Assistance League, founded in California, is the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization to recognize the potential of volunteers helping those less fortunate to a better, more meaningful life. The first chapter began in Los Angeles in 1919. As the area grew, more chapters were formed. To support the growing number of chapters, National Assistance League was organized in 1936 and incorporated in 1949.
From this modest beginning, Assistance League has grown to 120 chapters with over 23,000 members throughout the United States.
Our chapter began as a guild in February 2005 by 45 dedicated and enthusiastic women interested in reaching out to help children in the greater Nashville community.
On April 25, 2007, the guild became the 115th chapter of Assistance League and has grown to over 70 volunteer members today. Since 2005, 92,000 service hours have been given and over $730,000.00 has been returned to the community.
We are a 501(c)(3) corporation and follow the Better Business Bureau/Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charitable Accountability. We are a Metro Nashville Public Schools system-wide PENCIL partner and are listed on Givingmatters.com, a local resource for potential donors.