Our Community Service Programs

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Readers Are Leaders Volunteer reading in classroom

Readers Are Leaders

During the 2023-24 school year, our members read two books each month to 1,200 students in 50 second and third grade classrooms. The books, along with related projects, are left in the classroom. Each child received a book of their own to take home at the holidays and 3 books to read over the summer.

Screening Eyes Early working with a child

Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.)

During the 2023-24 year, the Screening Eyes Early Program screened 498 preschool children at 17 pre-schools to detect early signs of amblyopia (lazy eye) and poor eyesight, alerting parents and teachers to possible sight issues.

Assist-a-Shelter Petting Zoo at Family Supportive Housing

Assist-a-Shelter

Members cook dinner once a month at San Jose’s Family Supportive Housing. Four times a year, they put on a special event for the families. Members also read to Moms and their children at Parisi House on the Hill and volunteer at CityTeam, helping to provide food to the city’s residents in need.

Bagging Uniforms

Operation School Bell®

During the 2023-24 school year, Assistance League of San Jose provided school uniforms and sweatshirts to over 5,000 students in San Jose schools (pants, shirts, sweatshirts, underwear and socks).

Baby in layette from Caring Hands

Caring Hands

In the 2023-24 year, Caring Hands created over 2,600 baby blankets for new moms at local hospitals, plus additional quilts and lap blankets for Parisi House on the Hill, Family Supportive Housing, and two residential care facilities.

Senior Bingo at A Grace

Senior Bingo

Assistance League members provide craft activities, bingo with small prizes, holiday foods and gift bags to residents at San Jose’s A Grace Sub Acute & Skilled Care facility and Stonebrook Convalescent Homes.

Hug-a-Bear

Hug-a-Bear

Assistance League of San Jose donates thousands 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

94%

of funds raised are returned to the San Jose community

27+

thousand people served in the San Jose community

24+

thousand hours volunteered

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Did You Know?

👏🏼On September 1, 1998, in our tenth year as a Chapter, we received our first City of San Jose Commendation for our service to the community. 🏆 🧒🏽🧒🏼 Get involved! Visit the link in our bio!

Cookies for Family Supportive Housing

What says “we care about you” better than an after-school cookie🍪? AL of San Jose continues to deliver home-made cookies to San Jose Family Supportive Housing once a month, even in the summer when school is not in session.🌞There is always time for a homemade treat. Do you like to bake?🥯 Join us!

Today’s Readers Are Tomorrow’s Leaders

🌞This summer, every student in the AL of San Jose Readers Are Leaders program are receiving three books📚 to take home and keep. That means that over 1,175 students in 50 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms will have the opportunity to continue practicing their reading skills during the summer months when school is not in […]

Thank You to Our Business Donors!

A huge thank you to our amazing donors who make our community programs possible! 🌟 We are so grateful 🎉 for the incredible support and partnership you provide to us that have truly helped us grow and succeed. 😁

AL of San Jose Brings Slime Fun to Family Supportive Housing

Science is fun!🤩⚗️ AL of San Jose brought an instructor from Mad Science to Family Supportive Housing for a Science Day. 6 parents and their 22 children enjoyed a science lesson about linking polymers and made SLIME to help understand the concept! 🧪 This quarterly enrichment program was educational with a big splat of entertainment. […]

AL of San Jose Visits Gamble House Gardens

While volunteering we become friends. Our active Social Committee keeps us enjoying fun times together. What a picture perfect day: beautiful weather🌞, gorgeous flowers💐, yummy lunch🥗 and fabulous friends!👩🏼‍❤️‍💋‍👩🏽 🤔Sound wonderful to you? Join us for lots of fun helping our community. www.alsj.org

Exploring the World through Crayons

During the 2023-2024 school year, members of our Readers are Leaders (RAL) program, have gone into 10 schools bringing books and enrichment activities to over 1,150 students in 50 – 2nd and 3rd grade classes, in 3 school districts. 👦🏽👧🏻Students at Almaden drew 🖍️a cover of their favorite📔RAL book and completed enrichment activities created by […]

Thank You, ‘Lunch with the Authors’ Sponsors!

A huge thank you to our fabulous sponsors: David Lewis Group, Design Matters, Michael Ginsberg JD, CFP, Coldwell Banker Realty, Corcoran Icon Properties, Dream Video, Intero, James Jacobson Construction, Meriwest Credit Union, XeDapViet Bicycle Club, Hair’s Inn, Alane M. Lee DDS, Lunardi’s Markets Slice House Pizza, Brian Steinhoff Orthodontics and Woof Walkers. We are so […]

Thank You, Readers Are Leaders!

It’s the last session of another wonderful school year for our Readers are Leaders volunteers! We had a fabulous time 📖 📗reading two books a month to the 2nd and 3rd graders in 50 classrooms in the San Jose Unified, Oak Grove and Alum Rock districts. The students showed their appreciation with their ❤️ heartfelt […]

Today’s Readers are Tomorrow’s Leaders!

In April, Readers are Leaders volunteers read “Pig the Rebel” by Aaron Blabey, and “Except Antarctica” by Todd Sturgell. Each student also received the National Geographic Kids book 🦫 “Animal Architects” by Libby Romero to take home. Adding more enjoyment and understanding, enrichment projects for each book were given to the teachers to distribute to […]

Dining for Dollars at Jack Holder’s

Thank you Jack Holder’s Restaurant 🥗 for supporting our Dining for Dollars $fundraiser event. Our members had a 👏🏼 wonderful time gathering together,🗣️talking and 🤣 laughing while enjoying a 😋 delicious meal! Our Dining for Dollars is one of the many🥰 fabulous fundraising events we have as a chapter. Want to experience a good time? […]

Welcome, Principal Katsuri Basu

AL of San Jose members were excited to 👏welcome Katsuri Basu, Principal of Lyndale Elementary School, at their monthly regular chapter meeting. Members know that our donations of 📚books, 👕uniforms and sweatshirts are needed in many San Jose schools, but it was wonderful to hear how much they are appreciated. Principal Basu told us that […]

News & Events

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Did You Know?

👏🏼On September 1, 1998, in our tenth year as a Chapter, we received our first City of San Jose Commendation for our service to the community. 🏆 🧒🏽🧒🏼 Get involved! Visit the link in our bio!

Cookies for Family Supportive Housing

What says “we care about you” better than an after-school cookie🍪? AL of San Jose continues to deliver home-made cookies to San Jose Family Supportive Housing once a month, even in the summer when school is not in session.🌞There is always time for a homemade treat. Do you like to bake?🥯 Join us!

Today’s Readers Are Tomorrow’s Leaders

🌞This summer, every student in the AL of San Jose Readers Are Leaders program are receiving three books📚 to take home and keep. That means that over 1,175 students in 50 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms will have the opportunity to continue practicing their reading skills during the summer months when school is not in […]

Thank You to Our Business Donors!

A huge thank you to our amazing donors who make our community programs possible! 🌟 We are so grateful 🎉 for the incredible support and partnership you provide to us that have truly helped us grow and succeed. 😁

AL of San Jose Brings Slime Fun to Family Supportive Housing

Science is fun!🤩⚗️ AL of San Jose brought an instructor from Mad Science to Family Supportive Housing for a Science Day. 6 parents and their 22 children enjoyed a science lesson about linking polymers and made SLIME to help understand the concept! 🧪 This quarterly enrichment program was educational with a big splat of entertainment. […]

AL of San Jose Visits Gamble House Gardens

While volunteering we become friends. Our active Social Committee keeps us enjoying fun times together. What a picture perfect day: beautiful weather🌞, gorgeous flowers💐, yummy lunch🥗 and fabulous friends!👩🏼‍❤️‍💋‍👩🏽 🤔Sound wonderful to you? Join us for lots of fun helping our community. www.alsj.org

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