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

2022-2023 Board of Directors


Gayle Chiotti


Kaaren Hathaway

Vice President Membership

Melanie Dennis

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Gayle Smith

Vice President Thrift Shop

Susan Schilling

Vice President Resource Development

Pamela Taylor

Vice President Building Management

Susan Sherard

Recording Secretary

Gloria Karam


Jean Corty

Finance Chairman

Phylis Niccolai

Marketing Communications Chairman

Marilyn Buchi

Strategic Planning Chairman

Helen Cohen

Education Chairman

Heather Leal

Orientation Chairman

Sharon Clizbe

Assisteens Auxiliary Coordinator

Marlene Pocinich

ALPHA Auxiliary Chairman

Vicki McCarthy