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Our Philanthropic Programs

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Volunteer Reading at Stipe Elementary 2022

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.

Bagging Uniforms

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.

Senior Bingo at A Grace

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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Senior Bingo at A Grace

The Senior Bingo program services two senior residences in San Jose, bringing a little fun into the lives of the seniors living there. Many residents have very extended stays and they are all excited to see us arrive with our games and prizes. Would you like to bring cheer into the lives of others? Check […]

It’s Raining Onesies!

It’s raining onesies! San Jose has seen a lot of rain this year, including a shower of onesies at our annual “January Baby Shower”. We collected over 1,000 onesies for our Caring Hands layettes. Christina Egan, Volunteer Services Manager at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, came to thank us in person for the thousands […]

Breakfast FUNdraiser – February 4th

Come join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s, 51 Curtner Ave. in San Jose! Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door. Applebee’s donates a portion of the proceeds to AL of San Jose.

Today a Reader. Tomorrow a Leader.

Both children and AL of San Jose volunteers were excited to receive this month’s book selections. The volunteers read two exciting books, I’m Not Scared. YOU”RE Scared! by Seth Meyers and Change Sings by Amanda Gorman. Both books were then donated to the classroom library. “Fly Guy Presents: Weather” was given to each student to […]

Keeping our Students Warm

Operation School Bell® is Assistance League’s signature program. Our goal is to help children in need succeed in school by providing new school clothing; health assistance, including hearing, vision and/or dental care; and literacy, cultural and educational enrichment.

Senior Bingo at Stonebrook

Seniors living at the Stonebrook Health and Rehabilitation facility were happy to see our volunteers return in January. Every month we offer a chance for residents to socialize at a bingo get-together complete with prizes. Are we talking about bringing cheer to others? Bingo! Visit our profile page and join us.

Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.) is Back!!

Volunteers attended a refresher training course to be ready for their return to pre-school classes to screen children for vision problems. Do you know someone who lost vision in an eye or had difficulty learning because a vision problem wasn’t detected early? Help us catch these vision problems while children are young. Assistance League of […]

Sorting Food with CityTeam

Volunteers in our Assist-a-Shelter program began the new year sorting food for CityTeam. They assembled 196 bags of assorted packaged and canned foods for distribution to communities in need in San Jose.

Thank You from Family Supportive Housing

A beautiful ‘Thank You’ from FSH ~ “Family Supportive Housing staff and families are deeply grateful for your support this holiday season! . . . Not only did the families in our care get to celebrate in each other’s company, but your teddy bear donations, gift wrapping, and Holiday party activities made this Christmas all […]

Bring Onesies to the January Meeting – It’s a Baby Shower!

It’s time to restock Caring Hands’ onesies closet. Onesies will be collected at the January 19th Regular Meeting’s annual Baby Shower. Each layette that Caring Hands donates includes a blanket, hat and 3 or 6 month onesie. Let’s watch those onesies pile up!

Invite Friends to Our New Member Coffee

Is giving back to our community part of your New Year’s resolutions? Invite your friends, family and neighbors to learn about AL of San Jose. We sponsor 7 programs that provide needed support for children, babies, seniors, and the homeless in our community. Come and check out AL of San Jose at our informational coffee.

Story Time at Parisi House

Once a month our volunteers read to the children at Parisi House on the Hill. We also encourage the moms to read to their children and instruct them on the practices of early literacy which is so important to childhood development. This is part of our Assist-a-Shelter program but aligns with Readers Are Leaders, too. […]

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Senior Bingo at A Grace

The Senior Bingo program services two senior residences in San Jose, bringing a little fun into the lives of the seniors living there. Many residents have very extended stays and they are all excited to see us arrive with our games and prizes. Would you like to bring cheer into the lives of others? Check […]

It’s Raining Onesies!

It’s raining onesies! San Jose has seen a lot of rain this year, including a shower of onesies at our annual “January Baby Shower”. We collected over 1,000 onesies for our Caring Hands layettes. Christina Egan, Volunteer Services Manager at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, came to thank us in person for the thousands […]

Breakfast FUNdraiser – February 4th

Come join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s, 51 Curtner Ave. in San Jose! Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door. Applebee’s donates a portion of the proceeds to AL of San Jose.

Today a Reader. Tomorrow a Leader.

Both children and AL of San Jose volunteers were excited to receive this month’s book selections. The volunteers read two exciting books, I’m Not Scared. YOU”RE Scared! by Seth Meyers and Change Sings by Amanda Gorman. Both books were then donated to the classroom library. “Fly Guy Presents: Weather” was given to each student to […]

Keeping our Students Warm

Operation School Bell® is Assistance League’s signature program. Our goal is to help children in need succeed in school by providing new school clothing; health assistance, including hearing, vision and/or dental care; and literacy, cultural and educational enrichment.

Senior Bingo at Stonebrook

Seniors living at the Stonebrook Health and Rehabilitation facility were happy to see our volunteers return in January. Every month we offer a chance for residents to socialize at a bingo get-together complete with prizes. Are we talking about bringing cheer to others? Bingo! Visit our profile page and join us.

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