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.


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Step Up for Kids Walkathon

We are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Step Up for Kids Walkathon on Sunday, September 25.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Bring your friends, family, and pooches for a casual 1 or 2 mile walk at the beautiful Dana Point Harbor from 9-11AM. You can support Capistrano Valley and Camp Pendleton children with a […]

8th Annual Shopping Extravaganza

We’re excited to be participating in the 8th Annual Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, September 17! This fun-filled day includes special discounts at luxury fashion brands, raffle prizes, wine tasting, catered lunch from Ruby’s Diner, and much more! Tickets are $35 per person and are on sale now! For each ticket sold, $25 will be returned […]

2021-22 Year in Review

The Assistance League of Capistrano Valley (ALCV) announces over $249,000 returned to the community through six philanthropic programs last year. Over 15,000 children in the Capistrano Unified School District, families serving at Camp Pendleton and single parents participating in the Saddleback College CalWORKS program were assisted. ALCV’s 200 member contributed 16,380 in volunteer hours last […]

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