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Greater Placer – 2020 Year in Review

San Jose – How to form a Partnership

We all know the cliché “thirty years of work to become an overnight success”!  This cliché does not only apply to actors achieving stardom, but to those in nonprofits who work hard and steadily to form partnerships with a business or corporation.  Thus is the case with the partnership that Jerri Kazmierzcak, a member of […]

St. Louis – Assistance League Outreach: Driven by Compassion, Powered by Action

A highly resourceful group of 27 Assistance League members annually helps more than 1,100 St. Louisans deal with everything from food insecurity to homelessness. And with COVID 19 case numbers spiking in the St. Louis area, the need for Outreach Assistance League’s Outreach Program has grown—with the case load tripling in recent weeks. “Our program […]

St. Louis – Assistance League Shares Love of Reading & Fun with St. Louis Area Children!

Friday, October 30, Assistance League’s 16 volunteer members in the costumes of children’s book characters paraded before the center’s infants, toddlers and preschoolers after the children enjoyed videotaped book readings and a puppet show— also created by Assistance League. Each child then received two, age-appropriate books while meeting and posing for photos with puppets and […]

Boise – Celebrates 40 Years Serving the Community

Assistance League of Boise is celebrating 40 years of service to Ada County and recently Canyon County. To mark the occasion, Gov. Brad Little and Garden City Mayor John Evans issued proclamations acknowledging their commitment and service to the community. Since its inception, Assistance League of Boise has provided new school clothes to more than […]

Bend – Secret Santas deliver to Seniors

You couldn’t miss the “Secret Santa” delivery team at Regency Redmond last Wednesday — the group dressed in cheerful holiday attire to deliver gifts personalized for low-income seniors at the long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. Though they couldn’t enter the building, their efforts and enthusiasm certainly brought a smile to the faces of many […]

Tuscon – Assistance League helps people in crisis start over

Prior to the pandemic, Assistance League of Tucson’s programs were benefiting families and individuals in such situations. Then COVID-19 struck, exacerbating financial, social and emotional stress. Our organization responded by focusing on aiding those in our community who were hit worst by the crisis. Picture your sister, homeless, with her five children living in a […]

San Mateo County – Chapter receives $20,000 grant

Last spring, San Mateo Strong (through San Mateo County) offered grants to non profit agencies in San Mateo County that are impacted by Covid-19 and serve vulnerable residents.  Our treasurer filled out the application and we were recently notified that our chapter(San Mateo County) was awarded a $20,000 grant. This money will help make up […]

Fullerton – Assistance League Of Fullerton Receives 350 Headsets For Local School Children To Complete Part Ii Of A $7,700 Grant Received From Ocean Subaru Of Fullerton And Women’s Club Of Fullerton

Assistance League of Fullerton is the grateful recipient of Part II of a $7,700 grant from the Women’s Club of Fullerton (WCOF) courtesy of Ocean Subaru of Fullerton. An earlier contribution of $3,000 (Part I) supported Assistance League’s Operation New Start program for adults and children leaving abusive environments or who are homeless. Part II […]

Bellingham – Assistance League Still Making a Difference

As you know, we are temporarily closed…but when it is safe to do so, we are planning to open up again with unique and quality treasures just like before! We miss all your smiles! We are continuing to “limp” along, but it is hard without your help. Our programs fulfill needs to our community that […]

Diablo Valley – Assisteens Make a Difference by Spreading Joy

As with all Assistance League of Diablo Valley pursuits, today’s recipients can become tomorrow’s volunteers. Undeterred by necessary constraints, Assisteens of Diablo Valley bring joy wherever they serve. Assisteens®, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Diablo Valley, is comprised of tweens and teens who commit to a minimum of 35 volunteer hours per year. Activities […]

Klamath Basin – Klamath Falls Subaru and Assistance League honored

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A record number of Subaru retailers posted a total of 446 Love Promise story submissions nationally in November; but Klamath Falls Subaru story submitted by Sherrill Sherwin, Chairman for the Assistance League of the Klamath Basin, rose was announced as one of the top 5 November Love Promise stories in the […]

Victor Valley – President of Victor Valley is named Volunteer of the Year!

Kathie Bordonaro, President of Assistance League of Victor Valley, stepped in to be President of Assistance League right in the middle of the COVID pandemic! She put together and provided the leadership needed for our organization to get through these difficult times. Her philanthropic achievements provided the leadership over the past year to ensure our […]

Greeley – Donates over $8149 worth of blankets and throws to Weld County agencies and schools

Assistance League of Greeley Warm Up Weld County Chairman, Jan Krause along with Dorothy Eckas, chairman of File of Life and 12 member volunteers on Sept. 29 picked up boxes of ordered blankets and throws to be sorted and distributed. Assistance League partnered up with Wal-Mart for purchasing and Jose Meza, who allowed the chapter […]

Greeley – Meeting Community Needs

Assistance League of Greeley aspires to meet the challenging needs of individuals through community based philanthropic programs in Greeley and Weld County. The majority of their funds are proceeds from the Bargain Box Thrift Store located at 1706 9th Street in Greeley. Also grants, fundraisers and donations from the general public are greatly appreciated. Assault Survivor […]

Flagstaff – Receives $10,000 Grant for Program Support

Last week, Desert Financial Credit Union delivered a $10,000 donation to the Assistance League of Flagstaff to help the organization fund programs including Operation School Bell®, Kiddie Closet, Sharon Manor and Northern Arizona Resource Center. The local nonprofit typically funds these programs using proceeds from the sale of clothes and other items at its thrift […]

East Valley – Receives County Grant to Help with Program Expenses

For more than two decades, Assistance League of the East Valley has helped people in need of all ages in the region, but now, amid the pandemic’s impact on most nonprofits, it’s the Assistance League that could use a little help. It’s cut the hours of its thrift store in Chandler and reduced some annual […]

the Chesapeake – Receives Rotary Grant

Even though the annual Annapolis Rotary Club Crab Feast looked quite different this year, it still proved successful enough to again award grant money to various nonprofit organizations serving the local community. In light of the pandemic, the club decided to expedite its grant process so that funds could be quickly distributed to address immediate […]

Northern Virginia – Adapts Programs to COVID Conditions

Assistance League of Northern Virginia distributed another 400 $20 grocery gift cards in October to families at the six schools that normally would have received the Weekend Food for Kids food bags. The charity’s contacts at those schools have relayed the deep appreciation of the recipient families. Those expressions of gratitude include one from a […]

Diablo Valley – Way Side Inn Thrift Shop Takes to the Road!

The dedicated member volunteers at Assistance League Thrift Shop at the Way Side Inn, in Lafayette, have forged a “New Normal” in a matter of weeks. August 1 marked the thrift shop’s re-opening, while subsequent months ushered in an increase of days of operation and donation opportunities. Member volunteers and shoppers alike felt as if […]

Everett – Still Lending a Helping Hand

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year like none other for Assistance League of Everett. Since 1965 when Assistance League opened, one of its main goals is to provide new school clothes for children and teens through Operation School Bell. But like many other nonprofit organizations, Assistance League had to alter some […]

Omaha – Receives Grant from Midlands Community Foundation

Midlands Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $135,019 to 25 non-profit organizations serving Sarpy and Cass counties including: · American Legion, Frisbee-Eidenmiller-McCaig Post 247, Elmwood — $3,643 · Assistance League of Omaha — $5,000 Read the rest of the story.

Amador Valley – Adapts Donations to Help Students with Online Learning

Assistance League of Amador Valley changed its back-to-school giving this year, buying headphones for students instead of clothes. Each year the group supports Operation School Bell®, spending up to $150 per child to make sure they have new clothes to go back to school. Volunteers traditionally have met children at Kohl’s, one on one, to […]

Greater Cincinnati – Hosts Drive-Thru Collection

Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati hosted a drive-thru collection on Saturday in Blue Ash to help survivors of domestic violence. Organizers collected donations of new bedding, kitchen supplies and other household items to benefit the Assistance League’s “New Beginnings” program, which helps survivors transition from shelters to new homes. The program has assisted around 1,500 […]