Desert Sage Auxiliary

Who They Are

Desert Sage Auxiliary, certified in May 2001, was formed to complement the fundraising and philanthropic efforts of the chapter. Desert Sage provides an opportunity for those who wish to give service to the community but have limited daytime hours to volunteer. The focus of Desert Sage is to provide assistance for children and adults in the community.

What They Do

Desert Sage shares responsibility with chapter programs volunteering several Saturdays a year dressing children for Operation School Bell® as well as staffing the Assistance League Thrift Shop the third Saturday of each month. Desert Sage also has its own programs which include the following:

    • Desert Sage Auxiliary Angel’s Assistance Program provides services to local hospitals and clinics.
      • Memory Boxes (which include a hand-made burial gown and bonnet, a blanket, a book on grief, and an angel heart pin for the mother) are given to parents who have lost a child at birth.
      • Tray favors are holiday gift bags that are given to pediatric patients at two local hospitals.
      • Health kits and blankets are given to prenatal families in need.
      • Shadow Buddies™ dolls are provided for children with cancer at a pediatric oncology clinic.
    • Pocket Books provide early readers with hand illustrated books, written by Desert Sage members, that children can take home for their own libraries.
    • Help for HOPE Scholars provides laptop computers to incoming students who are accepted into the UNLV HOPE Scholars Program as well as gift cards provided at the beginning of each academic year.

Desert Sage Auxiliary also has its own fundraising events:

    • ChariTea, which is a direct mail fundraiser, sends a beautiful card with a tea bag to “friends of DS,” asking them to send a donation while relaxing with a cup of tea and reading about our programs.
    • An annual fundraising event which includes refreshments, elegant baskets and a silent auction.

Desert Sage Auxiliary members work side-by-side with chapter members on other Assistance League programs and events.

Meetings and How to Join

Meetings are held at the chapter facility, 6446 W Charleston Blvd, on the first Tuesday of each month, except July.  A pot luck dinner begins at 6:30 PM, followed by a business meeting at 7:00 PM.  Generally, there is an opportunity to work on philanthropic programs before the business meeting.

Click here for the Desert Sage Interest Form

Contact us:

Desert Sage Auxiliary
(702) 870-2002