Over 50 years ago, 110 women came together to form the Corvallis chapter of Assistance League. The goal, both then and today, was to help transform the lives of children and adults through community programs. Operation School Bell® is the signature philanthropic program of all Assistance League chapters around the nation. This program provides clothing and supplies to school children in need. In addition, the Corvallis chapter supports our community through the following programs: SAT Review, Hygiene Help, RED (Read Every Day), Hug-A-Bear, and Dental Education. Please visit the Programs section of our website to learn more.
Our membership has grown to 182 members who volunteer over 18,000 hours a year. Our programs and administrative services are funded by very generous donations, grants, a direct mail campaign and two annual fundraising events: Galleria and Winter’s Eve. Galleria is an elegant craft and packaged food sale which will be held this year on October 16, 2021. Winter’s Eve is an extravaganza celebrating Corvallis businesses and restaurants, and is scheduled for December 3, 2021. We rely on community support and the time and talents of our volunteers to make all that we do possible. Assistance League® is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization with 120 chapters in 26 states throughout the United States. Membership is open to all.
Marianne McNair, President 2021-2022