Assistance League of Fullerton

Over 82 years of service to the North Orange County communities of Fullerton, Buena Park, Placentia, Brea, La Habra, and Yorba Linda

Assistance League of Fullerton is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization and one of  the 120 chapters of National Assistance League.  We were founded as a guild in 1940. The Fullerton chapter was chartered in 1950. The members of Assistance League of Fullerton are guided by a set of core values: Love of Community, Friendship, Respect, Generosity, Dignity and Service.

Assistance League of Fullerton currently has over 260 member volunteers working to make the North Orange County, California  communities of Fullerton, Brea, Buena Park, La Habra, Placentia and Yorba Linda a better place to live and work through our programs.  Assistance League of Fullerton supports community-based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from infants to adults. We encourage you to learn more about our chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.

The Thrift Shop in Fullerton is our main source of funding.  The shop is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers.  Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible.

Mission, Vision and Values


Assistance League of Fullerton is a tax exempt, nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, all volunteer, philanthropic organization transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

Positioning Statement

“Transforming Lives . Strengthening Community”

Annual Report and Financials

Volunteers Enriching Lives for a Better Community

2024-2025 Board of Directors


Gloria Karam


Sharon Clizbe

Vice President Membership

Michele Amador

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Sue Sherard

Vice President Thrift Shop

Melanie Dennis

Vice President Resource Development

Cynthia Hall

Vice President Building Management

Marilyn Huff

Recording Secretary

Heather Leal


Jean Corty

Finance Chairman

Marlene Pocinich

Marketing Communications Chairman

Voiza  Arnold

Strategic Planning Chairman

Gail Cates

Education Chairman

Cheryl Brewster

Orientation Chairman

Pamela Taylor

Assisteens Auxiliary Coordinator

Laurie Kennelly

ALPHA Auxiliary Chairman

JoAnn Stehly