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Volunteering is Fundamental

Twelve year old Annie knows when it’s time to go to school. Every other Tuesday the Maltese mix therapy dog and her owner, Assistance League member Barbara Swartz, join a classroom of 11- and 12-year-old students at Olive Elementary for 90 minutes. Barbara volunteers in the HALOS reading program, which stands for Helping a Little […]

Thrift Shopping at its Best!

Assistance League of Orange’s Now & Again Thrift Shop is located at 20 Plaza. Store hours are Tues-Fri, 10-3 and Saturday, 10-4.  All proceeds from the Thrift Shop fund our philanthropies. Donations are always welcome!

Sue Drobish – Ada Edwards Laughlin Awardee

Congratulations, Sue! Villa Park resident Sue Drobish was awarded the prestigious Ada Edwards Laughlin Award at Assistance League of Orange’s annual meeting and installation. Sue was honored for her 35 years of active community service, and her continued efforts in on-going philanthropic projects, fundraising and special events. Sue is always ready to help when called upon, […]

5-Day Craft Boutique Returns to Old Towne Orange

Assistance League of Orange’s Boutique Noël is back for its 24th year on October 19-23 in Old Towne Orange at 124 S. Orange Street. The show features over 20 local vendors of everything from home décor and edible treats to one-of-kind crafts, jewelry and clothing. Admission is free, and proceeds directly benefit philanthropic programs serving […]

Make A Difference Day

During the month of October Assistance League invites residents to Make A Difference by donating new books for the reading enjoyment of children (K-12 levels). This year’s event, which culminates on Saturday, October 22, is projected to bring the 5-year total of books collected and distributed by Assistance League chapters nationally to 500,000! Assistance League […]

New Board of Directors Installed

On June 1, using the theme of “We Can Do It!,” Mary Beth Martin led the installation of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

Chipping in for Children

Friday, September 30, 2016 “Here’s the Deal”– We kick off this year of fundraising with our 13th annual Chipping In for Children event. So, put your game face on and join us for this fun-filled evening of Texas Hold’em Poker at our Chapter House. Enjoy food, drinks, opportunity drawings and cash prizes to the top […]

Boutique Noël

It is time once again for Assistance League of Orange to host one of Orange’s favorite Old Towne events! The 24th Annual Boutique Noël opens Wednesday, October 19 and runs through Sunday, October 23. We have 22 fabulous new and returning vendors bringing us an excellent variety of great products. There is something for everyone! […]

Scholarship Applications – Apply Now

An annual tradition at Assistance League of Orange since 1948 is to honor local high school seniors with scholarships for college. Last year over $26,000 was awarded to 19 students from across the Orange Unified School District high schools. The scholarships are awarded based on students’ community service, academic achievement, financial need, leadership, and positive […]

Assistance League Collaborates on Holiday Cheer

Members of Assistance League of Orange partnered with other community groups to make the holidays a bit merrier in Orange. For the second year in a row Assistance League was selected as the designated charity for the annual toy drive at Cal Raceway. Since 2010 Charlie and Angie Barnes have run radio-controlled car races at […]

Come Fly With Me – To Embrace Orange

Come Fly with Me is the theme of the annual Embrace Orange fundraiser set for Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach’s only waterfront resort. Starting at 4:00 p.m., guests will enjoy appetizers during the silent auction cocktail hour, musical entertainment celebrating the Fantastic Fifties, a three-course dinner, dancing and a […]

Janet Cairney – Ada Edwards Laughlin Award Recipient

Janet Cairney was given the 2017 Ada Edwards Laughlin Award for the Orange Chapter on September 8, 2017 at the monthly membership meeting. Named for one of the co-founders of National Assistance League, this award recognizes a Chapter member who is always ready to help when called upon, serves behind the scenes and is a great asset […]

Boutique Noël 2017

It’s the Silver Anniversary of Boutique Noël!  To celebrate its 25th year raising awareness and support for Assistance League of Orange, this year’s show will feature special theme days and door prizes.  Approximately two dozen craft vendors from the local area will offer unique merchandise for sale as our Chapter House is transformed into a […]

Margaret Greinke first to receive Community Circle Award

Assistance League of Orange will present local businesswoman and philanthropist Margaret Ann Brennan Greinke with the Community Circle Award on March 11, 2018 at its Embrace Orange Gala in Newport Beach. The award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the core values of Assistance League of Orange. Chapter President Laura Farr remarked, “Margaret is a most […]

New Board Flying Far on Wings of Change

A new leadership team at Assistance League of Orange has begun the philanthropic year on a theme of “Fly Far on Wings of Change.” President Laura Farr feels that, “Change is essential to growth and relevancy for any organization and we must constantly evaluate and make changes as necessary to promote new membership, ideas, and […]

14th Annual Chipping In for Children

Members and friends of Assistance League of Orange gathered on October 6 for the 14th annual Chipping In for Children poker tournament, raising over $4000 to benefit the Assistance League’s Dental Health Center.  The facility provides over 900 appointments per year, and recently added longer hours on Wednesdays to accommodate new and returning patients. Local […]

Boutique Noël Just Around the Corner

Assistance League of Orange announces the return of Boutique Noël October 17-20!  We invite you to put new meaning into your holiday shopping.  When you Shop with Purpose at Boutique Noël, a portion of each sale helps fund our philanthropic programs that benefit children and families in need in our community.  For four days, our […]

Helping Others Help Themselves

. . . is a Win-Win for All! Assistance League of Orange is thrilled to announce our sponsorship of a job rehabilitation program in association with Integrated Resources Institute. By mastering tasks behind the scenes and in our Thrift Shop, developmentally challenged adults may gain retail experience and skills they can use as a means […]

There’s No Place Like Home

“There’s No Place Like Home” was the theme for the installation of the 2018-19 Assistance League of Orange officers. Left to right: Leslie Sorrells, Treasurer; Melodee Fahy, 2nd VP Philanthropic Programs; Barbara Swartz, Chapter Center Chair; Angela Fasbender, 3rd  VP Resource Development; Carolyn Seeley, President; Cheryl Scudday, President-Elect; Karen Godwin, Liaison to Orange Blossoms Auxiliary; Sue […]

Bolton Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Handle with Care Program

Assistance League of Orange has received a $10,000 grant from the Bolton Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Pasadena-based insurance broker Bolton & Company. The award will support the Chapter’s Handle with Care program, which provides fully stocked diaper bags to families in need with preterm babies being discharged from the UCI Neonatal ICU. League […]

Spirit of Volunteerism Awards: Mary Beth Martin Honored

Assistance League of Orange honored past President Mary Beth Martin (2016-2017) at the 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards on April 26 at the Disneyland Hotel. This was the 40th Anniversary of the Awards, which are presented by OneOC. Energy, passion, and compassion are just a few of the traits and strengths that Mary Beth has […]

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Sue Drobish – Ada Edwards Laughlin Awardee

Congratulations, Sue! Villa Park resident Sue Drobish was awarded the prestigious Ada Edwards Laughlin Award at Assistance League of Orange’s annual meeting and installation. Sue was honored for her 35 years of active community service, and her continued efforts in on-going philanthropic projects, fundraising and special events. Sue is always ready to help when called upon, […]

Chipping in for Children

Friday, September 30, 2016 “Here’s the Deal”– We kick off this year of fundraising with our 13th annual Chipping In for Children event. So, put your game face on and join us for this fun-filled evening of Texas Hold’em Poker at our Chapter House. Enjoy food, drinks, opportunity drawings and cash prizes to the top […]

Make A Difference Day

During the month of October Assistance League invites residents to Make A Difference by donating new books for the reading enjoyment of children (K-12 levels). This year’s event, which culminates on Saturday, October 22, is projected to bring the 5-year total of books collected and distributed by Assistance League chapters nationally to 500,000! Assistance League […]

5-Day Craft Boutique Returns to Old Towne Orange

Assistance League of Orange’s Boutique Noël is back for its 24th year on October 19-23 in Old Towne Orange at 124 S. Orange Street. The show features over 20 local vendors of everything from home décor and edible treats to one-of-kind crafts, jewelry and clothing. Admission is free, and proceeds directly benefit philanthropic programs serving […]

Boutique Noël

It is time once again for Assistance League of Orange to host one of Orange’s favorite Old Towne events! The 24th Annual Boutique Noël opens Wednesday, October 19 and runs through Sunday, October 23. We have 22 fabulous new and returning vendors bringing us an excellent variety of great products. There is something for everyone! […]

Thrift Shopping at its Best!

Assistance League of Orange’s Now & Again Thrift Shop is located at 20 Plaza. Store hours are Tues-Fri, 10-3 and Saturday, 10-4.  All proceeds from the Thrift Shop fund our philanthropies. Donations are always welcome!