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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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 […]

MOCSA’s Partners with Assault Survivor Kits® Program

Kate Schwaller, Director of Individual and Corporate Giving of MOCSA, spoke to our volunteers about the importance of our Assault Survivor Kits® to survivors of sexual assault. Through the Assault Survivor Kits® program, we provide personal care items, including clothing and other essential items, for sexual assault victims seen in hospital emergency rooms. The staff […]

Operation School Bell® Welcomes New Crop of Students

Our Operation School Bell facility is abuzz this week as our volunteers help local elementary school students shop for new school clothes. Operation School Bell is one of nine community programs operated by Assistance League of Kansas City. Through Operation School Bell, we provide new clothing, health supplies, books, and other essential items to local […]

I’m In Charge Workbooks Delivered to Local Elementary Schools

I’m In Charge, a program of Assistance League of Kansas City is a school curriculum for elementary-age students focusing on safety in emergency and non-emergency situations when a child is alone at home or on their own away from home. Safety topics are covered by engaging students in discussion and role-play situations on: o using […]

Step Up For Students

Since the start of our Operation School Bell® program in 1992, Assistance League of Kansas City has aided over 56,000 local students. Despite last year’s COVID challenges, we were able to provide brand new clothing, shoes and essential supplies to 4,557 K-12 students through Operation School Bell. Having basic needs met, in addition to new […]

Assistance League and Barbeque—A Great Combination

A summer afternoon that includes friends, family, burgers, and music is a GREAT afternoon! Our end-of-summer social event gave our volunteers the opportunity to socialize with fellow volunteers and family and enjoy burgers hot off the grill! Thanks to the many volunteers who helped with the event, along with our grill masters and musician Jim […]

Senior Outreach Service Partners with McDonald’s

Assistance League of Kansas City is excited to partner with Antioch Road McDonald’s to provide a touch of comfort and happiness to senior residents through our Senior Outreach Service program. This week 47 senior residents of Avonlea Cottage of Gladstone enjoyed hamburgers, french fries and apple pies for lunch, generously provided by Antioch Road McDonald’s, […]

Heartland Auxiliary supports Synergy Services Program

Heartland Auxiliary members had a great time last evening assembling Holiday Angel gift bags that will be provided to Synergy Services for their Teen Parent Support Program. Members shopped for a family that they had “adopted” at the previous meeting. Each child received an outfit, pajamas, socks, and warm hoodie or jacket, and a toy. […]