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Philanthropic Programs

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Operation School Bell tutoring program

Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell provides appropriate assistance to children in need, with the goals of promoting learning, enhancing self-esteem, and encouraging regular school attendance.

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Kids On The Block Puppet Troupe

Kids on the Block— An Educational Puppet Troupe

Kids on the Block explores the issues of disability, cultural differences, bullying, and other social problems through the use of life-size puppets. By using special targeted scripts, volunteers help children understand and accept individual differences in each other, as well as learn valuable interpersonal skills.

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Sing-Alongs for seniors

Sing-Alongs

The Sing-Along program takes familiar music to seniors in assisted living residences and nursing homes.

Assistance League of the Chespapeake Kids In Need uniform program

Kids in Need (KIN) and Project Literacy

These two programs provide new uniforms, emergency clothing, books, guest readers, tutors, and enrichment opportunities to schoolchildren in Anne Arundel County School.

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Stork's Nest Baby Shower

Stork’s Nest

Through this program, members of the Assistance League of the Chesapeake contribute items for expectant mothers to the Stork’s Nest redemption store at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center. This initiative is part of the Center’s prenatal health-incentives program for underserved women.

2018-19 Statistics

3,100

Our chapter provided 3,100 uniforms to children in need in 7 Anne Arundel County public schools.

1,281

Our chapter gave 1,281 books to students to take home and share with their families.

1,000

Our Kids On The Block puppet troupe performed 13 anti-bullying puppet shows for 1,000 second graders at local schools.

News

Time, Talent, Treasure

Assistance League of the Chesapeake thrives on the support of its members, who give their time and talent, while also supporting us through financial contributions – their treasure. Thus the alliterative title of this blog post, “Time, Talent, Treasure.” Time: Our members donate upwards of 7,000 hours each year to running our programs and doing […]

AL Chesapeake Awarded $25,000 Grant

Assistance League of the Chesapeake has been awarded a $25,000 grant to support Kids In Need and Project Literacy. The grant comes from the Local Development Council of Maryland. The funds will go to support our work at Van Bokkelen and Meade Heights elementary schools and MacArthur Middle School. It will also help pay for […]

Coming to You From a Sound-Proof Booth in Annapolis!

Kids In Need chair Marie Bossie and I spent a half-hour together late last month in a sound-proof booth! We were at the WNAV radio station being interviewed by Donna Cole for her program, “1430 Connection with Donna Cole.” The program aired on July 7. Though I was nervous in the beginning, talking about one […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Receives Grant from Parole Rotary

Assistance League of the Chesapeake is the proud recipient of a Parole Rotary Foundation grant of $3,000. The grant was awarded on June 11, 2019. The Parole Rotary Foundation was established by the Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis) to support programs that focus on the needs of the local community. The award was presented by […]

New Year, New Leadership

Assistance League of the Chesapeake announced its new board for 2019-20 at its May regular meeting. We look forward to a wonderful year continuing our work in Anne Arundel County under their leadership. They include: President: Maryann Gosnell V.P. Membership: Elaine Atkinson V.P. Philanthropic: Yolanda Perry V.P. Resource Development: Cindy Culp Education: Kim Hudyma Treasurer: […]

Legacy of Literature

When Assistance League of the Chesapeake member Kim Hudyma heard that the Severna Park, Maryland, library had books to give away, a lightbulb went off. She knew this donation would fit in perfectly with our Legacy of Literacy Project. Every year, we collect gently used books and distribute them to local Title I schools, and […]

News

Time, Talent, Treasure

Assistance League of the Chesapeake thrives on the support of its members, who give their time and talent, while also supporting us through financial contributions – their treasure. Thus the alliterative title of this blog post, “Time, Talent, Treasure.” Time: Our members donate upwards of 7,000 hours each year to running our programs and doing […]

AL Chesapeake Awarded $25,000 Grant

Assistance League of the Chesapeake has been awarded a $25,000 grant to support Kids In Need and Project Literacy. The grant comes from the Local Development Council of Maryland. The funds will go to support our work at Van Bokkelen and Meade Heights elementary schools and MacArthur Middle School. It will also help pay for […]

Coming to You From a Sound-Proof Booth in Annapolis!

Kids In Need chair Marie Bossie and I spent a half-hour together late last month in a sound-proof booth! We were at the WNAV radio station being interviewed by Donna Cole for her program, “1430 Connection with Donna Cole.” The program aired on July 7. Though I was nervous in the beginning, talking about one […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Receives Grant from Parole Rotary

Assistance League of the Chesapeake is the proud recipient of a Parole Rotary Foundation grant of $3,000. The grant was awarded on June 11, 2019. The Parole Rotary Foundation was established by the Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis) to support programs that focus on the needs of the local community. The award was presented by […]

New Year, New Leadership

Assistance League of the Chesapeake announced its new board for 2019-20 at its May regular meeting. We look forward to a wonderful year continuing our work in Anne Arundel County under their leadership. They include: President: Maryann Gosnell V.P. Membership: Elaine Atkinson V.P. Philanthropic: Yolanda Perry V.P. Resource Development: Cindy Culp Education: Kim Hudyma Treasurer: […]

Legacy of Literature

When Assistance League of the Chesapeake member Kim Hudyma heard that the Severna Park, Maryland, library had books to give away, a lightbulb went off. She knew this donation would fit in perfectly with our Legacy of Literacy Project. Every year, we collect gently used books and distribute them to local Title I schools, and […]