News and Events for Assistance League of Greater Wilmington

Assistance League in Action

Every February, Assistance League ACTION! Week gives all 120 chapters nationwide an opportunity to conduct a special program in their community.  For the past two years, Assistance League of Greater Wilmington has expanded that week to the full month of February and focused on children’s literacy. For our Assistance League ACTION! project, a bright and […]


In less than 12 years our chapter has donated over $1,000,000 to those in need in our local area; New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.

Operation School Bell® supplies closets of items to area schools

Assistance League of Greater Wilmington delivered clothes closets to area schools and will fill them with clothes and hygiene kits for students in need all year.  

CONNECT2019 – Assistance League’s National Conference

Our representatives at National Conference for Assistance League at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, September 2019. Seated left to right:  Joanne Cavan, Chris Light, Sue Aber, Kathy Bassett Standing left to right:  Betsy Suman, Janet Plzak, Carol Jandrlich

Children Helping Children Via Assistance League

Tennessee schoolchildren held a book drive to benefit Hurricane Florence victims. See the whole article in the StarNews. Click on the article or here.

Snack Packs

Our newest program is to supply children with nutritious snacks. Members pack the bags after our regular meetings.

Bingo anyone?

Bingo at Leland House is a fun event.  Our volunteers meet monthly to socialize with the residents.

Thrift Shop Bags and Bling

One of our favorite events at the Thrift Shop is “Bags and Bling”.  We save up our designer bags all year.  In the fall we have our sale and our customers come back every year to get a great deal.

Teddy Bears bring smiles

The Rocky Point Fire Department received teddy bears to give to children in distress.  These little bears bring comfort to these children.

Summer Social

It was fun to relax and get to know each other on a summer evening.

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 Assistance [...]

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.

Serving New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties since 2008