About Us

Assistance League of Orange is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in the Orange community.  Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.

Since its charter in 1941, Assistance League of Orange member volunteers have consistently provided quality service to the Orange area.  During the 2018-2019 year, nearly 350 members contributed over 38,000 hours to serve nearly 23,000 children and adults in our community.

Attempting to meet previously underserved needs, Assistance League of Orange supports 20 philanthropic programs.  These programs provide services to every age range in the community.

The Thrift Shop is our main source of funding.  The shop is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers.  Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible.

Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

Assistance League of Orange is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian services to those in need within the community of Orange.

VISION

Offer a meaningful way for people of all ages to serve the community of Orange.

CORE VALUES

Respect – Appreciation and consideration for others
Integrity – Honest and ethical communication and action
Compassion – Empathy, understanding and patience with others
Commitment – Being responsible, reliable and accountable
Service – Actions that are caring, sharing and giving

Annual Report and Financials

Assistance League of Orange in Action

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

Assistance League of Orange 2019-2020 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

     Cheryl Scudday

PRESIDENT-ELECT

     Norma Hockensmith

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

     Karen O’Keefe

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPICS

     Melodee Fahy

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

     Rita Wade

TREASURER

     Laura Farr

SECRETARY

     Anita Kantak

CHAPTER CENTER CHAIRMAN

     Barbara Swartz

CHAPTER LIAISON TO ASSISTEENS

     Sandy Warne

CHAPTER LIAISON TO ORANGE BLOSSOMS

     Karen Goodwin

PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN

     Andie Mills

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIRMAN

     Catherine Rose

Assistance League of Orange 2019-2020 Advisory Council

Zelda Benson
Managing Director- Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Tom Daley
President, Volt,  Retired

Mike Escobedo
Publisher, Plaza Review

Laurel Peniche Gartman
Lawyer, Law Offices of Laurel Peniche Gartman

Dr. Nooshin Kateb, D.D.S.
Dentist

Gary Remland
Owner & President, Remland Insurance Services Inc.

Brock Wagner
Deputy Superintendent, Retired, Tustin Unified School District

The Honorable Mark Murphy, Honorary Member
Mayor, Orange

The Honorable Tita Smith
Emeritus Member, Orange