The Simple Beauty in a Smile

For over 15 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, books and toiletries 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 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 price 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

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

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, 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.

2019-20 Statistics

3,421

Our chapter provided 3,421 uniforms to 2,298 children in need in 7 Anne Arundel County public schools.

1,408

Our chapter gave 1,408 books to students to take home and share with their families.

1,000

In a non-Covid year, Our Kids On The Block puppet troupe performs at least 13 anti-bullying puppet shows for over 1,000 second graders at local schools.

News

Hats and Gloves (and Socks)

Thanks to Assistance League of the Chesapeake, 650 students will receive a hat and gloves this winter! An additional 125 pairs of gloves were also collected and will be distributed to in-need local children. As part of its Kids In Need (KIN) program, our members set up collection boxes at members’ homes and at John […]

Kids In Need

What is Kids In Need? Through Kids In Need (KIN), we provide a new uniform to students at seven local Title I schools. The uniform package includes a pair of khaki pants, a sweatshirt, a polo shirt, socks, underwear and a bag of toiletries. The toiletries include shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap. Assistance […]

540 Students Receive Pajamas, Undies and Socks Thanks to Assistance League of the Chesapeake

As many things do, it started with a simple phone call. From there, Assistance League of the Chesapeake members rallied to provide pajamas, undies and socks to all 540 students at Tyler Heights Elementary School (THE) in Annapolis. Back in September, Sarah Daniels, a counselor at THE, contacted one of our members, Pam Meehan. Sarah […]

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower 2020

The piles of boxes of diapers, umbrella strollers, clothing, bottles and other baby paraphernalia grew as members of Assistance League of the Chesapeake dropped of their donations at their annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower. Soon it was taking eight ALC members and representatives of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) to take the donations from […]

Our Chapter’s Accomplishments in 2019-20

Our chapter of Assistance League was really busy in the past fiscal year. Though the coronavirus put most of our programs on hold, we worked creatively to serve our community. In response to the pandemic, our chapter donated 30 Chromebook computers and headsets to two local elementary schools to lend to families that have more […]

Assistance League Members Donate 30 Chromebook Computers to Families at Local Elementary Schools

Assistance League members Yolanda Perry and Marty Sippel along with Tiffany Foster (center), Meade Heights principal. New computers give underserved students the resources they need at Meade Heights and Georgetown East elementary schools. With its usual programs on hiatus due to the pandemic, Assistance League of the Chesapeake members wanted to continue to make contributions […]

News

Hats and Gloves (and Socks)

Thanks to Assistance League of the Chesapeake, 650 students will receive a hat and gloves this winter! An additional 125 pairs of gloves were also collected and will be distributed to in-need local children. As part of its Kids In Need (KIN) program, our members set up collection boxes at members’ homes and at John […]

Kids In Need

What is Kids In Need? Through Kids In Need (KIN), we provide a new uniform to students at seven local Title I schools. The uniform package includes a pair of khaki pants, a sweatshirt, a polo shirt, socks, underwear and a bag of toiletries. The toiletries include shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap. Assistance […]

540 Students Receive Pajamas, Undies and Socks Thanks to Assistance League of the Chesapeake

As many things do, it started with a simple phone call. From there, Assistance League of the Chesapeake members rallied to provide pajamas, undies and socks to all 540 students at Tyler Heights Elementary School (THE) in Annapolis. Back in September, Sarah Daniels, a counselor at THE, contacted one of our members, Pam Meehan. Sarah […]

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower 2020

The piles of boxes of diapers, umbrella strollers, clothing, bottles and other baby paraphernalia grew as members of Assistance League of the Chesapeake dropped of their donations at their annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower. Soon it was taking eight ALC members and representatives of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) to take the donations from […]

Our Chapter’s Accomplishments in 2019-20

Our chapter of Assistance League was really busy in the past fiscal year. Though the coronavirus put most of our programs on hold, we worked creatively to serve our community. In response to the pandemic, our chapter donated 30 Chromebook computers and headsets to two local elementary schools to lend to families that have more […]

Assistance League Members Donate 30 Chromebook Computers to Families at Local Elementary Schools

Assistance League members Yolanda Perry and Marty Sippel along with Tiffany Foster (center), Meade Heights principal. New computers give underserved students the resources they need at Meade Heights and Georgetown East elementary schools. With its usual programs on hiatus due to the pandemic, Assistance League of the Chesapeake members wanted to continue to make contributions […]