Founded

Assistance League of Houston is one of 120 chapters of National Assistance League, which was established in Los Angeles in the early 1900s to serve those less fortunate. The Houston chapter was formed in 1966 by Mary Beyer and twenty-eight of her friends who were interested in serving the children of the Houston community.

Key Services

Through philanthropic programs and a network of community partners, Assistance League of Houston provides school uniforms, scholarships, books, and financial assistance to economically disadvantaged children. The programs are run by 100 percent volunteer efforts and enable us to:

* Clothe students in need (Operation School Bell®)
* Fund students to continue their education (Scholarship Program)
* Provide literary enrichment to Pre-K children (Head Start Readers)
* Provide gifts and holiday cheer to families with sick children (Celebration of Giving)
* Supports local art (Support for the Arts)

Assistance League of Houston operates its Thrift Shop in Houston, Texas, which serves the community by offering good quality, gently-used clothing for woman and men, as well as household items, books, jewelry, antiques, collectibles and furniture items at affordable prices. Proceeds provide the major source of funding for the organization’s community service programs. Other sources of funding include donations, grants and fundraising events.