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Assistance League East Valley Fashion Show  Spring-Tacular Day! March 2nd    

Target Dressing

Target shopping was three times the fun with these kindergarten triplets. Operation School Bell’s most recent Target Dressing at Southern Avenue and Gilbert Road in Mesa assisted 90 local elementary children with school clothing, shoes and hygiene items.

“Birdies for Charity”

HOW DO BIRDIES DURING THE 2024 WM PHOENIX OPEN HELP ASSISTANCE LEAGUE EAST VALLEY??? We will receive every single penny of collected pledges plus a potential 10% BONUS on the total amount of pledges collected on our behalf through Thunderbird Charities!! 🤩 HOW CAN YOU HELP US HELP MORE CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN OUR COMMUNITY? […]

Adult Enrichment Get Together

Guests at Tempe Adult Day Health Care Center were treated by members of Assistance League of East Valley today. What could be more fun than a Halloween craft, Bingo chips drawn from a skull, and birthday cupcakes? Our monthly programming puts caring into action.

Community Volunteers from Global Credit Union!

Community volunteers from Global Credit Union offices in the East Valley helped our President, Marcia Calhoun, count and sort school supplies collected by Basha High School. Operation School Bell will make sure these supplies get into the hands of the students who need them the most. Thank you, Global Credit Union, for lending many hands!

Cox Charities Grant

We are pleased to have been selected to receive a $3,500 donation from Cox Charities. This celebration hosted by Cox Communications yesterday marks $637,810 in statewide donations given to 130 local nonprofits this year, thanks to the generosity of Cox employees in Arizona. This grant will allow us to continue to provide school uniforms and […]

Tempe Diablos Charities’ Grant

The Tempe Diablos Charities’ Celebrate Giving Reception at the Desert Botanical Garden was a lovely way to meet the many Diablos members who support our programs. Last year’s grant allowed us to supply more elementary school children in Tempe with school uniforms and hygiene items. Thank you, Diablos!

HOHOKAM’S Grant

Mark Fullerton from the Mesa HoHoKams presented a check for $3,500 to Joyce Godfrey in our thrift shop yesterday. We will use the funds to purchase uniforms for elementary students in Mesa. The HoHoKams, a group of civic volunteers, have donated millions of dollars to local charities and kids’ sports organizations since 2000.

Chandler City Council

Two of the newest Chandler City Council members visited our Thrift Shop on Monday. Councilwoman Jane Poston and Councilman Angel Encinas joined Advisory Board Member Julie Graham to learn more about Assistance League of East Valley and its mission. Thank you, Julie, for introducing us to our valued leaders in our community.

Thrift Shop Sales

   . Thrift Shop Sales Calendar February 2024 Shop Hours: 10am – 6pm   Wednesday 10am – 4pm   Thursday – Saturday Donations are being accepted Wednesday thru Saturday and Monday – 10am to 3pm                                             […]

Spring-Tacular Day! March 2nd

WELCOME TO OUR “SPRING-TACULAR DAY.” Doors open at 9:30. Our fundraising event also includes: A Silent Auction,  a Wine Pull, and Gift Cards.  All funds received support our Philanthropic programs. Wine Pull fee – $10 per chance or 3 chances for $20.  We request that you use “cash,” when possible. Minimum wine value is $15 […]

Global Credit Union Day

GlobalCU.Volunteer Day1 Employees from Global Credit Union, east valley offices volunteered at our Thrift Shop today.  Our heartfelt thanks to such a great group of people who believe in giving back to the community.   Their time and efforts truly help us to “transform lives and strengthen community.” Shout out and Thanks to:  Lisa Briggs, […]

Scholarship Program! 

Congratulations to these talented, hardworking and dedicated students who were recipients of our Scholarship Program!  Each student receives $1700 towards their education at the school of their choice.  They also have a mentor from our membership to help and guide them.  There are 6 total First Year Recipients but not all were able to attend […]

Compadres Give Day!

We are so grateful for the $17,500 in total gifts received from the Chandler Compadres this year! This new partnership enables us to expand Operation School Bell and help even more East Valley kids with school clothing and essentials. @chandlercompadres

“100+ Women Who Care”

Thank you to “100 + Women Who Care – Valley of the Sun” for awarding our chapter $11,100 today for our philanthropic programs!

PayPal Volunteers packaging Assault Survivor Kits

Thank you to these PayPal volunteers packaging Assault Survivor Kits to be donated to hospitals and fire stations in our area, who will then give them out to survivors in need!  Thank you to Alicia Sterzinar from our Advisory Council for organizing this fantastic event benefiting the ASK program!

Independent Newsmedia Award

Assistance League of East Valley members were on hand at the thrift store to receive an award presentation from a representative of “Independent Newsmedia” on May 3. Assistance League of East Valley was named Best Thrift Store, Best Nonprofit Organization and Best Philanthropic Event. From left are Sarah Auffret, Candy Watkinson, Carol Chandler of Independent […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona

We are proud to recognize  Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona Foundation for Community Health and Advancement as a Platinum Sponsor of Vegas NIghts Kickin’ it up for the kids.

Arizona Spelling Bee – Chandler’s “Winners!”

Congratulations to Opal Mishra and Regina Rascon from Chandler schools who made it to the top in the Arizona Spelling Bee on March 18. Opal (on left) came in 2nd and will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June. Regina (on right) took 4th place. Assistance League of East Valley sponsors three spelling bees each year in Chandler, Gilbert and Tempe, providing […]

East Valley Spelling Bees

Congratulations to the winners of the district spelling bees in Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert Schools! Assistance League of East Valley awarded these top spellers trophies and book store gift cards at three events in January. Seventy-four children participated, and a handful from each district will compete in regional bees. The regional winners will go on to the […]

Chandler Compadres Grant

Thank you, Chandler Compadres, for the $2,500 “Kids Are Our Game” grant to Assistance League of East Valley. Now 115 more students in Title I elementary schools will have two sets of clean new uniforms to wear to school. You are making a difference in the lives of kids! @ChandlerCompadres    2 attachments  472KB

Community Volunteers

Community Volunteers from PacSci hard at work sorting women’s and children’s clothing as well as steaming for the Thrift Shop.

Sundt Construction Inc, Employes – Grant

We are thrilled to have received a $10,000 grant from the Sundt Foundation! Funding comes from donations from Sundt Construction Inc. employees, matched by the company. The Foundation board presented the check during a tour of our shop. At left are Tom Vosdoganes of Sundt and another representative, along with Rosemary Craft and Joyce Godfrey. […]

Thank you, COX Charities!

Cox Charities has once again awarded our chapter with grant funds for Operation School Bell! We received a check for $5,000 in October, which will enable us to provide an additional 230 students with two school uniforms each. Cox Charities is supporting a new Cox company social goal, called “34 by 34”, to empower 34 […]

Helping Those in Need in the Community

  Our ASK Program Agency Partners   While on YouTube you may want to check out a few of our other Videos.

Operation School Bell Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree at Target!

Operation School Bell Dressing at Target

Operation School Bell Target Dressing It was a great evening! Assistance League of East members held their first Target dressing for the 2017-18 school year…

Birdies for Charity AZ

How to do Birdies during the 2024 WM Phoenix Open help Assistance League East Valley??? We will receive every single penny of collected pledges plus a potential 10% BONUS on the total amount of pledges collected on our behalf through Thunderbird Charities!! 🤩 HOW CAN YOU HELP US HELP MORE CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN OUR […]

2023 East Valley Favorites!

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!! THE TOP FIVE FINALISTS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!!  WE MADE IT!!! Welcome to the 2023 East Valley Favorites Voting Round! This is a celebration of the best of the best of our community. It’s time to VOTE!  Voting started yesterday and ends on November 30th. You can vote once per category per day! […]

Jolly Jingle – Shop and Mingle! NOV 27th

Monday, November 27th Come join us for an evening of Entertainment & Refreshments while you shop. Doors open at 4:00pm. Please don’t hesitate to bring a friend. We look forward to seeing you all! Assistance League East Valley Thrift Shop Members

Spring-Tacular Day!!

  WELCOME TO OUR “SPRING-TACULAR DAY.” Doors open at 9:30. Our fundraising event also includes: A Silent Auction,  a Wine Pull, and Gift Cards.  All funds received support our Philanthropic programs. Wine Pull fee – $10 per chance or 3 chances for $20.  We request that you use “cash,” when possible. Minimum wine value is […]

2023 East Valley Favorites

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED. Independent News Media began its nominating process for 2023 East Valley Favorites August 1st – August 30th.   The top 5 finalists will move on to the voting round, which will take place November 1st – November 30th. Thank you to all who participated and supported Assistance League of East Valley. Please […]

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Leisure World News

Assistance League East Valley Fashion Show  Spring-Tacular Day! March 2nd    

Target Dressing

Target shopping was three times the fun with these kindergarten triplets. Operation School Bell’s most recent Target Dressing at Southern Avenue and Gilbert Road in Mesa assisted 90 local elementary children with school clothing, shoes and hygiene items.

“Birdies for Charity”

HOW DO BIRDIES DURING THE 2024 WM PHOENIX OPEN HELP ASSISTANCE LEAGUE EAST VALLEY??? We will receive every single penny of collected pledges plus a potential 10% BONUS on the total amount of pledges collected on our behalf through Thunderbird Charities!! 🤩 HOW CAN YOU HELP US HELP MORE CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN OUR COMMUNITY? […]

Adult Enrichment Get Together

Guests at Tempe Adult Day Health Care Center were treated by members of Assistance League of East Valley today. What could be more fun than a Halloween craft, Bingo chips drawn from a skull, and birthday cupcakes? Our monthly programming puts caring into action.

Community Volunteers from Global Credit Union!

Community volunteers from Global Credit Union offices in the East Valley helped our President, Marcia Calhoun, count and sort school supplies collected by Basha High School. Operation School Bell will make sure these supplies get into the hands of the students who need them the most. Thank you, Global Credit Union, for lending many hands!

Cox Charities Grant

We are pleased to have been selected to receive a $3,500 donation from Cox Charities. This celebration hosted by Cox Communications yesterday marks $637,810 in statewide donations given to 130 local nonprofits this year, thanks to the generosity of Cox employees in Arizona. This grant will allow us to continue to provide school uniforms and […]

Tempe Diablos Charities’ Grant

The Tempe Diablos Charities’ Celebrate Giving Reception at the Desert Botanical Garden was a lovely way to meet the many Diablos members who support our programs. Last year’s grant allowed us to supply more elementary school children in Tempe with school uniforms and hygiene items. Thank you, Diablos!

HOHOKAM’S Grant

Mark Fullerton from the Mesa HoHoKams presented a check for $3,500 to Joyce Godfrey in our thrift shop yesterday. We will use the funds to purchase uniforms for elementary students in Mesa. The HoHoKams, a group of civic volunteers, have donated millions of dollars to local charities and kids’ sports organizations since 2000.

Chandler City Council

Two of the newest Chandler City Council members visited our Thrift Shop on Monday. Councilwoman Jane Poston and Councilman Angel Encinas joined Advisory Board Member Julie Graham to learn more about Assistance League of East Valley and its mission. Thank you, Julie, for introducing us to our valued leaders in our community.

Thrift Shop Sales

   . Thrift Shop Sales Calendar February 2024 Shop Hours: 10am – 6pm   Wednesday 10am – 4pm   Thursday – Saturday Donations are being accepted Wednesday thru Saturday and Monday – 10am to 3pm                                             […]

Spring-Tacular Day! March 2nd

WELCOME TO OUR “SPRING-TACULAR DAY.” Doors open at 9:30. Our fundraising event also includes: A Silent Auction,  a Wine Pull, and Gift Cards.  All funds received support our Philanthropic programs. Wine Pull fee – $10 per chance or 3 chances for $20.  We request that you use “cash,” when possible. Minimum wine value is $15 […]

Global Credit Union Day

GlobalCU.Volunteer Day1 Employees from Global Credit Union, east valley offices volunteered at our Thrift Shop today.  Our heartfelt thanks to such a great group of people who believe in giving back to the community.   Their time and efforts truly help us to “transform lives and strengthen community.” Shout out and Thanks to:  Lisa Briggs, […]

Scholarship Program! 

Congratulations to these talented, hardworking and dedicated students who were recipients of our Scholarship Program!  Each student receives $1700 towards their education at the school of their choice.  They also have a mentor from our membership to help and guide them.  There are 6 total First Year Recipients but not all were able to attend […]

Compadres Give Day!

We are so grateful for the $17,500 in total gifts received from the Chandler Compadres this year! This new partnership enables us to expand Operation School Bell and help even more East Valley kids with school clothing and essentials. @chandlercompadres

“100+ Women Who Care”

Thank you to “100 + Women Who Care – Valley of the Sun” for awarding our chapter $11,100 today for our philanthropic programs!

PayPal Volunteers packaging Assault Survivor Kits

Thank you to these PayPal volunteers packaging Assault Survivor Kits to be donated to hospitals and fire stations in our area, who will then give them out to survivors in need!  Thank you to Alicia Sterzinar from our Advisory Council for organizing this fantastic event benefiting the ASK program!

Independent Newsmedia Award

Assistance League of East Valley members were on hand at the thrift store to receive an award presentation from a representative of “Independent Newsmedia” on May 3. Assistance League of East Valley was named Best Thrift Store, Best Nonprofit Organization and Best Philanthropic Event. From left are Sarah Auffret, Candy Watkinson, Carol Chandler of Independent […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona

We are proud to recognize  Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona Foundation for Community Health and Advancement as a Platinum Sponsor of Vegas NIghts Kickin’ it up for the kids.

Arizona Spelling Bee – Chandler’s “Winners!”

Congratulations to Opal Mishra and Regina Rascon from Chandler schools who made it to the top in the Arizona Spelling Bee on March 18. Opal (on left) came in 2nd and will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June. Regina (on right) took 4th place. Assistance League of East Valley sponsors three spelling bees each year in Chandler, Gilbert and Tempe, providing […]

East Valley Spelling Bees

Congratulations to the winners of the district spelling bees in Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert Schools! Assistance League of East Valley awarded these top spellers trophies and book store gift cards at three events in January. Seventy-four children participated, and a handful from each district will compete in regional bees. The regional winners will go on to the […]

Chandler Compadres Grant

Thank you, Chandler Compadres, for the $2,500 “Kids Are Our Game” grant to Assistance League of East Valley. Now 115 more students in Title I elementary schools will have two sets of clean new uniforms to wear to school. You are making a difference in the lives of kids! @ChandlerCompadres    2 attachments  472KB

Community Volunteers

Community Volunteers from PacSci hard at work sorting women’s and children’s clothing as well as steaming for the Thrift Shop.

Sundt Construction Inc, Employes – Grant

We are thrilled to have received a $10,000 grant from the Sundt Foundation! Funding comes from donations from Sundt Construction Inc. employees, matched by the company. The Foundation board presented the check during a tour of our shop. At left are Tom Vosdoganes of Sundt and another representative, along with Rosemary Craft and Joyce Godfrey. […]

Thank you, COX Charities!

Cox Charities has once again awarded our chapter with grant funds for Operation School Bell! We received a check for $5,000 in October, which will enable us to provide an additional 230 students with two school uniforms each. Cox Charities is supporting a new Cox company social goal, called “34 by 34”, to empower 34 […]

Helping Those in Need in the Community

  Our ASK Program Agency Partners   While on YouTube you may want to check out a few of our other Videos.

Operation School Bell Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree at Target!

Operation School Bell Dressing at Target

Operation School Bell Target Dressing It was a great evening! Assistance League of East members held their first Target dressing for the 2017-18 school year…