Operation School Bell®
We clothed 1675 low-income students from local elementary schools.
Very Important Performers
We honored 42 local middle school students who made a concerted effort to improve at school.
Craft Fair Gift Shop
We returned over $41,000 to 270 senior artisans who showcased their unique artistic talents at our local gift shop!
We comforted 1,250 deserving children in distress with huggable bears!
Here’s all we did in 2016-2017…
PROGRAMS AND OUTREACH
The Operation School Bell® program served 1,675 children representing 16 schools from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). Since 1990, our chapter has served over 22,175 students!
Assistance League Flintridge continued to partner with us on the Operation School Bell program by supplying hygiene kits, Payless Shoe vouchers, and volunteers for fittings with the students.
The Bear Hugs program distributed 1,250 teddy bears to comfort traumatized children.
Craft Fair Gift Shop returned over $41,000 to 270 exhibitors.
The Assault Survivor Kits® program continued to serve the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center.
At luncheons in February and May, the Very Important Performers program recognized 42 middle school students from PUSD’s seven middle schools. This program has honored 315 students since 2010.
The SNAP program has been approved by Assistance League
CELEBRATIONS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Assistance League of Pasadena concluded a year-long celebration commemorating its 75th Anniversary with a champagne brunch at The Valley Hunt Club on December 6. Guest speaker was Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek. At the celebration, we also honored Karen Morrison with the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award, which is bestowed periodically to devoted, less visible members in the spirit of Ada Edwards Laughlin, Co-Founder of Assistance League of Southern California.
Eight Past Presidents attended the Past Presidents’ Breakfast meeting on February 27.
Guest speaker Julianne Reynoso, Assistant Superintendent PUSD Elementary Education, addressed the membership at the April 24 Regular Meeting.
Assistance League of Pasadena hosted a networking event for Assistance League’s Southern California Region, with 23 chapters in attendance.
In September 2016, three members attended the National Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Members and Community Volunteers contributed approximately 17,200 volunteer hours. At $24.00/hr that’s equal to $412.800!
Seven new and talented members joined ALP this year. Chapter membership now totals 73 Voting, 5 Associate, and 79 Sustaining members.
ALP maintains the Gold Medallion on GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
The Social Committee coordinated fun social events for members: an afternoon at the Showcase House and a performance of Man of La Mancha at A Noise Within’s theatre in Pasadena.
The email marketing databases continued to grow with 883 customer email addresses for Treasure Fair and 433 customers for Craft Fair.
ALP served as a voting location for the November federal election and the Pasadena municipal election and run-off.
Members were publicly recognized during National Volunteer Month with a Thank You ad in the Outlook
Sales at Treasure Fair, the major source of funding for philanthropic programs, set a record at $189,113 for the year.
Members and friends contributed over $51,181 to the 2016-2017 Annual Appeal.
Grants of $21,000 for the Operation School Bell program were received from the Green Foundation, Vons Foundation and Pasadena Host Lions Club’s Memorial Trust Fund. We also received a $10,000 matching grant from Carmax.