Annual Appeal donations benefit children in need throughout the Greater Placer communities through the Operation School Bell programs that provide: school clothing, shoes, school supplies, school liaisons, educational puppet shows, and literacy enrichment. 

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To donate by check, mail to Assistance League of Greater Placer, PO Box 4693, Auburn, CA 95604-4693, noting it’s for Annual Appeal.

Your donation can make a big difference in the lives of children and families in need in our local communities.

No gift is too big or too small and every dollar is needed.


Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

Kindergarten through high school students “shop” for brand new clothing at local clothing stores.

School Supplies

School supplies are delivered to Placer County schools so students can start the school year with the same supplies as their classmates.

Angels for Aging

An out-reach program that provides gifts and cards for seniors in a care facility.

The Kids on the Block

An educational puppet program performed in schools to enlighten children about bullying, school safety and learning differences.

Dressing for Success

An outreach program that provides unemployed men and women with clothing to enhance their image as they seek employment.

2020-2021 Statistics


thousand dollars returned to our communities


thousand people served in our communities


thousand hours volunteered

News & Events

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Auburn Host Lions Support Operation School Bell®

Assistance League® of Greater Placer’s Operation School Bell® program recently held a shopping event at the Auburn Target store. Referred students were able to purchase new school clothes and shoes supported through the generous Auburn Host Lions Club Dan Higgins Award. Pictured from the Lions Club, are, L to R, Kevin Casey, Colleen Conley, and […]

Assistance League® of Greater Placer receives Dan Higgins Award

We are pleased to announce that our Operation School Bell® program has received the Auburn Host Lions Club Dan Higgins Award. Our program provides school clothing and shoes for students in need who have been referred to us by schools in the Auburn area. Pictured from left to right are Randy Maki, chairman of the […]

Best of the Best Nonprofit!

The community has voted and the results are in! Assistance League® of Greater Placer has been voted BEST NONPROFIT in the Auburn Journal’s Best of the Best campaign for 2022. Thank You to all who voted. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and will allow us to continue assisting those in need in the Greater […]

Welcome to the New Board of Directors!

Assistance League® of Greater Placer is happy to present our 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Pictured in the front row, L to R, are: Assisteen® Liaison Jayne Campbell, Parliamentarian Kathleen Geary, VP Membership Paulette Benedict, and VP Education Administration, Caryl Day-Johnsen. Back row L to R are: Treasurer Trudi Riley Quinn, President Katie Smith, President-elect Janice […]

Anne Banning Award presented to Anne Thompson

At the June meeting of Assistance League® of Greater Placer, we were happy to present the Anne Banning Leadership Award to Anne Thompson. This honor is named after the founder of Assistance League, who promoted the growth of effective volunteerism through leadership and education. This award demonstrates the importance and value of leadership to Assistance […]

TEGNA/ABCTV10 Award $5000 Grant to Assistance League® of Greater Placer

We were so grateful to be one of the 5 recipients who each received a $5000 grant from the TEGNA Foundation! TEGNA is the parent company of ABC10. The TEGNA Community Foundation Grant Program is “…designed to recognize and applaud deserving organizations for their efforts to positively impact the local community.” Pictured L to R […]

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Our Thrift Shop is our primary source of funding for our philanthropic programs.