Our chapter was founded as an auxiliary of the Santa Ana Chapter in 1941. Assistance League of Huntington Beach was chartered in 1950 as one of 120 chapters of National Assistance League, with the purpose of acting as a friend to all we meet. We currently have over 350 volunteers who dedicated over 70,000 service hours last year to our community.

Assistance League of Huntington Beach opened the first Assistance League Thrift Shop in Orange County. In the beginning, our first philanthropic programs raised money to fight polio, purchased penicillin for families in need, and made bed jackets and jelly for hospital patients.

As times changed, so did the nature of our philanthropic programs. We have worked with senior citizens, operated a speech center, tutored for the SAT Test, and staffed a hospital gift shop.

Assistance League of Huntington Beach’s current philanthropic programs have changed to meet the needs of our community. Our Thrift Store and our annual fundraising event, held in the spring, as well as donations and grants provide a continuing source of income that sustains the organization’s philanthropic programs.

DreamCatchers, an auxiliary of Assistance League, began in 1993 with a group of working women interested in meeting community needs, but with limited time to donate. Today, DreamCatchers’ efforts help fund many philanthropic programs that provide assistance to children and adults.

Assisteens® is also an auxiliary of Assistance League that began in 2006. This auxiliary gives teenagers ages 13 -18 years of age the opportunity to develop leadership skills while performing community service. Students help with efforts in the Thrift Store and the Annual Fundraiser as well as develop volunteer opportunities on their own for the community.

Anne Banning Award for Leadership given to Susan Bjork 2021

Ada Edwards Laughlin Awarded to Pat Seiler 2021

Chapter History

Mayor Kim Carr and the Huntington Beach City Council recognized Assistance League Huntington Beach for 71 years of giving to the community at their meeting on Sept. 7, 2021.

Celebrating 70 Years of Service to the Community

Past Presidents gather at Annual Meeting 2021