Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell is the national philanthropic program in which all Assistance League chapters take part. 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.

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.

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. It is a fun group of women who feel they receive more than they give in their efforts to bring a little bit of sunshine to the residents.

Operation Scholar Support

Scholarships are provided to students at Cape Fear Community College, Brunswick Community College and UNCW Watson College of Education.

Operation Tender Loving Care

Operation Tender Loving Care assists with community needs on a one-time or short-term basis.

Operation Seniors

Operation Seniors presents monthly social activities to seniors in some low-income retirement facilities. The programs include games, crafts, pizza parties, and music.  In addition, our chapter celebrates the Grandparents Support Network with various activities.


Operation Teddy Bear

Our chapter provides teddy bears to children receiving treatment at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and other local facilities.

Operation SECU Family House

SECU Family House Program is a philanthropic program that includes the provision of goods and/or services to SECU Family House which provide a supportive, homelike atmosphere for Novant/NHRMC patients and family members.

Operation It’s in the Bag

The unused goods that are donated to our thrift shop are given to other philanthropic facilities and programs.