Celebrating over 25 years of service in the East Valley, Arizona!

Assistance League of East Valley

Assistance League of East Valley is a nonprofit, charitable organization committed to volunteer service in the community. Assistance League of East Valley works with community agencies and schools to provide help to children in need and adults. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers with no paid employees. In 2019-2020, members and community volunteers contributed more than 26,800 service hours enabling us to touch the lives of more than 16,500 men, women and children.

Our chapter assesses the unmet needs of the community and addresses these needs through its programs, which are evaluated annually and adjusted when necessary. The funds to support these philanthropic programs are raised through major fundraising events as well as individual, corporate and foundation support.

The funds raised are returned to Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Ahwatukee communities of the East Valley through philanthropic programs including: Operation School Bell®, Assault Survivor Kits®, Adult Day Care Socials, Scholarships, and Share Our Spare.

Assistance League of East Valley speakers will be delighted to bring an informative presentation to your business or to your civic or social group.

Mission, Vision and Values


Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.


We believe that providing compassionate and caring service to individuals in communities across the nation is the standard and the primary measure of our organization. We believe we exist for the sole purpose of providing philanthropic services to meet the challenges posed by a diverse array of compelling individual and community needs.


We believe that the full measure of our leaders and members is the sum of the products of their vision, professionalism, diversity, ethics, sensitivity and quality of response to community needs.


We believe that integrity and authenticity in communication and action best demonstrate the core qualities of our members and our organization.


We believe that full accountability is the responsibility of our leaders and members, and is an appropriate expectation of this organization by those who support Assistance League’s work and those who receive its services. We believe that this responsibility demands and drives prudent fiscal and physical management, transparent internal and external relationships, implementation of quality programs, viable program assessment and reasoned evaluation of personnel and organizational performance.


We believe in the intrinsic value of those we serve and of those with whom we serve. We believe that we can best demonstrate our respect for this value by providing fair, equitable and courteous treatment for our diverse members, service recipients and donors.


Tours and Presentations

Assistance League of East Valley members of our Speakers Bureau would be delighted to bring an informative presentation to your business or to your civic or social group. Members are available to conduct tours of our facilities for you or your organization and explain how our various programs create a better community.  Members can also provide fashion shows, modeling top-label clothing for sale in our thrift shop.  Call (480) 792-1606.

Assistance League of East Valley 2020-21 Board of Directors


Joyce Godfrey


Rosemary Craft

Vice President Membership

Carolyn Larsen

Vice President Philanthropic

Barbara Friend

Vice President Resource Development

Ibis Valles

Marketing Communications Chairman

Mary Thielemeir


Kay Fisher


Carolyn Bosserman

Strategic Planning Chairman

Nancy Creighton


Marsha Calhoun

Bylaws Chairman

Gerry Gould

Assistance League of East Valley 2020-2021 Advisory Council

Chris Busch, Superintendent
Tempe Elementary Schools

Curtis Chipman, Attorney
Udall Shumway Law Firm

Maria Hesse, Professor of Practice
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU

Mike Hutchinson, Executive Board
East Valley Partnerships

Dale Speight, Vice President
First Bank

Volunteers Enriching Lives for a Better Community