Philanthropic Programs


Assistance League of Charlotte, through its Operation School Bell Program (OSB), provides new clothing, mid-year school supplies and hygiene kits for children in need in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). The program’s goal is to enhance self-esteem, promote learning, and encourage regular school attendance.
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School Bellenhance self-esteem & promote learning

Provides backpacks of food to children in need in CMS schools. Members conduct a one-night event when families are invited to shop for canned items, fresh produce, bread, meat and eggs. Houses in school pantries for families needing food assistance due to a variety of reasons, including homelessness and family crisis.
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Check Hungerfor families needing food assistance

Assistance League of Charlotte, through its Mecklenburg County Teen Court program, provides an alternative justice system for youthful offenders between the ages of twelve and seventeen. It is designed to provide juveniles with no previous convictions a second chance when they admit their guilt, agree to be tried by a jury of their peers, and take responsibility for their actions.
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Teen Courtan alternative justice system for youthful offenders

Our goal is to help children reach their potential regardless of income, and our work with children begins at the elementary level and continues through college. Whether it is summer camps, reading programs, art & music classes or a college degree, we stand by ready help students achieve their goals.
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Scholarshipto help children achieve their goals

Assistance League of Charlotte member volunteers...

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New members are welcome at all times. Contact Assistance League of Charlotte for membership details
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Assistance League® Thrift Shop

Come and shop our donated high quality clothing, furniture, and household items.  The Thrift Shop is staffed entirely by member volunteers.

Do you need a speaker for your organization?

Assistance League of Charlotte’s Speakers Bureau will provide an informative talk for your business or organization at no cost. 

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