Assistance League of Newport Mesa’s Operation School Bell provides school clothing to local students

Each year, the Assistance League (AL) of Newport Mesa’s Operation School Bell program provides new school clothing to more than 1,000 Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) elementary students. At a clothing distribution event last week, Susan Brown, Assistance League volunteer member since 2020, welcomed a mother of three NMUSD students. Before selecting their items, the […]

Fun at the Thrift Shop!

My experiences in Thrift have really exceeded my expectations. As a mom of a 7th grade Assisteen, we were new to everything this year and we weren’t sure what it would be like to volunteer in thrift. I have to say that I’m actually glad I accompanied my daughter, Sadie, to do her hours whether […]

Thank You to our Health Care Professionals

On National Doctors’ Day (March 30) 10th grade Assisteen Gia Ancone delivered to Hoag Hospital over 100 “thank you” notes handmade by our 7th-12th grade Assisteens. Thank you health care professionals for everything you have done and continue to do!

Book Drive for Operation School Bell

Assisteens held neighborhood book drives for Operation School Bell and donated those books at our All Assisteens Meeting. 7th grade Assisteen, Keira Fiore, collected 91 books! In addition, she labeled them with Assistance League stickers and wrote the reading level of each book on the inside cover. All books will be given to at-risk NMUSD […]

The Kids on the Block “COVID-19 Superheroes”

11th grade PAL, Nick Kim, will play the puppet part of J.J. in The Kids on the Block Video “COVID-19 Superheroes” alongside Assisteens Willa Rath and Gia Ancone.

Spyglass Hill Spring event

The 9th grade Assisteens handed out information about Assistance League and volunteered with activities for the children at the Spyglass Hill Spring event on Saturday, March 20.

Welcome Spring” Painting Event

11th & 12th grade Assisteens held a creative “spring” themed painting event at the home of Claudia Morehead on Saturday, March 20.

Operation Gratitude

Assisteen Katie Dessel organized Operation Gratitude, a letter writing campaign to express continued appreciation to the first responders and hospital workers in our community who tirelessly fight on the front lines against COVID-19. With the help of Assisteens and her school mates at Pacifica Christian Academy, Katie gathered over 200 letters in her January campaign. […]

Action Month is a Wrap!

Our Philanthropic Programs celebrated Assistance League’s founder Ann Banning’s birthday in February with service opportunities all month long!  This event is celebrated across all Assistance League chapters across the nation.  Our members have been simply amazing this entire month proving to children less fortunate that we care! LUNCH LOVE  Our members have made and delivered 2,430 Sack Lunches for […]

Hopeful Stockings

Oftentimes homelessness is a barrier to truly enjoying the wonderful things the holiday season has to offer.  By putting together stockings full of toys, treats and everyday necessities, our Assisteens made the holidays even more special for 48 Newport-Mesa children experiencing homelessness. Their service project, Hopeful Stockings, was a collaborative effort between the Assistance League […]