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 2014-15, 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 158 hands-on, dedicated volunteer members. These volunteers lovingly gave over 25,200 hours in 2015-2016 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

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

Assistance League in Houston in Action

Assistance League of Houston 2017-18 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Marilyn Brooks

PRESIDENT-ELECT

M.E. “Penny” Son

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Sarah Burchfield

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Lydia Long

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Linda Reiger

VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Jann Cobler

VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS

TBD

TREASURER

Don Nyberg

FINANCE CHAIRMAN

M.E. “Penny” Son

RECORDING SECRETARY

Judy Spinella

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

TBD

Assisteens Coordinator

TBD

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Paula Wright

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIRMAN

Paula Wright

Assistance League of Houston 2017-2018 Advisory Council

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

Rick Dow
Engineer
Retired

Julie Joffrion Farrah
Senior Trust Advisor
Northern Trust

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