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Montgomery County – Assistance presented 900 children’s books to Creighton Elementary School

Assistance League of Montgomery County purchased  900 children’s books from the thrift shop and presented them to Creighton Elementary School. Additionally, 60 donated books we received at our chapter Christmas party, and 253 additional books bought from the thrift shop were given to Greenleaf Elementary School; making a total of 1213 books donated to the [...]

Riverside – Assistance League Hosts Blood Drive

Assistance League of Riverside has arranged the blood drive in honor of the birthday of Anne Banning, a founding member of the first Assistance League in 1919. Banning believed every person should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race or creed, and that social welfare should be local, voluntary and personal.

Hawaii – Assistance League Marketing Team Creates Online Environmental Presentation

Assistance League of Hawaii has created a new, virtual presentation that focuses on sustaining Hawaii’s fragile environment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person Operation Wildlife (OWL) presentations were suspended this year because students are either distance learning or in “bubble” locations at schools. Since OWL is not active, the Marketing Team created and produced [...]

Temecula Valley – Wear A Mask Campaign

Once again, our chapter is encouraging everyone to be safe with our "Wear A Mask" campaign. Customers who shop at our thrift shop will receive a complimentary package of five masks. We owe thanks to the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce for their generous donation of masks, Omega Print for providing the flyers for our [...]

Temecula Valley – Love Comes in Many Forms!

It seems like we are all currently attending endless Zoom meetings. To make the Temecula Valley February regular monthly meeting more fun and show the love for our members, the Hospitality Committee thought out-of-the-box. Goodie bags were assembled, filled with cookies, candies, an emoji game and other fun items. So that every member would have [...]

Bellingham – Assistance League Thrift and Gift Ready to Open

Join Us for a Tour The shop is all ready and waiting for our faithful customers and friends to return. A warm welcome to all you new shoppers as well. Unfortunately, the shop has been temporarily closed since November 11, 2020 due to the Pandemic. We will not reopen until it is safe to do so. [...]

Diablo Valley – Demand for Assistance League programs way up while funding source mostly closed

Begun in 1967, the all-volunteer, nonprofit member organization has served Contra Costa County for more than 50 years. Over the last year, the need for the Diablo Valley's programs has increased while their primary funding source, the Assistance League Thrift Shop in Lafayette, has been mostly closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Volunteer Kathy Daly with [...]

Bend – Assistance League using different deliveries and pop-ups to provide help during the Covid-19 pandemic

Assistance League of Bend, a 21 Cares for Kids partner, is using different deliveries and pop-ups to provide help to needy kids and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Georgetown – Reading and More on Google Meet – Virtual Story Hours 

For almost 20 years, elementary school students in Jarrell have been reading to Assistance League of Georgetown Area volunteers during a special pull-out program called Reading and More.  Volunteers who have been trained with strategies to use for word identification and comprehension meet one-on-one with students during the school day to help them improve their [...]

Sierra Foothills – Carol Kovak awarded the Anne Banning Leadership Award

Carol Kovak was celebrated by Assistance League of Sierra Foothills members for her leadership and kindness. Assistance League Sierra Foothills held its first Zoom meeting of the year Jan. 27, during which Carol Kovak, a well-deserving member who has held several leadership positions in the organization, was awarded the Anne Banning Leadership Award for her [...]

Albuquerque – Assistance League holds ‘drive-by’ food donation event

Albuquerque Assistance League’s volunteers help children and adults through community programs. They help the community by raising funds through their thrift shop, Shop on the Corner (furniture and higher-end clothing), and generous donations from individuals and businesses. Albuquerque Assistance League also holds fundraising events during the year to help do this. On February 28, Albuquerque Assistance […]

Inland North County – Assistance League donates $20,000 for food to Interfaith Community Services

From left, Veronica Blea, Interfaith’s director of Supportive Services, Diana Chambers, Assistance League of Inland North County’s president and Melinda Jarrell, the League’s VP of Resource Development. The nonprofit Escondido-based Assistance League of Inland North County donated $20,000 to Interfaith Community Services Food Pantry to help area families in need of food during the COVID-19 […]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League Helps Meet Needs For Local Families

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is pleased to report that the chapter delivered 400 additional $20 grocery gift cards in January to students and their families at six local elementary schools that had been receiving its monthly distribution of weekend food bags. The nonprofit knows this assistance helps some of the most disadvantaged in the […]

Chaves County – Assistance League prepares for increase in school needs

With the pending reopening of schools on the hybrid model, Assistance League of Chaves County anticipates an increase in referrals from area schools that have children in need of new clothes appropriate for their classrooms. Operation School Bell has remained well stocked with new clothing, hygiene kits, shoe vouchers, socks, underwear and books for children […]

Inland North County – Assistance League Donates Laptops to Ramona Unified School District

Assistance League of Inland North County donated 18 Chromebook laptops to Ramona Unified School District in late 2020. Pictured: ALINC President-elect Carole Comeau, district nurse Jackie Stiles, director of pupil services Eileen Highley, Operation School Bell Chairman Judy Davis, ALINC President Diana Chambers and Philanthropic Vice President Marolyn Miglin.

Coachella Valley – Desert volunteer group provides clothes to 300 valley school children in need

The lobby at the restaurant Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells was busy Tuesday morning, only not with hungry customers but rather people hungry to help. Assistance League Coachella Valley, a group of charitable volunteers, had set up a mini-assembly line as they filled bags with shoes, socks, underwear and shirts to give to students […]

Los Gatos-Saratoga – Assembles STEM kits for Students in the Campbell Union School District

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. The league was recently awarded a service medal by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian for its continuing efforts to keep students engaged in science and technology […]

Klamath Basin – Received a $4,000 donation from the Autzen Foundation

Assistance League of Klamath Basin received a $4,000 grant from the Autzen Foundation on Jan. 15 to assist in transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. Assistance League said the donation will be used for its primary philanthropic program, Operation School Bell®. The Klamath Falls chapter provides school-age children with clothing, supplies, […]

Bay Area – New Members Receive Mentoring from Fellow Members

Benjamin Franklin said it best, “Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I may remember.  Involve me and I learn.”  During National Mentoring Month, Assistance League of the Bay Area thanked their members who help new adult and Assisteens volunteers gain the tools needed to be successfully involved with the organization. During the new […]

Corvallis – Assistance League awarded Benton County Foundation Philanthropic Achievement Award

Assistance League Corvallis was recently awarded the Benton County Foundation Philanthropic Achievement Award for Outstanding Volunteer Organization of 2020. This is the second year the Foundation has presented the Philanthropic Achievement Awards to deserving individuals and groups in Benton County. This event showcases the hard work of our talented, generous community, and celebrates the people […]

Bend – Assistance League partners with Famous Footwear

Assistance League of Bend is providing shoes to students in need in Deschutes County through their Operation School Bell® Program. A partnership with Famous Footwear permitted them to purchase 850 gift cards at a discounted rate. These gift cards are being distributed through the Family Access Network advocates at each school. Students will be able to select […]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League Receives Grant From No Child Goes Hungry

Funds Will Be Used To Buy Grocery Gift Cards for Local Families Assistance League of Northern Virginia is grateful to have received a grant from No Child Goes Hungry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger. No Child Goes Hungry connects charitable organizations that work to reduce food insecurity on a local level with […]

Santa Barbara – Assistance League Finds Ways to Kick Covid-19 in the Patootie

Friendship Luncheon committee members baked and bagged 800 cookies for Food From the Heart.   Finds Ways to Kick Covid-19 in the Patootie The 350 dedicated members of the Assistance League of Santa Barbara, including its auxiliaries Las Aletas and Assisteens®, are not settling in armchairs during the Covid-19 Pandemic. They’ve managed to kick the […]

Kansas City – Senior Outreach

As part of Assistance League of Kansas City’s Senior Outreach Service program, members partnered with Northland Shepherd’s Center in Gladstone, MO to supply food to local senior citizens during the holiday season. Assistance League of Kansas City volunteers purchased and picked up food from ALDI Foods and assembled and distributed Blue Blizzard bags and White […]