The philanthropic programs of the Assistance League of Las Vegas are funded through several fundraising efforts. All monies raised through the chapter’s fundraising activities are used for its philanthropic expenses. Money to finance the non-philanthropic expenses incurred for member activities is derived from dues and members-only functions. Because Assistance League of Las Vegas is an all-volunteer organization, with minimal administrative cost, you can be assured that your contribution – whether it be in dollars or minutes – will go directly to someone in your own community who needs and deserves it.
How We Raise Funds for Our Philanthropic Programs
The Assistance League of Las Vegas Thrift Shop is one of the main sources of funding for our philanthropic programs. It is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers. We gladly accept gently used clothing, household items and furniture. Please take a look at our “Top Drawer” section featuring many designer labels. Our Thrift Shop is open Tuesday–Saturday, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Donations accepted Monday–Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Our drop off location is at the West end of our building in the back. Please ring the bell for help unloading your donation.
Our Fund Development Committee writes grant proposals to Corporations and Foundations to support Assistance League of Las Vegas’s philanthropic programs.
We have been the recipient of donations from many corporations, both local and nationwide. Many of these companies also bring volunteers to Operation School Bell® to help the students choose their new clothing.
Step Up for Students
This annual mailing campaign to friends in the community solicits donations for our signature philanthropic program Operation School Bell. This program provides new outfits suitable for school, new shoes, a hooded sweatshirt or jacket, school supplies when donated, socks, underwear, personal grooming products, and a book to Clark County school children in need.
Every year we are so thankful for the many people that see our programs as worthwhile and give anywhere between $10 and $10,000. With no paid staff, and our thrift shop supporting our building maintenance, be assured that your donation is providing goods and services for children in need. You may specify a particular program for your donation like Operation School Bell, AL’s Closet, bears, etc. Your donation can be in honor or memory of someone. In addition to a thank you letter sent to the donor, we will send a letter to the honoree informing of a donation made in their name.
Employee Giving/Employer Matching
Many companies offer employee charitable giving plans to nonprofits through payroll deduction. Employee giving plans are usually offered through the human resources department and will allow the employee to select the amount to give. Contact us to work with your employer to set up a donation plan.
Many companies offer matching gift programs that are designed to be the means by which companies support employee charitable giving. Companies match donations made by employees to a wide range of nonprofits. Please contact us if your employer offers matching funds.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop at AmazonSmile, at no cost to you. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select Assistance League of Las Vegas as your desired charity. Amazon will remember your selection, and then for every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Assistance League of Las Vegas.
A Philanthropic Endowment Fund has been established to ensure the continued success of our charitable programs.