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Reno-Sparks – Sponsors Baby Shower

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks was proud to provide gifts for the 6th annual Veterans Baby Shower sponsored by the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. As an initial supporter of this event six years ago, we’re glad to see how it has grown, with support from other community organizations as well, including the VFW, Carson City […]

Northern Virginia – Hosts Paper Shredding Event

This month’s paper-shredding event was our most successful ever.  Whether it was the trifecta of good causes that were served by this single event, the glorious sunny day, or a combination of those factors, we cannot know exactly.  We were delighted by the steady stream of cars that greeted us, each filled with papers to […]

Boise – Idaho’s Best Award Winners Includes Assistance League of Boise Thrift Store

It’s A Three-Peat! Thanks to our members, customers, and community that took the time to vote in the Idaho’s Best Award, Assistance League of Boise has been named Idaho’s Best Thrift Store in Idaho and in the Treasure Valley for the third year in a row. The Idaho’s Best Business awards are unlike any other. […]

Mid-Missouri – Grant for Winter Coats from Boone Electric Community Trust

Boone Electric Community Trust, of Columbia, Missouri, provided Assistance League of Mid-Missouri with a $10,000 grant to purchase winter coats for area children through Operation School Bell ®.  “The Trust is excited to provide this funding to Assistance League of Mid-Missouri”, Trust Chair Craig Stevenson says, “Knowing that the Trust is supporting this group’s efforts […]

Northern Virginia – Prepares 1660 April Food Bags

Assistance League of Northern Virginia held another successful food packing recently and assembled 1660 bags that contained an assortment of nonperishable food to sustain elementary school students over the weekend when school-supplied meals are not available.  We first launched a food program in 2010 and since then we’ve named the program Weekend Food for Kids and expanded […]

Mid-Missouri – ACTION! Week – Focus on Literacy

The ACTION!Week project team delivered Assistance League of Mid-Missouri an amazing success. The Marketing Communications committee elected to do a book drive to benefit eight (8) programs in our Operation Share philanthropy. The drive, held the week of February 23-26, chaired by Linda Harding and Patty O’Neal under the leadership of VP Wanda McCampbell received […]

Northern Virginia – Sponsors GotSneakers Campaign

We are delighted by the success of our GotSneakers campaign, which we launched in January.  GotSneakers.com compensates nonprofit organizations for the sneakers they collect.  Athletic shoes in good condition are provided to individuals all over the world who can’t afford quality footwear.  Sneakers that are not suitable are recycled and used as paving materials. For […]

North Coast – Hosts 30th Anniversary Fundraiser

“Enduring Stories” at the Oceanside Museum of Art Last year our chapter held a virtual fundraising event, “Step Up for Kids”. It was fun to see how many people came up with creative ideas to make this happen without breaking covid restriction rules. So now, after almost two years of not being able to get […]

Northern Virginia – Prepare Toiletries and Bedtime Bundles for Distribution

Assistance League of Northern Virginia members gathered recently to pack toiletries and bedtime bundles for students at three local elementary schools.  We formed two assembly lines and one group put toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and shampoo in bags and quickly assembled 144 packages, with 48 kits to be delivered to each of the three schools.  The second […]

Albuquerque – “Styles by Miné” at Assistance League of Albuquerque’s Shop on the Corner

Which Albuquerque, New Mexico thrift store has a personal stylist who can help you look great by choosing outfits to lift your spirits and confidence? It’s the Assistance League of Albuquerque’s Shop on the Corner.  Miné is one of the reasons this thrift store was voted by Albuquerque the Magazine as “Best in the City 2021” for best bargain duds and […]

Montgomery County – Provides Continuation Scholarships

Continuation Scholarships provide education funds and assistance to students who received Assistance League of Montgomery County High School Senior Scholarship and are enrolled in their sophomore, junior, or senior year in a Texas university/college. A critical part of the program involves assigning members as mentors to each scholarship recipient to provide a unique system of […]

Northern Virginia – National Volunteer Month and Member Recruitment

At the start of National Volunteer Month, Assistance League of Northern Virginia recognized ALL member volunteers who have had such a profound impact on students and families in their community since founding as a guild in 1999 and as a chapter in 2004.  Everyone is encouraged to choose a cause and volunteer!  Feel the empowerment […]

Northern Virginia – Food Packing Event

This month’s Food Packing event was even more memorable because our two organizations joined in recognizing a Dominion employee who had been a tireless helper at our food packings.  Ron (center) not only arrived early to help open the cartons of items to be packed and place the cartons at the correct packing station on […]

Northern Virginia – Clothing for Kids

Assistance League of Northern Virginia made additional deliveries of clothing to students at five local elementary schools to fulfill each school’s request.  After determining the specific sizes the schools needed for boys and girls, they delivered 182 items, including winter jackets, sweatpants and sweatshirts, T-shirts, and underwear.  In addition, Clothing for Kids provided 72 pairs […]

Northern Virginia – Hugs and Toiletries

Assistance League of Northern Virginia recently held a combined Hugs and Toiletries packing session, with 17 members participating.  Two teams packed Hugs Pillow Bundles and the third team assembled toiletry packages.  The chapter members delivered the packages to four local elementary schools at the conclusion. The Hugs Bundles contained beautiful pillows, hand-made and donated by […]

Northern Virginia – Build a Child’s Library

Nine members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia chapter recently helped nearly 550 students at a local elementary school select a brand-new book to take home and keep.  For our second book fair of this school year, in a program called “Build a Child’s Library,” members worked with the Reading Specialist and other administrators at […]

Montgomery County – Completes Spring High School Operation School Bell

Operation School Bell®, the signature program of Assistance League Montgomery County, has completed its spring high school dressing events having served approximately 900 deserving students.  Annually, Assistance League provides new school clothing for over 4000 students across all grade levels. For the volunteer members who help at a shopping event, the greatest reward has been [...]

Chicagoland West – Assisteens deliver inaugural program for ACTION! Week

Assisteens® of Chicagoland West organized their debut event with much enthusiasm.  In honor of ACTION!Week, they shared Dr. Seuss’ time honored book The Lorax in three different ways: with a short re-enactment, a read aloud of the book, and a movie event at the Indian Prairie Library on Saturday, February 26.  Kudos to the teens […]

Santa Barbara – Loans Prom Dresses

Assistance League of Santa Barbara will be loaning prom dresses to local high school students going to their big event. The gowns are loaned completely free of charge, all sizes are available, and the gowns can be altered to fit.  The Prom Dress Boutique is located in the back building of the Assistance League property […]

Montgomery County – Safety Day at the Woodlands Children’s Museum

Assistance League Montgomery County volunteers were delighted to be again participating in Safety Days at the Woodlands Children’s Museum. Volunteers with our Poison Information-Always Ask™ program and our Passport for Good Health™ program, both focusing on the health and safety of children, distributed over 100 valuable information packets to families attending the event. Passport for [...]

St. Louis – Celebrates ACTION! Week

Assistance League of St. Louis Books From Friends Celebrates National Assistance League’s ACTION!Week to promote Literacy at Mullanphy-Botanical Garden ILC.  Volunteers from Assistance League and St. Louis Children’s Author Micheal Anderson Surprise Students! National Assistance League’s annual ACTION! Week focuses on children’s literacy and this year, the St. Louis chapter’s celebration proudly included children’s author, […]

St. Louis – Books From Friends Program

In 2020-21, Books From Friends distributed over 15,000 new books to St. Louis school children and held multiple book parades for St. Louis elementary schools.

the Chesapeake Area – Receives Donation from Local Author

Kim Lee, a local author from Baltimore, donated books to Assistance League of the Chesapeake to support our Project Literacy program. Project Literacy supports area Title I schools with tutoring, classroom help and enrichment activities. Shown in the photo is Ms. Lee with her book, The Night Owl, at Georgetown East Elementary School, one of the schools […]

Sierra Foothills – Jingle! Mingle! Fundraising in a Covid World

Assistance League Sierra Foothills has a successful track record with its Homes for the Holidays fundraising tour traditionally held the first weekend in December. For the second year in a row, however, the event was cancelled due to Covid. Unfortunately, the needs of our El Dorado County community did not cease. Fundraising events are essential […]