Celebrating over 25 years of service in Placer County!

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.

Mission, Vision and Values


Assistance League of Greater Placer is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs in Placer County.


The vision of Assistance League of Greater Placer is to see improvement in the lives of the members of our community through our gifts of time, skills, clothing, supplies and moral support.


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 31, 2016

In the Fiscal Year ending May 31, 2016, our accomplishments included:

  • Providing 1,420 children with new clothing and shoes
  • Delivering backpacks, school supplies and dictionaries to 3,065 school children
  • Tutoring 193 children for 726 hours of classroom time
  • Supplying 2,160 teddy bears to hospitals and California Highway Patrol
  • Providing 678 hours of life skills classes for 133 students
  • Awarding $9,500 for community college scholarships
  • Visiting 35 senior care residents for 1,370 hours
  • Providing 108 people with clothing to re-enter the work force
  • Helping 67 recipients with unforeseen emergency needs
  • Performing educational puppet shows for 3,292 children

At the end of our fiscal year, our chapter had 236 dedicated members who donated 45,282 service hours and touched the lives of more than 10,800 people in Placer County communities. We have raised funds to support our philanthropic programs through our Thrift Shop, Annual Appeal, Bingo Round-up fundraiser, Fall Tea and Fashion Show fundraiser, grants from various organizations and donations from individuals.

The chapter members are currently working diligently to provide even more to our community in the face of the economic downturn.


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.  Call (530) 885-4397 for information.

Assistance League of Greater Placer 2016-17 Board of Directors


Anne Thompson

President Elect

Marcia Bush

Vice President Administration

Charmaine Medkeff

Vice President Membership

Kathy Myers

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Sydney Whaley

Vice President Resource Development

Carolyn Shearer

Vice President Marketing Communications

Shirley Lessiak


Carol Jones

Recording Secretary

Linda Dunn

Annual Report and Financials