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San Antonio – Jacket Jamborees

What better way to serve Title 1 schools in January/February but to ensure that every child enrolled has a brand-new winter jacket…and that is exactly what the San Antonio chapter has been doing.  Yes, it gets cold in San Antonio, Texas too.  Operation School Bell®️  leadership determined that we had the capability, the jackets, and […]

Pomona Valley – Vintage Valentine Tea

Assistance League® of Pomona Valley held its 24th annual Vintage Valentine Tea on February 5, 2023, at the Historic Ebell Club in Pomona, CA.  The Ebell Club is an historic Craftsman style clubhouse that was built in 1910, and is a fantastic venue for a vintage event.  The tea is the first of four primary […]

Bend – Operation School Bell® 

Through their Operation School Bell program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to 950 local students this winter. Like the fall clothing campaign, students shop for new school clothes at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on designated shopping days. Assistance League of Bend partners with the Family Access Network advocates at each school to […]

Northern Virginia – Hygiene Lessons

Assistance League of Northern Virginia has provided toiletry items to students at selected elementary schools for many years.  Since the pandemic, we have expanded that effort and provide toiletry kits to older students at several schools. The kits contain a hairbrush and comb, soap, shampoo, toothbrush & toothpaste, and deodorant.  In January, our members packed […]

Bellingham – Thrifting is Eco-Friendly

Thrifting is Eco-Friendly When someone enters your home and compliments you on your taste in furnishings, art, or a unique piece, it gives you much pleasure. So, too, when a customer enters Assistance League’s Thrift & Gift Shop on Meridian Street and expresses how much they appreciate the friendly, helpful volunteers —  the selection of […]

North Coast – Heroes of Vista

The Assistance League of North Coast was selected as the Outstanding Non-profit Organization during the “Heroes of Vista” 12th year Annual Celebration. Vista, a city of over 110,000 residents, is located in north San Diego County, and is one of three cities where ALNC provides shoes, school clothing, coats, blankets, books and scholarships to low-income […]

Bend – Operation School Bell®

Through their Operation School Bell® program, Assistance League of Bend recently provided 42 clothing bundles to Every Child Central Oregon to distribute to children who are entering the foster care system or are being moved from one foster home to another. Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with […]

Austin – Recognized for Scholarship Program

The Austin Community College Board of Trustees honored Assistance League of Austin at their December board meeting, recognizing our scholarship program for providing the most scholarships of any non-profit organization this year, as well as our long history of funding education. We contributed $186,000 to the Austin Community College Foundation, enabling us to fund 97 […]

Coachella Valley – New Thrift Shop Location

Assistance League Coachella Valley (CA) sold the thrift shop building located in Cathedral City in June 2021. The membership supported a relocation of the shop, so a relocation committee was formed, and we set out to find a new home. In May 2022, we signed a lease on our new location in Palm Desert, CA […]

Boise – ACTION! Week

Assistance League of Boise distributes books to Ada County elementary schools.   Assistance League of Boise has once again found a way to support our community by placing books in the hands of children. Assistance League chapters all over the country participate in what is deemed ACTION! Week.   Working closely with the Boise School […]

Bellingham – Books for Alderwood Students

A chance meeting leads to books for Alderwood students. It was a journey that led to a chance encounter and culminated in a most serendipitous ending. It sounds like the making of a great novel, but in this incredible true story, it’s exactly what happened this past fall when two people seated next to each […]

Bend-Secret Santa

Click here to watch Assistance League of Bend’s Secret Santa program. We were also featured on the local news!

Northern Virginia – Holiday Luncheon

We recently held our annual holiday luncheon, a special event at which we reconnect with members, enjoy a meal together, and also hear from representatives from schools we serve regarding our programs.  This year, thanks to our multi-tasking member, Dorine, all attendees received a swag bag containing tasty munchies and a holiday ornament, and three […]

Wichita – Celebrates 35 Years

Assistance League of Wichita celebrates 35 years: TRANSFORMING LIVES. STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY. Seventy Assistance League members and donors gathered at their Wichita Thrift Shop on a glorious holiday afternoon for a celebration of serving our community. President Chris Reed and 35th Committee Chair Ruth Ann Koepsel welcomed the group. The excitement for 35 years of serving the […]

Greater Wilmington – Presents the Anne Banning Leadership Award

View Fullscreen Assistance League of Greater Wilmington presents the Anne Banning Leadership Award to Sheila Osann, Founding President. Sheila Osann (seated), chair of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington’s Middle School Shopping Night, and her team are eager to assist student shoppers and their families in the chapter’s latest philanthropic program.

Long Beach Hosts Southern California Regional Seminar and Networking

Southern California Regional Seminar & Networking 2023 Coming up next month is the inaugural Southern California Regional Seminar & Networking event hosted by the Assistance League of Long Beach! Members from all chapters in Southern California have been invited to attend this exciting two-day networking event, happening February 15-16 in-person in Long Beach.  Chapters located […]

St. Louis Puts on the Glitz with Gratitude

IMAGINE! ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF ST. LOUIS PUTS ON THE GLITZ WITH GRATITUDE Twenty-first century flappers and Gatsby-esque gentlemen recently gathered to celebrate IMAGINE! at the Doubletree by Hilton-Chesterfield. This year, Assistance League of St. Louis’ signature fundraising gala was attended by 245 glittering guests. With Rene Knott, KSDK News Anchor as MC, the packed ballroom […]

Seattle – Wins Best of Western Washington Thrifting

Seattle wins Best of Western Washington Thrifting The Seattle Chapter has long been proud of our beautiful thrift shop, but during the pandemic our team took the store to new heights. The entire shop received new exterior and interior paint and our retail aficionados changed the entire focus of the sales floor.  Their vision of […]

Santa Clarita – Red Dress Project

We stand together! The Assistance League of Santa Clarita proudly honored the SCV Red Dress Project of the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley. The Assistance League of Santa Clarita Resale Store displayed red dresses, along with information about the SCV Red Dress Project through the 16 Days of Activism, November 25th-December 10th. The purpose of the […]

St. Louis – Celebrates 35 Years

Assistance League of St. Louis celebrates 35 years: INSPIRED BY THE PAST & FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE! One hundred twenty-five Assistance League members gathered at their Ellisville headquarters on a glorious autumn afternoon for a ribbon-cutting at their new garage storage addition. With a drone hovering overhead photographing the event, members in bright yellow hard […]

the Chesapeake – Kids On The Block

Kids On The Block Performed by Assistance League of the Chesapeake The Kids on the Block (KOTB) puppeteers of Assistance League of the Chesapeake have been entertaining second graders in Anne Arundel County for a decade and a half with a series of plays about bullying, and the positive aspects of learning to use kindness […]

Greater Placer – Operation School Bell®

If you have, or have ever had, children in a local school system, you undoubtedly have heard of Operation School Bell® (OSB). It’s the one premier community program that all 120 Assistance League® chapters offer nationwide. OSB is the solid rock upon which Assistance League was founded. Local public K-12 schoolteachers and administrators have, for […]

Charlotte – It Takes a Village

The proverb “it takes a village” is normally referring to the raising of a child within a community. But when Grace Bednarcik, chairperson of a large-scale relocation project, says “it takes a village” she is acknowledging other peoples’ roles in the success of a chapter project in Charlotte, N.C. The chapter is thrilled to announce […]

The Foothill Communities – Operation School Bell®

During the months of September and October, Assistance League of the Foothill Communities partnered with a local Kohl’s in Upland, CA, to have a total of 15 dressings with 1542 students participating and getting dressed.  All students also received a hygiene kit and an age-appropriate book. Volunteer members and Assisteens make this possible. Toni Mueller […]