Named 2023 Nonprofit of the Year by the Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce

We are one chapter out of 120 nationwide of National Assistance League.  Believing 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 developed, funded and uniquely administered by our all-volunteer membership.

Those who join this organization enjoy working side-by-side with dedicated, intelligent, compassionate like-minded volunteers; forging new friendships and discovering the difference a giving heart can make in communities.

Assistance League of Inland North County is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization putting caring and commitment into action through nine philanthropic/charitable programs. Member volunteers are dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of Escondido and surrounding communities covering over 400 square miles of the inland North County of San Diego. Our devoted member volunteers cheerfully give over 25,000 hours annually to serve and fund our community programs.

Assistance League of Inland North County currently has 150+ member volunteers working to make Inland North San Diego County a better place to live and work with the help of our community-based programs that benefit infants, children, adults and seniors.

We encourage you to learn more about our Chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.

Philanthropic and charitable programs are funded through Thrift Shop sales, fundraising events, grants and donor and supporter contributions.

Our Thrift & Consignment Shop, located at 2068 E. Valley Pkwy., in Escondido is our main source of funding.  The shop is managed and staffed entirely by member volunteers.  Donations are always welcome and are tax-deductible. Visit our Thrift Shop page for hours of operation and donations.

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 is committed to providing an environment that celebrates diversity and creates an inclusive, welcoming experience for all members, customers, and the community we serve.

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

Diana Towne

Jorgine Ellerbrock

1st VP- Philanthropic Programs
Judy Davis

2nd VP- Resource Development
Dedie Angelier

3rd VP- Membership
Pam Yeomans

Recording Secretary
Deborah Goodrich

Peter Roberts

Education Chairman
Nancy Endress

Marketing Communications Chairman
Pam Ross

Thrift Shop Manager
Sue McLaughlin

Strategic Planning Chairman
Carole Comeau

Operations Chairman
Carol Cannon

Assisteens® Coordinator
Tiffany Bukowski