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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

Seniors are given bags of food every month.

Grooming Kits

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

Links to Learning

Supplies monetary awards to educators in Washoe County School District.

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.

Re-Share

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

Senior Sampler

Sells handcrafted items on consignment for area seniors.

Students in Transition

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

The Kids on the Block™

Performs puppet programs on social issues for elementary students.

Veterans Outreach

Provides veterans with needed supplies.

We Care

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

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2015-16 Statistics

$950

thousand dollars returned to Washoe County

23

thousand people served in Washoe County

51.6

thousand hours volunteered

Accepting Applications for Volunteers

Become a member! Join an incredible group of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Washoe County.
Assistance League of Reno-Sparks is now welcoming new members at any time.

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.

Shop Information

Address:

1701 Vassar Street
Reno, Nevada 89502

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Sundays and Holidays

Call:  (775) 329-6658

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