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Boise – Assistance League is June’s Shine a Light Award Winner

Assistance League of Boise was the June recipient of a local Shine A Light Award, recognizing organizations making a difference in the community. They were awarded a  plaque, 90-second spot 5 times on KIVI Channel 6 news yesterday (June 16), and subsequent 30-second spots for the rest of the month. Quite an honor and great [...]

Phoenix – Assistance League Celebrates 50 years and raised $300,000 to support children living in poverty

Assistance League of Phoenix gets $250K matching grant from BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection

Visalia – Assistance League held their annual Derby Daze

Assistance League of Visalia held their annual Derby Daze Silent Auction and Dinner in May and raised over $28,000, which will go toward transforming the lives of our local children through community programs throughout the Central Valley. We were thrilled with the turnout and we couldn't have done it without the support of our area families, [...]

Temecula Valley – Assistance League – “Love Promise” Keeps on Giving

Assistance League of Temecula Valley received a very special "Share the Love" donation from John Hine Temecula Subaru. On May 4th, John Hine, Owner/President, Tim Anderson, General Manager and their team met with Assistance League members and presented a donation of $48,215, representing the proceeds from the 2020 "Share the Love" campaign. This donation marks [...]

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Mary Dries Receives National Assistance League Anne Banning Leadership Award

Surprise was the look on Mary Dries’ face as she was presented with the Anne Banning Leadership Award by Assistance League® Minneapolis/St. Paul at a recent chapter meeting. In her eight years as a member volunteer of Assistance League Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mary has always been a true professional, handling many challenging situations with skill and [...]

Greater Wilmington – Assistance League Rocks!

Members of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington participated in Work on Wilmington on Saturday, April 24. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, is the largest all-volunteer annual event in our area. Our team was fortunate to have an assignment at Murrayville Elementary, one of our two new Operation School Bell® schools, for a [...]

Metro-Columbus – Assistance League ACTION Week

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Salem – During a difficult year, Assistance League expands help for Salem students

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Bend – Assistance League to provide new clothing to 1,200 more students

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Downey – Even in a pandemic, Assistance League finds ways to serve

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Los Altos – Assistance League partnered with the Sunnyvale School District

Assistance League of Los Altos has partnered with the Sunnyvale School District since 2019. We support four elementary schools and one middle school in the district where more than 60% of the student body receives free or reduced lunches. These students have been hit hard by the pandemic and campus closures. Our members and the [...]

Montgomery County – “Always Ask,” A New Poison Information Video

The Poison Information-Always AskTM committee is excited to announce their new poison information video. The presentation teaches young children about the dangers of poisonous household items and cautions them to “Always Ask” before eating or drinking anything unfamiliar. Before the pandemic, committee members would visit schools and deliver this message in person to small groups [...]

Montgomery County – Assistance League Celebrates Scholarship Million Dollar Milestone

Judy Kennedy and Colleen Cremer Since 2006, Assistance League of Montgomery County has awarded over a million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of residents in Montgomery County, Texas, and on April 12, an event was held at the Thrift Shop to celebrate this chapter milestone. The story of Assistance League’s Scholarship Program began in 2006 [...]

Indianapolis – Assistance League ACTION!Week ‘call to action’

In September of 2020, Assistance League of Indianapolis participated in ACTION!Week, a “call to action” by National Assistance League to address needs in our individual communities.  Our chapter responded by initiating a food, hygiene, and cleaning supplies drive for 100 economically disadvantaged families at two local elementary schools (50 families per school). Members shopped from provided [...]

Santa Barbara – Need a Prom Dress? Assistance League Has You Covered

There are short gowns and ball gowns, bodycon, mermaid, off-the-shoulder, strapless, peplum, sheaths and shifts. There’s chiffon, jersey, lace, sateen, satin, tulle, polyester and even scuba fabrics. In fact, there are over 500 gently-used prom dresses waiting at Assistance League of Santa Barbara for someone to come and take one home to wear to the [...]

Fresno – Operation School Bell’s “Dress for Success” Shopping Spree for Edison High School graduating seniors

Houston – Assistance League held it’s Book & Brunch

Assistance League of Houston held it’s Book & Brunch event on April 8th, at the Houston Racquet Club. Three area authors spoke and signed their books. They were Kathryn Casey, Katherine Center, and Chris Shepherd. There was a silent and live auction along with a wine pull. A steak & eggs brunch was served. Masks [...]

Chef Sean Whittaker is leading a virtual cooking event to benefit children via Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific. Pictured with Whittaker are league board members Jane Cartwright, left, Shelby Mogenson and some stand-in young beneficiaries. This month, a night full of cooking lessons from a local chef will mean helping clothe and provide services [...]

Kansas City – Assistance League helps survivors

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Everett – Assistance League thrift shop doubles as high end boutique for local school kids – Field Trip Friday

Assistance League of Everett is behind Operation School Bell® and many other community service efforts in Snohomish County. When you donate or buy something at the Assistance League of Everett Thrift Store, it's not just a transaction. The money raised from everything sold supports their philanthropic programs, and that includes Operation School Bell® . "Items [...]

Northern Virginia – The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation Funds Will Support Programs For Elementary Students

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is extremely gratified that The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation has again awarded the chapter a generous grant. The Hylton Foundation, based in Prince William County, has been supporting nonprofits in the area for more than 3 decades and Assistance League is honored to have been a recipient of their [...]

Diablo Valley – Assistance League TeleCare Celebrates 50 Years

"Caring and Compassion" Abound for Telecare member volunteers, as well! What a bountiful, sometimes unexpected emotional return! Since 1971, member volunteers of TeleCare, a philanthropic program of Assistance League of Diablo Valley, have been making reassurance calls, Monday through Friday, to those in our community who are home- bound. As the chapter's longest standing philanthropic [...]

San Jose – Generosity Doesn’t Take a Break

The lockdown/pandemic/shelter-in-place/coronavirus shutdown, however one wants to refer to it, did seem to bring the entire nation to a standstill. But nothing, no not even a pandemic, could bring the generosity of the people to a halt. Assistance League of San Jose® (ALSJ), a chapter of a nonprofit national organization, has been a recipient of [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League members gathered last month to assemble 300 Hugs Pillow packages

When our members gathered last month to assemble 300 Hugs Pillow packages, we were sure they would please the children who received them. They are beautiful heart-shaped pillows, in vibrant patterns, and filled with items that any child would love. But we could not imagine the real-life situations in which those pillows might be used; [...]