Assisteens® Auxiliary is a coed group of middle and high school students.  Each teen dedicates at least 30 hours per year volunteering on philanthropic programs, leading committees, and fundraising to support their programs.  Assisteens gain job experience working in the Thrift Shop on Saturdays, and develop leadership and teamwork skills through committee activities and projects.

Meetings

Assisteens have a monthly dinner and business meeting, led by the Assisteens Chairman and the Governing Body. Birthdays are celebrated, and guest speakers may be invited.  Meetings are generally on the second Monday of the month at the Assistance League of Orange Chapter House, 124 S. Orange Street, September to May. Philanthropic activities happen before and after the meeting.

How to Join

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

2022-2023 Governing Body

CHAIRMAN

     Simone Bilodeau

1st VICE CHAIRMAN, MEMBERSHIP

     Caitlin O’Dea

2nd VICE CHAIRMAN, PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

     Alaiya Garcia

3rd VICE CHAIRMAN, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

    Kaitlyn Sawyer

RECORDING SECRETARY

     Lilly Kauffman

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

    Michelle Bae

TREASURER

     Sarah Kin

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS CHAIRMAN

    Jasmine Huyhn

THRIFT SHOP CHAIRMAN

     Cooper Jarrell

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

     Gabby Paonesssa

NEW MEMBER TRAINERS

     Raegan Schlueter, Sam Malo, Tatum Bailey

The Assisteens Governing Body leads the auxiliary, uses Roberts Rules of Order for business meetings, and votes on actions and budgets. This year’s theme is “Aspire to Inspire.”

Philanthropies

Throughout the year, Assisteens have the opportunity to plan, lead and execute activities that benefit the greater Orange community where they:

  Assemble  school clothing and supplies for students benefiting from Operation School Bell®

  Write letters of encouragement to other teens in need of some “sunshine”

  Help children shop for new clothing to wear to school at SkyView School for children without homes

  Visit with residents of Kirkwood Assisted Living and engage them in activities

  Organize activities for children at Orangewood Children and Family Center and House of Hope

  Make dinner for Ronald McDonald families, who have a child in treatment at CHOC

  Support the community-wide Treats in the Street Halloween event

  Prepare gift basket donations for the Orange Senior Center at Thanksgiving

  Plan an evening of fun at Miracle Manor, home to families with a child facing a life-threatening illness, tidy up the outdoor areas and play games with the children in residence

  Honor the military by sending candy and handmade Valentines cards for veterans

Ronald McDonald House

Miracles for Kids

Fundraising

Assisteens raise funds by working in the Thrift Shop and staffing a booth at the Orange International Street Fair. Assisteens also work directly with the Orange Blossoms at the Taste of Orange and with Chapter members at Boutique Noël and Embrace Orange fundraisers.

International Street Fair

Thrift Shop

Medallion

Graduating seniors who have completed their required hours of service to the community, and successfully completed the Assisteens Program are honored at the spring Medallion event, where they are formally recognized by Assistance League of Orange, family and friends.

2022 Medallion Graduating Seniors