Veterans Supporter of the Month

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services selected Assistance League Reno Sparks as the Veterans Supporter of the Month for April 2024. They hosted a wonderful ceremony at the Archive Library in Carson City on February 28. Most of the members of the Veterans Outreach committee were able to attend. Assistance League was recognized because of […]

Shopping for Resettled Refuges

Assistance League shops throughout the year for newly resettled refuges that relocate to the Reno area. Many of these people come with very little extra clothing, especially for our cold winters. By working with the Northern Nevada International Center, which provides transportation and translators, Assistance League is able to help make their transition to Reno […]

$130,000 Donated for Teachers’ Projects

For over 20 years, Assistance League has provided thousands of dollars in $400 awards to teachers for field trips, educational material, and other projects. This year, for the first time, this program has been expanded to also provide six much higher value $10,000 awards. “We really want to make a difference for students in our […]

Operation School Bell 2023

Operation School Bell is done for 2023! It is by far our biggest philanthropic project and we are grateful for your continued support. Because of shoppers and donors, we were able to spend $500K to clothe 3000 deserving Washoe County students. This program has two important elements: we shop with approximately 100 elementary students a […]

#1 Thrift Shop in Sierra Nevada

Thank you everyone in Reno, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Carson City, and the rest of the Sierra Nevada. Assistance League of Reno-Sparks’ Thrift Shop at 1701 Vassar Street, Reno, was voted the best thrift shop in the Sierra Nevada. Assistance League volunteers work hard to make the shop an inviting place to spend quality time and […]

City of Reno Proclaims Sept. 12, 2023 as Assistance League Operation School Bell Day

Whereas, Assistance League provides over 3,000 local deserving students with new clothing for school each year under its Operation School Bell program; and Whereas, being properly dressed for school enhances a student’s chance for success; and Whereas, success in school is essential for our next generation of leaders and workers in our community, and Whereas, […]

Three $10,000 Academic Enhancement Awards

This new program provides three $10,000 Academic Enhancement Awards to groups of WCSD teachers. We are looking for programs that enhance or develop new and different approaches to teaching. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 29, 2023. Guidelines and application forms are on this website under Programs – Links to Learning. For over 20 […]

Funding Ambulance Simulator for High School Students

Assistance League is delighted to see the ambulance simulator we purchased for the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology in Reno. It’s fully built and now is being stocked with supplies so high school students can get realistic training to help them become EMTs. This was a special project administered by our Links to Learning […]

“Hook a Book” for Nevada Reading Week

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks puts its money where its mouth is every day. In March 2023, as part of Nevada Reading Week, we invited students at both Veterans and Grace Warner Elementary Schools to choose books to take home. We loved helping them choose just the right book and seeing the excitement on their faces. […]

Funding School Projects and Events

We are so happy we could help the deserving and enthusiastic Echo Loder staff support their students with our Links to Learning awards. Just look at those smiles! This year we happily awarded over $80,000 to teachers and $30,000 to libraries at sixteen Washoe County schools.