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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 […]

Conejo Valley – Board Day Away

Every year the board gets together for a planned “Board Day Away” event. This year the board decided to do a philanthropy project as their board retreat. The board members prepared 50 hot dinners and 50 lunches for the local homeless and needy. The menu for dinner was lasagna, rolls with butter, a salad, and cookies. […]

Metro Columbus – You Make the Difference

Metro Columbus chapter received the “You Make the Difference” award from the Van Buren Center at their annual event, “Give Her Hope,” Nov. 3, 2022, at the Fieldhouse at the Understory, Columbus. This annual fundraiser, moderated by Monica Day, WCMH-TV personality, highlighted some of the people who have benefited from Van Buren. Assistance League of […]

Fresno – Super Saturday

Super Saturday is one of Operation School Bell’s projects in Fresno. It offers the students a chance to have educational and healthy fun in a safe environment at school. Please enjoy the video. https://youtu.be/N_8t4bWo8wc

Atlanta – Thrift Witch entry at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

What do Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Rosie the Riveter, Her Royal Majesty Anne Boleyn and now Dolly Parton have in common? They all have “starred” as the Atlanta Chapter’s “Thrift Witch” at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Each October, the Garden sponsors a Scarecrow in the Garden exhibit where businesses, civic groups and non-profits […]

Bend – Provides New Clothing to over 2,000 Students

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend, Oregon, provided new clothing to over 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. This back-to-school clothing campaign took place during 11 shopping days at two Walmart stores  in September and October. A make-up day is planned for mid-November. The high school and middle school students shopped for new clothes […]

Carlsbad – “Be Known For Something”

Finance Security Credit Union was honored to award The Assistance League of Carlsbad with one of our annual “Be Known For Something” checks! A big congratulations to this amazing organization; Operation School Bell, The Ducky Affair, and the Christmas Tree Auction are just a few of the impactful events they host within our community. These […]

Temecula – Clothes for Low-Income Students

Operation School Bell® is in the process of providing new clothes for identified low-income students (TK-12). Each student shops for clothing at a tax-free value of $125. At the September 1st ‘shopping event’ at Kohl’s in Murrieta, Assistance League earned $3,700 in Kohl’s Cash. Using the Kohl’s Cash, Assistance League immediately went shopping to fill requests […]

Metro Columbus – Ohio State Fair

To earn a little money for the chapter, Assistance League of Metro Columbus worked at the Ohio State Fair from July 27 through Aug. 7. The 12-person group was divided into pairs who worked both day and evening shifts of about six hours each. The purpose was two-fold: sell State Fair memorabilia (t-shirts, hats, pins, […]

Boise – St. Luke’s CARES

Announcing our recent 11th philanthropy in partnership with St. Luke’s CARES (Children At Risk Evaluation Services).

St. Louis – Award for Best Resale Shop

Assistance League of St. Louis is excited to announce that their resale store, Fantastic Finds, has won St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Award for Best Resale Shop in the area! The St. Louis community has recognized Fantastic Finds as having the best and most beautifully arranged merchandise in the St. Louis vicinity! Fantastic Finds’ success is […]

Newport Mesa – Scholarships to Local Students

Local nonprofit organization, Assistance League of Newport-Mesa, awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 9 local students.  For over eighty years now, Assistance League of Newport-Mesa has been transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. In June, the nonprofit announced that it awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 9 local students in the Newport-Mesa Unified […]