Assistance League founder, Anne Banning, always felt that it was fine to serve youth, but better to let youth serve.  So in the 1930’s she called on the daughters and granddaughters of Assistance League members to assist in various philanthropic programs.

We are proud to continue to encourage and provide volunteer opportunities for today’s youth. The aims of participation are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, poise, public speaking and leadership skills.

Assisteens® Auxiliary – Houston

One of thirty-nine auxiliaries nationwide, Assisteens Auxiliary of Assistance League of Houston, was established in February 2002 to provide opportunities for our youth to volunteer their time and talents in the greater Houston area. In addition to participating in Assistance League Programs such as our  Thrift Shop, and  Operation School Bell® , the Assisteens seek out opportunities to serve the community in other forms.    A group favorite is the Christmas visit to the Gardens of Bellaire, where they decorate walkers and wheelchairs and spend time with the residents.

Philanthropies

  Birthday in a Bag  – Assisteens fill bags with traditional items needed for a birthday party (cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, etc.).  The bags are distributed by counselors at a nearby elementary school to children who would be unable to have the items for a birthday party.
  Blankets – The Assisteens hand tie blankets and donate to the nearby Houston Women’s Center.
  Senior Partners– Spending time with the residents of Gardens of Bellaire assisted living center and decorating their wheelchairs, walkers and canes for the holidays.

Becoming an Assisteen

Membership in Assisteens Auxiliary is open to high school students in 9th through 12th grades. Annual membership dues are $45. Click here to download the membership application, waiver and treat, and photo release forms.

Meetings are held August through April. The business meeting, conducted according to parliamentary procedure, is followed by philanthropic program work. Programs vary each year and are voted on by the membership.

For additional information you may email adminassist@assistanceleaugehou.org or call 713-526-7983, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Assisteen Houston Chapter Policies (Word Document 2007, 30KB)

2018-19 Assisteen Officers

Assisteens®Coordinator

Linda Williams Hall

Chairman

TBA

Fundraising/Treasurer

TBA

Public Relations/Social

TBA

Historian

TBA

Assisteens at Gardens of Bellaire Assisted Living Center

Assisteens at Assistance League Houston’s Chapterhouse preparing Blankets for the Women’s Shelter.

Assisteens Calendar 2018-2019

2018-19 Calendar will be updated after the first Assisteens Meeting of the year.

News & Events

Assisteens visit Gardens of Bellaire to decorate and visit with residents

Assisteens, with cookies in hand, visited the residents of Gardens of Bellaire Assisted Living in early December to put Christmas decorations on wheel chairs and walkers.  “The people really enjoy the youngsters’ decorations, but most of all, they love visiting with them,” said Mary Jane Casimir, Assisteens Advisor.  “They enjoyed talking to a 101-year-old resident […]

The Assisteens are Working on Projects!

The Assisteens group started off the year working on their own philanthropic projects—tying blankets and preparing Birthdays in a Bag.  The blankets will be donated to the Women’s Shelter and Birthday in a Bag, containing party decorations, cake mix, frosting, and other items, will be given to students at Pugh Elementary.  Pictured making blankets, left […]

Assisteens® 2016-2017

The Assisteens, teen auxiliary for the Assistance League of Houston, had a fun and productive year. Although our membership was small, just 11 teens, we accomplished some very large things!  The largest give back to the community is the “Birthday – in – a – bag” project.  Over the course of the year, the Assisteens […]