The DreamCatchers Auxiliary of Assistance League of Huntington Beach was  established  in 1993 by women who wanted to serve the community but whose schedules-whether work or other responsibilities- limited their volunteer time. Since receiving its charter in 1994, DreamCatchers has provided women with time constraints an opportunity to “give back” through its support of some key Assistance League of Huntington Beach’s programs and its own philanthropic endeavors.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. DreamCatchers staff the Thrift Store on the first Saturday of the month.  Each of our  members volunteers for three of those Saturdays a year.  We also  participate in the annual fundraising event in the Spring.

Governing Body 2021-2022

Lari Thomas

1st Vice Chairman Membership
Josette Schwartz

2nd Vice Chairman Resource Development
Maryann Boryzewski

Recording Secretary
Stella Thermos

Corresponding Secretary
Janet Newton

Sandi Woest

Philanthropic Programs Chairman
Barbara Cracchiolo

Marketing Communications Chairman
Linda Wentzel

Cynthia Anderson

Chapter Liaison
Carole Viviano

Congratulations to Andrea Prell

 Making a Difference Award  recipient 2021

DreamCatchers members participate in Operation School Bell®  a signature program of Assistance League that helps clothe school children of low income families to maximize their scholastic success.. Our Auxiliary contributes monies to our chapter to help fund this program and members can volunteer to work alongside chapter members at local Target stores on Operation School Bell nights.

DreamCatchers also supports the Assistance League of Huntington Beach’s Operation New Beginnings which encompasses many programs.  DreamCatchers help provide scholarships to veterans who graduate from the Golden West Police Academy training program.

Alzheimer’s Family Center in Huntington Beach works to improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. DreamCatchers provides the center with items to support the physical, emotional and social well-being of the clients. Transportation vouchers for clients in need are also provided.

Silver Anchor works with the Huntington Beach Hospital’s mentally impaired clients in their outpatient program to provide its patients with many essentials, including personal hygiene items, meal gift cards, materials and supplies to enhance the day program.

Support Our Seniors focuses on helping seinors in need remain independent by providing them with grocery gift cards, access bus passes and essential household items. In-home safety bars are also provided for those in need.

Therapeutic Riding Center in Huntington Beach uses horses to provide physical therapy for severely handicapped children and young adults. DreamCatchers provides scholarships for students whose families cannot afford this therapy due to financial hardship..


Contact our membership chair, Josette Schwartz


Click below to download DreamCatcher Forms

Note: there are 6 pages to download.


DreamCatcher Member forms April 2021

You can return documents in person or mail to:
DreamCatchers Membership Chair
Assistance League of Huntington Beach
8071 Slater Ave. Ste.240
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Our Friends at the Senior Center held a reception June 30th to thank
and honor DreamCatchers for their support of home-bound seniors
in our community.
Our DreamCatchers members staffed the Thrift Shop on the first Saturday we have been open since mid-March., Aug. 22,2020.   The DreamCatchers did a great job following all the COVID-19 safety procedures keeping our volunteers and shoppers safe.
They’ll be back working the Thrift Shop the first Saturday of each month. 
            DreamCatchers had tremendous success with it’s Silver Anchor personal hygiene drive in Sept. 2021
Our DreamCatchers members at Therapeutic Riding Center where they donated decorated gift bags of goodies to the Therapeutic Riding Center students.  They also got to see TRC in action!

DreamCatchers deliver items to fill 50 gift bags to the Senior Center November 2020