Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

During the 2016-2017 school year, Assistance League of San Jose provided over 9,200 school uniforms to over 5,400 students in 39 schools (pants, shirts and socks). What a great feeling to see the children’s excitement when they receive the clothing!

Readers Are Leaders

Children in 2nd and 3rd grade enjoy listening to our members read two books each month. The books are left in the classroom to read again and again. Each session, members leave a project or prop that the teacher can add to their curriculum to enhance the reading or to use for further discussion.


Members cook dinner once a month for families at San Jose’s Family Supportive Housing. Four times a year, they put on an event such as a petting zoo, or SuperArtist day, bringing smiles to the families there. Members also volunteer at Cityteam, helping to provide clothing to the city’s residents in need.

Caring Hands

In the 2016-2017 year, Caring Hands created over 4,000 items, including baby blankets, baby caps and jackets, booties, chemo caps and afghans for patients at Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing, and two residential care facilities.


Assistance League of San Jose has donated thousands of teddy bears to organizations serving children in crisis through the San Jose Police Department, Santa Clara County domestic abuse centers and Family Supportive Housing.

Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.)

The Screening Eyes Early Program screens over 700 preschool children to detect early signs of amblyopia (lazy eye) and poor eyesight, alerting parents and teachers to possible sight issues.

Senior Bingo

Each month, Assistance League members, often on a one-on-one basis, provide craft activities, bingo with small prizes, holiday foods and musical entertainment to residents at San Jose’s A Grace Sub Acute & Skilled Care facility and Stonebrook Convalescent Homes.

News & Events

News & Events

2017 - 2018 Statistics


thousand dollars returned to the San Jose community


thousand people served in the San Jose community


thousand hours volunteered


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