Transforming Lives
Strengthening Communities

Celebrating over 30 years of service to Inland North San Diego County.

We are Assistance League of Inland North County, a chapter of National Assistance League.  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.

Our Philanthropic Programs 2020-2021

100% Volunteers – $302,000 spent, 8,183 served, 20,500 volunteer hours

    • Operation School Bell® provides clothing and shoes for school children in need.  As many as 1,650 students, including 400 Camp Pendleton children received clothing and shoes at a cost of $120,000.
    • Operation Duffle Bag works with the Escondido Union High School District to provide the homeless and foster graduating seniors with supplies that are helpful to them as they start life on their own – whether that be in a technical or trade school, the military, or college.  Seventy-eight (78) students received duffel bags at a cost of $20,000.
    • Scholarships and Grants awards scholarships to high school seniors, foster-teen graduates, nursing program students, EME Program students, and upper-division trade program students.  A total of $87,000 was distributed to local schools and programs.
    • Ready…Set…Read!!! This program includes literacy using adult tutors and a one-time program with a children’s author visiting local schools to nurture young readers.  Because of the pandemic, only one member read with one student for the year on Zoom.  A total of $306 was spent on 100 Dr. Seuss books that were packaged and delivered to the Pauma Valley Elementary School for a drive-through event.
    • Project Seniors provides senior citizens and the homeless with items that make their lives easier, such as gift cards, food, and personal items.  Interfaith Community Services’ Recuperative Care Center received $5,400 to help furnish 80 rooms with needed items.
    • Hug-a-Bear delivers thousands of teddy bears to children and seniors in crisis.  Bears were distributed to Palomar Health, Hidden Valley Health, Salvation Army Family Services, Escondido fire, and police departments, and the Escondido Humane Society at a cost of $4,400.
    • Kids’ Cozy Corner provided young children in the ER at Palomar Medical Center with books and stickers. PJs and knitted items were also provided to pediatric patients in need.  Total expenditure of $1,300.
    • Outreach provided $31,000 to its “Community Partners,” which included Urban Corp, and the Escondido Fire Department.
    • Waste Not provides an expanded community service to oversee the distribution of unsellable donated items to or purchased for use by the thrift shop to other 501(c)(3) organizations. Waste Not donations were valued at $19,000.