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Santa Barbara – Assistance League Teamed Up with the United Way

Fun In The Sun returns with help from Assistance League of Santa Barbara Since 1999, Assistance League of Santa Barbara has teamed up with the United Way of Santa Barbara in the Fun in the Sun program to address local children’s summer learning loss through hands-on, project based lessons, and nifty new summer clothes. More [...]

Inland North County – Assistance League Receives 2021 Best of Escondido Award

Assistance League of Inland North County wins best of Escondido award 2nd year in a row! ESCONDIDO June 15, 2021 -- Assistance League of Inland North County has been selected for the 2021 Best of Escondido Award in the Thrift Shops category by the Escondido Award Program. Each year, the Escondido Award Program identifies companies [...]

Montgomery County – Assistance League Builds with the Boy Scouts

Assistance League Montgomery County adds a beautiful and meaningful area to its building with the help of Boy Scout Troop 491 of Montgomery, Texas. The Eagle Scout project was led by 15-year-old Life Scout Cody Puckett. Cody, along with almost 40 volunteers and a combined total of 300 service hours, laid memorial and honor pavers [...]

Redlands – Assistance League “HEROES” held a day of celebration

“HEROES”, Assistance League of Redlands Dental Committee, held a day of celebration on May 20, 2021. The Dental Center, operated by Assistance League, has been open with no closures due to COVID since June 8, 2020. None of the staff members contracted the virus. Patient count continues to rise and procedures have been extended as [...]

Board Roster

Leannah Bartels National RoleParliamentarianRoleParliamentarianRole Email Choiceparliamentarian.alsa@gmail.com Katherine Bustos National RoleResource DevelopmentRoleVP Resource DevelopmentRole Email Choicevpresourcedevelopment.alsa@gmail.com Frances Gorman National RoleRecording SecretaryRoleRecording SecretaryRole Email Choicefrannie.gorman@gmail.com Virginia Guerrero National RolePhilanthropic ProgramsRoleVP Philanthropics ProgramsRole Email Choicevpphilanthropicprograms.alsa@gmail.com Nancy Harwell National RoleMembershipRoleVP MembershipRole Email Choicevpmembership.alsa@gmail.com Marianne Lewis National RoleStrategic PlanningRoleStrategic PlanningRole Email Choicemarianne.lewis23@gmail.com Janet Maloney National RoleMarketing CommunicationsRoleMarketing CommunicationsRole Email Choicejanet.maloney@live.com [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League continues to serve with their ‘HUGS’

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, our chapter was able to have a banner year and touched the lives of thousands of local children and their families. With schools closed, we suspended our Weekend Food for Kids program, and instead provided a total of 4,834 $20 grocery gift cards to needy families at 6 area [...]

Huntington Beach – Assistance League offers purpose and friendship while serving in their communities

”A native of Upstate New York, Diane moved to California as a young woman and enjoyed a long career with Hughes Aircraft Company and Computer Sciences Corporation. She was widowed for a second time in 2004 and retired the following year. “I joined Assistance League after reading an advertisement for a new member coffee,” she [...]

San Antonio – Assistance League welcomed Captain Tammie Jo Shults

By Ann Anasuya Rapisarda Assistance League of San Antonio Star Class On June 11, 2021, the Assistance League of San Antonio president, Pam Marsh and board members welcomed Captain Tammie Jo Shults to tour the newly renovated Thrift Store.  Knowing that Captain Shults is a pioneering Navy Fighter Pilot and heroic commercial Airline Captain, Ms. [...]

Santa Barbara – Assistance League Celebrates Scholars

This year, Assistance League of Santa Barbara awarded 49 student scholarships through its collaboration with Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara City College Foundation Promise Program. Since 2013, Assistance League of Santa Barbara has awarded $150,000 in scholarships to students throughout Santa Barbara County. The Assistance League awarded $3,500 each to those [...]

Fresno – Assisteens raised nearly $4,000 for Operation Bear Hug

Assisteens Coordinator of Fresno, Wendy Yeh, shared a video of their recent hugely successful fundraiser!  The event went smoothly and the guests had lots of fun raising nearly $4,000 to benefit the Operation Bear Hug program.

Fresno – Assistance League donates more than 2,700 summer packages

Assistance League donates more than 2,700 comprehensive summer reading and learning book packages to five elementary schools. Helping at King Elementary school’s summer reading program

Pueblo – Assistance League members gathered for an English Garden Party

Assistance League Pueblo ladies gathered for an English Garden Party, hosted by member Jenni Wallace. Wonderful food, great company and a perfect afternoon for tea!! We have such fun playing and working together.

Huntington Beach – Assistance League Starting off a New Year in the 4th of July Neighborhood Parade

What an incredible way to begin our 2021-2022 year – in the 2021 Huntington Beach Surf City Dreamin’ Neighborhood Parade. Assistance League was represented by six of their members: Chrys Vollmer – 2020-2021 Chapter President, Maggie Mihalovich – 2021-2022 Chapter President, Cynthia Anderson – DreamCatchers auxiliary, Linda Chrisman – Assisteens®, Stephanie Klauss – Beach Blossoms [...]

Southern Utah – Awarded the National School Bell Award to the Washington County School District

Kay Miner, Assistance League of Southern Utah PresidentLarry Bergeson, Superintendent of Washington County School District Kelly Blake, School Board President Assistance League of Southern Utah has awarded the Washington County School District the National School Bell Award for programs and services that improve the lives of impoverished children and families. Kay Miner, president of Assistance [...]

Hawaii – Assistance League Celebrates 50 Years of Serving Hawaii’s Keiki

Fifty years ago, ladies from National Assistance League came to a lunch held at the Kahala Hilton to create an official Hawaii chapter of Assistance League. That milestone happened on April 28, 1971. Today, 50 years later, Assistance League of Hawaii is still here, serving our keiki (children) and community with 85-plus members! Assistance League [...]

Montgomery County – Assistance League continues serving throughout the summer

Operation School Bell committee members are each asked to become a School Coordinator with one of the campuses that we serve with our clothing assistance. Once a relationship is built between the school counselor and the AL School Coordinator., we are sometimes asked to assist with other needs that the school may identify. Our Reading [...]

Boise – Assistance League is June’s Shine a Light Award Winner

Assistance League of Boise was the June recipient of a local Shine A Light Award, recognizing organizations making a difference in the community. They were awarded a  plaque, 90-second spot 5 times on KIVI Channel 6 news yesterday (June 16), and subsequent 30-second spots for the rest of the month. Quite an honor and great [...]

Phoenix – Assistance League Celebrates 50 years and raised $300,000 to support children living in poverty

Assistance League of Phoenix gets $250K matching grant from BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection

Visalia – Assistance League held their annual Derby Daze

Assistance League of Visalia held their annual Derby Daze Silent Auction and Dinner in May and raised over $28,000, which will go toward transforming the lives of our local children through community programs throughout the Central Valley. We were thrilled with the turnout and we couldn't have done it without the support of our area families, [...]

Temecula Valley – Assistance League – “Love Promise” Keeps on Giving

Assistance League of Temecula Valley received a very special "Share the Love" donation from John Hine Temecula Subaru. On May 4th, John Hine, Owner/President, Tim Anderson, General Manager and their team met with Assistance League members and presented a donation of $48,215, representing the proceeds from the 2020 "Share the Love" campaign. This donation marks [...]

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Mary Dries Receives National Assistance League Anne Banning Leadership Award

Surprise was the look on Mary Dries’ face as she was presented with the Anne Banning Leadership Award by Assistance League® Minneapolis/St. Paul at a recent chapter meeting. In her eight years as a member volunteer of Assistance League Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mary has always been a true professional, handling many challenging situations with skill and [...]

Greater Wilmington – Assistance League Rocks!

Members of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington participated in Work on Wilmington on Saturday, April 24. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, is the largest all-volunteer annual event in our area. Our team was fortunate to have an assignment at Murrayville Elementary, one of our two new Operation School Bell® schools, for a [...]

Metro-Columbus – Assistance League ACTION Week

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Salem – During a difficult year, Assistance League expands help for Salem students

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