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Assistance League of Inland North County is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit thrift shop in Escondido that puts caring and commitment into action through volunteerism, our thrift shop, and our nine philanthropic programs.

Due to Covid-19 and the availability of resources, we have found it necessary to reduce our thrift shop hours until further notice. We have added more days and hours for November and December, 2022.  Please visit our Thrift Shop Page for current shop and donation days and hours. Due to capacity restraints we can only accept donations until the bins are full. Please do not leave donations outside of these hours as we will not be able to process them.

Thank you for your continued support of Assistance League of Inland North County’s non-profit thrift shop in Escondido and cooperation of our guidelines!  We look forward to seeing you in the Shop.

 

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OUR CURRENT MASK POLICY

As we continue to monitor CDC guidance and state/local mandates on facial masking requirements, our policy regarding the use of facial masks to prevent the spread of COVID 19 (and its variants) will evolve.

It is highly recommended in respect of others and to recognize public health safety, that persons who enter or work/volunteer in the building or represent ALINC offsite wear a medical-grade facial mask. Persons who are feeling ill or who have been exposed to COVID 19 (or its variants) may not enter the building until they have reached the current recommended waiting period.

Link to CDC Quarantine and Isolation guidelines

Our Philanthropic Programs

2021-22 Statistics

27,600+

People served in the Inland North San Diego County community

170

Number of Volunteers

25,000+

Hours volunteered

News & Events

Christmas Parade – December 10

For the first time in 37 years, members of our Assistance League will be participating in the parade. This historic event will include over a dozen members, and Assisteens® auxiliary members too! We are all looking forward to seeing you along the parade route.  The parade route runs through the heart of Historic Downtown Escondido […]

Thrift Shop Couture – October 1 2:00-5:00

The Assistance League is joining the Escondido Education Foundation for their annual Fashion Show held on October 1 from 2:00-5:00.  Fashions are being offered by the Assistance League. Tickets: $40/person, $75/couple, visit escondidoeducation.org or call Carolyn at 858-231-1442. Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 845 Chestnut Street, Escondido. All Proceeds will benefit students in the […]

San Diego Gives – Day of Giving

THREE DAYS LEFT!  At midnight on September 8, our fundraiser will come to its end.  We are in the home stretch and just past the halfway mark on our goal to raise $10,000.  We have had three anonymous donors who matched up to $500 in donations each, which took us over the threshold of the $3000 […]

Hand Bag Trade-in Event at Brighton Escondido July 29 – Aug 14

Assistance League of Inland North County is delighted to partner with Brighton Escondido (located in the Westfield Shopping Center) in its annual Hand Bag Trade-In (HBTI) event.  For over 20 years, the Brighton company has collected gently used handbags as trade-ins for a purchase of a new Brighton bag.  The trade-ins are then given to local […]

ALINC Joins San Diego Gives 2022

Assistance League of Inland North County is excited to be a part of San Diego Gives 2022, the second annual day of giving to nonprofits in San Diego County, and 100% of all money raised will stay local to help the communities we know and love.  Be sure to save the date for September 8, […]

Partners: Re Thread Kids’ Charity

Meet one of our organization’s partners, Karen Pacelli, CEO and founder of Rethread Kids’ Charity, who has been donating to Assistance League of Inland North County for the past few years. The charity started when Karen’s third daughter, Emma, and her younger brother, Mateo, got tired of seeing all of the lost and found school […]

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Christmas Parade – December 10

For the first time in 37 years, members of our Assistance League will be participating in the parade. This historic event will include over a dozen members, and Assisteens® auxiliary members too! We are all looking forward to seeing you along the parade route.  The parade route runs through the heart of Historic Downtown Escondido […]

Waste Not Want Not

We have a new philanthropic program that is another great way Assistance League of Inland North County helps those in need and helps our environment through less waste. The new Waste Not Program oversees the distribution of unusable items donated to, or purchased for use by, the thrift shop, Operation School Bell® or any other […]

Our Volunteers: The Women Behind the Bunny Masks

If you’ve been to our shop recently you may have been greeted by two very friendly Easter Bunnies! You may enjoy knowing that they were our very own volunteers, Marolyn Miglin and Debbie Gemmill. Both volunteers have enjoyed being our bunny greeters on open shop days which are Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 am to […]

Enter for a chance to win a cruise to Mexico

  Assistance League of Inland North County is having a Fundraiser to raise money for our philanthropic programs. We are a nonprofit all-volunteer organization actively involved in transforming the lives of children and adults through our programs. Enter for a chance to win a cruise to Mexico and help support our philanthropic programs by buying […]

Dear Customers

Dear Customers, in order to provide the safest shopping experience for you and our volunteer staff, we require everyone to wear a mask while in our Thrift Shop, at least until the end of this month. We will re-evaluate in March. We thank you for your continued patience and look forward to seeing you in […]

Winner of the Cruise Raffle

    Assistance League of Inland North County’s cruise raffle winner was presented a Cruise Certificate worth $1252 for a 4-day, all-expense paid, guaranteed balcony cabin, cruise for two on the Royal Caribbean cruise line. Raffle winner, Karen Sare, and her family are residents of Escondido.  Coincidentally, Karen’s son, Ryan, was a member of Assisteens® […]

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