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Los Altos – Assistance League partnered with the Sunnyvale School District

Assistance League of Los Altos has partnered with the Sunnyvale School District since 2019. We support four elementary schools and one middle school in the district where more than 60% of the student body receives free or reduced lunches. These students have been hit hard by the pandemic and campus closures. Our members and the [...]

Montgomery County – “Always Ask,” A New Poison Information Video

The Poison Information-Always AskTM committee is excited to announce their new poison information video. The presentation teaches young children about the dangers of poisonous household items and cautions them to “Always Ask” before eating or drinking anything unfamiliar. Before the pandemic, committee members would visit schools and deliver this message in person to small groups [...]

Montgomery County – Assistance League Celebrates Scholarship Million Dollar Milestone

Judy Kennedy and Colleen Cremer Since 2006, Assistance League of Montgomery County has awarded over a million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of residents in Montgomery County, Texas, and on April 12, an event was held at the Thrift Shop to celebrate this chapter milestone. The story of Assistance League’s Scholarship Program began in 2006 [...]

Indianapolis – Assistance League ACTION!Week ‘call to action’

In September of 2020, Assistance League of Indianapolis participated in ACTION!Week, a “call to action” by National Assistance League to address needs in our individual communities.  Our chapter responded by initiating a food, hygiene, and cleaning supplies drive for 100 economically disadvantaged families at two local elementary schools (50 families per school). Members shopped from provided [...]

Santa Barbara – Need a Prom Dress? Assistance League Has You Covered

There are short gowns and ball gowns, bodycon, mermaid, off-the-shoulder, strapless, peplum, sheaths and shifts. There’s chiffon, jersey, lace, sateen, satin, tulle, polyester and even scuba fabrics. In fact, there are over 500 gently-used prom dresses waiting at Assistance League of Santa Barbara for someone to come and take one home to wear to the [...]

Fresno – Operation School Bell’s “Dress for Success” Shopping Spree for Edison High School graduating seniors

Houston – Assistance League held it’s Book & Brunch

Assistance League of Houston held it’s Book & Brunch event on April 8th, at the Houston Racquet Club. Three area authors spoke and signed their books. They were Kathryn Casey, Katherine Center, and Chris Shepherd. There was a silent and live auction along with a wine pull. A steak & eggs brunch was served. Masks [...]

Chef Sean Whittaker is leading a virtual cooking event to benefit children via Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific. Pictured with Whittaker are league board members Jane Cartwright, left, Shelby Mogenson and some stand-in young beneficiaries. This month, a night full of cooking lessons from a local chef will mean helping clothe and provide services [...]

Kansas City – Assistance League helps survivors

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Everett – Assistance League thrift shop doubles as high end boutique for local school kids – Field Trip Friday

Assistance League of Everett is behind Operation School Bell® and many other community service efforts in Snohomish County. When you donate or buy something at the Assistance League of Everett Thrift Store, it's not just a transaction. The money raised from everything sold supports their philanthropic programs, and that includes Operation School Bell® . "Items [...]

Northern Virginia – The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation Funds Will Support Programs For Elementary Students

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is extremely gratified that The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation has again awarded the chapter a generous grant. The Hylton Foundation, based in Prince William County, has been supporting nonprofits in the area for more than 3 decades and Assistance League is honored to have been a recipient of their [...]

Diablo Valley – Assistance League TeleCare Celebrates 50 Years

"Caring and Compassion" Abound for Telecare member volunteers, as well! What a bountiful, sometimes unexpected emotional return! Since 1971, member volunteers of TeleCare, a philanthropic program of Assistance League of Diablo Valley, have been making reassurance calls, Monday through Friday, to those in our community who are home- bound. As the chapter's longest standing philanthropic [...]

San Jose – Generosity Doesn’t Take a Break

The lockdown/pandemic/shelter-in-place/coronavirus shutdown, however one wants to refer to it, did seem to bring the entire nation to a standstill. But nothing, no not even a pandemic, could bring the generosity of the people to a halt. Assistance League of San Jose® (ALSJ), a chapter of a nonprofit national organization, has been a recipient of [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League members gathered last month to assemble 300 Hugs Pillow packages

When our members gathered last month to assemble 300 Hugs Pillow packages, we were sure they would please the children who received them. They are beautiful heart-shaped pillows, in vibrant patterns, and filled with items that any child would love. But we could not imagine the real-life situations in which those pillows might be used; [...]

Greater Wilmington – NourishNC Thanks Assistance League

Check out this donation of Backpacks we received from the awesome ladies at Assistance League of Greater Wilmington! We're going to hang on to these and pass them out with the new school year, but didn't want to wait to give a shout out to the lovely Assistance League for all they do for us [...]

Diablo Valley – Assistance League Thrift Shop Grand Re-Opening April 6th

Dedicated member volunteers at Assistance League of Diablo Valley Thrift Shop at the Way Side Inn, located at 3521 Golden Gate Way, in Lafayette, again look forward to receiving gently used donations and opening their doors for business.

Santa Clarita – Assistance League welcoming community to new resale store

Our Dream is Almost a Reality Soon, very soon, the member volunteers of Assistance League Santa Clarita will have the privilege of welcoming the community to our new re sale store at 26045 Bouquet Canyon Road. The final touches on the new building are almost complete, and we anticipate that we will be open early [...]

Tucson – Assistance League reacted quickly to the changing conditions brought about by the pandemic

Assistance League of Tucson, a volunteer organization whose mission is “Volunteers working in the Tucson community to help those in need,” faced some grim moments at the outset of the pandemic last year. The nonprofit saw a dramatic drop in the number of volunteers who are vital to the organization’s operations. But the organization reacted [...]

Tulsa – Spring cleaning encourages many to raid their closets

Spring cleaning encourages many to raid their closets, clean out their garages and finally get rid of items they just don’t want any more. In Tulsa, you can find a new home for most any of those items by donating to one of several nonprofits that will turn your trash into someone else’s treasure while [...]

Boise – Teen Retail program supplies teens in need with new clothing

The Assistance League of Boise works with school districts to identify students in need of clothing. More than $140,000 was spent on clothing this year. {{ vc_btn: title=Read+the+story&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ktvb.com%252Farticle%252Fnews%252Flocal%252Foutreach%252Fteen-retail-program-clothing-donation-outreach%252F277-114a26ab-5548-4173-a333-34526d5c40c8 }}

East Valley – Grant Helps Assistance League Continue Providing Kids School Clothes

Assistance League of East Valley has been awarded a $200,000 relief grant from Maricopa County, allowing the non-profit organization to continue its philanthropic work in the East Valley of Arizona. The grant has allowed the organization to provide new school uniforms to more than 9,000 elementary school students this year, as well as clothing and [...]

Klamath Basin – Assistance League designated February as its “Share and Spread the Love” month

Assistance League of Klamath Basin designated February as its “Share and Spread the Love” month. Its members donated new warm clothing, hoodies, socks, underwear, backpacks, and a variety of hygiene items to its Operation School Bell program which provides these much needed items to students within the Klamath Basin.

Northern Virginia – Assistance League Team hosted a very successful Hugs Pillows workshop

Last week, our Philanthropy Team hosted a very successful Hugs Pillows workshop and luncheon. In just one hour, 18 volunteers assembled 300 Hugs packages that included hand-made colorful, heart-shaped pillows packed with small stuffed animals, stickers, activity books & crayons. Some of the pillows were slated for two elementary schools and some for a pediatric [...]

Rancho San Dieguito – Assistance League donates more than 300 books

Assistance League Rancho San Dieguito recently donated more than 300 books to Solana Beach Head Start, the Ada Harris Elementary School library in the Cardiff School District and Skyline Elementary to be sent home with the students in the Solana Beach School District. The roughly $3,000 worth of books were donated by Assistance League members [...]