Our Philanthropic Programs

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Readers Are Leaders

During the 2019-20 school year, our members read two books each month to over 1,300 students in 55 second and third grade classrooms. The books, along with related projects, are left in the classroom. At holiday time, each child received a book of their own to take home.

Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.)

During the 2019-20 year, the Screening Eyes Early Program screened over 400 preschool children at 17 schools to detect early signs of amblyopia (lazy eye) and poor eyesight, alerting parents and teachers to possible sight issues.

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 volunteer at CityTeam, helping to provide clothing to the city’s residents in need.

Operation School Bell®

During the 2019-20 school year, Assistance League of San Jose provided school uniforms to over 6,000 students in 39 schools (pants, shirts and socks).

Caring Hands

Caring Hands

In the 2019-20 year, Caring Hands created over 7,200 items, including baby blankets,  booties, chemo caps and lap blankets for patients at Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing, and two residential care facilities.

Senior Bingo

Assistance League members 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.

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

$184

thousand dollars (over 91%) returned to the San Jose community

17

thousand people served in the San Jose community

36

thousand hours volunteered

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Cookies for Family Supportive Housing

Due to COVID-19, AL of San Jose may no longer cook and serve meals at Family Supportive Housing. But to continue our mission of transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs our members are now baking cookies and delivering them to FSH to be handed out to the families. YUM

Assistance League of San Jose COVID-19 Response Statement

The AL of San Jose is eager to pursue our mission of transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. However, we want to do that as safely as possible for our members and the people we serve. The League will be following the CDC and Santa Clara County guidelines and regulations as […]

Thank You, Believe in Reading

AL of San Jose has received a grant of $7,500 from Believe in Reading for our Readers Are Leaders program. Believe in Reading supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations that teach, improve or encourage reading of people of all ages from around the world. We thank you for your generosity and your support of the […]

Caring Hands Delivers

During the month of June, AL of San Jose was finally able to deliver completed layettes to Valley Medical Center!  A total of 867 gifts were dropped off for processing by the maternity ward nurses.  When our blankets are delivered, they are put in individual plastic bags and placed on a shelf (see photo) in […]

Choosing Books for Readers Are Leaders

The chairs for Readers Are Leaders are using distancing to check out some books in a member’s backyard.The 12 books chosen will be read and discussed with the RAL students and donated to the classroom libraries.

Thank You Screening Eyes Early, from Lotus Preschool

The Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.) program recognizes the importance of early screening for amblyopia or lazy eye in preschool children. If amblyopia is not caught at an early age, it could lead to loss of vision in the affected eye. S.E.E. provides vision screening to detect early signs of this condition, and other vision problems […]

A Thank You for the Masks

Parisi House on the Hill was thankful to receive the handmade masks we donated to them. We are glad to be able continue supporting our community while still sheltering in place. It’s so important to continue to stay safe!

A “Thank You” to Caring Hands from SCVMC

“Dear Assistance League Members, We would like to send our appreciation for all the work and donations you are sending us. They bring us and the patients joy. Stay safe and keep social distance. Again, a big thank you. Air hugs, MICC (Mother Infant Care Center) Staff” — Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Thank You, Applied Materials Foundation!

AL of San Jose has received a grant of $10,000 from Applied Materials Foundation for our signature program, Operation School Bell®.  Applied Materials is a 2019 PQS, an Intel Preferred Quality Supporter Award Winner.  We thank you for your generosity and your support of the underserved population in San Jose.

Support while Sheltering-in-Place

Our Philanthropic Programs Chair and her husband delivered an abundance of donations to the Parisi House on the Hill and Family Supportive Housing. There will be stuffed animals to hug, baby books to read, quilts to snuggle under, clothes to play in and face masks to keep everybody safe!  All these demonstrate that our Al […]

National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week we would like to recognize the fantastic AL of San Jose volunteers for their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment. They are the heart of our various community programs. From June 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 we have volunteered 38,579 hours. Kudos and thanks to all volunteers!

Calling to say “Hello”

Our Board is on a mission to call and check in with every AL of San Jose member. A cheery voice inquiring about a member’s welfare is appreciated and often a welcome surprise in these socially isolating times.

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Cookies for Family Supportive Housing

Due to COVID-19, AL of San Jose may no longer cook and serve meals at Family Supportive Housing. But to continue our mission of transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs our members are now baking cookies and delivering them to FSH to be handed out to the families. YUM

Assistance League of San Jose COVID-19 Response Statement

The AL of San Jose is eager to pursue our mission of transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. However, we want to do that as safely as possible for our members and the people we serve. The League will be following the CDC and Santa Clara County guidelines and regulations as […]

Thank You, Believe in Reading

AL of San Jose has received a grant of $7,500 from Believe in Reading for our Readers Are Leaders program. Believe in Reading supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations that teach, improve or encourage reading of people of all ages from around the world. We thank you for your generosity and your support of the […]

Caring Hands Delivers

During the month of June, AL of San Jose was finally able to deliver completed layettes to Valley Medical Center!  A total of 867 gifts were dropped off for processing by the maternity ward nurses.  When our blankets are delivered, they are put in individual plastic bags and placed on a shelf (see photo) in […]

Choosing Books for Readers Are Leaders

The chairs for Readers Are Leaders are using distancing to check out some books in a member’s backyard.The 12 books chosen will be read and discussed with the RAL students and donated to the classroom libraries.

Thank You Screening Eyes Early, from Lotus Preschool

The Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.) program recognizes the importance of early screening for amblyopia or lazy eye in preschool children. If amblyopia is not caught at an early age, it could lead to loss of vision in the affected eye. S.E.E. provides vision screening to detect early signs of this condition, and other vision problems […]

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