The Simple Beauty in a Smile

For over 20 years, Assistance League of the Chesapeake has been filling the most basic needs of our neighbors, and in turn, filling their hearts — and ours as well. You can help ensure this important work continues. Each year:

  • We provide area school children with school uniforms and books at seven local Title I schools.
  • We provide tutoring and reading support to teachers in the classroom.
  • Our Kids On The Block puppets perform an anti-bullying show for area second graders.
  • We lead sing-alongs for seniors at local assisted-living facilities.
  • We provide greeting cards to local seniors who have few or no visitors.
  • We gather basic supplies for young mothers-to-be so they have what they need to start their babies off with the best lives possible.

Please join us — volunteer your time or donate — to help us keep these programs going when more people than ever need our support. Your time or donation will ease someone else’s worries, and turn their lives into ones filled with pride and hope for the future.

Any support you give will have a meaningful impact in our community as we reach more students in need and spread more joy and hope.

What could be better?

Hear about our impact at Anne Arundel County Public Schools

LEARN about our Kids In Need school clothing program and our work in local Title I schools.

“Our Kids In Need program takes a village, and our members are responsible for providing school uniforms to thousands of students. Sometimes it’s the only new item of clothing these students will receive all year.”

Marty Sippel, Kids In Need Uniform Program Chair

Are you looking for a meaningful gift for a friend or family member?

Click here to donate a school uniform in their honor.

Once we receive your donation, Assistance League will send a gift acknowledgement card to the person you are making the gift in honor of.
  • $25 will provide a student with a new top and pants or skirt
  • $35 will provide the uniform above plus a sweatshirt
  • $50 will provide the uniform, sweatshirt, socks, underwear and toiletries

Watch our compelling video about Kids In Need in Anne Arundel County.

Philanthropic Programs

Assistance League of the Chespapeake Kids In Need uniform program

Operation School Bell®: Kids in Need (KIN) and Project Literacy

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

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

Smiles for Seniors Program

Our Smiles for Seniors program has two parts:

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

And, our members provide greeting cards for major holidays to hundreds of local nursing home residents.

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Stork's Nest Baby Shower

Nest and Nurture Baby Shower

Through this program, members of the Assistance League of the Chesapeake contribute items for expectant mothers participating in the Nest and Nurture program at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center. This initiative is part of the Center’s prenatal health-incentives program for under-served women.

2022-23 Accomplishments

3,100

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

1,281

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

1,000

Our Kids On The Block puppet troupe performs at least 13 anti-bullying shows for over 1,000 2nd graders at local schools. We now provide a video of the show to interested schools.

3,100

Our chapter provided over 3,100 uniforms and other clothing items to children in need in 7 Anne Arundel County Title I schools.

1,366

Our chapter gave 1,366 books to schools for their libraries and to students to take home and share with their families.

1,000

Our Kids On The Block puppet troupe performs at least 13 anti-bullying shows for over 1,000 second graders at local schools. Our video of our show reaches more students than ever and is accompanied by a visit from the puppets.

News

Thank you, Constellation!

Thank you, Constellation Energy, for the $500 Community Champions grant to purchase winter hats and gloves for children attending Title I schools in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Of the 691 hats and glove sets that Assistance League of the Chesapeake, Inc. volunteer members donated to these school children, 288 were purchased with this grant. Thank […]

Thank you to our 2022-2023 Grantors

We appreciate the community’s support of Assistance League of the Chesapeake. Parole Rotary Annapolis Rotary Crabfeast Anne Arundel Women Giving Together ACDS LDC Maryland Live! ACDS County Executive Community Support Grant Bombas Constellation Energy

Constellation Energy Awards Grant to Assistance League of the Chesapeake

Thank you to Constellation Energy for awarding us a $500 Community Champions grant. We used the funds to provide 168 winter hat and glove sets for children attending Tyler Heights Elementary School in Annapolis, MD. Through member donations, we also donated 425 sets of hats and gloves to five other local schools. Thank you for […]

News

Thank you, Constellation!

Thank you, Constellation Energy, for the $500 Community Champions grant to purchase winter hats and gloves for children attending Title I schools in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Of the 691 hats and glove sets that Assistance League of the Chesapeake, Inc. volunteer members donated to these school children, 288 were purchased with this grant. Thank […]

Thank you to our 2022-2023 Grantors

We appreciate the community’s support of Assistance League of the Chesapeake. Parole Rotary Annapolis Rotary Crabfeast Anne Arundel Women Giving Together ACDS LDC Maryland Live! ACDS County Executive Community Support Grant Bombas Constellation Energy

Constellation Energy Awards Grant to Assistance League of the Chesapeake

Thank you to Constellation Energy for awarding us a $500 Community Champions grant. We used the funds to provide 168 winter hat and glove sets for children attending Tyler Heights Elementary School in Annapolis, MD. Through member donations, we also donated 425 sets of hats and gloves to five other local schools. Thank you for […]

Kids On The Block

The Kids On The Block (KOTB) puppeteers have been entertaining second-graders in Anne Arundel County for a decade and a half with a series of plays about bullying, as well as the positive aspects of learning to use kindness and caring in how we treat others, both in and out of school. All children love […]

The Kids On The Block are Back!

The Kids On The Block puppet troupe is back! Our volunteers and their life-size puppets took a couple of years off due to Covid, but they found a creative way to continue performing by filming a complete show that will be shared via YouTube with area elementary schools. The Kids On The Block show helps […]

Record Grants Received for 2022-23

Assistance League of the Chesapeake is pleased to announce that the total grant dollars received for the 2022-23 year has reached $56,500. We received official word that we were awarded the Maryland Live! grant for 2023 of $35,000 to provide uniforms for Operation School Bell Kids in Need for Meade Heights and Van Bokkelen elementary […]