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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 […]

Reno-Sparks – Awarded Silver in the Nevada Governor’s Point of Light Competition

For 2020, we’re proud to announce that Assistance League of Reno-Sparks was awarded the Silver award in the Nonprofit/Community Organization category in the Governor’s Points of Light Awards competition. We were the only nonprofit from Northern Nevada recognized in this category. Over 850,000 nonprofits are registered in our state, so this is a great honor. […]

Santa Barbara – Delivering Smiles to Students

Smiles are so important these days, and Assistance League of Santa Barbara is helping make sure that children in our community are able to give big ones. Donations of colorful Smiles Dental Kits, complete with a toothbrush, toothpaste, timer, flossers and tips for a healthy smile, are being included in every bag of school supplies […]

Long Beach – Awards National Operation School Bell Award to Long Beach Unified School District

The Board of Education of the Long Beach Unified School District accepted the National Assistance League Operation School Bell® Award during this week’s school board meeting. The honor celebrates a long and impactful partnership that has helped to clothe and provide school supplies, food and other necessities to tens of thousands of local school children. […]

Amador Valley – Presents Lois Cox with the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

In celebration of Assistance League of Amador Valley’s 25th Anniversary, Lois Cox was awarded the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award in recognition of her outstanding behind the scenes effort to support our organization.  Ada Edwards Laughlin, co-founder of Assistance League filled the role of hardworking, behind the scenes assistant to Anne Banning, helping to grow Assistance League into a […]

Rancho San Dieguito – Provides Hygiene Kits to Solana Beach Head Start Children

Assistance League Rancho San Dieguito recently assembled and delivered hygiene kits to 60 children at Solana Beach Head Start. The kits containing toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath, body lotion, and kids’ band aids were sent home with the children who have begun on-site learning and to those who are still at home. Assistance […]

Los Gatos – Prepares Distance Learning Materials

Lynette Key, a volunteer from Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga, assembles STEM kits for students in the Campbell Union School District to use with their distance learning curriculum. While the chapter’s projects have traditionally supported classroom learning, the district asked the organization to pivot to help support online instruction. Students in the Campbell Union School […]

Riverside – Raises Funds for Programs with Holiday Magic Boutique

Assistance League of Riverside will offer its annual Holiday Magic Boutique beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Assistance League of Riverside’s Thrift Shop, 3707 Sunnyside Drive. For the Holiday Magic Boutique the thrift shop is filled with holiday trees and a variety of wreaths plus clothing, housewares, gift items, linens and toys, according to a […]

Klamath Basin – Receives Pacific Power Foundation Grant for Operation School Bell

The Pacific Power Foundation awarded the Assistance League of Klamath Basin a grant in the amount of $2,500 to assist in transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs, according to a news release. Specifically, “this grant will support Operation School Bell®, which is one of the primary philanthropic programs of the Assistance […]

Klamath Basin – Resumes Operation School Bell

Even though education is mostly virtual these days, Assistance League of Klamath Basin is partnering once again with local schools to provide new shoes and clothing for local students. Operation School Bell®   is the league’s primary philanthropic program. Its purpose is to provide new, school-appropriate clothing for children in need in the Klamath Basin, […]

San Pedro-South Bay – Reopens All-Volunteer Post Office

This year, postal workers and Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay volunteers like Gayle Merrick will soon be handling more vote-by-mail ballots. As the election nears, Merrick wants to make sure every vote she comes across counts. “I feel very strongly that we need to be here for the community to take in the ballots. […]

Montgomery County – Celebrates Scholarship Milestone

Assistance League of Montgomery County announced a major milestone on Monday. The nonprofit group has given $1 million in scholarships since starting the scholarship program in 2006. Since November 2006, the nonprofit organization has given away $1 million in scholarships to high school seniors entering college, those continuing college, those getting training to join the […]

Colorado Springs – Celebrates 102-yr-old Member

Rachel’s Hunt’s Surprise Sidewalk Celebration Sheltering at home for months safely away from the relentless coronavirus, Rachel Hunt peered out her kitchen window, wondering why so many cars were lining up on both sides of her quiet neighborhood street. “What in the world is happening,” she asked her son Bob. He quietly carried a chair out […]

Phoenix – Receives Donation of Hand Sanitizer

Assistance League of Phoenix has received a donation of 48 gallons of hand sanitizer from Titos Handmade Vodka. The donation will be used in the nonprofit’s thrift store, aboard the Delivering Dreams Buses bringing new clothing to low income children throughout the Valley, and throughout their corporate office/warehouse. Since beginning production in late March, Titos […]