Become a Volunteer. Make a Difference.

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

Learn how you can transform lives and strengthen community.

Join Now

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.


donate now

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

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Step Up for Kids Walkathon & Car Show fundraiser. 🙏 A special thank you to the ‘Just Having Fun’ car group that brought several of their classic cars, and to the ‘Rotary Club of San Clemente’ for donating 100% of puzzle sales to ALCV!  It was a […]

Operation School Bell 2023

“Operation School Bell” is our core philanthropic program. This fall’s event provided new school clothing to 744 CUSD elementary and middle school students. These parents and children were kind enough to take the time to share their thoughts.

Target Community Giving

We received 60,281 votes which awarded us $2,370 from the Target Community Giving program! This additional funding allows us to give back more to local in-need CUSD children. Thank you to everyone who voted! ❤️

Thank you to our Champion Sponsors

Rainbow Sandals