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Colorado Springs – Celebrates 102-yr-old Member

Rachel’s Hunt’s Surprise Sidewalk Celebration Sheltering at home for months safely away from the relentless coronavirus, Rachel Hunt peered out her kitchen window, wondering why so many cars were lining up on both sides of her quiet neighborhood street. “What in the world is happening,” she asked her son Bob. He quietly carried a chair out […]

Tustin – Assisteens Member Forms Her Own Charity to Help Others

A letter of encouragement can spread sunshine to someone who needs it. Assistance League of Tustin Assisteens® member and Solely Sunshine Founder  Natalie Salvatierra is 16 years old and started her own 501(c)(3) organization. Solely Sunshine is a mental health organization making a global impact by providing the opportunity for anyone to help people with […]

Anaheim – Operation School Bell® Provides Students with New Clothes, despite Coronavirus Restrictions

Just like many other nonprofit organizations, members of Assistance League of Anaheim have had to find alternative ways for participating in service projects as coronavirus restrictions continue. So on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., members will host a drive-by version of an Operation School Bell event at Dr. Jonas Salk Elementary […]

Northern Virginia – Grocery Gift Card Distribution Provides Assistance During Covid-19 Crisis — Helps Meet Food Needs

Assistance League of Northern Virginia reports that its Weekend Food for Kids program, which was modified because of COVID-19, is still helping food-insecure elementary school children and their families this summer. Since mid-March, when schools were abruptly closed across Virginia, the organization has been distributing grocery store gift cards to four of the six schools […]

the Bay Area – Receives Grant from Moody Methodist Church

The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Methodist Church recently awarded Assistance League of the Bay Area a $35,000 Galveston Island grant. Receipt of these funds will allow the chapter to expand its service to additional students of Galveston Independent School District and Mosbacher Odyssey Academy.

Inland North County – To Open Thrift Shop in Escondido

The nonprofit Assistance League of Inland North County is planning to reopen its thrift shop on Tuesday July 14 at 2068 E. Valley Pkwy. From left to right, volunteers Debbie Gemmill, Chapter President Diana Chambers, Sue McLaughlin, Tiffany Bukowski, Barbara Cecelski, and shop manager Liz Kellen. The nonprofit Assistance League of Inland North County is […]

Las Vegas – Skye Canyon and Assistance League team up on back-to-school supply drive

Skye Canyon is inviting residents and the public to help the students in this community by donating to its Back-to-School Supply Drive, benefitting Assistance League Las Vegas’ Operation School Bell®. Supplies needed include backpacks, scissors, thumb drives, calculators, pencils, crayons, notebooks, erasers, rulers, washable markers, glue sticks, folders, and paper. New and unworn children’s athletic […]

Coppell – Participates with Sack Summer Hunger

Assistance League of Coppell was pleased to donate $5,000 to Sack Summer Hunger, a program sponsored in Coppell by Metrocrest Services and Coppell Cares. The program distributes easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly meals and snacks to families in Coppell who qualify for free or reduced-rate lunches during the school year. With the spread of COVID-19, the need has […]

Carlsbad – Adjusts School Supply Delivery for COVID

Volunteers deliver the prepackaged school clothes outside Assistance League in Carlsbad. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic Assistance League has switched to a pickup service rather than allowing students to pick and choose what they need for school this year.

Boise – Operation School Supplies

Assistance League of Boise is one step closer to donating much-needed school supplies to almost 100 Ada County Schools. On Thursday, the organization received truckloads of school supplies from Fred Meyer in Garden City. Around 15,000 students in need will benefit from the supply drive. “If you think when you were a child, you always […]

Pasadena – SNAPS into Action to Help Students

Assistance League of Pasadena members rallied this summer to support Friends in Deed’s annual backpack drive. Friends in Deed is an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs, so our homeless and at-risk neighbors can rebuild their lives. By providing over $1,500 worth of school supplies to support the backpack drive, […]

Northern Virginia – Books Distributed to Northern Virginia Elementary School Students — Promotes Summer Reading

Last month, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and through a partnership with Scholastic Books, Assistance League of Northern Virginia provided hundreds of new books to elementary school children in Manassas, Alexandria, and Springfield. The books were distributed to students through school staff who worked hard to get them to the children who needed them […]

Southeastern Michigan – Provides Backpacks with School Supplies

Assistance League partners with Neighborhood House and Ascension Providence Rochester to provide new backpacks full of school supplies for area children. Last year, the nonprofits distributed supplies to 488 students in the Rochester area. “We recognize that many people feel safer at home, so donors can now place an order on Amazon and have the […]

Montgomery County – Awards Scholarships to High School Seniors

Assistance League of Montgomery County recently awarded High School Senior Scholarship awards to ten outstanding students from Montgomery County. Each of the selected high school seniors was awarded a $2,500 scholarship and was chosen from a pool of 66 applicants from various Montgomery County high schools based on need, community engagement, and academic achievement. Each […]

Greater Wilmington – Legacy of Literacy

With the return to school just weeks away, the Bolivia Elementary School media center has a brand new selection of children’s literature thanks to the generosity of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington. Tillie Lehmer, Mary Jo Harris, Jan Jacobsen and Pam Moody organized a book drive to benefit a school in New Hanover and Brunswick […]

the Bay Area – I Can See Clearly Now

In observance of Healthy Vision Month 2020, Assistance League of the Bay Area would like to recognize and thank Dr. Thomas J. Thomas, O.D., from Nasa Vision Center for his service to the community. Assistance League has had a steadfast relationship with Nasa Vision Center, dating back to when it was owned by Dr. Melissa […]

Charlotte – A Proud Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. In the nonprofit world, it takes partnerships to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. Judith Sanford, our VP of Philanthropic Programs wants us to share her pride in our contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s new neighborhood, Red Vest Way. This development […]

Pasadena – 80-year-old Charity Delivers Fun-care Packages to Local Essential Workers

Assistance League of Pasadena has joined with seven women-owned businesses to distribute “fun” care packages to local essential workers. Items have included everything from key chains to tote bags, socks, banners, and coasters, among others entertaining items.  The women include a note thanking the employees for “working through this crazy time”.  Their missive notes that their items […]

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Reopens Thrift Store

Minnesotans can finally bring the piles accumulating in garages and storage rooms to thrift stores without an hours long wait.  Nearly all of the thrift and secondhand stores are now reopened after stay-home restrictions surrounding the coronavirus forced them to shutter from March to late May. And they now report a more steady flow of […]

Los Altos – Receives Congressional Recognition for COVID Food Relief Program

Anna A. Georges Eshoo, the U.S. Representative from California’s 18th congressional district, serving since 1993read about the Assistance League of Los AltosCovid-19 Food Relief Program from an article in the paper. Here is the link: https://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/news/405-coronavirus/62363-los-altos-nonprofit-aims-to-bridge-grocery-gap-for-people-in-need This was a joint effort by chapter members and the school community to organize this unprecedented effort to help […]

Chicagoland West – Meets Community Needs During COVID

Assistance League Chicagoland West volunteers provided personal care items, activity packets and school supplies to support struggling families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Answering the question “What can we do to help?”, volunteers worked closely with agencies and schools throughout the area, identifying needs that could not be met through regular support channels. The results? Food […]

San Jose – Getting Creative During COVID

Searching for creative ways to continue delivering their services to the community is what Assistance League San Jose has been doing since the “lockdown” was imposed due to the Coronavirus last March. Almost immediately the San Jose chapter started rethinking their philanthropic programs.  Which  programs could remain the same and which needed to be adjusted, […]

Diablo Valley – Sports Memorabilia OnLine Event at Assistance League Thrift Shop

Sports memorabilia items go quickly, so don’t miss out! Customers who have signed up to be on Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s Thrift-e-Mail list now have a chance to add to their sports memorabilia at reasonable prices. Regular Thrift-e-Mails featuring special merchandise available to “Buy It Now” are also sent to those listed on our […]

Klamath Basin – Findables Store Reopens to Raise Funds for Klamath Basin Youth

Findables closed temporarily in March due to COVID-19 restrictions but reopened June 18. The store accepts donated furniture and household items in decent condition. The same items are also accepted on consignment; the profit on consignment items is split 50/50 between Findables and the customer if an item is sold. The chapter recently began advertising […]