Welcome to Assistance League Greater Wilmington

Transforming Lives ~ Strengthening Community

Assistance League Greater Wilmington is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-specific philanthropic programs serving the Greater Wilmington area.  Our local chapter is one of 120 chapters of National Assistance League that started in Los Angeles in the early 1900s.

All funds raised are returned to the local Greater Wilmington community.
Our Philanthropic Programs have given over $500,000 to help those in need.

Thank you for your support!

Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell  is the national philanthropic program. Children in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties receive new clothing, school supplies and books to enhance self-esteem, promote learning, and encourage regular school attendance.

The Kids on the Block™

The Kids on the Block addresses disability awareness and social issues, using 3-foot puppets that interact with children. Volunteers from Assistance League of Greater Wilmington perform at elementary schools and community organizations in three counties, at no charge.

Links to Learning

Links to Learning is a program in which monetary awards are provided to educators to enhance the school curriculum and stimulate creative thinking in a variety of situations within the classroom setting.

Operation Seniors

This program presents a monthly social activity to seniors in low-income retirement facilities. Our chapter also supports the Grandparents Support Network through programs including the distribution of clothing and supplies to the children and hosting a holiday dinner for the grandparents.

Slightly Off Key Stringalongs

Slightly Off Key Stringalongs is a ukulele, rhythm instrument and singing group of members who present music programs at assisted living and long-term care facilities in our community.

Operation SECU Family House

SECU Family House is an overnight facility for out-of-town patients receiving medical care at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. We help to maintain their gardens.

Operation Scholar Support

We provide scholarships to students at Cape Fear Community College and Brunswick Community College.

Operation Teddy Bear

We provide teddy bears to children receiving treatment at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and other facilities.

Our Statistics

500,000

DOLLARS

returned to the Greater Wilmington community

2,500

PEOPLE

served in the Greater Wilmington community in the 2016-2017 year

28,000

HOURS

volunteered by our 150+ members during the 2016-2017 year

MAKE AN IMPACT IN GREATER WILMINGTON

Interested in connecting with your community?
Check out the number of ways you can get involved.

JOIN / VOLUNTEER

Become a member!

Use your talents and skills to help others in the community.

DONATE

Give today!

Every dollar funds the programs which serve the community!

SHOP

Assistance League Thrift Shop

Come and shop – every dollar spent returns to the community!