Voted best thrift shop in Escondido for last two years

We are Assistance League of Inland North County, a chapter of National Assistance League. We have been voted the best thrift shop in Escondido for the 2nd year in a row by the Escondido Reward Program. We believe in the power of the volunteer to effect positive change. Our organization strives to improve the lives of children and adults in need through hands-on programs that are developed, funded and administered by an all-volunteer membership. Those who join our organization enjoy working side by side with dedicated, intelligent and compassionate volunteers. Forge new friendships and discover the difference a giving heart can make in ones community by joining Assistance League of Inland North County.

Assistance League of Inland North County is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through nine philanthropic programs. Member volunteers are dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of Escondido, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Poway, Ramona, San Marcos, Valley Center, Vista and Warner Springs. Our devoted member volunteers cheerfully give more than 26,000 hours annually to serve and fund our community programs.

Assistance League of Inland North County currently has 150 member volunteers working to make North San Diego County a better place to live and work through our programs. Our chapter supports nine community based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from children to adults and senior citizens. We encourage you to learn more about our chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.

Our philanthropic programs are completely self-funded through our Thrift Shop sales, fundraising events, grants, and contributions from the community. The Thrift and Consignment Shop at 2068 E. Valley Pkwy. in Escondido is our main source of funding. The shop is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers. Donations are always welcome and are tax-deductible.

Volunteers of Assistance League Inland North County

Mission, Vision and Values

Transforming Lives. Strengthening Communities.


Assistance League of Inland North County is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization actively involved in transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.


When essential needs are met in communities families and individuals flourish.


Commitment – Compassionate and caring service

Leadership – Professionalism that is visionary, ethical, and sensitive

Ethics – Integrity and authenticity in communications and actions

Accountability – Fiscal responsibility

Respect – Fair and equitable treatment for those we serve

Assistance League of Inland North County 2022-23 Board of Directors

Diana Towne

1st VP- Philanthropic Programs
Judy Davis

2nd VP- Resource Development
Carla Roberts

3rd VP- Membership
Connie Etheridge

Recording Secretary
Deborah Goodrich

Jeanne Bente

Education Chairman
Nancy Endress

Marketing Communications Chairman

Thrift Shop Manager
Sue McLaughlin

Strategic Planning Chairman
Carole Comeau

Operations Chairman
Patty Meddleton

Assisteens® Coordinator
Tiffany Bukowski