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Our philanthropic programs support Capistrano Valley teachers and students, and families serving at Camp Pendleton.

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Our transparency has earned us the Candid GuideStar Exchange Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Our Philanthropic Programs Address Community Needs


of teachers purchase school supplies

The Links to Learning philanthropy supports teachers and students by providing grants to CUSD educators



of CUSD children live in low income households

Our Operation School Bell® program helps low income families with new school clothing



of single mothers in college live in or near poverty

Our I.N.S.P.IR.E. program provides financial support to single parents by granting scholarships


Where shopping means giving!

Bargain Box Thrift Store

The Bargain Box Thrift Store is our main source of revenue for funding are philanthropic programs. The store is staffed and managed by our member volunteers.  Visit our thrift store page for more detail.

About Us

The Assistance League of Capistrano Valley is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 40 years. Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs. Founded in 1977, our member volunteers support children in the Capistrano Unified School District in south Orange County. In a joint program with other local Assistance League chapters, we also support families serving at Camp Pendleton Marine Base.


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Transparency & Accountability

We know that you care about how effectively your donation is being used. That’s why we show you how every dollar was spent, how you made a difference, and how grateful the students and teachers are!  We are proud to have earned the Candid GuideStar Exchange Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2023.

Our Latest News & Events

Step Up for Kids Walkathon & Car Show

The Step Up for Kids Walkathon & Car Show is our biggest fundraising event of the year. The walkathon will be at the beautiful Dana Point Harbor on Sunday, November 5th from 9:00–11:00am. You can opt for a 1-mile or 2-mile fun walk for the whole family, including your pets. The “Just Having Fun” car […]

Outlets Shopping Extravaganza

We’re thrilled to be participating in the Annual Outlets Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, October 14! This fun-filled day includes special discounts at luxury fashion brands, wine tasting, catered lunch from Ruby’s Diner, and much more! Tickets are $40 per person and are on sale NOW! Click here to purchase your tickets! Select “Assistance League Capo […]

Nextdoor Neighborhood Fave

Thank you to our neighbors! We are honored to be voted a 2023 Nextdoor Neighborhood Fave. This award means so much for our business and helps us continue to grow in our community! Be sure to visit us on Nextdoor and leave a recommendation.

Thank you to our Champion Sponsors

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