Anne Banning Leadership Award Winners

Carol Harriman and Ellen Fockler have been awarded the extremely coveted Anne Banning Leadership award for their unflinchingly courageous leadership through the pandemic. The Anne Banning Leadership Award is named for the founder of Assistance League who promoted the growth and effective volunteerism through leadership and education. As presidents during the past two years, these […]

Ada Edwards Laughlin Award Winner

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks honored Debbie with the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award for her dedication of time and energy to making the Thrift Shop thrive. Many of you have seen Debbie, who works tirelessly in our back room getting your donations ready to be displayed in the Thrift Shop. Here’s Debbie holding her award with […]

Helping High School Students Graduate

The Assistance League Students in Transition program offers funding for academic fees and other needed services to homeless high school students. We really enjoy taking them shopping for new school clothes at Kohls. They all do better in school when they can look their best.

6th Annual Veterans Baby Shower

Assistance League was proud to provide gifts for the 6th annual Veterans Baby Shower sponsored by the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Assistance League provided 31 filled diaper bags, gift bags, and 70 Costco-sized boxes of diapers (two per veteran). Veterans were from the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Air National Guard, Marines and […]

Operation School Bell Wraps Up 2021-22 School Year

Assistance League has finished this year’s Operation School Bell® shopping events after clothing over 3,000 students at local Walmart and Target stores. The students are selected by the school counselors. Elementary students get to shop for $100 worth of clothing. Middle school students get to shop for $125 worth of clothing. We enjoy the delight […]

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 […]