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 […]

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.