Providing over 35 years of service in
Placer County!

Assistance League® of Greater Placer is one of 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, 2023, our chapter had 195 dedicated members who volunteered 41,300 service hours and touched the lives of more than 4,700 people in Placer County 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, 2023

In the Fiscal Year ending May 31, 2023, our accomplishments include:

  • Provided more than 1,500 children with new clothing and donated additional clothing to local school clothes closets
  • Provided 245 school children with backpacks and school supplies
  • Awarded over $38,000 in scholarships to 24 alternative high school graduates
  • Brightened the days of 55 senior care residents with friendship, cards, and fresh fruit
  • Provided 46 people with clothing and/or work boots to re-enter the work force
  • Helped 108 individuals/families meet unforeseen emergency needs
  • Provided 300 students with new pairs of shoes
  • Distributed over 500 coats to local citizens in need of warm clothing
  • Assisted more than 400 unhoused/displaced Placer County citizens with backpacks meals, coats, and clothing items
  • Provided emergency clothing and kits to assault and human trafficking survivors
  • Assisted 64 survivors of the Mosquito Fire with clothing and basic supplies
  • Distributed over 500 bags of unsold goods and clothing to area partners
  • Conducted puppet shows for more than 1,500 children to educate them about bullying, school safety, cultural and learning differences
  • Provided literacy enrichment activities and books to 155 children in grades 1, 2, and 3
  • Voted both “Best of the Best Nonprofit” and “Best of the Best Thrift Shop Finalist” in the 2022 Auburn Journal survey


The Assistance League Thrift Shop is managed and staffed 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, donations, sponsorships, and online sales support our philanthropic programs in Placer County. 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 2023-2024 Board of Directors


Janice Carey


Jan Krug 

Vice President Education Administration

Patti Swan

Vice President Membership

Joanne Kutzman

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Janet Bradford

Vice President Resource Development

  Mary Hobbs

Vice President Marketing Communications

Sharon Johnson


Jamie Hershmann

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.