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

Learn about this year’s Nest and Nurture Baby Shower and Luncheon HERE.

Project Literacy Assistance League of the Chesapeake

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.

For those interested in donating to the program:

  • $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 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

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 […]

Author Kim Lee Donates Books to Support our Literacy Program

Kim Lee, a local author from Baltimore, donated books to Assistance League of the Chesapeake to support our Project Literacy program. Project Literacy supports area Title I schools with tutoring, classroom help and enrichment activities. Shown in the photo is Ms. Lee with her book, The Night Owl, at Georgetown East Elementary School, one of […]

ALC President is Interviewed on WNAV

Our chapter president, Elaine Atkinson, was interviewed on September 20 on 1430 WNAV’s show, “Talk With.” Listen to the entire interview here. WNAV is a local station serving Annapolis: https://1430wnav.com  

15th Anniversary Luncheon

What started as an idea to bring Assistance League to the Annapolis area has grown into an organization that each year: gives thousands of school uniforms to students performs anti-bullying puppet shows for area second graders provides books, tutoring and classroom assistance to two area elementary schools leads seniors in sing-alongs at local assisted living […]

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower and Luncheon

  Stork’s Nest Baby Shower to benefit Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Stork’s Nest. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Quiet Waters Park, Red Maple Pavilion, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD Park entry fee has been paid for all attendees. Tell gatehouse attendant you are attending the meeting of Assistance League of the Chesapeake. […]

News

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 […]

Author Kim Lee Donates Books to Support our Literacy Program

Kim Lee, a local author from Baltimore, donated books to Assistance League of the Chesapeake to support our Project Literacy program. Project Literacy supports area Title I schools with tutoring, classroom help and enrichment activities. Shown in the photo is Ms. Lee with her book, The Night Owl, at Georgetown East Elementary School, one of […]

ALC President is Interviewed on WNAV

Our chapter president, Elaine Atkinson, was interviewed on September 20 on 1430 WNAV’s show, “Talk With.” Listen to the entire interview here. WNAV is a local station serving Annapolis: https://1430wnav.com  

15th Anniversary Luncheon

What started as an idea to bring Assistance League to the Annapolis area has grown into an organization that each year: gives thousands of school uniforms to students performs anti-bullying puppet shows for area second graders provides books, tutoring and classroom assistance to two area elementary schools leads seniors in sing-alongs at local assisted living […]

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower and Luncheon

  Stork’s Nest Baby Shower to benefit Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Stork’s Nest. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Quiet Waters Park, Red Maple Pavilion, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD Park entry fee has been paid for all attendees. Tell gatehouse attendant you are attending the meeting of Assistance League of the Chesapeake. […]