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Reno-Sparks – Launches Operation School Bell®

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks Launches Operation School Bell, Prepares to Clothe Over 3,000 WCSD Students Tuesday, Sept. 12, Declared Assistance League Operation School Bell Day by the City of Reno Reno, NV – September 11, 2023 – Assistance League® of Reno-Sparks is launching its Operation School Bell® program tomorrow night, September 12, at the Sparks […]

Montgomery County – BBB and Guidestar Designations

We are pleased to announce that Assistance League Montgomery County has met the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Standards for Charity Accountability. This distinction helps donors verify the trustworthiness of our organization. The BBB seal demonstrates that we go beyond requirements of the law by being transparent and accountable.  To achieve this distinction, we met the twenty […]

Metro Columbus – Bakes for Bucks

Members of Metro Columbus chapter baked cookies, brownies, cupcakes, all kinds of breads, and even made fudge to sell at the Columbus, Ohio, Local Roots restaurant Aug. 24, 2023. Although the temperature was in the high 80s, several members took turns selling the baked goods to patrons as they entered or left the restaurant.  Nothing […]

Northern Virginia – Bridge to Kindergarten

For three weeks in July, a Title 1 elementary school that we serve offered a “Bridge to Kindergarten” program for incoming students, many of whom had not attended preschool and needed additional help to prepare for starting school.  Fourteen of our volunteers worked one-on-one with the 46 students to help them learn their letters, with […]

Coachella Valley – Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell® – Excerpts from the Desert Sun Article  Our local newspaper, the Desert Sun, recently printed an opinion piece about our chapter’s Operation School Bell® program and how it benefits our local community.  Portions of that article appear below.  We are proud of our important work in the Coachella Valley and plan to continue to grow […]

Coachella Valley – Nonprofit of the Year

Assistance League® Coachella Valley wins the Nonprofit of the Year Award in June.  The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, a regional chamber that spans nearly forty-five miles, serving the needs of nearly half a million year-round residents and over a million visitors each year presented our Assistance League Coachella Valley chapter with the 2023 […]

Triangle Area – Govenor’s Medalion Award

AL Triangle Area member Nona Wright was Awarded the 2023 Governor Medallion Award for service in Wake County, the highest award for volunteerism and service in the State of North Carolina.

Pomona Valley – Golf Tournament

Pomona Valley – Golf Tournament Assistance League® of Pomona Valley (ALPV) held their 23rd Annual Smile with a Child Golf Tournament, at Red Hill Country Club, a private championship golf course in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. One hundred forty-four golfers supported by the Oremor Automotive Group, and many of their vendors spent an amazing day of […]

Ventura County – The Care Closet

The Care Closet What do you do with the children’s clothes you no longer need?  If you are the Assistance League® Ventura County, you start a much-needed new program called The Care Closet.  In 2021, our Bargain Box Thrift Store decided not to carry children’s clothes. The floor space that was being used for these […]

the Foothill Communities – Assisteens Auxiliary

The Assisteens Auxiliary hosted a Bingo & Brunch for 42 attending residents of Coy D. Estes Senior Housing on Saturday, April 29th. The participating teens were: Kendall Ross, Griffin Ross, Kate Twombly, Rebecca Twombly, Mariah Cortez, Issi Paul, Harlow Mares, Hayden Lichtman, Gianna Chaput and Emme Martins. Great job, teens!

Sonoma County – 60th Anniversary

Assistance League of Sonoma County (ALSC) 60th Anniversary  June 17th was a special day at Assistance League of Sonoma County. That Saturday the thrift store celebrated its 60th anniversary! The community was invited to help in the celebration, complete with live harp music (performed by a volunteer’s daughter), cake, cookies, popcorn and other treats along […]

Bend – Literacy Initiative

Assistance League of Bend distributed 350 books to these grateful elementary school students in LaPine, Oregon. The students were able to select age appropriate books based on their grade level. The outreach was part of Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell literacy initiative to help children improve their reading skills and encourage a lifelong habit. They […]

Greater Placer – Anne Banning Award

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Boise – Idaho’s Best Thrift Shop

The picture features our President, Kay McGee, Incoming President, Wendy Hartman, Thrift Shop Chair, Dianne Bennett and Thrift Shop Co-Chair Chickie Schroeder, who attended the Idaho’s Best Gala on April 13. For the 4th year in a row, Assistance League of Boise Thrift Shop has been voted the Best Thrift Shop in Idaho and also […]

Bend – Operation School Bell

Erin K. MacDonald was presented with Assistance League’s National Operation School Bell award at our recent Annual Meeting. This award is to “honor those in the community who, through significant financial, in-kind or service support, have had a direct, powerful and positive effect on Operation School Bell.” This is only the eighth time in Assistance League of […]

Inland North County – Workability Program

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Northern Virginia – Literary Luncheon

Our recent Literary Luncheon at the Springfield Golf & Country Club was a FABULOUS success!  While checking in, guests were able to see samples of our major programs and view a short video showcasing our efforts.  After a fine lunch, we presented the Operation School Bell Award to Gabriel Vargas, President of Quadrant, Inc., Reston, for Quadrant’s […]

the Chesapeake – Nest and Nurture

This years’ Nest and Nurture Baby Shower was a huge success! The Assistance League of the Chesapeake has supported Nest and Nurture at UM BWMC for the past 15 years. Gifts totaled $4,425 in value! Donated infant care items will be used to help provide “newborn care starter kits” to program participants. To learn more […]

the Chesapeake – Mary Ann Jung, of History Alive

Making history come alive for our students! Assistance League of the Chesapeake sponsored a performance by Mary Ann Jung, of History Alive, for the students at Georgetown East elementary school, a presentation is also planned for Meade Heights elementary. She performed as Margaret Brent. The students enjoyed how her presentation truly brought history alive! Here […]

Bend – Book Distribution

Assistance League of Bend distributed 392 new books at the Tower Theatre’s free screening of the film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, on May 12. The event benefitted students from Elk Meadow Elementary, a Title 1 school in Bend. The students were able to select age-appropriate books based on their grade level. The outreach was […]


ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF ST. LOUIS CELEBRATES TWO STORIES OF LOVE & LITERACY February is the month we associate with valentines and love. Assistance League of St. Louis also celebrates LITERACY in February. Literacy and the love of reading have a year-round priority in all our programs. The rose symbolizes love, and the ROSE (Raise Our […]

Greater Wilmington – You Gotta Have HeART

When Howe PreK learned they were about to receive a $1,000 “You Gotta Have HeART!” award as part of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington’s spring AL ACTION! project, Principal Leigh Ann Lampley was ecstatic. Howe, which opened last year, did not have an art program yet, but they were about to develop one. “These funds […]

Bend – Cinderella’s Closet

Making Dreams Come True Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet was open Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout prom season (April 5 – May 6) so students could shop for their favorite dress. The “boutique” is set up in the chapter house year-round, but only opens during Prom and Homecoming seasons. Over 90 high school students throughout […]

the Columbia Pacific – Home & Chef Tour

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific held its 14th Annual “Home & Chef Tour” fundraiser on April 15, 2023. This year’s tour “Astoria River View” featured 5 beautiful homes all with fantastic views of the mighty Columbia River.  Each home also featured a local restaurant chef who served up tasty treats.  This much-loved community event […]