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Los Altos – Receives Thanks in SSD Spring Flyer

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San Antonio – Provides Essential Service; Prepares to Reopen Thrift Shop

At Assistance League of San Antonio, member volunteers are busy preparing for the thrift shop reopening and the fall programs.  The sales from the Thrift House provide nearly half of the funding required to support our eight philanthropic programs aimed at transforming lives and strengthening our community.  We have missed our customers and look forward […]

Santa Clarita – Preparing for Reopening

Our resale store stands quietly waiting for our return. However, Assistance League member/volunteers are busy. Plans are being formulated for professional cleaning and sanitizing that will be completed before we reopen. Once we do have a reopening date, we will happily welcome back our customers at our front and back doors. Sanitizing will be ongoing […]

Temecula Valley – Benefits from Subaru Share the Love

During this period of caution and uncertainty, John Hine Temecula Subaru provided a welcome bright spot for Assistance League of Temecula Valley. On April 23, via a Zoom meeting, Bill Brumbaugh, vice president and general manager of John Hine Temecula Subaru, presented the 2019 Temecula Subaru “Share the Love” award of $50,000 to members of […]

Pueblo – Radio Interview Highlights Chapter

A local radio host interviewed two of members of Assistance League of Pueblo that covers their history, philanthropies, membership, Operation School Bell® and more. Listen here: pueblospodcast.com

Pueblo – Thrift Shop Reopens

The Bargain Box Thrift Store, 331. E. Fourth St., that uses its proceeds to help needy school children is set to reopen after a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The store will reopen its doors and welcome patrons back at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mary-Kay Peters, a spokesperson, said. Peters said spring and summer […]

Seattle – Care Packages for Families in Need

Carrie Slavin was helping with a project to get food to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop a nagging thought. Slavin, as part of Assistance League of Seattle, was working on the organization’s campaign to provide grocery gift cards, but she said, “It was bugging me for weeks: What else […]

Diablo Valley – Ebay Shop

This Peruvian etched gourd, signed by Claudio Soguil, is just one of many items sold on Ebay! The dedicated member volunteers of Assistance League of Diablo Valley remind their faithful shoppers and supporters that although their thrift shop remains closed, the ability to shop Ebay is up and running. The member volunteers are eager to […]

Amador Valley – Receives Pleasanton North Rotary Donation with Social Distancing

Neither snow nor rain nor Coronavirus can stop Pleasanton North Rotary from supporting local community services. Social distancing requirements on May 20 were not a barrier to Dave Pitcher, president-elect of Pleasanton North Rotary, as he presented a $5000 donation to Vicki Gordillo, president of the nonprofit Assistance League of Amador Valley. The funds will […]

Huntington Beach – Hands Out Free Books to Children

Westmont Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Academy was one of seven Ocean View School District campuses where kids received their ‘grab-and-go’ meals and each child was given a book provided by Assistance League of Huntington Beach. The meal distribution and book giveaway took place May 21st at Circle View, Harbour View, Lake View, Oak View, […]

Victor Valley – Operation School Bell Still Ringing

Assistance League of Victor Valley’s Operation School Bell® program had been completed for 2020 when Covid-19 became a reality. With 134 Target gift cards with a value of $100.00 each, Operation School Bell again partnered with the schools. This time extending the program to include food and essentials rather than limiting to clothing only. The […]

Diablo Valley – Hosts Annual Meeting via Zoom

On the second Wednesday of each month, more than 200 member volunteers of Assistance League of Diablo Valley attend a chapter regular meeting where they typically make decisions that affect the business of bylaws, budget approval, elections to office and hands-on philanthropic programs. However, on Wednesday, May 13, the price of gasoline, traffic reports, and […]

Wichita – Scholarships Awarded for 2020-21

Assistance League of Wichita presented scholarships to 15 Wichita seniors. This video names those students, their high schools, their colleges of choice (either Butler County Community College or WSU Tech), and their programs of study.  View the video below. ALW 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners  

Diablo Valley – Encourages Reading at Home

Member volunteers and students alike, “…Love to R.E.A.D!” In 2003, Assistance League of Diablo Valley launched the R.E.A.D. (Read, Enrich, Achieve, Discover) philanthropic program. After reading two books per visit during the months of October through May, member volunteers left the books in the classroom as donations, for a total of 14 new titles per […]

Inland North County – Delivers Bears to Palomar Hospital Emergency Room

The Hug-A-Bear Program from Assistance League of Inland North County last week delivered 80 cuddly teddy bears to the Palomar Hospital Emergency Room in Escondido. These soft bears provide comfort to children and seniors in crisis situations. Throughout the year, over 2,000 bears are distributed to police, fire departments, hospitals and the Humane Society. Pictured […]

the Columbia Pacific – Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser

It is 10 years ago this week that the Columbia River Bar Pilots helicopter dropped golf balls onto a green at the Astoria Golf & Country Club. Some 1,750 golf balls rained from the helicopter again this year for a fundraiser Saturday for Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific. Participants “bought” golf balls which were […]

Long Beach – Takes Thrift & Vintage Shops Virtual

Robin Bilogh pickups up her order from Tammy Kline at Assistance League of Long Beach in Retro Row Friday, May 8, 2020. Certain South Bay businesses opened their doors for curbside pickup delivery following an announcement on Wednesday, May 6, that the first round of retail and other businesses may reopen Friday with limited operations, […]

Kansas City – Still Helping, Always Caring

As businesses begin to reopen, a Northland nonprofit is still deciding when to open its store. Assistance League of Kansas City is mostly funded by The Resale Shop, a secondhand store in Gladstone. It’s had to close because of the pandemic, but the group is still helping people in need across the metro.  “Our mission […]

Visalia – Receives COVID-19 Funding through Sierra Grant Program

Bank of the Sierra announced Monday $33,500 was given to 13 nonprofits in the Central Valley during the first quarter. A Sierra Grant will support Assistance League of Visalia’s Operation School Bell® program. The organization provides clothing, backpacks with school supplies, hygiene kits, and books for home libraries to students. Operation School Bell is the […]

Phoenix – Reopens Valley Thrift Boutique

The store helps fund critical programs for families. One of those programs is Operation School Bell®. They give new shoes, pants, shirts and hygiene kits to thousands of children in Title One schools. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, they had to stop the program in March. Aimee Runyon, CEO of Assistance League of Phoenix, says […]

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 […]

Los Altos – Distributes Groceries to SSD Families

Rebecca Mathenia, a paraeducator for Vargas Elementary School in Sunnyvale, hands out groceries provided by Assistance League of Los Altos. As a regular supporter of the Sunnyvale School District, Assistance League of Los Altos planned to fund science camp scholarships for district students this year. The coronavirus rendered the camp impossible, but students and their […]

Diablo Valley – Celebrates Legacies of Volunteerism and Literacy

Celebrate the Legacies of Volunteerism and Literacy. Many members of Assistance League of Diablo Valley are grandparents, so when one shared the following concern, a marvelous event emerged: Books for children cover almost every topic imaginable, so why isn’t there one about youngsters volunteering? Fellow children’s literature enthusiasts collectively created a story, actually a poem, […]