Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Celebrating over 51 years of service to the Houston community!

Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

The Operation School Bell Program provides school uniforms to improve children’s self-esteem and self-confidence, resulting in a more successful educational experience.

Support for the Arts

A juried art show supported by Assistance League of Houston, showcases work of today’s artists and presents opportunities for rising Texas artists to be discovered.

Celebration of Giving

Gift cards for food, clothing and gifts are provided to Texas children’s Hospital patients and their families by Assistance League members, area businesses and donors.

Scholarships Program

Scholarships are offered to students with financial need, including those with learning differences, based on their scholastic achievements.

Head Start Readers

Volunteers read once a month, October through April, providing a Literacy Enrichment Program to students at a Head Start Center.

Make An Impact

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!

Year in Review


thousand students in Houston received uniforms.


thousand dollars were awarded as scholarships to local students.


families at Texas Children’s Hospital were provided more than $14,000 in gifts.

News & Events

About Us

Assistance League of Houston, a chapter of National Assistance League, is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to serving children and adults in need in our communities through innovative philanthropic programs. Today, there are 120 Assistance League chapters in 26 states with over 23,000 members.  In 2017-18, Assistance League chapters served 1.6 million people, returned over $57.9 million to [...]

Volunteer Hours

View and/or Update Your Volunteer Hours for the Current Fiscal Year Locate the month, select the category, and enter the whole number of hours. Move between fields with “Tab” or the mouse.  Do not hit “Return” until all entries are complete. If you make any changes, don’t forget to tap “Submit” at the bottom of […]

Operation School Bell

Dressing Children in Need (K-5) In Houston Public Schools Our Mission The Operation School Bell® program promotes self-esteem and self-confidence in children resulting in a more successful education experience. For many children these are the first new school clothes they have ever worn. Operation School Bell beginnings... Operation School Bell is the signature philanthropic program for [...]

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Assistance League of Houston removes the barriers to education for at-risk, disadvantaged students, giving them hope and inspiration for a brighter tomorrow. WE BELIEVE When essential needs are met in the community, families will flourish When we clothe a child, we give them confidence to succeed in school When we inspire a young teen, we [...]

4th Annual ALH Crawfish Boil

4TH ANNUAL CRAWFISH BOIL Hosted by  Assistance League® of Houston Event Information All proceeds support Assistance League of Houston's Philanthropic programs! Sponsorship LevelsLagniappe Sponsor - $1,000 Acknowledgment on event promotional materials. You will also receive a lagniappe for your generous sponsorship! Vieux Carre Sponsor - $500 Acknowledgment on event promotional materials. Andouille Sponsor - $250 Acknowledgment [...]

Member Resources

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