Philanthropic Programs


Operation School Bell®

During the 2015-2016 school year, Assistance League of San Jose provided over 8,600 school uniforms to over 5,400 students in 37 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

Caring Hands creates hundreds of 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.


The Kids on the Block

This year, over 725 Santa Clara Valley schoolchildren had the opportunity to see a national award winning anti-bullying puppet program presented by members of Assistance League of San Jose.



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 500 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.

2015-16 Statistics


thousand dollars returned to the San Jose community


thousand people served in the San Jose community


thousand hours volunteered

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