Buy a Coat for a Veteran

During the week of March 8-12, 2022, Assistance League is having a coat drive for homeless and home-bound men and women veterans. It’s easy – you can buy a gently used coat for $5-$10 in the Thrift Shop, and Assistance League will see that it goes to a veteran. We will even provide a donation […]

We Love Our Reading Grandmas

We love our Reading Grandmas, and the children love them, too. They read to 2-5-year-old children, often one-on-one, to instill the love of reading and books at a young age. Assistance League also gives the children books to take home and share with their families. Our Read to ME program helps ensure the success of […]

All Students at Echo Loder Elementary School Get New Books to Take Home

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks celebrated the start of Nevada Reading Week and Assistance League’s Action Week by providing new books so every student at Echo Loder Elementary School could pick one to take home.  We loved watching the joy in their faces as they made their selections. We also provided bookmarks and stickers to celebrate […]

Clothing Afghan Refugee Families in Reno, Sparks and Carson City

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks is helping clothe new Afghan refugee families who recently were relocated to Reno, Sparks and Carson City. All families were transported to the Reno Target store last Wednesday afternoon by the Northern Nevada International Center. At Target, all children from grades Pre-K through 12 were able to select brand new clothing […]

Happy Halloween from Assistance League Trunk or Treaters

Assistance League members decorated their trunks and got into costume to spread joy to homeless and foster children at Kids Kottage. This annual event is so much fun, both for the kids and our members! Kids Kottage provides temporary care for Washoe County’s abused and neglected children until they can safely be returned to their […]

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks Named 2021 Top Nonprofit

Assistance League® of Reno-Sparks won a 2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit  award by the GreatNonprofits organization. The listing is available online at https://greatnonprofits.org/org/assistance-league-of-reno-sparks. “Making the GreatNonprofit list helps Assistance League of Reno-Sparks get visibility, trust and recognition,” stated Assistance League president Ellen Fockler. “It is promoted to donors on the GreatNonprofits website, which is often used by […]

Clothing Almost 2,000 Deserving School Children

Assistance League® of Reno-Sparks is conducting its annual Operation School Bell® program to clothe deserving Washoe County school children with brand new clothing. This fall, almost 2,000 students from 48 local schools will be invited to attend Operation School Bell shopping events at local Target and Walmart stores. Eighteen shopping events are scheduled in September […]

Putting Together Essentials Kits for Fall

How could we ever put together thousands of Essentials Kits without ITS Logistics and Reno Storm? ITS Logistics donated the truck and driver, Bob, to bring boxes of toiletries to Assistance League last Friday. Members of the Reno Storm semi-pro football team helped Assistance League volunteers unload pallets of grooming supplies. Today we assembled Essential […]

Helping Dixie Fire Victims

Assistance League® of Reno-Sparks is helping Dixie fire victims. At first, we donated gently used clothing, linens, sleeping bags, toys, and other items that the affected families could use. Currently, we are working with the Susanville Salvation Army and ask that all monetary donations go through them. Their address is PO Box 1701, Susanville, CA […]

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 […]