Assistance League of Montgomery County, one chapter of 120 chapters in National Assistance League®, is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. With the strength and enthusiasm of the Montgomery County chapter members, we strive to make a difference in our community.
Now sit back, relax, and enjoy reading about the history that makes up “Our Story”.
In March 1985 a small group of energetic, determined ladies who wanted to make a difference in their community met and decided to “organize.” They joined forces with Assistance League of Houston to become their first auxiliary—that was the beginning of the Lake Conroe Auxiliary of Assistance League of Houston, later to become Assistance League of Montgomery County. Forty-one ladies became charter members.
A 900-square-foot Thrift Shop on Houston Street in downtown Conroe was opened, with that initial year spent organizing the first philanthropic program, Prime Time Treasures, which allowed senior citizens to sell their crafts and earn a little extra income to enhance their quality of life.
The “41” cleaned out their closets and kitchen cabinets and filled the Thrift Shop with goods to sell. During those early stages, if the Thrift Shop earned $25 – $50, it was a HUGE day. Cigar boxes were used for supplies, and adding machines were cash registers. The biggest issue then became where to get more donations. As one member put it, they solved that problem eventually by becoming “friendly” with all their neighbors and convincing them to clean their closets and cabinets and donate to the chapter.
In 1994 with the growth in membership, philanthropic programs, clothing donations, and funds, Assisance League of Houston and the National Assistance League Board approved the status of Assistance League of Lake Conroe Area as a guild of National Assistance League. On March 13, 1995, the guild became the 92nd chapter to be chartered by National Assistance League. Then in 2003, the membership of Assistance League of Lake Conroe Area approved a name change to Assistance League of Montgomery County to better reflect the demographic makeup of the membership and the community served.