Assistance League in Action
You gotta have heART!
Assistance League of Greater Wilmington launches its AL ACTION! event in February: a fundraiser to provide art supplies for several elementary schools in the tri-county area.
During February, anyone who enters the Assistance League Thrift Shop on Eastwood Road can donate $5 or more to purchase art supplies. To increase the number of schools receiving funds, ALGW will match the public’s donations up to $3000.
Thrift Shop visitors can also enjoy a student art show, featuring the works of Wrightsboro Elementary students taught by Bronwen Guthrie.
Assistance League chapters across the country produce AL ACTION! events during February to celebrate the birthday of their founder, Anne Banning. Most events benefit schools served by Assistance League’s flagship program, Operation School Bell®.
To contribute to the fundraiser, visit the AL Thrift Shop at 420 Eastwood Road on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, 10-4, or click go to our Donate page.
Each February, Assistance League of Greater Wilmington participates in the nationwide Assistance League in Action! campaign honoring the February birthday of Anne Banning, who founded Assistance League more than one hundred years ago in the Los Angeles area.
For several years Assistance League of Greater Wilmington has taken this opportunity to help the libraries of some of our Operation School Bell® schools, but for 2021 we decided to make art supplies a priority. From January 21 through February 27 our members and customers in our Thrift Shop were asked to make a difference by donating $5 to this project to help schools purchase art supplies. Those who donated signed a colorful art-supply icon, which was posted in the shop display as shown in the photo.