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



returned to the Greater Wilmington community



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



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


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


Become a member!

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


Give today!

Every dollar funds the programs which serve the community!


Assistance League Thrift Shop

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