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Boise – Operation School Bell where Magic Happens

Idaho Press By IDAHO PRESS STAFF - September 19, 2021 Operation School Bell where 'magic happens' GARDEN CITY — After a year of modified operations due to the pandemic, Assistance League of Boise will again be providing new school clothes for 3,700 elementary students at 80 local schools through Operation School Bell. Since 1990, [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League craft fair, providing relief, and delivering books

Craft Fair Assistance League is a volunteer organization that helps children in need in our community by providing food, tutoring services, books and new clothing. Assistance League of Northern Virginia was delighted to join local artists, craftsmen, and businesses on a bright sunny Saturday at the Market Place and Community Fair in Franklin Farm, Herndon. [...]

Reno-Sparks – Assistance League Clothes Almost 2,000 Deserving School Children

Reno, NV – October 18, 2021 – Assistance League of Reno-Sparks is in the middle of its annual Operation School Bell® program to clothe deserving Washoe County school children with brand new clothing. The children leave with a huge bag of new clothes, wide grins, and a renewed sense of confidence. This fall, almost 2,000 [...]

Fresno – Assistance League Holds a Fun Event for Local Kids

We are super excited to share our new event, Super Saturday, with you. Super Saturday is an event hosted by Operation School Bell. It provides sports, arts and crafts, reading, homework help, healthy food and more for the southwest Fresno school kids. {{ vc_btn: title=ABC+Coverage&color=blue&align=center& }}

St. Louis – Books from Friends Partners with Barnes & Noble & Becomes First in Nation to Create Custom Children’s Book

Allie All Along Debuted At Urban League Back To School EXPO On Saturday afternoon, August 21st, Assistance League of St. Louis provided St. Louis Public School children with a new customized children's book by Sara Lynne Reul - ALLIE ALL ALONG. This book was one of several given to each St. Louis Public School child [...]

San Jose – Assistance League Splashes of Summer

We’re at the end of summer and looking back at what we, Assistance League of San Jose, have accomplished during those summer months. We’re quite impressed since we were still under some Covid 19 guidelines. In June the outgoing Board and Program and Committee chairpersons shared their gained knowledge, data, accomplishments, and experiences about their [...]

Klamath Basin – Assistance League Receives $2500 Grant Award from Circle of Hearts

Assistance League would like to thank the Circle of Hearts, a fund of the Klamath Community Foundation, including more than 100 women contributing and reaching out to women and children in the Klamath Basin. Its generous donation responds to the Assistance League’s newly added philanthropic program, “Children in Foster Care,” that involves approximately 70-80 Klamath [...]

Albuquerque – Assistance League Members Learn More about the Tender Love Community Center

A talk from Mr. Johnson, one of our longtime Sharing Partners, was the highlight of Assistance League of Albuquerque's most recent general meeting. He told us about immigrating from Africa and spending time living on the streets of New York as a homeless man. He actually had money and a passport, but did not know [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League Delivered items for Afghan Refugees

Last week, members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia delivered to Peter Lauten, Program Manager of Traveler's Aid at Dulles Airport, outside Washington, DC, an assortment of items that will be provided to Afghan evacuees. We donated toiletries, crocheted blankets, clothing, and toys that will be provided to arriving refugees. Included in the delivery was [...]

Fresno – Assistance League hosted Operation School Bell at Burlington Coat Factory

Assistance League of Fresno hosted their Operation School Bell this weekend at the Burlington Coat Factory in northeast Fresno. {{ vc_btn: title=Learn+More&color=danger&align=center& }}

San Antonio – Ada Edwards Laughlin Award winner celebrates 101st Birthday!

Assistance League of San Antonio held a special 101st birthday celebration this summer for Doe Hollimon, who started as a member of Assistance Guild of San Antonio in 1986 and continued into Assistance League of San Antonio upon its charter in 1988. Doe, a recipient of the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award and a Circle of [...]

Reno-Sparks – Assistance League helps Dixie fire victims

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks is helping Dixie fire victims by donating gently used clothing, linens, sleeping bags, toys, and other items that the affected families can use. The first truckload went to Susanville last weekend, and additional shipments are being planned. “The Dixie fire is an epic tragedy for so many households. We are delighted that [...]

Temecula Valley – Operation Bear Hug: Bears who keep on giving 💝

Three years ago, we heard from mom, Melissa, who shared her story about her twins and their Assistance League bears. Her twins received their bears during an emergency visit to Rancho Springs Medical Center. They were both then transported to Rady Children’s Hospital. Her daughter was admitted for seven days, and the bear never left [...]

Temecula Valley – Assistance League Recognized for Community Service!

Assistance League of Temecula Valley was recognized as the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce 2020 Emerald Service Organization of the Year at the chamber’s 55th Awards Gala on Saturday, July 24th at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The chamber recognizes service organizations in two categories: The Ruby Organization has an annual operating budget of $500,000 or less a [...]

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

Lee Bartels National RoleParliamentarianRoleParliamentarianRole Email Katherine Bustos National RoleResource DevelopmentRoleVP Resource DevelopmentRole Email Frances Gorman National RoleRecording SecretaryRoleRecording SecretaryRole Email Virginia Guerrero National RolePhilanthropic ProgramsRoleVP Philanthropics ProgramsRole Email Nancy Harwell National RoleMembershipRoleVP MembershipRole Email Cherie Kassinger National RoleDirector at LargeRoleRole Email Marianne Lewis National RoleStrategic PlanningRoleStrategic PlanningRole Email [...]

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.