Celebrating Over 36 Years of Service in Saddleback Valley

Assistance League® of Saddleback Valley is part of a national nonprofit that transforms lives and strengthens community through community-based programs.  Our chapter empowers its member volunteers to meet the needs of local students, teachers, senior citizens, families, and military  families at Camp Pendleton.

Organized in 1988, we now boast more than 200 member volunteers and Assisteens®, (teens grades 7 through 12). Annually, our volunteers contributed 14,623 hours of service to 6,044 individuals through our philanthropic programs and returned to the community over $178,000. By working together, our members and supporters help others in need and make our community a better place to live for all.

We Feed  •  We Clothe  •  We Educate  •  We Inspire

National Strength – Local Focus

In the mid-1890’s Anne Banning and her close friend and co-founder began doing local charity work in Los Angeles, California with a group of prominent women.  Assistance League was the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization founded in the West to recognize the potential of volunteers in helping those less fortunate to a better, more meaningful life.  Today chapters across America address the emotional and physical needs of children and adults of all ages regardless of race or creed.

Assitance League chapters have more than 20,000 member volunteers in 120 chapters across the United States. These chapters offer various programs based on the needs identified in each community.  While the majority of the programs focus on children and providing services such as school clothes, shoes, personal care items, school supplies, Assistance League chapters offer programs and services that touch every group. Assistance League volunteer members have achieved true transformation in their communities and have helped make a better world possible.


– SINCE 1988 –