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 2016-17, Assistance League chapters served 1.5 million people, returned over $38 million to local communities and invested ~3.2 million service hours.

The Houston chapter has been serving the Houston community since 1966, with more than 140 hands-on, dedicated volunteer members. These volunteers lovingly gave over 22,443 hours in 2016-2017 to fund our 5 philanthropic programs dedicated to:

  • Clothing students in need (Operation School Bell®)
  • Funding students to continue their education (Scholarship Program)
  • Providing literary enrichment to Pre-K children (Head Start Readers)
  • Providing holiday cheer to patients and their families at Texas Children’s Hospital (Celebration of Giving)
  • Supporting local art (Support for the Arts)

Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

We are a volunteer organization committed to serving the educational and emotional needs of disadvantaged children and young adults, as well as families in crisis in the greater Houston area.

VISION

Assistance League of Houston aspires to meet the challenging needs of all children and young adults in our community.

Annual Report and Financials

Past Fundraisers

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

Assistance League in Houston in Action

Assistance League of Houston 2018-19 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

M.E. “Penny” Son

PRESIDENT-ELECT

TBD

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Darlene Abdouch

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Jacqueline Day

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Virginia Warnsman

VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Josie Ochoa

VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS

Louise Nuttall

TREASURER

Betty Puryear

FINANCE CHAIRMAN

Dolores Chapman

RECORDING SECRETARY

Ellen Scippa

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

Carol Hemphill

Assisteens Coordinator

Linda Williams Hall

PARLIAMENTARIAN

TBD

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIRMAN

TBD

Assistance League of Houston 2018-2019 Advisory Council

George Connelly
Attorney at Law
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

Rick Dow
Engineer
Retired

Maggi Jones
Vice President, Texas
Sandhill PR Partners

Steve Roll
President of Process Systems, Testing and Process Segment
Schlumberger

Ray Scippa
Internal Communications Director
Conoco Phillips

Kimberly Sparrow
Consultant
Grotfeldt + Sparrow