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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

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. Philanthrop: 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 […]

Kids On The Block: A Unique Way to Help Kids Recognize and Prevent Bullying

What better way to get children’s rapt attention than with life-size puppets. And there is no more effective way to teach essential life skills, such as how to recognize and prevent bullying. Assistance League of the Chesapeake’s Kids On The Block puppet troupe has been entertaining second graders in Anne Arundel County for 16 years […]

Parent Connection Features Assistance League of the Chesapeake

The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Parent Connection show featured our chapter president, Lyn Hopkins, and Kids In Need chair, Marie Bossie. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIXEM1Bt1bc&feature=youtu.be In the video, Lyn and Marie talk about our programs in the community with host Teresa Tudor.

Saluting ALC Member Marie Bossie

What’s Up? Annapolis magazine’s Towne Salute recently featured Marie Bossie, Assistance League of the Chesapeake member who chairs our Kids In Need program. Marie has held almost every position and chair in our chapter. In addition to Kids In Need, she has assisted with grant writing and fund raising, participated in sing-alongs at nursing homes […]

A Partnership “Impossible to Quantify”

Under the headline, “A Partnership Impossible to Quantify,” Lauren Grey-Hawkins nominated Assistance League of the Chesapeake for a 2019 Anne Arundel County Public School Business Partner of the Year award. “It is a privilege to be able to share the incredible partnership your organization has with AACPS,” says Ms. Grey-Hawkins, who works for the Office […]

News

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. Philanthrop: 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 […]

Kids On The Block: A Unique Way to Help Kids Recognize and Prevent Bullying

What better way to get children’s rapt attention than with life-size puppets. And there is no more effective way to teach essential life skills, such as how to recognize and prevent bullying. Assistance League of the Chesapeake’s Kids On The Block puppet troupe has been entertaining second graders in Anne Arundel County for 16 years […]

Parent Connection Features Assistance League of the Chesapeake

The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Parent Connection show featured our chapter president, Lyn Hopkins, and Kids In Need chair, Marie Bossie. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIXEM1Bt1bc&feature=youtu.be In the video, Lyn and Marie talk about our programs in the community with host Teresa Tudor.

Saluting ALC Member Marie Bossie

What’s Up? Annapolis magazine’s Towne Salute recently featured Marie Bossie, Assistance League of the Chesapeake member who chairs our Kids In Need program. Marie has held almost every position and chair in our chapter. In addition to Kids In Need, she has assisted with grant writing and fund raising, participated in sing-alongs at nursing homes […]

A Partnership “Impossible to Quantify”

Under the headline, “A Partnership Impossible to Quantify,” Lauren Grey-Hawkins nominated Assistance League of the Chesapeake for a 2019 Anne Arundel County Public School Business Partner of the Year award. “It is a privilege to be able to share the incredible partnership your organization has with AACPS,” says Ms. Grey-Hawkins, who works for the Office […]