Assistance League Diablo Valley helps those in need or at risk in Contra Costa County

Assistance League Diablo Valley is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in Contra Costa County.

Last  year, 450 dedicated member volunteers contributed over 74,000 hours of service, and touched the lives of nearly 16,000 children and adults in Contra Costa County.

Assistance League Thrift Shop at the Way Side Inn in Lafayette is the main source of funding.  The shop is staffed and managed entirely by member volunteers.

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Mission and Vision

MISSION

Assistance League Diablo Valley is a nonprofit, member volunteer organization dedicated to improving lives in our community through hands-on programs.

VISION

Assistance League Diablo Valley is recognized to be the most effective philanthropic volunteer organization in Contra Costa County.

Community Support

We are deeply grateful to the individuals, foundations, and companies who have so generously donated to Assistance League Diablo Valley. That financial support, contributions of goods and services, and volunteerism help to create a better life for those we serve.  Thank you!

Assistance League Supporters

Annual Report and Financials

A Proud Member of National Assistance League
Putting Caring and Commitment in Action

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Suzi Geldin

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Ginny Bankerd

VICE PRESIDENT OPERATION SCHOOL BELL®

Jane Blomstrand

VICE PRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS & COMMUNITY NEEDS

Linda Patton

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Liz Rusk

VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION

Veronica Gant

VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PLANNING

Lesley Salo

VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION

Sandee Coyle

VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS

Arlita Smith

RECORDING SECRETARY

Diane Origlia

TREASURER

Hellena Postrik

ASSISTEENS® LIAISON

Melissa Bach

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Joan Siltanen

Chapter Advisors

Carolina Alas-Hemphill
Wells Fargo

Carol L. Breslin
Ombudsman/Mediator

Craig Braemer
Blossom Wealth Management

Kathy Bryski
Shartsis Friese LLP

Dan Buckshi
City Manager
Walnut Creek

Niroop Srivatsa
Director, Planning and Building Services Dept.
City of Lafayette

Lynne Leach
Former Assemblywoman

Sandra Wilbanks-Wohali
Mt. Diablo Joint Unified School District
Student Services Department
Administrator, School & Community Services

Rose Lock
Executive Director
Association of California School Administrators
Region Six