By: – 11:30 AM CST  Dec 18, 2022

Highlighting the Helpers: The Assistance League of Kansas City

We’re shining a light on the ‘helpers’ in our community this holiday season. Here’s a look at how The Assistance League of Kansas City helps the greater Kansas City metro.


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By – 7:42 AM, Apr 12, 2021

Assistance League of Kansas City packs hundreds of kits for assault survivors

“We work through MOCSA, the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault,” Assistance League of Kansas City’s President, Rita Pickering said. “So they pick up the kits that our volunteers bag.”

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By: – 12:24 PM CST  Nov 14, 2022

 Best friends from Overland Park Visit The ReSALE  SHOP  To Pay it Forward

Two best friends from Overland Park travel to the Northland every week to shop at The Resale Shop.


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By: – Feb 24, 2021 / 01:36 PM CST

Volunteer-driven nonprofit helping adults and kids throughout Kansas City

The Assistance League began in Los Angeles 100 years ago and has grown into 120 chapters nationwide with volunteers dedicated to philanthropic service. For the last 35 years, the Kansas City chapter has continued that mission locally through a multitude of community programs.

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By – 12:42 AM CST Feb 14, 2022

You can now shop online to support Assistance League of Kansas City

“We have to move forward because times are changing and online shopping is just a thing that’s going to stay,” said Bromberg, “so we need to be up with the times to increase our sales and to increase the people that know about Assistance League.”

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KMBC 9 .com – May 15, 2020

Assistance League finds new ways to help during the pandemic

The Assistance League of Kansas City is mostly funded by The Resale Shop, a secondhand store in Gladstone. They’ve had to close because of the pandemic, but the group is still helping people in need across the metro.

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Thank You Quick Trip

We want to say THANK YOU to QuikTrip for awarding a $1,000 grant to Assistance League of Kansas City. These funds will help our Operation School Bell® program provide new school clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, books and other essential items to local K-12 students. Thank you, Quik Trip, for your generous donation in […]

I’m in Charge Program to Receive Prestigious Award

Assistance League of Kansas City is a Nonprofit organization that serves more than 22,000 Kansas Citians annually through its nine philanthropic programs.  One of those nine programs, “I’m in Charge”,  will be receiving  the 2023 Outstanding Safety Efforts Award from “Charlie’s House”, a local non-profit organization that focuses on  home safety for children. “I’m in […]

Assistance League Members and Friends Enjoy End of Summer Social

A summer afternoon with friends, family, and BBQ is a GREAT afternoon! Our end of summer social event provided our volunteers the opportunity to socialize with fellow volunteers and family and enjoy delicious food from Hawg Jaw Que & Brew! Thanks to the many volunteers who helped with the event, and thanks to all our volunteers […]

Jane Bromberg receives Ann Banning Award

Congratulations to Jane Bromberg, recipient of Assistance League’s Anne Banning Leadership Award! This prestigious award recognizes a member volunteer who has demonstrated significant dedication to advancing our philanthropic programs, served in major leadership roles, and represented our mission and value in the community. Jane has held many leadership roles in our organization, but her recent role […]

Judy Paste Presented with Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

National Assistance League’s Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is presented to an Assistance League member volunteer who has contributed significantly to their local organization while remaining behind the scenes, providing quiet and dedicated service above and beyond normal expectations. Assistance League of Kansas City is proud to present the national award to one of our own […]

Winchester IT Volunteers Sort Bombas Socks

#Shoutout to Winchester employees for donating their time to unpack and sort 10,000 pairs of Bombas socks. Because of their help, new socks will be readily available to all children visiting our Operation School Bell facility in the upcoming school year. Thanks again, to Bombas for the generous sock donation, and thank you, Winchester IT employees, for helping […]

THE ReSALE SHOP Welcomes Security Bank Volunteers

Thanks to Security Bank of Kansas City employees for volunteering last week at THE ReSALE SHOP – Assistance League of Kansas City. We loved their energy and enthusiasm for giving back to the community, and they were a great reminder to all of us – volunteering is FUN! Thanks again for the help and support! 

NKC Kids Donate to Operation Celebration

Jenna Leonard and her North Kansas City Schools NKC SAGE second graders partnered with Operation Celebration to provide kids in temporary care facilities a party in a bag. The students created infographics and presented to classmates and families to ask for donations. They’re blown away with the support they’ve received!

ALKC Wins Target Circle Award!

Target Circle has crunched all the numbers, and the results are in. We are excited to announce that guests at Target stores cast 173,238 votes during the first quarter of 2023 in support of Assistance League of Kansas City. Because of the overwhelming support from volunteers, donors and community supporters, our organization received the most […]

“Adventures in Literacy” Tour

Our visit to Chouteau Elementary was one of three stops along Assistance League of Kansas City’s “Adventures in Literacy” tour. Thanks to author and illustrator John Hare for entertaining the students and staff at Chouteau. We had a great time. On our second stop, the author shared his amazing work with students at Topping Elementary […]

Community Partners Spotlight

We are thrilled and grateful for our continuing partnerships with Bombas and Community Services League! Because of their generous donation of 2,500 pairs of Bombas socks, we can provide warm and comfortable new socks to local students through our Operation School Bell® program AND to survivors of sexual assault through our Assault Survivors Kits® program. Thank you, thank […]

ALKC celebrates volunteers with Luau

A luau with awesome food, friends, music and hula lessons – what a great way to show appreciation for our volunteers! The luau social event allowed members to relax and socialize with fellow volunteers, enjoy coconut bowling, learn more about hula, and take advantage of fun photo opportunities. Thanks to Becky Clark and her mighty […]

ALKC wins 2023 Top-Rated Non Profit Award

Thanks to our fans, we are one of the first winners of a 2023 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits! Read inspiring stories about us and add your own!…/assistance-league-of….

Grant from Harrah’s to Benefit Operation School Bell

Assistance League of Kansas City was thrilled and honored to be the recipient of a generous gift in the amount of $4,500 from Harrah’s Charitable Fund/North Kansas City. Because of this important contribution to our Operation School Bell® program, we will be able to provide school clothing, shoes, hygiene items and books for many disadvantaged […]

Operation School Bell® 2022-23 Celebrates The End of Another Great Year

Operation School Bell® 2022-23 Year-End Highlights   Click the Read More button below then Click here to watch the presentation  (We do not own the rights to the song “For Good” (From Wicked- The Musical))

Children’s Mercy Shares How ALex Makes A Difference For Children

Children’s Mercy Presentation at March 2023 Chapter Meeting.   Click the Read More button below then Click here to watch the presentation      

Patty Garney – Heart of Gold Presentation

At the February 2023 chapter meeting, Patty Garney was honored with the Heart of Gold award for her long-time support of Operation School Bell.   Click the Read More button below then Click here to watch the presentation

I’m In Charge Presenatation at February 2023 Chapter Meeting

I’m In  Charge Presentation at  February 2023 Chapter Meeting.   Click the Read More button below then Click here to watch the presentation    

Reynolds Foundation Grant for Child in Need

A huge THANK YOU to J B Reynolds Foundation for awarding a $5,000 grant to Assistance League of Kansas City. These funds will help our Operation Child In Need program provide clothing and other essential items and services, which will aid the physical, educational, and/or emotional development of local disadvantaged children. We’re so grateful for […]

Appreciation Luncheon for New Members

The New Member Committee hosted a luncheon on January 17, 2023, honoring all new chapter members joining ALKC in the first half of the 2022-2023 year.  A delicious lunch was followed by table discussions that gave new members the opportunity to give feedback about their experiences of assimilating into the organization.  The day concluded with […]

Girl Scouts help OSB

Shout out to Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri and GS Troop 2935 from Kansas City, Missouri!! These outstanding Girl Scouts heard about our Operation School Bell program, shared that information to drum up support, and then used proceeds to purchase new school clothes for children who are assisted by the program. The troop delivered […]

Royals Charities Grant to Provide Shoes for OSB

A HUGE THANK YOU to Royals Charities for awarding a $15,000 grant to Assistance League of Kansas City. These funds will help our Operation School Bell® program provide new shoes to disadvantaged students in the KC area. We’re so grateful for this generous donation and are thankful to have the support of the KC community. Thank […]

Country Club Plaza Centennial Grant Awarded to ALKC

WOW, we are OVERWHELMED with gratitude!! Country Club Plaza announced its $100,000 Centennial Grant Program winners, as follows: Assistance League of Kansas City, Lead to Read KC, Newhouse Shelter and Operation Breakthrough. The four winning organizations received the most votes during the public voting round, Nov. 14-18, 2022, and will each receive $25,000 as part of the Plaza’s 100th Anniversary […]

ALKC Receives Generous Linscomb Grant

Assistance League of Kansas City is honored and thrilled to be the recipient of a generous $30,000 grant from the Irven E. and NeVada P. Linscomb Foundation Fund. This important contribution for our Operation School Bell® and Operation Child In Need programs allows us to provide new clothing, shoes, books and other essential items for […]

Exciting New Grant Opportunity for ALKC

GREAT NEWS!! Assistance League of Kansas City is a finalist for Country Club Plaza’s $25,000 Centennial Grant and we need your help! VOTE NOW to help us provide new school clothing, underwear, socks, shoes, books and other essential items to disadvantaged students in our community –…

Join ALKC to Make a Difference

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? If so, we invite you to join our enthusiastic group of member volunteers who strive to make Kansas City a better place to live by assisting children and adults in need through our community programs. Members gathered this past week to decorate our facility for […]

Holiday Gift Bags for Synergy Families

Heartland Auxiliary members had a great time this week assembling Holiday Angel gift bags for “adopted” families of Synergy Services Teen Parent Support Program. The overflowing gift bags will be delivered to Synergy for distribution at their Teen Parent Holiday Party in December. Each child receives an outfit, pajamas, socks, warm hoodie or jacket, and […]

Senior Outreach Service Gives Needed Supplies

We are extremely appreciative of the support received from our community during our recent Paper Products/Personal Care Items Drive. We asked, and you responded…thank you!! Your generous donation of Items on our wish list will be distributed to local senior citizens through our Senior Outreach Service program.

ReSALE SHOP Sparkles for the Holidays

Big #shoutout to our donors, customers and amazing member volunteers! ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle opening day at THE ReSALE SHOP was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you! Items continue to be added to inventory, so check back often for holiday finds, hidden treasures and bargains. We are open 10AM-4PM […]

Assisteens Host Trunk or Treat for Domestic Violence Shelter

Assisteens® Kansas City and sponsors provided a fun Trunk or Treat event for families staying at a local domestic violence shelter. Despite Sunday’s 40 mph winds and occasional sprinkles, the families enjoyed lots of treats and games at every car. What better way to celebrate Halloween than sharing joy with these families! Assisteens Kansas City […]

Operation School Bell is Bringing Smiles®

Over the past month, HUNDREDS of local students have received new clothing for school, shoes, books and other essential items through our Operation School Bell program!! The children are always excited to pick out their new items, and the smiles on their faces make our hearts happy. Thanks to all donors, grantors, and Assistance League […]

Jim Wagy and McDonald’s Parterning with Operation School Bell®

Jim Wagy and McDonald’s did it again by partnering with Assistance League of Kansas City to provide 2,500 vouchers for McDonald’s always-popular French fries. In addition to receiving new school clothes, books and other essential items, we are distributing the free fries vouchers to elementary students visiting our Operation School Bell facility this fall. The […]

Assembly of Assault Survivor Kits®

Assistance League of Kansas City volunteers worked together to assemble Assault Survivor Kits®, which will be distributed by hospital advocates of MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) when survivors present at area hospitals. Our Assault Survivor Kits program provides clothing and personal items to help assault victims, whose garments are retained by the police […]

Save the Date – THE ReSALE SHOP Holiday Extravaganza

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle! THE ReSALE SHOP kicks off the holiday shopping season in spectacular style as our holiday boutique opens Thursday, November 3, at 10 AM. We are excited to offer extended shopping hours for Tis the Season to Sparkle’s opening day event!!! ONE DAY ONLY, Thursday, November 3, THE ReSALE SHOP will […]

Crown Fine Jewelry supports THE ReSALE SHOP

Tony and Diana, of local family-owned Crown Fine Jewelry, have helped and supported the jewelry department of THE ReSALE SHOP – Assistance League of Kansas City for several years by changing watch batteries, authenticating metal and gemstones, and evaluating specific signature jewelry pieces at no cost to our organization. On this #ThankfulThursday, we thank you, […]

Donated Socks for Operation School Bell®

Thank you, Community Services League and Bombas, for providing 2,500 pairs of socks to our Operation School Bell program!! The students we provide them to will love them!! To learn more about Operation School Bell, along with our other community programs and volunteer opportunities, visit our website at

Chicken N Pickle Welcomes ALKC for Bingo Event

We’re only ONE DAY away from a fun-filled morning of BINGO at Chicken N Pickle!! Bring your friends and family, play BINGO, enter raffles, win prizes and stay for brunch or play pickleball afterwards! It’s a great opportunity to socialize with other volunteers, learn more about our organization, and maybe even go home with a […]

Quick Trip Awards Grant to ALKC

On this #FabulousFriday, we want to say THANK YOU to QuikTrip for awarding a $2,000 grant to Assistance League of Kansas City. These funds will help our Operation School Bell® program provide new school clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, books and other essential items to local K-12 students. We are extremely appreciative of this […]

Operation School Bell® Provides Students with New Shoes

In addition to clothing, socks, underwear, essential items, and books, Operation School Bell® provides tennis shoes for each elementary school student served. Students choose from a variety of shoe styles and color options, measurements are taken, shoes are ordered and then shipped directly from the manufacturer to the schools for distribution. This past year, Assistance […]

Operation Hug Bears Keep Anxious Patients Company

Sometimes when you’re little, getting your eyes checked can feel a little bewildering with unfamiliar tools and drops to deal with. Thanks to our friends at Assistance League of Kansas City, and their Operation Hug program, ALex the bear can keep our youngest patients company throughout the exam, giving them the confidence they need to […]