th 10-4, Dec 2nd-5th 10-4 in our Philanthropic Center, and 40th Chapter Anniversary — Dec 2nd 10-4.

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 […]

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!

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!

National Thrift Shop & Customer Appreciation Days!

Celebrating You and National Thrift Shop Day …  All Week!  August 19th – 22nd, from 10:00 – 4:00.  50% off everything in the store!

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 […]

Christmas in July!

Our annual Christmas in July sale will be held July 13th – 18th in our Thrift Shop.  Come see all the Christmas treasures we have!  Hours:  July 13 (Mon) 1:30 PM – 4 PM, July 14-17 (Tue-Fri) 11 AM – 4 PM, and July 18 (Sat) 10 AM – 2 PM.

Annual “Yard Sale”

Join us for our annual “Yard Sale” on July 30th & 31st from 10:00 to 4:00 in our Philanthropic Center, next door to our Thrift Shop.

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.

Cinderella’s Closet Closed for 2020 Prom Season

Due to county-wide prom cancellations and responsibility to our patrons and volunteers, Cinderella’s Closet will not open this year. If any proms are rescheduled for later, we will do our best to accommodate the need.  Thank you for your support.

Thrift Shop Closed due to COVID-19

Our Thrift Shop is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will evaluate the situation weekly and post any updates on our hours of operation. We want to protect our customers, members and the community we serve. We encourage you to be safe and follow all the guidelines that will keep you […]

Teen Retail Complete for 2020

Operation School Bell – Teen Retail held shopping events at JCPenney throughout February for Ada County teens to shop for school-appropriate clothing and shoes.  This year, the program served 989 middle school, junior high and high school students.  Thanks to all that made it such a success!

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.

Want to Get Involved in Your Community?

Are you new to Boise? Recently retired? Or a professional looking for non-career related activities? Please join us for an open house for prospective members on 3/12/2020 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., in our Philanthropic Center located behind our Thrift Shop on Glenwood across from Hawk’s Stadium. Learn about how we help in the community, […]

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.

Operation School Bell – Elementary Wraps Up

Operation School Bell dressed 3,633 elementary school children during the 2019-20 school year!  Thank you to all our grantors, donors and members that helped make it possible!

Thrift Shop Anniversary Sale

Come celebrate our thrift shop’s 39th anniversary! Everything in our thrift shop will be 39% off on Thursday 1/16.

Voted Best Thrift Store in Treasure Valley and Idaho!

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 2020 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.

Thank You!

Happy New Year!  Assistance League of Boise would like to thank those who gave generous donations in 2019.

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.

Baby Bundles Delivered to Canyon County Hospitals!

Helping newborn babies and their families in need …  Members of our Canyon County Branch purchased supplies, assembled bags and delivered Baby Bundles to St. Luke’s and St. Alphonsus in Nampa and West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell.

Operation School Supplies Delivered!

We had another fantastic year providing over 2,800 boxes of much needed school supplies to 92 schools throughout Ada County.  The supplies will be provided to over 15,000 students in the Boise, West Ada and Kuna school districts. Many thanks to our volunteers, Fred Meyer and supporters.  Thank you for your continued support of Operation […]

Teen Retail Grows!

Thanks to generous donations, we were able to expand Operation School Bell – Teen Retail to serve homeless youth in high school this year.  In Spring 2019, Assistance League of Boise provided 981 middle, junior high and high school students in Ada County with a budget to shop for clothes and shoes at a local […]

First Operation School Bell Event in Canyon County!

Canyon County Branch of Assistance League of Boise held their first Operation School Bell event at the Nampa Marketplace Kohl's on May, 15, 2019. Thirty-three students, eleven from each of three school districts, Caldwell, Nampa, and Vallivue, participated in selecting clothes and shoes for school. The students ranged from first to eleventh grade and were [...]

Cinderella’s Closet Closed

Cinderella’s Closet is now closed for the 2019 Prom season.  This year, Assistance League of Boise rented 134 dresses and 129 tuxedos to Ada County students attending Prom! Cinderella’s Closet will open again next April for the 2020 Prom season.

Newman’s Own Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks Newman’s Own Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell – Elementary to help us provide clothing to children in need.

Operation School Bell – Elementary Complete!

Operation School Bell – Elementary clothed 3,656 K-6th graders throughout Ada County during the 2018-19 school year!  Thank you to all our grantors, donors and members that helped make it possible!

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!

#GivingTuesday – Thank You!

Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday— the Assistance League of Boise appreciates your kindness and generosity. It's not too late to give; donate today at: https://www.assistanceleague.org/boise/donate/givingtuesday.

Operation School Supplies Enjoys Another Successful Year!

This year, Assistance League of Boise delivered over 2,300 boxes of supplies to 80 schools to assist over 13,000 students throughout Ada County.  Many thanks to our volunteers, partners and donors for your continued support of Operation School Supplies!

Legacy of Literacy – February 24th

Assistance League of Boise provided ~4900 books to elementary school students during 2017 in support of Legacy of Literacy, a National Assistance League event.  On February 24th, our Thrift Shop will have Children’s books 50% off to promote literacy for children, plus collectible and limited edition books new to the floor.

Support Assistance League of Boise by Shopping on AmazonSmile

Shop on AmazonSmile using https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-0331595 and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Assistance League of Boise!

It’s Homecoming in our Thrift Shop

Cinderella’s Closet will not be open for Homecoming.  Instead, you can buy (not rent) a dress beginning at $8 in our thrift store!  Come in to shop our new section dedicated to beautiful dresses!

Remodeling Complete!

Come see all the improvements we’ve made at our Thrift Shop!  We’ve torn down walls, added display cases, painted, remodeled the bathrooms and made many other upgrades.

Our Thrift Shop Clothing Fashions Can Come To You!

Our Assistance League members travel to organizations and facilities to model our Thrift Shop clothing.  And, yes, they sell the clothes off their backs!  Here are are few of our members modeling for the Retired Teachers Association.      

Operation School Bell provided clothing for Morley Nelson’s Closet

On December 20th, Operation School Bell bagged clothing for 50 children and delivered them to Morley Nelson Elementary School for use as needed.  Happy Holidays!

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Upcoming Thrift Shop Special Events

Please join us for these upcoming events: Holiday Open House — Nov 11th, Black Friday — Nov 27th 8-4, Small Business Day — Nov 28th 10-4, Mistletoe House — Nov 27th 8-4, Nov 28th 10-4, Dec 2nd-5th 10-4 in our Philanthropic Center, and 40th Chapter Anniversary — Dec 2nd 10-4.

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 […]

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!

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!

National Thrift Shop & Customer Appreciation Days!

Celebrating You and National Thrift Shop Day …  All Week!  August 19th – 22nd, from 10:00 – 4:00.  50% off everything in the store!

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 […]

Christmas in July!

Our annual Christmas in July sale will be held July 13th – 18th in our Thrift Shop.  Come see all the Christmas treasures we have!  Hours:  July 13 (Mon) 1:30 PM – 4 PM, July 14-17 (Tue-Fri) 11 AM – 4 PM, and July 18 (Sat) 10 AM – 2 PM.

Annual “Yard Sale”

Join us for our annual “Yard Sale” on July 30th & 31st from 10:00 to 4:00 in our Philanthropic Center, next door to our Thrift Shop.

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.

Cinderella’s Closet Closed for 2020 Prom Season

Due to county-wide prom cancellations and responsibility to our patrons and volunteers, Cinderella’s Closet will not open this year. If any proms are rescheduled for later, we will do our best to accommodate the need.  Thank you for your support.

Thrift Shop Closed due to COVID-19

Our Thrift Shop is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will evaluate the situation weekly and post any updates on our hours of operation. We want to protect our customers, members and the community we serve. We encourage you to be safe and follow all the guidelines that will keep you […]

Teen Retail Complete for 2020

Operation School Bell – Teen Retail held shopping events at JCPenney throughout February for Ada County teens to shop for school-appropriate clothing and shoes.  This year, the program served 989 middle school, junior high and high school students.  Thanks to all that made it such a success!

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.

Want to Get Involved in Your Community?

Are you new to Boise? Recently retired? Or a professional looking for non-career related activities? Please join us for an open house for prospective members on 3/12/2020 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., in our Philanthropic Center located behind our Thrift Shop on Glenwood across from Hawk’s Stadium. Learn about how we help in the community, […]

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.

Operation School Bell – Elementary Wraps Up

Operation School Bell dressed 3,633 elementary school children during the 2019-20 school year!  Thank you to all our grantors, donors and members that helped make it possible!

Thrift Shop Anniversary Sale

Come celebrate our thrift shop’s 39th anniversary! Everything in our thrift shop will be 39% off on Thursday 1/16.

Voted Best Thrift Store in Treasure Valley and Idaho!

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 2020 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.

Thank You!

Happy New Year!  Assistance League of Boise would like to thank those who gave generous donations in 2019.

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.

Baby Bundles Delivered to Canyon County Hospitals!

Helping newborn babies and their families in need …  Members of our Canyon County Branch purchased supplies, assembled bags and delivered Baby Bundles to St. Luke’s and St. Alphonsus in Nampa and West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell.

Operation School Supplies Delivered!

We had another fantastic year providing over 2,800 boxes of much needed school supplies to 92 schools throughout Ada County.  The supplies will be provided to over 15,000 students in the Boise, West Ada and Kuna school districts. Many thanks to our volunteers, Fred Meyer and supporters.  Thank you for your continued support of Operation […]

Teen Retail Grows!

Thanks to generous donations, we were able to expand Operation School Bell – Teen Retail to serve homeless youth in high school this year.  In Spring 2019, Assistance League of Boise provided 981 middle, junior high and high school students in Ada County with a budget to shop for clothes and shoes at a local […]

First Operation School Bell Event in Canyon County!

Canyon County Branch of Assistance League of Boise held their first Operation School Bell event at the Nampa Marketplace Kohl's on May, 15, 2019. Thirty-three students, eleven from each of three school districts, Caldwell, Nampa, and Vallivue, participated in selecting clothes and shoes for school. The students ranged from first to eleventh grade and were [...]

Cinderella’s Closet Closed

Cinderella’s Closet is now closed for the 2019 Prom season.  This year, Assistance League of Boise rented 134 dresses and 129 tuxedos to Ada County students attending Prom! Cinderella’s Closet will open again next April for the 2020 Prom season.

Newman’s Own Foundation Awards Grant

Assistance League of Boise thanks Newman’s Own Foundation for their generous grant to Operation School Bell – Elementary to help us provide clothing to children in need.

Operation School Bell – Elementary Complete!

Operation School Bell – Elementary clothed 3,656 K-6th graders throughout Ada County during the 2018-19 school year!  Thank you to all our grantors, donors and members that helped make it possible!

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!

#GivingTuesday – Thank You!

Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday— the Assistance League of Boise appreciates your kindness and generosity. It's not too late to give; donate today at: https://www.assistanceleague.org/boise/donate/givingtuesday.

Operation School Supplies Enjoys Another Successful Year!

This year, Assistance League of Boise delivered over 2,300 boxes of supplies to 80 schools to assist over 13,000 students throughout Ada County.  Many thanks to our volunteers, partners and donors for your continued support of Operation School Supplies!

Legacy of Literacy – February 24th

Assistance League of Boise provided ~4900 books to elementary school students during 2017 in support of Legacy of Literacy, a National Assistance League event.  On February 24th, our Thrift Shop will have Children’s books 50% off to promote literacy for children, plus collectible and limited edition books new to the floor.

Support Assistance League of Boise by Shopping on AmazonSmile

Shop on AmazonSmile using https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-0331595 and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Assistance League of Boise!

It’s Homecoming in our Thrift Shop

Cinderella’s Closet will not be open for Homecoming.  Instead, you can buy (not rent) a dress beginning at $8 in our thrift store!  Come in to shop our new section dedicated to beautiful dresses!

Remodeling Complete!

Come see all the improvements we’ve made at our Thrift Shop!  We’ve torn down walls, added display cases, painted, remodeled the bathrooms and made many other upgrades.

Our Thrift Shop Clothing Fashions Can Come To You!

Our Assistance League members travel to organizations and facilities to model our Thrift Shop clothing.  And, yes, they sell the clothes off their backs!  Here are are few of our members modeling for the Retired Teachers Association.      

Operation School Bell provided clothing for Morley Nelson’s Closet

On December 20th, Operation School Bell bagged clothing for 50 children and delivered them to Morley Nelson Elementary School for use as needed.  Happy Holidays!