Assistance League of Kansas City History
  • April 1983 – Organized as a Guild, the first step in becoming a chapter of National Assistance League.
  • January 1984 – I’M IN CHARGE program adopted to teach elementary students how to be safe in emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • June 1986 – Assistance League of Kansas City Northland was chartered in ceremonies at William Jewell College in Liberty by National Assistance League®  President, Janet Boyer.
  • November 1988 – OPERATION HUG program adopted to provide teddy bears to comfort children and elderly people in crisis.
  • November 1991 – Heartland Auxiliary was formed as an auxiliary group and established OPERATION FOSTER CHILD, a program to help children in foster care whose families were unable to provide the things that would help their educational, physical, emotional or social development.
  • August 1992 – OPERATION SCHOOL BELL® program adopted to provide needy and at risk elementary and middle school students with new clothing and shoes, personal care items and a new book.
  • April 1993 – The OUTREACH program adopted to facilitate response to various needs in our community on a seasonal or short term basis.
  • December, 1994 – Organization name becomes Assistance League of Kansas City.
  • February 1997 – ASSAULT SURVIVOR KITS® program adopted to provide personal care items for sexual assault victims seen in hospital emergency roomsAugust
  • 1997 –THE ReSALE SHOP was opened to provide better and more consistent funding for our philanthropic programs.
  • August 1999 – AssisteensAuxiliary, our teenage service learning group, was certified by Assistance League.
  • May 2000 – Groundbreaking for Administrative Center located at 6101 N Chestnut.
  • December 2000 – Moved into new Administrative Center building.
  • March 2001 – Dedicated new Administrative Center.
  • August 2002 – Moved THE ReSALE SHOP to a larger space.
  • May 2004 – Purchased property adjacent to Administrative Center for further expansion of our facility and programs.
  • May,2004 – Christmas ornament, especially designed for us by Christopher Radko, created and offered as a fundraiser.
  • May,2009 – SENIOR OUTREACH SERVICE program adopted to provide support and friendship to residents of senior care facilities in our community.
  • May 2012 – Assisteens BIRTHDAY/CELEBRATION BAGS, a program provide a party in a bag to children living in a shelter, was adopted.
  • April, 2012 – WASTE NOT, a program to recognize the contributions of THE ReSALE SHOP to other nonprofits, was adopted.
  • November 2012 – BEST FOOT FORWARD, a program to those entering or re-entering the job market, was adopted.
  • April, 2013 – THE ReSALE SHOP moved to its fourth location at 6601 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, MO.
  • November 2013 – Capital Campaign drive began.
  • January 2015 – Successful completion of $1M Capital Campaign.
  • May 2015 – BIRTHDAY/CELEBRATION BAGS program renamed OPERATION CELEBRATION to increase the scope and service of the program and better serve the needs of the Assissteens Auxiliary in managing the program.
  • June 2016 – Began year-long celebration of organization’s 30th year as a chapter of National Assistance League.  Several member and community celebratory events were held.
  • August 2016 – BEST FOOT FORWARD was reinstated as a program.
  • January 2017 – National Operation School Bell award was presented to the Linscomb Foundation.
  • March 2018 – Awarded North Kansas City School District’s Culture of Excellence 2018 Business of the Year.