When was the Assistance League of Inland North County established?

Assistance League of Inland North County was established as a guild in 1982 by National Assistance League and chartered in 1985. Members began serving the community in 1982.

What are the requirements of membership?

Members participate in several ways but have NO hourly or assignment requirements. Members have flexibility to choose volunteer activities that match their interests and schedules. Most members enjoy working in our Thrift Shop once a month as this is our major source of funding for our programs.

What are meeting times and dues for members?

Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10 am (except July and August) with a hosted lunch following the meeting. Several social events are scheduled during the year including a Holiday Luncheon, Summer Social and a spring event and/or fundraiser.

Dues for the year which cover the chapter’s administrative costs, training materials and resources provided through National Assistance League are $90.

How can I become a Member?

Persons interested in becoming members are invited to attend one of our luncheon meetings, take a tour of our Thrift Shop and/or talk with members to learn more. New Member Classes are formed as needed. New members meet for a one day orientation and training.

How can I donate gently used items to your thrift shop?

A tax deductible donation of clothes and household items can be delivered to the Thrift Shop during shop hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please ring our doorbell located at the north back door to drop off items, receive a receipt and help us make a difference.

How can I consign items to be sold at your store?

We accept household furnishings and items such as jewelry and collectibles. We do not take clothing for sale on consignment. Contact our consignment specialist by calling (760) 746-7532, Consignments Ext. #4. Leave a message describing your item(s) and our consignment specialist (yes, one of our members!) will contact you.

How can I make a monetary donation?

Cash donations can be made using PayPal by clicking the DONATE button. A check can be mailed to: P.O. Box 300793, Escondido, CA 92030.

How are donations used?

One hundred percent of monetary donations are used to fund our community service programs (i.e. purchase new school clothes, backpacks, school supplies, PayLess Shoe gift cards, teddy bears, computerized infant simulators and award scholarships.) Click on Community Impact for details of how we turn your donations into good deeds.

Are there other ways I can be involved?

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