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Northern Virginia – National Fund-raising Campaign

In June, we were notified of a multi-phased fund-raising campaign for all nonprofit organizations, titled A Community Thrives, sponsored jointly by A Mighty Cause and the Gannett Foundation.  The first phase required the submission of a grant application to the Foundation and, if accepted, the nonprofit would be eligible to participate in a 4-week fundraising […]

Fresno – Impact Community

Click here to see how Assistance League of Fresno impacts the community.

Boise – Operation School Supplies

Operation School Supplies provides supplies to about 12,000 elementary and middle school children to help them with the start of the school year. Click here to watch the coverage of Operation School Supplies on Boise’s local KTVB Channel 7.

Reno Spars – A Special Shopping Event

A Special Shopping Event! Imagine having to start school in a strange country with a new language and only the shirt on your back as you arrived. That was the plight of almost two dozen children who recently arrived in Reno, Nevada. Assistance League was delighted to sponsor a special shopping event before school starts […]

Redlands – 2022 as the Best Thrift Shop in Redlands

Our chapter was recently honored to receive the Redlands Choice Award – 2022 as the Best Thrift Shop in Redlands. We are grateful to our community for their vote of confidence. As we rebuild our volunteer support, our goal is to provide quality merchandise and excellent customer service in a clean, safe, and friendly shopping […]

Southeastern Michigan – The Aging Out Program

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Inland North County – Grand Opening of One Safe Place

On June 23rd, we had the privilege of attending the Grand Opening of One Safe Place for Community Partners and Stakeholders.  One Safe Place or the North County Family Justice Center is a project of the San Diego County District Attorney’s office and is intended to provide services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, […]

Temecula Valley – Temecula Subaru Dealership

Temecula Subaru dealership supports Assistance League of Temecula Valley Kevin Ohler, Marketing Director; Frank Ceccacci, District Parts & Service Manager; Denise Lanier, 2021/2022 President Assistance League; Eric Kelley, Service & Parts Director; Magaly Rivera, General Manager, Mazda Since 2013, our local Temecula Subaru dealership has made Assistance League their recipient of their yearly ‘Share the […]

Fresno – Assisteens

Fresno Assisteens – Donation pickup fundraiser event. The teens went to nearly 20 houses to pick up the donations. Some donations brought in were fantastic!!! Click here for video.

Victor Valley – Operation School Bell

The 40th Anniversary celebration and installation luncheon for Assistance League of Victor Valley was held on May 11, 2022, at Spring Valley Country Club. We were honored to present the National Operation School Bell Award to Apple Valley Unified School District Family Centers. Superintendent Trenae Nelson accepted the award along with the director and coordinators [...]

Montgomery County – Texas/Oklahoma Networking Conference

After three long years ten Assistance League® chapters from the Texas/Oklahoma region came together for our networking conference. On Monday, June13 and Tuesday, June 14 members renewed old friendships and made new ones; celebrated the successes of 2021-2022 and made plans for the future. Hosted by Assistance League of Montgomery County, the conference offered inspirational [...]

Northern Virginia – Celebrating Our Success

About 50 members, friends, and guest speakers gathered recently for our Spring into Summer Luncheon, to celebrate another very successful year, to recognize members who had helped in achieving those successes, and to hear from a school we serve about the impact of our programs.  As an added bonus, we raffled off four lovely baskets reflecting [...]

Northern Virginia – Literacy for Kids

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is extremely grateful for the generous donation by Dr. Kamal Jajodia that allowed us to hold another book fair recently at a local elementary school.  This Literacy for Kids event, which we call “Build-a-Child’s Library,” provided a wide selection of new books on a variety of topics from which the [...]

Montgomery County – Operations School Bell Award

At our May 16th Annual meeting we were very pleased to announce that Marcus Primer, Communities in Schools Site Coordinator for Conroe High School, had been awarded the National Assistance League Operation School Bell® Award for 2021-2022. Marcus is from Greenville, Ms. and received his Master’s degree in Education from Alcorn State University.  He has been with […]

North Coast – Received a Grant

The Assistance League of North Coast recently received a grant for $29,075 from The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation. Though the efforts of Angela Bear, the Chairperson of the Grant Committee with the support of Mona Ackerman, Resource Development, our request for funding was granted. These funds will be used to allow an additional 200 students in […]

Southeastern Michigan – Book Drive

The goal of Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan’s annual Book Drive was twofold: to promote reading in the tri-county community and to make sure each child receives a new book – no matter what their age.  

San Jose – Spring Surprises

Many wonderful surprises surfaced this spring at Assistance League of San Jose.  Among them was the creation of a subgroup to the Marketing Committee.  It is basically called the Social Media Committee, but what it does surpasses anything basic! The Social Media committee has brought Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to the forefront of the chapter’s […]

Greater Placer – TEGNA Grant

Assistance League® of Greater Placer is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the TEGNA Foundation.  

Greater San Diego – Develop Virtual Character-Building Lessons During the Pandemic

“Character Education belongs in all schools. This project has helped teachers like myself give our students an interactive way to learn what it means to be a good citizen during a time that we were struggling to make distant learning fun and engaging. My students look forward to seeing the familiar faces and doing the […]

the Bay Area – Operation Cinderella

Thank you for sharing our Snack Attack video in the latest publication. This is a great story written by Lisa Holbrook that happened during our Operation Cinderella dressing days.  Thought other chapters might like to learn more about our Cinderella program. Just Leave It to Me Operation Cinderella

Greater Wilmington – Shopping Night pilot filled with smiles and stories

More than 25 Assistance League members and 29 students, their parents and the school social workers from Williston Middle School gathered at Target on April 5, to enjoy an evening of shopping. Assistance League allotted each child $100 to spend on school clothing and supplies. Target chipped in another $5. Each student was assigned an [...]

Greater Wilmington – ACTION!Week program produces early results

Cape Fear ES Principal Sonya Oates and art teacher Amber Huckaby accept their award from committee chairs Anna Marie Allegretto and Cathy Grampp. Assistance League of Greater Wilmington’s  AL ACTION!Week project “You Gotta Have HeART!” is now taking root in the seven elementary schools selected for the $1000 awards: Belville and Lincoln in Brunswick County; [...]

Northern Virginia – Build a Child’s Library Book Fair

Eight members of Northern Virginia’s Assistance League chapter participated in their third book fair of the year, part of a program called “Build a Child’s Library.”  The event took place on May 20th at a local  Title I elementary school in Fairfax County.  Assistance League members planned and carried out a book giveaway in which […]

Northern Virginia – Final School Year Food Distribution

Assistance League of Northern Virginia recently held its final Weekend Food for Kids food packing event for the current school year.  Chapter members along with Dominion Energy – Virginia employees packed 1660 bags of assorted nonperishable food that were distributed to six elementary schools in Fairfax and Prince William counties.  A seventh school was provided […]