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 […]

A Musical Journey Through Latin America from Cantaré and Assistance League

Local elementary school students took a musical journey through Latin America thanks to Assistance League of the Chesapeake. Students at Meade Heights Elementary and Georgetown East Elementary schools were treated to performances by Cantare on February 7 and  8, which were hosted by our chapter through an Art-in-Education Program grant from the Arts Council of […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Nominated for Award

Our chapter has been nominated for the 2019 Excellence in Education Business Partner of the Year. Sixteen local businesses, agencies and organizations have been nominated by schools and offices to be honored for their contributions to Anne Arundel County Public Schools students, programs and schools. The award will be presented, and the two winners announced, […]

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower

The tables were overflowing with donated baby items that ran the gamut from diapers to bottles, from onesies to hand-knitted hats. Members of Assistance League® of the Chesapeake purchased the items, coming together to do their part to help young mothers deliver healthy babies. A healthy baby starts with a healthy pregnancy. But engaging pregnant […]

Win a New York City Vacation — New Third Prize Announced!

A new Third Prize has been announced for our raffle: a $75 gift certificate to Cafe Mezzanotte, a local favorite restaurant in Severna Park. Raffle tickets are now on sale for a New York City Vacation! The package includes accommodations, $500 cash, and other features, valued at $2,250. Second prize is four Nationals baseball tickets […]

Homeless Resource Day

Ten enthusiastic and energetic Assistance League of the Chesapeake members volunteered at Homeless Resource Day on October 27. This marks the eleventh year that we have participated in the event, held by the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services. “The experience is an eye-opener and a lesson in humility and gratitude,” said AL Chesapeake […]

Here We Go Again!

It may be summer, but September and the start of the next school year are on Marie Bossie’s mind as she drives to the warehouse where school uniforms and clothing are stored. Anne Arundel County Public Schools very generously allows us at Assistance League of the Chesapeake to share their storage space not far from […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Receives Grant from Parole Rotary Club

Thanks to the Parole Rotary Club, Assistance League of the Chesapeake will be able to provide uniform packages to 56 students at Tyler Heights Elementary School and 108 books for students at Georgetown East Elementary School. On June 5, the club presented us with a $2,000 grant in support of our Operation School Bell Kids […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Grant Funds Special Performances at Local Schools

On May 2 and 4, Assistance League of the Chesapeake sponsored four performances of “We Got It! A Show About Empathy” for students at Georgetown East Elementary School, Annapolis, Md., and Meade Heights Elementary School, Ft. Meade, Md. The performances were funded by a grant that Assistance League received from the Arts Council of Anne […]

Ice Cream Social at Meade Heights Elementary School

Assistance League of the Chesapeake members organized the annual Ice Cream Social at Meade Heights Elementary School on Friday, April 6. Over 425 students, staff and volunteers were served. The event is held to honor children who meet criteria set by the school system regarding absences, behavior and scholarship. The students appreciate that they are […]

AL Chesapeake Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Kids In Need

Assistance League of the Chesapeake launched a crowdfunding campaign today to support its Kids In Need program. Watch our video below, and visit our campaign page here. Almost 8% of the students at Title I schools in Anne Arundel County are homeless. Students at the schools we serve all wear uniforms, which has been shown […]

AL Chesapeake Raffle

Win a Stay at the Breathtaking Greenbrier Resort The grand prize for this year’s Assistance League of the Chesapeake® raffle is a four-night stay for two at the breathtaking Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The Greenbrier is located in the Allegheny Mountains, and has been welcoming guests to its world-class resort since 1778. […]

Win a Stay at the Breathtaking Greenbrier

Our raffle this year is for a four-night stay at the fabulous Greenbrier resort. See below for details.

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower

Members of Assistance League of the Chesapeake met on Thursday, December 14, for their annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower to benefit the Stork’s Nest at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Members donated over $4,000 of items to Stork’s Nest, which provides educational classes ranging from prenatal to infant care, utilizing a points-based incentive system for women […]

Little Gifts. Changed Lives.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead “What difference will my small contribution make?” When we are faced with opportunities to give, many of us wonder about this.  Assistance League has courageous and profound goals that will change […]

Ice Cream Social

On April 5th, Assistance League of the Chesapeake held its annual ice cream social for Meade Heights Elementary School students who earned good behavior points during the past school year. Our volunteers made the event even more exciting with their smiles and compliments and willingness to help. Over 400 ice cream sundaes were served in […]

Annapolis Rotary Foundation Grant

The Annapolis Rotary Foundation awarded our chapter $500 to purchase uniforms for Tyler Heights Elementary School for September 2017. This $500 came from the proceeds they received through their 2016 Crab Feast. Assistance League of the Chesapeake appreciates the Rotary Foundation’s support of this Operation School Bell, Kids in Need program. The Annapolis Rotary Club […]

950 Uniforms Packed for Operation School Bell

On January 11, thirty-five AL Chesapeake members packed 950 uniforms for our Operation School Bell, Kids in Need program. They were assisted by four Old Navy employees who volunteered their time to help out. The uniform package consists of a navy blue shirt, khaki pants, navy blue crew neck sweatshirt, socks and underwear. In addition, […]

AL Chesapeake Honored

Baltimore Washington Hospital Center has honored Assistance League of the Chesapeake’s 10 years of support of their Stork’s Nest program by installing a plaque on the donor wall in their lobby! We are proud to support the Stork’s Nest with our annual baby shower. Stork’s Nest offers eight, hour-long education classes held at the Pascal […]

New York City Vacation Fundraiser

Our spring fundraiser is a raffle for a gift certificate that entitles the prize winner to a $1,750 vacation in New York City! The prize includes accommodations, taxes and other features of your choice, and $300 cash. Total value is $2,050. The trip is being offered through New York City Vacation Packages, www.nyctrip.com. Tickets are […]

Holiday Shop at Georgetown East and Meade Heights Elementary

The Holiday Shop at Georgetown East Elementary School on December 19 and 20 was a huge success due to the hard work of 15 Assistance League Volunteers and members of Signa Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Anne Arundel Chapter. Many beautiful items were donated which enabled each student in grades K-5 to select three items with […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Members of Assistance League of the Chesapeake gathered with County Executive Steve Schuh and Judge Cathy Vitale to honor and celebrate the organization’s 10th year as a chapter serving the children and senior citizens of Anne Arundel County. Whether providing tutoring, guest reading, or over 1,000 school uniforms in Title One schools and many other […]

Chesapeake Chapter Receives Award

Georgetown East Elementary School recognized our chapter’s contributions with an award. The award is inscribed, “Making the Difference. Awarded to Assistance League of the Chesapeake for their many contributions over the years to our school community, both large and small.”

Chapter Receives $16,000 Grant for Operation School Bell Programs

Assistance League of the Chesapeake, Inc. has received a $16,000 grant from Anne Arundel County Local Development Council. The Local Development Council’s sole purpose is to advise the County Executive on the needs and priorities of the communities surrounding the Maryland Live! Casino and the expenditure of video lottery terminal funds. The grant we received will help fund our Operation School Bell programs, Kids In […]

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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 […]

A Musical Journey Through Latin America from Cantaré and Assistance League

Local elementary school students took a musical journey through Latin America thanks to Assistance League of the Chesapeake. Students at Meade Heights Elementary and Georgetown East Elementary schools were treated to performances by Cantare on February 7 and  8, which were hosted by our chapter through an Art-in-Education Program grant from the Arts Council of […]

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 […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Nominated for Award

Our chapter has been nominated for the 2019 Excellence in Education Business Partner of the Year. Sixteen local businesses, agencies and organizations have been nominated by schools and offices to be honored for their contributions to Anne Arundel County Public Schools students, programs and schools. The award will be presented, and the two winners announced, […]

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower

The tables were overflowing with donated baby items that ran the gamut from diapers to bottles, from onesies to hand-knitted hats. Members of Assistance League® of the Chesapeake purchased the items, coming together to do their part to help young mothers deliver healthy babies. A healthy baby starts with a healthy pregnancy. But engaging pregnant […]

Win a New York City Vacation — New Third Prize Announced!

A new Third Prize has been announced for our raffle: a $75 gift certificate to Cafe Mezzanotte, a local favorite restaurant in Severna Park. Raffle tickets are now on sale for a New York City Vacation! The package includes accommodations, $500 cash, and other features, valued at $2,250. Second prize is four Nationals baseball tickets […]

Homeless Resource Day

Ten enthusiastic and energetic Assistance League of the Chesapeake members volunteered at Homeless Resource Day on October 27. This marks the eleventh year that we have participated in the event, held by the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services. “The experience is an eye-opener and a lesson in humility and gratitude,” said AL Chesapeake […]

Rooms

Multi-purpose rooms. Stages. Music classrooms. Libraries. These are some of the types of rooms we have recently used at local elementary schools. Our purpose has been to measure Kids In Need for school uniforms. Today’s “room” was a section of the Anne Arundel County Public School warehouse in Millersville, where the school system lets us […]

Communicating with our Community

Assistance League of the Chesapeake has no paid staff, and yet all the volunteers show up at the right places and at the right times. How do we make this happen? We do this through the Monday Minute. While it may actually take more than a minute to read, our weekly Monday Minute keeps everyone […]

Here We Go Again!

It may be summer, but September and the start of the next school year are on Marie Bossie’s mind as she drives to the warehouse where school uniforms and clothing are stored. Anne Arundel County Public Schools very generously allows us at Assistance League of the Chesapeake to share their storage space not far from […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Receives Grant from Parole Rotary Club

Thanks to the Parole Rotary Club, Assistance League of the Chesapeake will be able to provide uniform packages to 56 students at Tyler Heights Elementary School and 108 books for students at Georgetown East Elementary School. On June 5, the club presented us with a $2,000 grant in support of our Operation School Bell Kids […]

Assistance League of the Chesapeake Grant Funds Special Performances at Local Schools

On May 2 and 4, Assistance League of the Chesapeake sponsored four performances of “We Got It! A Show About Empathy” for students at Georgetown East Elementary School, Annapolis, Md., and Meade Heights Elementary School, Ft. Meade, Md. The performances were funded by a grant that Assistance League received from the Arts Council of Anne […]

What is Assistance League®?

“How long have you lived here?” asked Darla, the very nice lady at the Annapolis Boat Show. “Just one week,” I replied. “Do you know anyone?” she responded. “Not a soul,” I said. “We’ll change that,” she said, with a twinkle in her eye. And she did. I was invited to the next meeting of […]

Ice Cream Social at Meade Heights Elementary School

Assistance League of the Chesapeake members organized the annual Ice Cream Social at Meade Heights Elementary School on Friday, April 6. Over 425 students, staff and volunteers were served. The event is held to honor children who meet criteria set by the school system regarding absences, behavior and scholarship. The students appreciate that they are […]

Local Giving Benefits Local Students

“Your uniform project warms my heart.” We are very excited to be over a third of the way toward our big goal of $15,000 in our crowdfunding campaign. We are also so happy to see so many new names as donors. We are proud of the fact that all the money donated to our chapter […]

AL Chesapeake Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Kids In Need

Assistance League of the Chesapeake launched a crowdfunding campaign today to support its Kids In Need program. Watch our video below, and visit our campaign page here. Almost 8% of the students at Title I schools in Anne Arundel County are homeless. Students at the schools we serve all wear uniforms, which has been shown […]

Crowdfunding for Kids In Need

On Thursday, we will do something we have never done as an Assistance League® chapter. We will be kicking off a crowdfunding campaign — www.youcaring.com/alchesapeake — to raise money for our Kids In Need program. This program provides new uniforms to students at 5 local elementary schools and 1 middle school. These Title I schools […]

Pats on the Back

Ask any volunteer why they give so much time to causes that interest them, and they will tell you that they want to make a difference, and that they get more out of volunteering than they put into it. At Assistance League® of the Chesapeake, we have the added benefit of working well as a […]

Sing-Alongs for Seniors

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” — Confucius, The Book of Rites A moment of recollection, a song that brings a smile to the face, a melody that lingers in your mind … that’s the power of music. Music can soothe or energize, make us happy or sad, and […]

AL Chesapeake Raffle

Win a Stay at the Breathtaking Greenbrier Resort The grand prize for this year’s Assistance League of the Chesapeake® raffle is a four-night stay for two at the breathtaking Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The Greenbrier is located in the Allegheny Mountains, and has been welcoming guests to its world-class resort since 1778. […]

Win a Stay at the Breathtaking Greenbrier

Our raffle this year is for a four-night stay at the fabulous Greenbrier resort. See below for details.

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower

Members of Assistance League of the Chesapeake met on Thursday, December 14, for their annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower to benefit the Stork’s Nest at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Members donated over $4,000 of items to Stork’s Nest, which provides educational classes ranging from prenatal to infant care, utilizing a points-based incentive system for women […]

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower Coming Up!

“A healthy beginning for each mother and baby …” Bottles, diapers, baby wipes and blankets…just some of the items needed to keep the Stork’s Nest fully stocked with things that every baby needs. The Stork’s Nest relies on the generosity of the community for these infant care necessities. Assistance League® of the Chesapeake participates each […]

Kids on the Block Puppeteers

Captivating Puppets Shows Give Lessons on Preventing Bullying “Thanks SO much for coming to our school. Something I loved was the song and the puppets. I learned that you shouldn’t judge someone by what they do or how they look.” – Victoria, student October was National Bullying Prevention Month, sponsored by StompOutBullying.org. On October 1 […]

Project Literacy

Reading and Tutoring at Georgetown East Elementary School “It is very rewarding seeing students progress from a reluctant to a confident reader,” says AL Chesapeake member Linda LaCroix. If you could have a sneak peek into Mrs. Brown’s classroom on a sunny school morning, you would see children sitting with their personal tutors, immersed in […]

Little Gifts. Changed Lives.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead “What difference will my small contribution make?” When we are faced with opportunities to give, many of us wonder about this.  Assistance League has courageous and profound goals that will change […]

Pen Pals

Project Literacy — Pen Pals “Thank you for being my pen pal buddy. I had fun writing to you. We get out on June 5 so this means this is my last time writing to you. I will miss you even though I have never seen you in real life. It was fun writing to a […]

Kids In Need — School Uniforms

Welcome to our blog! We will update this blog at least monthly, letting you know about our programs, activities and fundraisers. Check us out regularly to keep up-to-date on what our chapter is doing. Assistance League of the Chesapeake has a wonderful group of members who are really dedicated to their work transforming lives and […]