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

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Parisi House on the Hill 2021-22 Donations

In 2021-2022, the AL of San Jose chapter and members donated so many items to Parisi House on the Hill to support the mothers and babies staying there: toiletry kits, quilts and pillows, layettes, Hug-a-Bears, diapers, books, children’s clothing and more. The Assist-a-Shelter program is glad to have Parisi House as one of its community […]

Working with CityTeam

AL of San Jose members participated in the CityTeam Pop-up Closet on July 28th. What a fun and rewarding experience! Clothing racks were set out, treasures were set on tables, and needed items were distributed to clients.

New T-Shirts for AL of San Jose

Al of San Jose volunteers purchased new T-shirts to proudly advertise the chapter when they are out and about in the community. We love Assistance League of San Jose!

2021-2022 Family Supportive Services Activities

AL of San Jose had a wonderful time volunteering at Family Supportive Housing in our 2021-22 year. At our monthly dinners we served 720 meals We delivered 760 dozen home-baked cookies for snacks and desserts and 90 special treats at Halloween. Volunteers organized four family activities including a petting zoo and holiday craft day. And […]

Congratulations, Readers Are Leaders

By providing books to teachers and students, Readers are Leaders cultivates the love of reading and learning. During our 2021-2022 year, AL of San Jose donated 636 teacher books, 11,250 student books, 15,158 enrichments to approximately 1250 students in 53 classrooms in 10 elementary schools. 14 teachers rec’d $50 reimbursements for books.

2021-2022 Caring Hands Donations

Congratulations to our dedicated Caring Hands volunteers. Even COVID did not deter our volunteers from their mission to provide handmade layette items to the babies at Valley Medical Center.

Summer Celebration at History Park, San Jose

AL of San Jose celebrated our successes, our friendships and our commitment to providing for our community in need with a yearly picnic. Transforming Lives and Strengthening Communities is our mission that keeps us volunteering.

“The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.” Terri Guillemets

AL of San Jose members don’t volunteer for the monetary value, though our hours are worth a lot. The value of one hour of volunteer time is $29.72. With 33,831 hours, in the last fiscal year, our volunteers’ time was valued at over $1 million! The real value was priceless.

That’s a Lot of Hug-a-Bears!

The Hug-a-Bear program distributed 825 bears in the last year to chldren and families in crisis. Many thanks to our partners who do so much for families in Santa Clara County: The American Red Cross of Silicon Valley, Parisi House, Family Supportive Housing, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and The Children’s Advocacy Center.

314 Homemade Quilts Donated in 2021-22

AL of San Jose members crafted a variety of beautiful quilts in 2021-2022 for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing, CityTeam of San Jose, and senior residents at A Grace Sub Acute & Skilled Care and Stonebrook Health & Rehabilitation.

Bingo at Senior Residences

AL of San Jose members continue to bring Bingo and joy to rehabilitation facilities every month. The Senior Bingo program helps reinforce skills such as concentration and short term memory. Socialization, fun and enjoyment are had by all!

End-of-Year Celebration

Let’s call this end-of-year celebration to order!! AL of San Jose outgoing and incoming board members held their transitional meeting followed by an outdoor lunch on a beautiful sunny summer day. Program/Committee chairs, along with active support members, joined in the fun followed by their own meeting. We know how to celebrate!

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Parisi House on the Hill 2021-22 Donations

In 2021-2022, the AL of San Jose chapter and members donated so many items to Parisi House on the Hill to support the mothers and babies staying there: toiletry kits, quilts and pillows, layettes, Hug-a-Bears, diapers, books, children’s clothing and more. The Assist-a-Shelter program is glad to have Parisi House as one of its community […]

Working with CityTeam

AL of San Jose members participated in the CityTeam Pop-up Closet on July 28th. What a fun and rewarding experience! Clothing racks were set out, treasures were set on tables, and needed items were distributed to clients.

New T-Shirts for AL of San Jose

Al of San Jose volunteers purchased new T-shirts to proudly advertise the chapter when they are out and about in the community. We love Assistance League of San Jose!

2021-2022 Family Supportive Services Activities

AL of San Jose had a wonderful time volunteering at Family Supportive Housing in our 2021-22 year. At our monthly dinners we served 720 meals We delivered 760 dozen home-baked cookies for snacks and desserts and 90 special treats at Halloween. Volunteers organized four family activities including a petting zoo and holiday craft day. And […]

Congratulations, Readers Are Leaders

By providing books to teachers and students, Readers are Leaders cultivates the love of reading and learning. During our 2021-2022 year, AL of San Jose donated 636 teacher books, 11,250 student books, 15,158 enrichments to approximately 1250 students in 53 classrooms in 10 elementary schools. 14 teachers rec’d $50 reimbursements for books.

2021-2022 Caring Hands Donations

Congratulations to our dedicated Caring Hands volunteers. Even COVID did not deter our volunteers from their mission to provide handmade layette items to the babies at Valley Medical Center.

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