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.

2020-21 Accomplishments

1,813

Our chapter provided 1,813 uniforms and other clothing items to children in need in 7 Anne Arundel County public schools.

1,640

Our chapter gave 1,640 books to schools for their libraries and 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 shows for over 1,000 2nd graders at local schools.

News

Anne Banning Leadership Award Given to Marie Bossie

The Anne Banning Leadership Award is named after the founder of Assistance League, who promoted the growth of effective volunteerism through leadership and education. This award demonstrates the importance and value of leadership to Assistance League chapters, while also honoring the accomplishments and dedication of the recipient. This year, the recipient of this special award  […]

2020-21 Accomplishments

Kids In Need We served 7 schools, who had a combined total of 3,600 students this school year. Of that number, approximately 924 students returned to the classroom for hybrid learning. We provided 863 of those students with uniforms. The rest were provided from the emergency closets at the schools, as students continued to trickle […]

ALC Installs Officers for 2021-22

Shown above are Teresa Tudor, Nell Till, Elaine Atkinson, Gilda Sebold, Cindy Culp, Jodee Hechler and Ellen Kalas. Assistance League of the Chesapeake held its first in-person meeting outdoors at local Quiet Waters Park and installed the officers and appointive chairs who will serve the chapter in 2021-22. Officers include: President: Elaine Atkinson V.P. Membership: […]

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 […]

News

Anne Banning Leadership Award Given to Marie Bossie

The Anne Banning Leadership Award is named after the founder of Assistance League, who promoted the growth of effective volunteerism through leadership and education. This award demonstrates the importance and value of leadership to Assistance League chapters, while also honoring the accomplishments and dedication of the recipient. This year, the recipient of this special award  […]

2020-21 Accomplishments

Kids In Need We served 7 schools, who had a combined total of 3,600 students this school year. Of that number, approximately 924 students returned to the classroom for hybrid learning. We provided 863 of those students with uniforms. The rest were provided from the emergency closets at the schools, as students continued to trickle […]

ALC Installs Officers for 2021-22

Shown above are Teresa Tudor, Nell Till, Elaine Atkinson, Gilda Sebold, Cindy Culp, Jodee Hechler and Ellen Kalas. Assistance League of the Chesapeake held its first in-person meeting outdoors at local Quiet Waters Park and installed the officers and appointive chairs who will serve the chapter in 2021-22. Officers include: President: Elaine Atkinson V.P. Membership: […]

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 […]