Over 78 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 23,000 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 over 250 member volunteers working to make North Orange County 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 residing in North County.  In 2018-2019, our dedicated members volunteered almost 34,000 hours.  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 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

About Assistance League of Fullerton

Assistance League of Fullerton 2018-19 Board of Directors


Phylis Niccolai


Helen Cohen

Vice President Membership

Toni Davis

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Ellie Westenhaver

Vice President Thrift Shop

Susie Sokol

Vice President Resource Development

Susan Schilling

Vice President Building Management

Gail Cates

Recording Secretary

Marilyn Buchi


Jean Berggren

Finance Chairman

Gayle Chiotti

Marketing Communications Chairman

Carol Bosman-Anderson

Strategic Planning Chairman

Kaaren Hathaway

Education Chairman

Jean Corty

Orientation Chairman

Sue Sherard

Assisteens Auxiliary Coordinator

Sharon Clizbe

ALPHA Auxiliary Chairman

Lynn Thornley