WHAT WE HAVE DONE

 

 

Assistance League of Conejo Valley is one of 120 chapters of Assistance League, a national nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation.

In 2020-2021

  • 169 dedicated chapter members and Assisteens® auxiliary members, volunteered
  • 38,753 hours, and touched the lives of more than
  • 8,590 people in Agoura, Agoura Hills, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Westlake Village through our philanthropic programs.
  • $232,017 was returned directly to the community through the following philanthropic programs:
  • $587,175* total revenue raised.

UNDER OPERATION SCHOOL BELL®

Clothing Nights: 2607 elementary through high school children were provided with new school clothes and shoes.

Emergency Clothing Kits: 1520 children in 19 schools were helped with a change of clothing while at school.

Reading for Life: This program was on hold during the pandemic.  The distribution of new books to students is to promote literacy and a love of reading.

Reading for All: 484 students received gently used appropriate books for their use at home.

Resources for Learning: 200 students received tools for learning such as tablets for distance learning and other school use items.

Tutoring: This program was on hold during the pandemic.  Volunteers work in the classrooms to improve their reading and comprehension skills.

Vision for the Future: 122 children whose families could not afford vision care were provided with free eye exams and eyeglasses.

IN OTHER PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Assault Survivor Kits® and Hospital Emergency Necessities: 300 individuals received essential clothing and grooming aids at local hospitals.

Eye Can See: 54 adults in need were provided with free eye exams and eyeglasses.

Fresh Start: 1 individual getting ready to enter the workforce, was provided with an interview and work-appropriate attire.

Hats of Hope: 1,917 individuals received soft, comforting hand-made hats. Recipients included infants, cancer survivors, and the homeless.

I’m in Charge: This program was on hold during the pandemic.

Share-A-Bear: 1,206 soft, comforting CASEY Bears were provided to those in crises, including foster children.

In addition, Community Outreach,  a project to serve emergent needs in our community, provided 56 sleeping bags and 86 warm winter coats to the local homeless population through our Sharing the Warmth project.  Our Transitional Housing project helped 7 young men and 3 young women living in transitional housing who have aged out of the foster care system with laptops, a printer, and bedroom furniture as they continue their education.

2020-2021 marked our ninth successful year operating a Thrift Shop, which provides consistent funds to keep our philanthropic programs viable and growing.

*Due to the pandemic, our shop generated no revenue from June 1, 2020 through July 13, 2020. We successfully reopened on July 14, 2020, and have continued to operate three days per week instead of the previous five days per week.