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 […]

Operation School Bell Pack and Deliver

Our Operation School Bell program converted to a Pack and Deliver method this year. We packed clothing items for individual students and delivered the bags directly to the schools. The bags were labeled with the students name and grade. The school then distributed the bags of clothing.  Each bag contained 2 shirts, 2 pairs of […]

Assistance League Bears

The Assisteens have wrapped and delivered over 100 bears this year to the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa fire departments.  They take the bears with them when they go out on calls and give them to children experiencing trauma or in need of a bear hug!

Thanksgiving Baskets

For our November Chapter meeting we had small group gatherings at the park, at the Lido clubhouse and at various members homes and back yards to create Thanksgiving baskets for 13 of our Dental Center families in need. The look of surprise and delight on their faces as they picked up the baskets from our […]

July Service Project: Summer Buckets of Fun!

Our 7th grade Assisteens did Summer Buckets of Fun in collaboration with Project Hope Alliance. Our goal was to bring visibility, awareness, and hope to over 30,000 youth experiencing homeless across Orange County. We want all children to have a safe, healthy, and happy Summer! Things we included in the Buckets of Fun: Sunscreen Flipflops […]

Assistance League Action Week

On Saturday, February 29, Assistance League of Newport-Mesa volunteers met in the banquet room to work on Assistance League ACTION!  Week projects. Our Operation School Bell team determined the needs of the NMUSD school district with input from the school community facilitators. Project number one: Health Office Emergency Bags – clothes for students in need […]

Cheri Harris Dental Center Keeps Drilling and Filling!

The Cheri Harris Children’s Dental Health Center has kept drilling and filling since it was established in 1952 by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. The center provides comprehensive, ongoing dental care to underserved children and young adults in the community, according to director Anne Wong. The care includes general and preventive dentistry, root canals, composite […]

Newport-Mesa Participates in Oasis Senior Fair!

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa participated in the first annual Oasis Senior Volunteer Fair along with 21 other nonprofit groups looking for volunteers.  It was a great way to get our name out in the community, solicit donations for the shops and let people know more about our philanthropic programs. Member Betsy Hall was happy to [...]