The Assistance League of Capistrano Valley is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  We put caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs that support children in Capistrano Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.  We have been serving the community for over 40 years.

Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community.  Our innovative philanthropic programs are primarily funded by our Bargain Box Thrift Store located in San Clemente.  Our programs include clothing events, grants to middle schools, scholarships and literacy.


Become a volunteer!  Use your talents to help others in the community.


Where shopping is giving! Staffed and managed by our member volunteers.


Give Today!  Every dollar funds programs that serve the community.



Community Giving




Hours Volunteered

Vote for the Bargain Box!

💠 Help us win the ‘Best of San Clemente’ Gold Award by voting the Bargain Box the Best Thrift Store in San Clemente! 💠 Click the below ‘VOTE HERE” link. 💠 You will be prompted to enter your email address and register. 💠 A message will be sent to your email account.  Click the “Sign […]

Bargain Box Customer Appreciation Day

You are invited to the Bargain Box Customer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, October 25.  We want to thank our incredible Bargain Box customers!  Stop by for light refreshments and giveaways during normal business hours on Tuesday, October 25.

Step Up for Kids Walkathon Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our third annual Step Up for Kids Walkathon at Dana Point Harbor. What a great time for a great cause! A big shout out to the Just Having Fun classic car group for spending their morning with us and bringing their beautiful classic cars to the event. […]

about us

We are proud to have earned the Candid GuideStar Exchange Platinum Seal of Transparency.  Click on the Candid GuideStar logo to view the Nonprofit Report on Assistance League of Capistrano Valley provided by GuideStar Exchange.


Providing compassionate and caring services to individuals in our community is the standard and the primary measure of our organization.


Our actions demonstrate our care for others and the community as a whole. We support each other in a humane manner and hold each other accountable for the success and well-being of our organization.


Treating all with respect and honoring the opinions and differences of all individuals.


Integrity and authenticity in communication and action best demonstrate the most basic, intrinsic values held by our member volunteers.


The value of sharing our experiences and evaluating them in order to maintain the organization’s success and provide it with a stable base.

2021-22 Year In Review Video