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Coppell – Adapting Programs to Support Community Seniors

Assistance League Coppell members support a program called Helping Hearts where they meet each week and on a large display crossword puzzle board, work crossword puzzles with the precious senior citizens. Due to social distancing, the residence halls have asked us to provide activities for them to do in their rooms. Assistance League Coppell collected […]

Coppell – Meeting Virtually to Meet Needs of Community

Assistance League Coppell Board is meeting virtually to make decisions on how to support our families needs along with ways to continue to help them during the summer months. The smiles on our faces represent how excited we are that we are in a position to continue to help these children and senior citizens pass […]

Tucson – Starts Project Embrace

Assistance League of Tucson has been caring about our community for over 60 years. During this time of dealing with the impact of Covid-19, our chapter recognized the need to reach out to our members. Marilyn Peskin-Kaufman, one of our members, suggested her program, “Project Embrace.” Ten Assistance League members made phone calls to our […]

Diablo Valley – Assisteens Reach Out to Isolated Community Members

Established in 1977, Assisteens®, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Diablo Valley, accepts applications from tweens and teens entering grades 7-12 in the fall of each year. These energetic game changers commit to a minimum of 35 volunteer hours per year. Activities include philanthropic community service programs, fundraising, monthly meetings and special events. As a result, […]

Bellingham – Supporting Care Center Residents

Our Assistance League Care Center Support committee is writing cards to Care Center residents in Whatcom County who need a little moral support during this lonely time. We are writing to tell them that they are not forgotten and we value them and all the work that they have done during their lives to build this community. […]

Albuquerque – Produces Public Service Announcement on Thrift Shopping

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Reno-Sparks – Selected as Top Statewide Volunteer Organization

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks has been selected as one of three finalists for the Nevada Governor’s Points of Light award in the Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program category. This award, inaugurated in October of 2001, celebrates the extraordinary volunteer efforts of Nevadans. “As the only nonprofit organization to be honored in Northern Nevada, we’re […]

the Eastside – Sends YouTube Greeting During COVID Closure

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Coppell – Helping Families During COVID Crisis

Assistance League Coppell delivered Gift Cards to CISD Administration Office to support Coppell families in need of groceries during this time. We are fulfilling the Vision of Assistance League Coppell “Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.”

Reno-Sparks – What are Those Treasures in Your Attic Worth?

Imagine finding out that the oil painting you have in your attic is worth over $5,000! On Saturday, March 7, over 350 people were able to find out what their art, jewelry, antiques, and other valuables were worth by meeting with expert appraisers from Bonhams International Auction House at the Reno Expo Auctioneer Valuations event. […]

Bellingham – Makes COVID-19 Masks

What do you do when your volunteer-driven nonprofit organization has to close its Thrift & Gift Shop and shutter most of its philanthropic programs?  You start making face masks for medical and social care workers! Assistance League Bellingham member volunteer, Joani Carrington, busily working at home to create face masks for Whatcom Unified Command. Photo […]

Wichita – Members Making Masks

An organization that is always striving to help others is doing what they do best to help meet a great need. Assistance League of Wichita members had to close their thrift shop, and many of their community efforts are idle, but their crafty hands are sure busy. “When what we are used to gets taken […]

Diablo Valley – Telecare Program

Who said that talking on the phone has become a lost art? Lonely at Home? Since 1971, Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s TeleCare member volunteers have been making reassurance phone calls to the homebound, people of all ages, male and female, Monday through Friday. If the current “Shelter-in-Place” policy due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic […]

Long Beach – Recognize Women of Distinction

Cynthia Terry retired in 2009 after 38 years with Long Beach United School District. She joined Assistance League of Long Beach in 2010 because she wanted the chapter legacy of good work to continue. As a high school principal, she had been impressed with Assistance League of Long Beach programs for children in the community. […]

Inland North County – Operation School Bell

Assistance League of Inland North County provided school clothes and shoes for 2,330 students in grades K-12 this school year. Operation School Bell® serves students in need from schools in Escondido, Fallbrook, Poway, Ramona, San Marcos, Valley Center, Vista and Warner Springs. Students get to shop at Kohl´s for new clothing and shoes, which is […]

Yuma – Volunteers Making Much-Needed Masks

Volunteers at Assistance League of Yuma are coming together as Everyday Heroes by sewing N95 respiratory mask covers to support local healthcare and emergency workers. In light of coronavirus concerns, the organization challenged its members to remain safe and well, protecting their volunteer members and limit public contacts as much as possible. Yuma Regional Medical […]

Phoenix – Receive $50K Award from Thunderbirds Charities

Assistance League of Phoenix recently launched two new buses sponsored with Rotary 100/BHHS Legacy Foundation and Fiesta Bowl Charities/BHHS Legacy Foundation.  Thunderbird Charities helped support the clothing and shoes to fill these buses. The Delivering Dreams Bus is the mobile unit of Operation School Bell®, the signature program of Assistance League of Phoenix, according to […]

Tucson – Operation School Bell Serves School Children in Need

Assistance League of Tucson is a nonprofit charitable organization staffed by hundreds of volunteers. For 60 years, Assistance League has helped those in need throughout our community. Last year, nearly 4,500 Tucson school children received new clothes, shoes and backpacks through Operation School Bell®, the league’s signature philanthropic program. Your tax credit donation of $800 […]

Santa Clarita -Tips for Buying and Collecting Antiques and Other Treasures

Do you want to learn how to tell if an item at a resale store or estate sale is a true “treasure”? Are you drawn to antiques and are you interested in learning how to add value to your current collection? Assistance League Santa Clarita’s Past President, Cheryl Carlson, has some valuable tips that are […]

Kansas City – Donates ACTION! Week Books to Hospital Library

On February 25, 2020, three members of Assistance League of Kansas City delivered much needed books to the Children’s Mercy Hospital Chapel Library. The books were donated through the Outreach Program and given in conjunction with ACTION! WEEK. Books on coping with grief, picture books and Spanish versions of popular children books are the most requested […]

Diablo Valley – Offers Scholarships

Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s Scholarships Co-Chairmen Lesley Salo and Cindi Segale have announced that due to the Coronavirus Shelter in Place, the deadline for submitting all student applications has been extended to May 1, 2020. In 2019, $185,290 was awarded to 45 Scholarships recipients who sought to achieve their educational goals.

Northern Virginia – Receives Grant from Hylton Foundation

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is privileged to have been selected to receive a generous grant from The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation in support of its Weekend Food for Kids program. The generous grant award will allow the nonprofit to continue to provide weekend food for less-advantaged students participating in the program at a […]

Inland North County – Assisteens help Seniors, Homeless and Those in Need

Assisteens  is a teen group that is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Inland North County in Escondido. Students in grades 7-12 volunteer to work on projects that help seniors, homeless and those in need while earning community service hours.  Assisteens run their monthly meetings with the guidance of adult coordinators while developing personal responsibility […]

Greater Wilmington – Book Drive for Nashville

In recognition of the needs in Nashville, Tenn., after the recent destructive and deadly tornado, Assistance League will “pay it forward” by purchasing $1,000 of new children’s books. Members of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington were surprised and heartened after Hurricane Florence when we were contacted by Destinee’s Gift, a Chattanooga, Tennessee, organization started by […]