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.


  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 or call 713-526-7983, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

2016-2017 Assisteen Officers


Kathleen Drysdale


Mary Kate Carlos


Sam Schneider
Campbell Hinrichs


Krista Drysdale

Public Relations/Social

Camille Spence


Michael Richards

Assisteens helping with Operation School Bell Packing Day

Assisteens with Assisteen Coordinator, Kathleen Drysdale, at Support for the Arts

Assisteens Calendar 2016-2017


August 28th
4-6pm – 1st Meeding – Welcome new members, Birthday in a bag (50 units)

September 25th
7:30pm-end – 2nd Meeting

October 30th
4-6pm – Birthday in a bag/Blankets

No Meeting – Happy Thanksgiving

TBD – Gardens of Bellaire Visit/Holiday Celebration


January 29th
4-6pm – Birthday in a bag/blankets/other?

February 26th
4-6pm – Birthday in a bag/Flower Fundraiser

March 26th
4-6pm – Spring Flower Fundraiser

April 23rd
4-6pm – End of Year/Announce new Officers/Senior Recognition

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