2019-2020 News&Events

We are a busy, busy group. Take a look at our recent community events and chapter activities.


Our Programs

These are but a few of the small miracles we make happen throughout any given year. Please help us continue our charitable giving by donating today.  This year’s campaign is focusing on purchasing computers for distance learning in Washoe County Schools.  Thank you for your support!

Want to Volunteer?

Become a member! Join an incredible group of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Washoe County.  Inquire about the next opportunity during the CoVid crisis.

Visit Our Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop is our primary source of funding for our philanthropic programs.  We are proud of our reputation as one of the best and friendliest thrift shops in the city of Reno.  Our members work hard to make sure the merchandise is always of good quality, clean, and fairly priced.

Covid Concerns

 Protection is our #1 Concern
Our volunteers are looking forward to getting their vaccines.  We are anxious to re-open our shops when it is safe for you and us. Check back this spring.

We are temporarily CLOSED and not taking donations at this time.

Senior Sampler

The Senior Sampler program affords community senior crafters, 60 years old and over, with a venue in which their handcrafted items are displayed and sold.  100% of proceeds are returned to the senior crafter.

Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell ®

Elementary and middle-school students shop for brand-new clothing.  They all leave with a huge bag of new clothes, wide grins and a renewed sense of confidence.

Food Pantry

Qualified seniors are given supplemental bags of food each month.


Provides grooming kits to Operation School Bell, Food Pantry, and Students in Transition recipients as requested by those committees.

Links to Learning

Supplies monetary awards to educators in Washoe County School District for classroom materials.

Assault Survivor Kits®

Kits are given to victims of sexual assault.

Read to ME

Volunteers read weekly to preschool and kindergarten children. Assistance League of Reno-Sparks works in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Washoe County School District.


The program’s primary function is to enable the Thrift Shop to distribute goods that it are not able to used. These goods are usable by other nonprofits. This program is the “green arm” of Assistance League.

Senior Sampler

Sells items crafted by local seniors on consignment.

Students in Transition

Provides, to selected high-school students, clothing; school fees; caps and gowns; and scholarships for workforce-certification programs.

Veterans Outreach

Provides veterans with needed supplies.

We Care

Provides services and supplies to children in the transitional group home, Kids Kottage.

Annual Statistics


thousand dollars returned to Washoe County


thousand people served in Washoe County


thousand hours volunteered