Assisteens® Auxiliary is comprised of middle and high school students.  Each teen dedicates at least 30 hours per year toward philanthropic programs, working in our Thrift Shop and helping with fundraising to support their programs. Meetings are normally held on the second Monday evening of the month and philanthropic programs are conducted before and after the meeting.  Assisteens gain job experience working in the Thrift Shop and develop leadership and teamwork skills through committee activity.

Meetings

Assisteens from schools throughout the area meet for a monthly dinner and business meeting, led by the Assisteens Chairman and the Governing Body. Birthdays are celebrated, and guest speakers may be invited.  Assisteens meet on the second Monday of the month at the Assistance League of Orange Chapter House, 124 S. Orange Street, September to May.

How to Join

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

2017-2018 Governing Body

CHAIRMAN

     Sarah Crowe

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP & HOURS

     Abigail Mills

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPIC EVENTS

     Sophia Kouri

THIRD VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

     Lauren McCandless

RECORDING SECRETARY

     Vanessa Orrin

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

     Kynsee McDermott

TREASURER

     Jamie Lee

PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN

     Lauren Argento & Edith Noyes

THRIFT SHOP CHAIRMAN

     Tori Lanzone

NEWSLETTER

     Nicole Sarkaria

NEW MEMBER TRAINER

     Scotty Zimmerman & Paige DeFrancisco

The Assisteens Governing Body sets the agenda, uses Roberts Rules of Order for business meetings, and votes on actions and budgets. There is also an opportunity to meet with Assisteens from other chapters at an annual national conference.

Philanthropies

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

  Help dress elementary students for Operation School Bell®

  Stuff hygiene items and school supplies into backpacks for Operation School Bell students

  Teach students about proper dental hygiene through America Smiles Tooth Fairy

  Collect books for disadvantaged students on Make A Difference Day

  Visit and engage in activities with seniors

  Visit and engage in activities with children at Orangewood Children and Family Center

  Visit and engage in activities with children at House of Hope

  Make dinner for Ronald McDonald families

  Support the community-wide Treats in the Street Halloween event

  Prepare food donations for seniors at Thanksgiving

  Assist foster children who are aging out of the foster care system with kitchen-related holiday gifts

  Dress and provide haircuts and shoes for motel children

  Assist in honoring the military by supplying packages from “home”.

Make A Difference Day

Treats in the Streets

Fundraising

Assisteens raise funds for their philanthropic endeavors by working in the Thrift Shop and staffing a booth at the Orange International Street Fair. An integral part of the organization, 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

Boutique Noël

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.

2017 Medallion Graduating Seniors