Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

Elementary students (kindergarten through fifth grade) are given new school uniforms including socks and underwear. They also receive a shoe voucher, jacket, personal care kit, school supplies, and a new book. Members deliver the bags to the children at each school – the smiles say it all.

Very Important Performers

Each semester, Very Important Performers honors local middle school students who have shown dramatic improvements in academics, attendance, and behavior, or have made a positive difference in their school environment.  We treat these students to a luncheon and awards ceremony at our facility.  School officials and family members also join in these celebrations.

Craft Fair Gift Shop

This unique consignment gift shop showcases the hand-crafted goods of seniors and might be the best kept secret in Pasadena.  People in the know shop here for the extensive collection of artwork in various mediums, jewelry, ceramics, toys, quilts, knitted and crocheted items for children and adults, baby gifts, home décor, holiday decorations, and more.

Bear Hugs

We provide huggable teddy bears to local kids who have been neglected, abused or otherwise traumatized.  We deliver these adorable bears to firefighters, social workers, and local hospitals and agencies to comfort and soothe distressed children.

Assault Survivor Kits®

Assault Survivor Kits helps restore dignity to assault victims by furnishing them with clothing and personal care items when law enforcement retains their clothing for evidence.  It is our hope that this act of kindness will comfort them.

Assistance League SNAP!

SNAP! (Serving Neighbors Around Pasadena) is our newest program.  It is designed to give our volunteers the flexibility they need to quickly respond to community needs as they arise on a one-time-only basis.

School Supplies for Success

Our School Supplies for Success program provides much needed school supply packs to underserved students at the local middle and high schools.

2020-2021 Statistics


thousand dollars returned to the greater Pasadena community


thousand people served in the greater Pasadena community


thousand hours volunteered in 2018-2019 to help our community

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Treasure Fair Thrift Shop Accepting Donations

We are accepting donations.  Donations are accepted Wednesday – Saturday from 11AM-2 PM. Please go to the TREASURE FAIR page for further info.

Treasure Fair Thrift Shop is open!

We are very happy to announce that Treasure Fair Thrift Shop is open for business. Our current hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00 PM. 3239 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA, 626-449-3326.

Assistance League wants You!

We are always scouting for volunteers who want to roll up their sleeves and get some real work done for our community. Are you looking for a worthwhile opportunity? If yes, please call our office at 626-449-2068 or email us at Looking forward to hearing from you!

Craft Fair Gift Shop is Open!

We’re back and better than ever, with lots of amazing hand-crafted items. Looking for Valentine’s and St. Patrick Day gifts? We have just the right gift for you. Craft Fair is located at 820 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA. Questions? 626-795-4991. Hours of operation are Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 to 4:00 PM.


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Treasure Fair Thrift Shop

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Craft Fair Gift Shop

Shop our magical artisan shop and support our senior exhibitors!