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Northern Virginia – Assistance League Fundraiser, Book Fair and Clothing Delivery Success

Fundraiser at Topgolf Members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia are thrilled that our first-ever fundraiser at Topgolf was a huge success.  The 74 attendees enjoyed a glorious November day of golfing, after fortifying themselves with a tasty lunch.  Some chose to practice their drives and chip shots, while others played simulated golf games on [...]

Assistance League Blue Portal gift shop – Albuquerque

“You can’t buy any of this on Amazon!” exclaimed one of our patrons of The Blue Portal gift shop in Albuquerque’s Old Town. The Blue Portal, one of Assistance League of Albuquerque’s philanthropic programs, has been helping senior citizen artisans supplement their income since 1978. Because the building that houses the Blue Portal is owned [...]

St. Louis – Assistance League Members in Costume Join Chesterfield Regional Chamber of Commerce for its 20th Annual Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run

On Saturday, October 23, more than 30 members of Assistance League of St. Louis participated for the first time in the 20th Annual Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run held by the Chesterfield Regional Chamber of Commerce. Assistance League was grateful to be chosen as a nonprofit to receive a portion of this year's registration fees to [...]

Montgomery County – The good news keeps on coming for Assistance League

A check for $15,406.00 was presented to Assistance League Montgomery County from Market Street and their Change for Charity program. The change patrons put in parking meters in this upscale retail district is all donated to a charity. We are honored to be selected as the nonprofit beneficiary for this annual event. An additional $2,025 [...]

Reno-Sparks – Assistance League Trunk or Treaters Share the Joy

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks decorated their trunks and got into costume to spread the joy to homeless and foster children at Kids Kottage. This annual event is so much fun, both for the kids and our members. Kids Kottage provides temporary care for Washoe County’s abused and neglected children until they can safely be returned [...]

Sierra Foothills – Assistance League Helps Caldor Fire Victims

Many of the Caldor fire victims are people known to Assistance League members. The California Fire Department had all neighborhoods and roads blocked, and everyone had to evacuate making it impossible to get life essentials in the victims' hands. When the chapter members heard firsthand how long it was going to take these victims to [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League Charity Bingo Night REvisited

TextAnother contingent of competitive members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia faced off in a second night of Bingo for Charity at Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling. Our chapter had been selected by Eye of the Heart (EOTH) as the charity to receive the proceeds from two Tuesday night bingo games in October that featured [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League assembles clothing bundles for schools

Eleven Assistance League volunteers gathered recently at a member’s home to assemble bundles of new clothing items for the schools we serve. Our members are excellent shoppers with keen eyes for bargains who had assembled a wide and colorful variety of shirts for boys and girls, as well as winter jackets. These items were paired [...]

Montgomery County – Family Promise recognizes Assistance League as Nonprofit Partner of the Year

Family Promise recognizes Assistance League Montgomery County as Nonprofit Partner of the Year. Assistance League was honored to be recognized as Nonprofit Partner of the Year by Family Promise at their gala held on October 23 in The Woodlands. The award was presented by Family Promise’s Executive Director Marilyn Kasmiersky. Receiving this award are Assistance [...]

Montgomery County – Assistance League celebrates dressing over 70,000 students

Operation School Bell ®, the signature program of Assistance League, annually provides new school clothing for over 4000 students attending Montgomery County Schools. This year, the chapter is celebrating a total of over 70,000 students dressed since the program’s inception in 1988. For the members who have helped at a shopping event, the greatest reward [...]

Fresno – Assisteens® members describe their experiences

Assistance League of Fresno Assisteens made a video about which program impacted them the most. View the many programs supported by their chapter as the Assisteens members describe their experiences.

Boise – Operation School Bell where Magic Happens

Idaho Press By IDAHO PRESS STAFF newsroom@idahopress.com - September 19, 2021 Operation School Bell where 'magic happens' GARDEN CITY — After a year of modified operations due to the pandemic, Assistance League of Boise will again be providing new school clothes for 3,700 elementary students at 80 local schools through Operation School Bell. Since 1990, [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League craft fair, providing relief, and delivering books

Craft Fair Assistance League is a volunteer organization that helps children in need in our community by providing food, tutoring services, books and new clothing. Assistance League of Northern Virginia was delighted to join local artists, craftsmen, and businesses on a bright sunny Saturday at the Market Place and Community Fair in Franklin Farm, Herndon. [...]

Reno-Sparks – Assistance League Clothes Almost 2,000 Deserving School Children

Reno, NV – October 18, 2021 – Assistance League of Reno-Sparks is in the middle of its annual Operation School Bell® program to clothe deserving Washoe County school children with brand new clothing. The children leave with a huge bag of new clothes, wide grins, and a renewed sense of confidence. This fall, almost 2,000 [...]

Fresno – Assistance League Holds a Fun Event for Local Kids

We are super excited to share our new event, Super Saturday, with you. Super Saturday is an event hosted by Operation School Bell. It provides sports, arts and crafts, reading, homework help, healthy food and more for the southwest Fresno school kids. {{ vc_btn: title=ABC+Coverage&color=blue&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fabc30.com%252Fassistance-league-fresno-martin-luther-king-elementary-school-playground-event-kids-super-saturday%252F11014784%252F%7Ctitle%3AABC%2520Coverage }}

St. Louis – Books from Friends Partners with Barnes & Noble & Becomes First in Nation to Create Custom Children’s Book

Allie All Along Debuted At Urban League Back To School EXPO On Saturday afternoon, August 21st, Assistance League of St. Louis provided St. Louis Public School children with a new customized children's book by Sara Lynne Reul - ALLIE ALL ALONG. This book was one of several given to each St. Louis Public School child [...]

San Jose – Assistance League Splashes of Summer

We’re at the end of summer and looking back at what we, Assistance League of San Jose, have accomplished during those summer months. We’re quite impressed since we were still under some Covid 19 guidelines. In June the outgoing Board and Program and Committee chairpersons shared their gained knowledge, data, accomplishments, and experiences about their [...]

Klamath Basin – Assistance League Receives $2500 Grant Award from Circle of Hearts

Assistance League would like to thank the Circle of Hearts, a fund of the Klamath Community Foundation, including more than 100 women contributing and reaching out to women and children in the Klamath Basin. Its generous donation responds to the Assistance League’s newly added philanthropic program, “Children in Foster Care,” that involves approximately 70-80 Klamath [...]

Albuquerque – Assistance League Members Learn More about the Tender Love Community Center

A talk from Mr. Johnson, one of our longtime Sharing Partners, was the highlight of Assistance League of Albuquerque's most recent general meeting. He told us about immigrating from Africa and spending time living on the streets of New York as a homeless man. He actually had money and a passport, but did not know [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League Delivered items for Afghan Refugees

Last week, members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia delivered to Peter Lauten, Program Manager of Traveler's Aid at Dulles Airport, outside Washington, DC, an assortment of items that will be provided to Afghan evacuees. We donated toiletries, crocheted blankets, clothing, and toys that will be provided to arriving refugees. Included in the delivery was [...]

Fresno – Assistance League hosted Operation School Bell at Burlington Coat Factory

Assistance League of Fresno hosted their Operation School Bell this weekend at the Burlington Coat Factory in northeast Fresno. {{ vc_btn: title=Learn+More&color=danger&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fabc30.com%252Flocal-non-profit-helps-provide-new-clothes-for-students%252F10968681%252F%7Ctitle%3ALearn%2520More }}

San Antonio – Ada Edwards Laughlin Award winner celebrates 101st Birthday!

Assistance League of San Antonio held a special 101st birthday celebration this summer for Doe Hollimon, who started as a member of Assistance Guild of San Antonio in 1986 and continued into Assistance League of San Antonio upon its charter in 1988. Doe, a recipient of the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award and a Circle of [...]

Reno-Sparks – Assistance League helps Dixie fire victims

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks is helping Dixie fire victims by donating gently used clothing, linens, sleeping bags, toys, and other items that the affected families can use. The first truckload went to Susanville last weekend, and additional shipments are being planned. “The Dixie fire is an epic tragedy for so many households. We are delighted that [...]

Temecula Valley – Operation Bear Hug: Bears who keep on giving 💝

Three years ago, we heard from mom, Melissa, who shared her story about her twins and their Assistance League bears. Her twins received their bears during an emergency visit to Rancho Springs Medical Center. They were both then transported to Rady Children’s Hospital. Her daughter was admitted for seven days, and the bear never left [...]