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Seattle – In Store Shopping Events

Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer at our in store shopping events at JC Penney and Target this October and November. This was our first year back since Covid began in 2020. Thanks to your help, with just seven events we were able to serve 1572 elementary Seattle public school students. They […]

Tustin – Funds Beswick PE Program

We are thrilled to announce that the Assistance League® of Tustin was able to fund Beswick Elementary School PE program for the year! The Assisteens® delivered the check to the Principal, Mr. Ray Hernandez and Community School Specialist, Carrie Murillo, who graciously accepted it. We believe that physical education is an essential part of a […]

Boise – Action Week 2023

Assistance League® of Boise recently completed Action Week 2023. We donated literacy items to Boise, West Ada and Kuna School districts, based on what their needs were. Boise School District requested nine sets of early reader chapter books and 12 sets of graphic novels. West Ada requested two sets of basic phonogram flashcards for each […]

Boise – Operation School Bell®

On November 3rd, KIVI Channel 6 returned to Assistance League of Boise to do a follow up on Operation School Bell. They had done a previous story the first week of the program. Click here to read more.

St. Louis – Increases Impact with New Balance Donation

With school back in session, the Assistance League of St. Louis STEPS to Success program is off to a strong start.  By mid-November Assistance League volunteers will have measured and delivered brand new athletic shoes and socks to nearly 4000 students in 43 schools throughout the Metro St. Louis region, including schools in St. Louis […]

Northern Virginia – Readers to Leaders

READERS TO LEADERS Last week, we celebrated National Literacy Month by holding a book fair at a Fairfax County elementary school.  Fifteen of our dedicated members helped the students choose a book to take home at our ‘Build a Child’s Library’ event. The book selections were arranged on tables by grade level and our volunteers […]

Santa Barbara – 75 Years of Community Service

Assistance League of Santa Barbara was featured in Santa Barbara Independent for 75 Years of Community Service. Click here to read the article.

Reno Sparks – Veterans’ Stand Down

Assistance League volunteers had an uplifting time at the annual Reno Veterans Stand Down. This wonderful event brings together organizations and resources to help veterans without roofs over their heads. We provided over 300 coats, many of them new, from which they could choose. We also provided rolling duffel bags. We love supporting our veterans. […]

Metro Columbus – Celebrated the 20th Year

Members and guests of Assistance League of Metro Columbus celebrated the 20th Year as a Chapter Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at the Worthington Hills Country Club in Worthington, OH. After the group enjoyed cocktails and dinner, there was a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the chapter’s beginnings and continuing through the 20 years.  The remaining chapter members […]

Indianapolis – Regional Networking Conference

Assistance League® of Indianapolis hosted a successful Regional Networking Conference, on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 3rd. The theme of the well-attended gathering was “Connecting at the Crossroads of America”. The conference was sponsored by Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. and Patterson Dental. Participants came from the chapters of Birmingham, Chicagoland West, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Metro […]

Reno Sparks – Voted Best Thrift Shop

Thank you everyone in Reno, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Carson City, and the rest of the Sierra Nevada. Assistance League of Reno-Sparks’ Thrift Shop at 1701 Vassar Street, Reno, was voted the best thrift shop in the Sierra Nevada. Assistance League volunteers work hard to make the shop an inviting place to spend quality time and […]

St. Louis – Education is Key

“We believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, so all of our programs are connected to it,” president Denise McKibben says. One of the nonprofit’s major initiatives is Books From Friends. Last year, the literacy program provided books to more than 14,200 aspiring young readers in 36 schools. “The American […]

Fresno – Champion Honoree State of the District for Central Unified School District

Congratulations Assistance League of Fresno for being selected as the 2023 Champion for the Community for Central Unified! “On behalf of Superintendent Ketti Davis and Foundation of Central Schools, I am writing to tell you some great news! We have selected Assistance League of Fresno as the 2023 Champion for the Community for Central Unified. We […]

Boise – Operation School Bell®

Assistance League of Boise recently had great coverage for Operation School Bell® on our local channels. We were featured on KIVI Channel 6:  

Flagstaff – Thrift Store Crawl

The Assistance League of Flagstaff Public Relations Committee initiated the first Thrift Store Crawl in celebration of National Non-Profit Thrift Store Day on August 17, 2023.  We worked with six other local thrift shops to create a Passport starting August 1 and broke all sales records on our opening weekend.  We had the support of […]

the Chesapeake – President Cindy Whittle Interview

President Cindy Whittle was recently interviewed on the AACPS show, Open for Business. Click here to see her interview about Assistance League of the Chesapeake.

Northern Virginia – Weekend Food for Kids

Our first Weekend Food for Kids packing of the school year was a huge success and had several elements that made it extraordinary.  Aided by 80 helpers, including Assistance League members, Dominion employees, and community volunteers, we packed 1720 bags in less than an hour and delivered them to 6 schools!  Our high-speed packing relies […]

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.