Celebrating Over 75 Years of
Service in Glendale California!

Assistance League Glendale is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action via philanthropic programs throughout the city of Glendale. Assistance League Glendale is made up of volunteers from all walks of life working together to support children and adults while creating a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.

A jewel in Glendale’s crown of charities, the chapter has been serving the community for over 75 years. The chapter was organized in 1937 by a small group of philanthropic-minded Glendale women. In the spring of 1943, Assistance League Glendale was chartered and incorporated as a chapter of National Assistance League. Today there are 120 Assistance League chapters in 26 states with over 22,000 members. In 2019-2020, Assistance League chapters served over 1.37 million people.

Assistance League Glendale supports seven community-based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from school-aged students through Operation School Bell® to seniors that attend our Senior Neighborhood Fellowship, a monthly luncheon where we serve a low-cost lunch with entertainmentIn 2019-2020, our dedicated members volunteered over 16,818 hours.  We encourage you to learn more about our chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.

Our thrift shop, Thrift Alley, is our main source of funding. The shop is staffed and managed by our member volunteers and community workers. Thrift Alley is open Wednesday-Saturday and welcomes your tax-deductible donations.

Assistance League Glendale did not rest on its laurels in the past, nor does it intend to rest on them today. As the population of Glendale is growing, so are the needs of its population. Today’s membership is motivated and is planning for the future. It is striving to keep pace with the increasing needs of the community with creative and energetic philanthropic programs that address those people on society’s margins with an openness and acceptance that promotes emotional as well as physical well being.

Mission and Values


Assistance League Volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.


Accountability – Willingness to accept responsibility

Integrity – Doing the right thing in a reliable way

Respect – Treating all with courtesy

Commitment – Dedicated to a course of action

Chapter Report and Financials

Thrift Alley

Thrift Alley is the primary source of funds to operate philanthropic programs for Assistance League Glendale. Donations of gently used items such as household items, clothing, books, magazines and toys are kindly accepted during operating hours. The address of the shop is 314-A East Harvard Street, Glendale CA 91205. They can be reached Wednesday- Saturday 10 am-2 pm at (818) 246-2294. Come shop with us!

Transforming Lives - Strengthening Community

Assistance League Glendale Board of Directors 2023-2024


Rayma Halloran

Vice President Education

Leslie Gordon

Vice President Finance

Vivian Lousararian

Vice President Membership

Kathy Blyth

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Pat Di Gennaro

Vice President Resource Development

Marilyn Greborunis

Vice President Strategic Planning

Karen Saunders

Vice President Technology

Lesha Zakari


Judy Rogers


Judy Rogers


Chris Chisholm


Assisteens Liaison

Betsy Savant

Las Caritas Chairman

Anne Phelps