Over 75 years of service to the North Orange County communities of Fullerton, Buena Park, Placentia, Brea, La Habra, and Yorba Linda

Assistance League of Fullerton, a chapter of National Assistance League was founded as a guild in 1940. The Fullerton chapter was chartered in 1950. It is a nonprofit service organization of volunteers committed to identifying and providing services and support to those in need in North Orange County, California. The communities served by Assistance League of Fullerton are Fullerton, Brea, Buena Park, La Habra, Placentia and Yorba Linda. The members of Assistance League of Fullerton are guided by a set of core values: Love of Community, Friendship, Respect, Generosity, Dignity and Service.

There are ~120 Assistance League chapters in 26 states with just under 26,000 members.  In 2013-14, Assistance League chapters returned over $38 million to local communities across the country and invested ~3.34 million service hours.

Assistance League of Fullerton currently has ~300 member volunteers working to make North Orange County a better place to live and work through our programs.  Assistance League of Fullerton supports seven community based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from infants to adults residing in North County.  In 2015–16, our dedicated members volunteered over 26,000 hours.  This was an increase of over 6,000 hours from 2014-2015.  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.

Other funding sources include corporate and private foundation grants, and generous donations from membership and the community to our “Sock It To ‘Em” campaign and “Taste of the Town” event.

Mission, Vision and Values


Assistance League of Fullerton is a tax exempt, nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, all volunteer, philanthropic organization whose sole mission is to carry on charitable work within the local community.


The Vision of Assistance League of Fullerton is:

  • To extend our mutual love, respect and generosity to the community of those in need.
  • To enhance the lives of the less fortunate by removing some of the limitations that prevent families and children from achieving their potential.
  • To provide increased opportunities for self-respect and dignity.
  • To serve the community where the needs are the greatest, limited only by our personnel and financial means.

Positioning Statement

“Caring and Commitment in Action.”

Annual Report and Financials


Assistance League of Fullerton 2014–15 Annual Report — Will be available soon!


Assistance League of Fullerton 2014-15 IRS Form 990
Assistance League of Fullerton 2013-14 IRS Form 990
Assistance League of Fullerton Reviewed 2013–14 Financials

Volunteers Enriching Lives for a Better Community

About Assistance League of Fullerton

Assistance League of Fullerton 2016-17 Board of Directors


Jean Berggren


Kaaren Hathaway

Vice President Membership

Barbara Morgan

Vice President Philanthropies

Gloria Karam

Vice President Thrift Shop

Sue Sherard

Vice President Resource Development

Helen Cohen

Vice President Building Management

Maureen Myers

Recording Secretary

Elsie Mustaller


Gayle Chiotti

Finance Chairman

Phylis Niccolai

Strategic Planning Chairman

Michele Amador

Education Chairman

Helen Brennan

Orientation Chairman

Barbara Cutts

Assisteens Auxiliary Coordinators

Sara Martin

ALPHA Auxiliary Chairman

Diane Siegfried