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.