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Fresno – Assistance League working with Clovis Rotary

An Assisteen thank you to the Covis Rotary for their donation and an explanation of where the funds were used. https://youtu.be/VOJCL4626vo

Minneapolis/St. Paul – New Coats for Homeless Students

Project REACH, a program of the St Paul Public Schools, provides services for all students and their families experiencing homelessness, as well as those students who have been placed in foster care. Over 700 students are enrolled in this program to date. Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul became aware of the need for winter coats [...]

Bay Area – RESUPPLY A NEW OPTION FOR RESALE SHOP DONATIONS

ReSupply, a Veteran-founded organization, began on a military base in Georgia as a way for military families to donate gently used goods to nonprofit thrift stores when faced with quick relocations. The concept has expanded to include offering this service to the general population. ReSupply’s fleet is led by former Special Forces Logisticians who have [...]

Boise – Assistance League awarded 2021 top nonprofit

Assistance League of Boise has been awarded 2021 top-rated nonprofit organization status. It’s an award bestowed upon us by the community, and we’re proud to say that we’ve been honored for the first time this year by our peers and community. This status helps bring even more credibility to our organization, which in turn helps [...]

Northern Virginia – Holiday Luncheon

Members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia gathered recently for a combination December meeting and holiday luncheon. The food was marvelous, the décor was exquisite and all was more memorable because of the warmth of good friends getting together. Our members also enjoyed hearing about the effects of our programs from our guest speaker, Mary [...]

Bellingham – The Essence of Christmas

It’s Christmas Season 2021 and the pandemic’s shadow has lifted enough to allow Assistance League of Bellingham to approach nine Whatcom County and Bellingham care centers with good cheer and carefully chosen gifts for those without family or friends. It is a season that provokes a multitude of emotions for people, comforting for some and [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League hosted a reception for the residents of Dunbarton

Members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia hosted a reception for the residents of Dunbarton, in Bristow, Va., to thank them for our long-standing partnership. For many years, the skilled craftspeople who are part of the Dunbarton Hugs Team have provided us with gorgeous Hugs pillows that we donated to a local clinic to comfort [...]

St. Louis – Assistance League Partners with West County Barnes & Noble

Assistance League of St. Louis' Books from Friends Partners with West County Barnes & Noble for Annual Holiday Book Fair On November 13, volunteer members of Assistance League of St. Louis' Books from Friends program and West County Barnes & Noble celebrated a great tradition, working together at their day-long Holiday Book Fair. This year's [...]

Bay Area – LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNERS WITH ASSISTANCE LEAGUE

“When you give, God gives you double,” says Raquel Minori, owner of Mama Bella’s Salon in Seabrook, TX, and recent donor to Assistance League of the Bay Area. Minori heard about Assistance League from several clients and made time to visit the resale shop to find out more. Not only did she purchase a few [...]

Montgomery County – Assistance League receives donation from Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals

Many thanks to our friends at the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals for their generous contribution to Assistance League. We were honored to be the recipients of a $500 check from their annual fund-raising event. Chairman of the event was Leslie McGaha, seen here with Assistance League's Phyllis Weisbrook, and [...]

North Coast – Assistance League Footsteps program provides shoes to Elementary students

The Footsteps Program has been in high gear this Fall and as a result over one thousand students in 16 elementary schools in Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista are walking with new tennis shoes and socks. They also received special Health Kits with items that included: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, comb and a facecloth. Over [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League ACTION!Week

Assistance League of Northern Virginia plans to provide ‘Bedtime Hugs’ packages to Pre-K and Kindergarten students as part of our Action Week campaign in February 2022.  Each Bedtime Hug package will include a small hand-made pillow, a Beanie Baby, toothpaste & toothbrush, and a copy of The Hug Book, by local author Sue Fliess.  We plan to [...]

Albuquerque – Assistance League Thrift Shop is a Winner!

Best of the City 2021 by Albuquerque The Magazine Best Bargain Duds Best Second-Hand Store Every year, Albuquerque The Magazine, takes votes in 306 categories from its readers and compiles them into a double issue that becomes the Best of the City and serves as the guide to the best of everything in Albuquerque, New [...]

Indianapolis – Assistance League It takes a village

It takes a village and for 37 years, Assistance League of Indianapolis has been a part of that village. Helping Hoosier students in kindergarten through fifth grade get the clothes and shoes they need for school. Assistance League’s Operation School Bell® program has three division, Appeal, Shoes and Beyond the Bell At the beginning of [...]

Santa Barbara – Assistance League Carols for Hillside

It’s the connections we have with faith, family, and friends that stand out at this time of year. It’s our true gift of the season. And Assistance League of Santa Barbara is connected to Hillside, a residential home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, not only by proximity (it shares the property) but by [...]

Santa Barbara – Assistance League Bakes 1200 Cookies for Food From the Heart

“It’s in the bag,” said 25 members of the Assistance League of Santa Barbara as they baked, bagged and delivered 1200 cookies to the local non-profit Food From The Heart. The cookies will be added to their much-needed meals brought to those in our community who are dealing with major illnesses, surgeries, or failing health [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League Fundraiser, Book Fair and Clothing Delivery Success

Fundraiser at Topgolf Members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia are thrilled that our first-ever fundraiser at Topgolf was a huge success.  The 74 attendees enjoyed a glorious November day of golfing, after fortifying themselves with a tasty lunch.  Some chose to practice their drives and chip shots, while others played simulated golf games on [...]

Assistance League Blue Portal gift shop – Albuquerque

“You can’t buy any of this on Amazon!” exclaimed one of our patrons of The Blue Portal gift shop in Albuquerque’s Old Town. The Blue Portal, one of Assistance League of Albuquerque’s philanthropic programs, has been helping senior citizen artisans supplement their income since 1978. Because the building that houses the Blue Portal is owned [...]

St. Louis – Assistance League Members in Costume Join Chesterfield Regional Chamber of Commerce for its 20th Annual Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run

On Saturday, October 23, more than 30 members of Assistance League of St. Louis participated for the first time in the 20th Annual Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run held by the Chesterfield Regional Chamber of Commerce. Assistance League was grateful to be chosen as a nonprofit to receive a portion of this year's registration fees to [...]

Montgomery County – The good news keeps on coming for Assistance League

A check for $15,406.00 was presented to Assistance League Montgomery County from Market Street and their Change for Charity program. The change patrons put in parking meters in this upscale retail district is all donated to a charity. We are honored to be selected as the nonprofit beneficiary for this annual event. An additional $2,025 [...]

Reno-Sparks – Assistance League Trunk or Treaters Share the Joy

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks decorated their trunks and got into costume to spread the joy to homeless and foster children at Kids Kottage. This annual event is so much fun, both for the kids and our members. Kids Kottage provides temporary care for Washoe County’s abused and neglected children until they can safely be returned [...]

Sierra Foothills – Assistance League Helps Caldor Fire Victims

Many of the Caldor fire victims are people known to Assistance League members. The California Fire Department had all neighborhoods and roads blocked, and everyone had to evacuate making it impossible to get life essentials in the victims' hands. When the chapter members heard firsthand how long it was going to take these victims to [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League Charity Bingo Night REvisited

TextAnother contingent of competitive members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia faced off in a second night of Bingo for Charity at Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling. Our chapter had been selected by Eye of the Heart (EOTH) as the charity to receive the proceeds from two Tuesday night bingo games in October that featured [...]

Northern Virginia – Assistance League assembles clothing bundles for schools

Eleven Assistance League volunteers gathered recently at a member’s home to assemble bundles of new clothing items for the schools we serve. Our members are excellent shoppers with keen eyes for bargains who had assembled a wide and colorful variety of shirts for boys and girls, as well as winter jackets. These items were paired [...]