The Sneakers for Military Dependent Preschoolers is looking forward to distributing sneakers to children of military dependents, ages three to five. With proceeds from grants we have received and a wonderful Pasta Dinner given by Women In Business Aiding the Community (WIBAC), the program will be able to offer additional surprises at each event.
Our next distribution will be on January 21st with member volunteers helping out. At this event we will distribute 200 pairs of sneakers, 200 books, 1200 pairs of Bombas socks and nylon pencil bags.
Assisteens Winter Project
This auxiliary is comprised of students in grades 7-12 who are actively involved in community service. These students meet regularly, govern themselves, create projects and carry them out under supervision of volunteer members.
This winter, our teen members are joining Street of Dreams organization to aid teen mothers who are unhoused or experiencing financial insecurity. Volunteer members will help collect products for Assisteens. The distribution of items will occur during January and February.
Other projects that Assisteens have completed include Showers of Blessings where they supply the unhoused with gloves, sweatshirts, and backpacks.
They also volunteer at San Diego food banks, Ronald McDonald House, and Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk. Assisteens work at the chapter Thrift Shop and serve as greeters and baggers at Operation School Bell events.
For information about joining Assisteens, contact us.
Upper Division Scholarships
Assistance League of Greater San Diego offers scholarships for full-time students who have completed community college and are transitioning to an accredited college or university as a junior in pursuit of a four-year degree. The scholarships are also available to those students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree through their community college. Scholarships are offered for one year and recipients may reapply for their senior year.
Prospective applicants may get more information here:
Three of our scholarship winners for 2022 are pictured below.
They are top to bottom: Anisia Dumitrascu, Lexi Chen, and Zaid Kamal.