ABOUT US

From 1966 to Now

Assistance League of Riverside is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to clothing, comforting and educating the children of our community.

It was formed more than 50 years ago by 30 civic-minded women as the 37th chapter of Assistance League.  Today the chapter has more than 200 members, men as well as women, who support our philanthropies.

The chapter also includes Assisteens®, an auxiliary of 7th through 12th graders focused on developing a sense of community engagement, self-reliance, personal responsibility, public speaking and leadership.

All of Assistance League of Riverside’s programs focus on children and youth, from elementary school through college, who have been identified by local schools or other entities as being in need.  Typically, the chapter’s philanthropies touch more than 8,000 children and youth every year.

A primary source of support for the organization comes from its Thrift Shop which offers great finds at low prices. Generous donations from the community result in a constantly changing inventory.

The chapter’s Annual Giving Campaign during the fall and its Spring Event as well as grants and contributions also support its philanthropies.

Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children through community programs.

VISION

Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

CORE VALUES

Commitment – Compassionate & caring service

Leadership – Visionary, ethical & sensitive

Ethics – Honesty in Communication & action

Accountability – Fiscal responsibility & transparency

Respect – Appreciation & consideration for others

Learn more about Assistance League of Riverside

National Assistance League Impact

PRESIDENT

Barbara Heublein

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Donna Dacier

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Barbara Pfeiffer

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPY

Judy Anderson

VICE PRESIDENT  PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING

Linda Wolff

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Gayle McThomas

VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE

Sandi Fay

RECORDING SECRETARY

Lynn Fumey

STRATEGIC PLANNING COORDINATOR

Nancy Franks

TREASURER

Patti Braymer

ASSISTEENS COORDINATOR

Lorraine Nygren

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Eadean Scribner

Assistance League of Riverside 2020-2021 Advisory Council

Marlene L. Allen, Esq.
Craig Blunden
Jennifer Corr
Marcia McQuern
The Honorable Charles Koosed
Collette Lee
Rose Mayes
Teresa Parker