Providing over 30 years of service in
Placer County!

Assistance League® of Greater Placer is one of the more than 120 chapters of Assistance League, a national nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action. In the fiscal year ending May 31, 2022, our chapter had 192 dedicated members who volunteered 40,116 service hours and touched the lives of more than 8,000 people in Placer County & adjoining communities through our philanthropic programs.

Mission, Vision and Values


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


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.


Assistance League of Greater Placer, with a rich history of supporting the vision and talents of volunteers engaged in personal service to their communities, embraces the following values

                            Commitment – Leadership – Ethics – Accountability – Respect

Our Fiscal Year - Ending May, 2022

In the Fiscal Year ending May 31, 2022, our accomplishments include:

  • Provided 1,500 children with new clothing and supplied clothing to local school clothes closets
  • 350 students received backpacks and school supplies.
  • Awarded over $31,000 college scholarships to alternative school graduates
  • 55 senior care residents had their days brightened with cards and blankets
  • Provided 26 people with clothing to re-enter the work force
  • Helped 103 families with unforeseen emergency needs
  • Provided 128 students with new pairs of shoes
  • Over 500 coats were distributed to local citizens needing warmth
  • Assisted 3500 homeless/displaced Placer County citizens with backpacks, meals, coats, and clothing
  • Provided emergency clothing and kits to 50 survivors of assault
  • Our Emergency Outreach Program assisted 69 families affected by the River Fire
  • The Waste Not Program distributed 1100 bags of goods to those in need
  • Voted “Best of the Best Nonprofit” and “Best of the Best Thrift Shop” in the Auburn Journal survey!


Assistance League Thrift Shop is managed and staffed completely by member volunteers and is stocked with gently used donations of clothing and other merchandise. Proceeds from our Thrift Shop, in addition to our Annual Appeal, Bingo Fundraiser, grants and donations, support our philanthropic programs in Placer County & adjoining communities. Tax-deductible donations are appreciated.

Community Newsletter

Community Matters 2021-2022

Our Chapter 5-Year Strategic Plan:

2021-26 Strategic Plan


Assistance League of Greater Placer members are available to provide fashion shows for women’s groups or organizations and provide presentations explaining how our various programs create a better community.  Contact or call (530) 885-4397 for information.

Assistance League Impact Nationwide

Assistance League of Greater Placer 2022-2023 Board of Directors


Katie Smith


Janice Carey 

Vice President Education Administration

Caryl Day-Johnsen

Vice President Membership

Paulette Benedict

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Vanita Vrilakas

Vice President Resource Development

  Joanne Kutzman

Vice President Marketing Communications

Sharon Johnson


Trudi Riley-Quinn

Recording Secretary

Jan Maris

Assisteens® Liaison

Jayne Campbell 


Janet Wheatley & Kathleen Geary

Annual Report and Financials

We are proud to be a GuideStar Platinum Participant!  Click on the GuideStar logo to review the Nonprofit Report on Assistance League of Greater Placer provided by GuideStar.