Our Thrift Shop has been closed for three weeks, due to the hurricane.

The Thrift Shop will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, October 2.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Welcome to the 2018-2019
Assistance League of Greater Wilmington
Board of Directors

Make a Difference

Extra help is especially needed at this time.

Hurricane Florence has closed our schools for 4-6 weeks. Some schools have not reopened. Many of our children have lost everything.

A $75 donation gives a child a backpack, 2 shirts, 2 pants, underwear, a hygiene kit, 2 books and a big SMILE.

Teachers!!!!!! Deadline extended until November 9.

Teachers in our Operation School Bell Schools may apply for our 2018-2019 awards by clicking the button below.

Welcome to Assistance League of Greater Wilmington

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Assistance League of Greater Wilmington is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that is transforming lives and strengthening community through our philanthropic programs that serve 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.
Since becoming a chapter in 2012, our Philanthropic Programs have given over $600,000 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

575,000

DOLLARS

returned to the Greater Wilmington community

16,000

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

News & Events

New Hanover County Community Foundation Grant

WILMINGTON — The board of advisers of the New Hanover County Community Foundation announces $47,000 in local awards from the community grantmaking fund, the Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment, the Food Bank of Coastal Carolina Fund and the 1898 Memorial Fund, according to Kristi Sullivan, board president. This year the board will grant: $5,000 to the […]

Legacy of Literacy

As part of the National Assistance League’s effort to promote literacy in every chapter, we collected donations at our Thrift Shop.  The proceeds will buy books for the Penderlea Elementary School Library.

Scholar Support

Three very deserving students received scholarships to help them reach for their dream careers.

Play at the Beach

We all had a great time at our annual fundraiser.  Over 200 members of our community played games, had lunch, won baskets, enjoyed the beach scenery and supported our Philanthropic Programs.  Thank you to all who joined us.

Teddy Bears = Smiles

Chief W. Sullivan, Pender County EMS, Burgaw, Patricia Gopsill, Assistance League of Greater Wilmington. The Assistance League of Greater Wilmington has gifted Teddy Bears to the Pender County EMS.  They have stated that these bears bring comfort and smiles to the children who receive them in the time of need.

Wrightsboro Elementary – Links to Learning

Links to learning awarded Wrightsboro Elementary supplies for their Think Lab! Think Lab #4 – 3rd Grade, Mrs. Cotter Student:  Natalia Figuera playing Suspend Other Think Lab projects were: Think Lab! #1 – 2nd Grade, Ms. Miller, students:  A’siyah Norman, Taliz Jamison, and Jaela Dutton  playing RollerCoaster Think Lab! #2 – 2nd Grade, Ms. Miller, […]

News & Events

New Hanover County Community Foundation Grant

WILMINGTON — The board of advisers of the New Hanover County Community Foundation announces $47,000 in local awards from the community grantmaking fund, the Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment, the Food Bank of Coastal Carolina Fund and the 1898 Memorial Fund, according to Kristi Sullivan, board president. This year the board will grant: $5,000 to the […]

North Carolina Community Foundation Grant

The New Hanover County Community Foundation, from the Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment Fund, granted us a generous amount for Operation School Bell®. This grant was made possible through a recommendation from the board of the New Hanover County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. This donation will help our chapter […]

Legacy of Literacy

As part of the National Assistance League’s effort to promote literacy in every chapter, we collected donations at our Thrift Shop.  The proceeds will buy books for the Penderlea Elementary School Library.

Scholar Support

Three very deserving students received scholarships to help them reach for their dream careers.

Play at the Beach

We all had a great time at our annual fundraiser.  Over 200 members of our community played games, had lunch, won baskets, enjoyed the beach scenery and supported our Philanthropic Programs.  Thank you to all who joined us.

Teddy Bears = Smiles

Chief W. Sullivan, Pender County EMS, Burgaw, Patricia Gopsill, Assistance League of Greater Wilmington. The Assistance League of Greater Wilmington has gifted Teddy Bears to the Pender County EMS.  They have stated that these bears bring comfort and smiles to the children who receive them in the time of need.

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