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, 2021, our chapter had 214 dedicated members who volunteered over 36,800 service hours and touched the lives of more than 5,900 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 2021

In the Fiscal Year ending May 31, 2021, our accomplishments include:

  • Provided 1,147 children with new clothing and began supplying clothing to local school clothes closets
  • 712 students received backpacks and school supplies. In addition, 2,300 students in The Western Placer Unified School District received new boxes of crayons as due to COVID, they could no longer share crayons.
  • Supplied 720 teddy bears to hospital
  • Awarded over $23,000 college scholarships to alternative school graduates
  • Visited 55 senior care residents for 257 hours
  • Provided 10 people with clothing to re-enter the work force
  • Helped 83 recipients with unforeseen emergency needs
  • Provided 128 students with new pairs of shoes
  • Over 500 coats were distributed to local citizens needing warmth
  • Assisted 140 homeless/displaced Placer County citizens with backpacks and/or clothing items
  • Provided emergency clothing and kits to 49 survivors of assault


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.

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 2021-2022 Board of Directors


Joanne Kutzman


Katie Smith 

Vice President Education Administration

Caryl Day-Johnsen

Vice President Membership

Janet Patten

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Carol Brock

Vice President Resource Development

Janice Noland 

Vice President Marketing Communications

Elisa Montes


Trudi Riley-Quinn

Recording Secretary

Linda Dunn

Assisteen Liaison

Anne Thompson


Janet Wheatley

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.