Our Philanthropic Programs

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Readers Are Leaders

Readers Are Leaders

During the 2021-22 school year, RAL distributed 12 books to 53 classrooms in 10 schools with accompanying activities for each student. Each student in the program also received 9 books to keep and take home, a total of 11,250 books. 14 teachers were rewarded $50 to purchase books for their classrooms.

Screening Eyes Early working with a child

Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.)

During the 2021-22 year, the Screening Eyes Early Program kept in touch with 16 preschools during the pandemic and will resume visual testing in the fall of 2022.

Petting a Goat at the Petting Zoo

Assist-a-Shelter

In fiscal year 2021-2022 members sorted donations and assembled toiletry kits for the homeless to be distributed by CityTeam. Volunteers prepared and delivered dinners once a month, baked and delivered cookies, distributed gift cards and hosted special events for the children and adults at Family Supportive Housing. Many needed items were given to the moms at Parisi House on the Hill.

Volunteer measuring student for uniform

Operation School Bell®

During the 2021-22 school year,  Assistance League of San Jose distributed over 35,500 items of clothing to 39 schools, a pre-school and a foster youth program including school uniforms (2 shirts and 1 pair of pants), sweatshirts, socks and underwear.

Baby in layette from Caring Hands

Caring Hands

In the 2021-22 year, Caring Hands donated over 7,000  items (handmade chemo caps, baby blankets, layettes and quilts) to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, St. Louise Hospital, O’Connor Hospital, Parisi House on the hill and two senior residences.

Volunteer Assisting Residents with Bingo cards

Senior Bingo

During 2021-2022, unable to conduct Bingo games in person until the spring of 2022, Assistance League members distributed gift bags, handmade blankets and quilts to residents at two senior residences.

Hug-A-Bear

Hug-a-Bear

In 2021-2022 Assistance League of San Jose donated 825 of teddy bears to organizations serving children in crisis through organizations including the San Jose Police Department, Santa Clara County domestic abuse centers, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Family Supportive Housing.

Year in Review

$237

thousand dollars (94%) returned to the San Jose community

20

thousand people served in the San Jose community

33+

thousand hours volunteered

News & Events

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New Reading Program at Parisi House

AL of San Jose volunteers have begun reading to mothers in the Parisi House on the Hill treatment center. Our goal is to model for mothers how to engage their children with literature, make reading fun, and teach new concepts through song. We are providing more tools to help moms become better parents to their […]

Year End Results for our CityTeam Program

AL of San Jose truly enjoys our partnership with CityTeam Ministries by helping end the hardship in San Jose. After many months unable to work indoors at CityTeam due to the pandemic, we have returned six times this year to sort and arrange clothes for their neighborhood pop-up closets. The chapter also prepared and donated […]

Summertime Meal for Family Supportive Housing

Al of San Jose is passionate about supporting our community. Every month, year round, our volunteers prepare and deliver meals to the residents at Family Supportive Housing.

Did You Know?

Assistance Guild of San Jose began on March 17, 1983. Five years later the guild met all criteria to become Assistance League of San Jose. The charter was signed at the Fairmont Hotel on June 3, 1988. We’re now 155 members strong and still growing. Join us!

Welcome to our New 2022-2023 Year!

AL of San Jose members welcome our new President and Board with open hands and hearts. We are excited to continue to transform the lives of children and adults through our programs under your leadership. Here’s to 2022-2023!

Did You Know?

AL of San Jose members began the Caring Hands program in 2008 to create knitted and crocheted items for infants, chemo patients and aging seniors. The program continues today and has been enhanced with quilters. In 2021-2022 Caring Hands donated over 7,000 items to local hospitals and shelters.

Thank You from Hayes Elementary School

During the 2021-2022 school year, AL of San Jose’s Readers Are Leaders program distributed over 11,000 books to 1,250 elementary students to keep as their own. Another 600+ books were donated to 53 classrooms. We know that Readers become Leaders!

Thank You Rocki!

We give heartfelt thanks to our fearless president who inspired us to find new ways to meet the essential needs in our community during the pandemic so that families flourish. For your humor, creativity, energy and love of giving to those in need… We Thank YOU!

Thank You Donors!

Thank you to our donors who have so generously given to Al of San Jose so that we could transform the lives of children and adults through community programs this year. We couldn’t have accomplished so much without your support.

11,250 books!!

During the 2021-2022 school year, AL of San Jose’s Readers Are Leaders program distributed 11,250 books to students to keep and take home. Each student in the program received 9 books: 1 National Geographic book as a holiday gift and 8 books from the series “What If You Had Animal….” by Sandra Markle, illustrated by […]

Story Time at Parisi House on the Hill

Assistance League of San Jose volunteers are excited to begin working as Co-Librarians and Occasional Volunteers during Story Hour / Library Time in the Parisi House on the Hill library.

Interacting with our Community

Every month Assistance League of San Jose volunteers bring Bingo to residents in two rehabilitation facilities. The residents tell us we bring great prizes. We also bring fun, smiles and socialization to their day!

News & Events

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New Reading Program at Parisi House

AL of San Jose volunteers have begun reading to mothers in the Parisi House on the Hill treatment center. Our goal is to model for mothers how to engage their children with literature, make reading fun, and teach new concepts through song. We are providing more tools to help moms become better parents to their […]

Year End Results for our CityTeam Program

AL of San Jose truly enjoys our partnership with CityTeam Ministries by helping end the hardship in San Jose. After many months unable to work indoors at CityTeam due to the pandemic, we have returned six times this year to sort and arrange clothes for their neighborhood pop-up closets. The chapter also prepared and donated […]

Summertime Meal for Family Supportive Housing

Al of San Jose is passionate about supporting our community. Every month, year round, our volunteers prepare and deliver meals to the residents at Family Supportive Housing.

Did You Know?

Assistance Guild of San Jose began on March 17, 1983. Five years later the guild met all criteria to become Assistance League of San Jose. The charter was signed at the Fairmont Hotel on June 3, 1988. We’re now 155 members strong and still growing. Join us!

Welcome to our New 2022-2023 Year!

AL of San Jose members welcome our new President and Board with open hands and hearts. We are excited to continue to transform the lives of children and adults through our programs under your leadership. Here’s to 2022-2023!

Did You Know?

AL of San Jose members began the Caring Hands program in 2008 to create knitted and crocheted items for infants, chemo patients and aging seniors. The program continues today and has been enhanced with quilters. In 2021-2022 Caring Hands donated over 7,000 items to local hospitals and shelters.

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