In 1987, Assistance Guild® of Auburn Foothills was formed with Betty Crandall as President. Its first project was member involvement at the Women’s Center in Auburn. Guild members furnished a room with activities for children and provided adult supervision. This environment allowed the mothers attending the Women’s Center to explore employment opportunities and counseling.
Throughout the next seven years, the chapter expanded its philanthropic programs and opened the Thrift Shop to support its community endeavors. In 1993, the Guild became Assistance League of Auburn Foothills, a formally chartered chapter of National Assistance League. In 2005, its name changed to Assistance League of Greater Placer to better reflect the area served. Today this organization serves Placer County and has enlarged the Thrift Shop which is the chapter’s primary source of funding.