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Northern Virginia – Welcomes Innovation Health as Diamond Star Sponsor

Assistance League of Northern Virginia gratefully acknowledges Innovation Health as a “Diamond Star” sponsor for its primary fundraiser of the year, set to take place on April 24, 2020, at International Country Club, in Fairfax. The event will include a luncheon, live auction and basket raffle, with proceeds to benefit the organization’s programs that improve […]

Everett – Receives Legacy Gift

The Nysether Family Foundation donation pays off a loan for the nonprofit that runs Operation School Bell®. Mark Nysether remembers all the years his mother spent helping Assistance League of Everett. Shirley Nysether’s volunteerism stretched back to when the league’s thrift shop was on Hewitt Avenue, where Angel of the Winds Arena is today. “My […]

Huntington Beach – Assisteens Provide 10,000 Meals

Local students participating in Assistance League of Long Beach’s Assisteens® Auxiliary are helping to provide 10,000 meals to fellow students whose families are in need of food. The Operation School Bell® Adopt a Family Student Food Program held a recent meal creation event where Long Beach Unified School District students, staff and other volunteers assembled […]

Kansas City – Keeping the Next Generation Safe

Safety is something we all take for granted. We head out everyday to the grocery store, to the bank, or to go do some retail therapy. We never think about becoming a victim of violence. Every 73 seconds someone becomes a victim of sexual assault and there are nearly 300,000 robberies that happen every year. […]

Diablo Valley – Listen for ACTION! Week

Students seeing other students receive one-on-one support makes for a comfortable learning environment. As ACTION! Week for Assistance League of Diablo Valley arrives on February 23, the name Anne Banning echoes not only on a local level, it resonates throughout all 120 Assistance League chapters nationwide. In 1919, just over 100 years ago, she and […]

Fullerton – Celebrates 80 Years of Service

Assistance League of Fullerton, a chapter of National Assistance League®, recently celebrated 80 years of service to families and children in need through programs such as Operation School Bell®, Vision Screening and Operation New Start. Congressman Gil Cisneros, state Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, Mayor Pro Tem Jan Flory of Fullerton, and a representative of state Sen. […]

Yuma – Operation School Bell Highlighted on KYMA

Yuma’s best-kept secret, a place that gives children the basic necessities they need to feel good about themselves in school. The Assistance League of Yuma is transforming the lives of children with Operation School Bell®.  Students from Yuma County schools come in with very little to call their own and leave with a bag full […]

Colorado Springs – Receives Best of Colorado Springs Award

Assistance League of Colorado Springs Bargain Box has been selected for the 2020 Best of Colorado Springs Award in the Thrift Store category by the Colorado Springs Award Program. Each year, the Colorado Springs Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are […]

Tucson – Celebrates Assistance League ACTION! Week

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Long Beach – Rick Rackers Host Woman of the Year

On February 8, more than two dozen members attended the Rick Racker Woman of the Year Luncheon at Old Ranch Country Club, inducting past Rotary President Jane Netherton as the 2020 Woman of the Year. She was inducted for her support of not only Rotary philanthropies but also of many Long Beach charitable endeavors. These […]

Together We Can Do More

Together We Can Do More Can you imagine 120 chapters with 26,000 members, each gearing up to do a one time a year project together. Well, that is exactly what is going to take place. The project is ACTION Week! This project coincides with  the birthday of our founder Anne Banning, February 24th.  During the […]

Bend – Presents Light Elegance with Award

NATIONAL OPERATION SCHOOL BELL® AWARD GIVEN TO LIGHT ELEGANCE Assistance League of Bend recently presented the National Operation School Bell Award to Jim and Lezlie McConnell, founders of Light Elegance based in Redmond, Oregon.  The Award was given by the National Board in recognition of their dedicated continued support in clothing children in need in […]

Phoenix – Launches 3rd Operation School Bell Bus

The Phoenix chapter launched its 3rd Operation School Bell® – Delivering Dreams Bus on Dec. 28 during the Fiesta Bowl Parade. The Delivering Dreams Bus brings Operation School Bell to the Title I schools the chapter serves and was sponsored by Fiesta Bowl Charities & BHHS Legacy Foundation.  The bus, along with Assistance League members and […]

Diablo Valley – Thanks Corporate Partners

Assistance League of Diablo Valley Corporate Partners Co-Chairs Linda Mercer (far l) and Pam Pitts, (far r) thank Fehr & Peers employee volunteers (row 1, l to r), Linnea King, Tina O’Hara, Gina Sharp, Kelsey Kiley (Team Leader), Sarah Kistler (row 2, l to r) Melanie Conrad, Josh Peterman, Kevin Johnson, and Magali Sourbes at a […]

Southeastern Michigan – Raises $110K to Help Local Residents

Southern Utah – Beneficiary of St George Market

Relying on the kindness of others for support, Assistance League of Southern Utah fills a vacuum to help cloth children in desperate need of the simplest of items such as socks, shirts, pants and warm jackets. Earlier this month, the St. George City Council voted unanimously to sponsor an event and waive the fees for […]

Diablo Valley – Pursues Social Media Awareness

Since 1967, Assistance League of Diablo Valley has improved the lives of those in need in Contra Costa County. Its ten hands-on philanthropic programs serve all age groups. Last year alone, Operation School Bell® provided clothing for 6,000 local school students. Assistance League Thrift Shop at the Way Side Inn, located at 3521 Golden Gate Way in Lafayette, […]

San Luis Obispo County – Receives Grant from Quilt Guild

Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County has received a $3,130 grant award from the Almond Country Quilt Guild. The grant will support Assistance League’s primary philanthropic program, Operation School Bell®. This amount will provide new, school-appropriate clothing to an entire classroom of Kindergarten – 5th grade students in need in San Luis Obispo County. […]

Sierra Foothills – Successful Operation School Bell

Each Saturday, starting September 29th through the middle of November, 2019,  Assistance League of Sierra Foothills held Operation School Bell® shopping events.  This year the chapter supplied its highest numbers of elementary and middle school children with new school clothes – 1,064 children from 14 El Dorado County School Districts including South Lake Tahoe.  The […]

Colorado Springs – Collects Donations for Assault Survivor Kits

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Thousands of patients are examined by UCHealth Memorial’s Forensic Nurse Examiner team each year. . “We are a team of 15 nurses, and we take care of any patients that come into the emergency room or the hospital who are victims of violence,” said Megan Lechner, the manager for the program. […]

Los Altos – Gives Back to Sunnyvale District Schools

This school year, Assistance League of Los Altos provided over $33,000 worth of goods and services to five schools in the Sunnyvale School District. The nonprofit worked with the schools to find out what they needed and provided a variety of school supplies including 350 Spanish books for the San Miguel School library; 1,400 classroom […]

Norman – Provides Food Resources over Holiday Break

While the holiday season can be a time of food-centered celebration, for some Norman students, winter break can be a reminder of the chronic hunger they face at home. With nearly 50% of Norman Public Schools students on free or reduced lunch, and a smaller group facing daily hunger that may affect their lives and learning, […]

Hemacinto – Receives $1400 Grant from SJTA

The San Jacinto Teachers’ Association recently raised $1,400 for the Assistance League of Hemacinto. The funds were raised at a social event featuring a poker tournament and a silent auction of gift baskets prepared by each school site in the San Jacinto Unified School District. “We greatly appreciate the Assistance League’s Operation School Bell project […]

Boise/Canyon County Branch – Whittenberger Foundation Grant

The Whittenberger Foundation gave over $260,000 in grant funding to Treasure Valley nonprofits at its annual luncheon Friday at The College of Idaho. The message throughout the longtime charitable foundation’s luncheon was that none of the more than $10 million in grants given over the last 40 years would have been possible without Ethel Bales […]