Veterans’ Baby Shower

  Assistance League of Reno-Sparks Veterans Outreach members participated in the annual Veterans Administration Sierra Nevada veterans’ baby shower structured as a drive-through in one of the VA Hospital’s parking lots.  The moms and dads drove through at 10-minute intervals and were able to stay in their cars, while Assistance League members showered their trunks […]

Operation School Bell Still at Work

Noted author Vince Gowman said, “You cannot make children learn. You can only provide them the right conditions for learning to happen.” Since its beginning, Operation School Bell® (OSB) has diligently worked to do just that through building self-esteem in the children it serves. Although large shopping events did not take place this year, OSB […]

Olympics of Giving – Donate Now

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks launched the 2021 Olympics of Giving campaign to support our kids in the 2021-22 school year. Companies can become Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors of our key programs to support our community. Sponsorship opportunities include donations for school spirit shirts, shopping for school clothes, scholarships, and library books.  

Read to ME Honored by Boys & Girls Club

Volunteer “grandmas” from Assistance League® of Reno-Sparks were honored by the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows for the volunteer work they do to help inspire the love of books among pre-school children. At their first ever virtual 2020 Appreciation Event, all of our Read to ME volunteers were given plaques in appreciation for […]

WCSD Libraries Benefit

What would our school libraries do without new books? Our Links to Learning program gave over $30,000 each of the last two years to purchase books for school libraries in Reno and Sparks.

Thousands of School Uniforms

Every year we supply school uniforms for over 8,000 students as part of our Operation School Bell® program. It’s a huge project, as each school has different requirements, logos, and sizes. But we are rewarded when we see how good the students look in their new shirts!

Points of Light Awards

We’re so proud to announce that Assistance League® of Reno-Sparks was the second-place finalist for the 2020 Nevada Governor’s Points of Light Awards.  Since 2001, these awards have celebrated the extraordinary volunteer efforts of Nevadans across the state.

Science Kits Provided to Local Schools

We participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce Alliance event  and found great interest in our Links to Learning with F.O.S.S. science kits for our local schools.  

Veterans Coat Drive

The 2019 Stand Down hosted 250 Homeless Veterans.  We coordinated with Somerset’s WWW and Regency’s Veterans Association and Ladies Group to collect and distribute coats, hand-knitted hats and rolling duffel/luggage bags. We again volunteered  to  distribute items and help out with food service. The 2020 Veterans Coat Drive is collecting warm coats during the month […]

Operation School Bell

Thanks to a $55,0000 grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation, Operation School Bell provided each of 3,000 Washoe County students with a new polo shirt and sweatshirt. The uniform items were distributed to students at Nancy Gomes,  Agnes Risley, Kate Smith, Robert Mitchell, Sun Valley and Lemmon Valley Elementary Schools in early February.