Our Philanthropic Programs

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Readers Are Leaders

Readers Are Leaders

During the 2020-21 school year, RAL distributed 6 books with accompanying activities to over 1100 students, 300 books to teachers and awarded $50 grants to 19 teachers to purchase books for their classrooms. In collaboration with the Intuitive Foundation, RAL also distributed 4 books each to 715 students at six schools for summer reading in the SOAR program.

Screening Eyes Early working with a child

Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.)

During the 2020-21 year, the Screening Eyes Early Program kept in touch with 16 preschools during the pandemic and will resume visual testing in the fall of 2021.

Petting a Goat at the Petting Zoo

Assist-a-Shelter

In fiscal year 2020/2021 members assembled toiletry kits for the homeless to be distributed by CityTeam and 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.

Volunteer measuring student for uniform

Operation School Bell®

During the 2020-21 school year, while students could not attend class at their schools, Assistance League of San Jose purchased and stored uniforms for the 2021-2022 school year to be distributed to 40 schools in 3 districts when students return to school.

Baby in layette from Caring Hands

Caring Hands

In the 2019-20 year, Caring Hands donated over 10,000  items (handmade chemo caps, baby blankets, layettes) to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing, Parisi House on the hill and two senior residences.

Volunteer Assisting Residents with Bingo cards

Senior Bingo

Unable to conduct Bingo games in person, Assistance League members distributed 140 gift bags, 95 handmade blankets and 6 quilts to residents at two senior residences.

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

20

thousand people served in the San Jose community

30

thousand hours volunteered

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Sorting Clothing at CityTeam

CityTeam is one of AL of San Jose’s programs that meets the needs of our community by helping to provide those that need support in these struggling times. We know they can rise above their circumstances if given the right tools to succeed.

Thank You, Lucky Stores!

From February 15th through March 31st, Assistance League of San Jose was selected to receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.99 reusable Give Back Bag at the stores located at our local #luckysupermarkets at 844 Blossom Hill Road and 430 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose CA. Thank You for choosing AL of […]

Work=Fun at Caring Hands

Our Caring Hands group has so much fun creating blankets and hats for newborns and teaching each other crochet tips. A onesie goes along with each layette when it is delivered to O’Connor Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for new moms. The first Caring Hands member to sign up on SignUpGenius, a new […]

Another Successful Lunch with the Authors

Assistance League of San Jose and the Brandeis National Committee’s Santa Clara Valley Chapter enjoyed a very successful FUNdraising luncheon event on May 3rd, with 195 attendees and five exciting authors. Thank you all for your support and thank you to the volunteers who worked so hard to make the event a success. Don’t miss […]

Readers Are Leaders Book Delivery

When Readers Are Leaders delivered “Earth! My First 5.4 Billion Years” by Stacy McAnulty and David C. Litchfield to 53 classrooms in San Jose, over 1400 students learned about time. They each received a time capsule with a questionnaire about their life and can seal it in an envelope with a sticker to keep for […]

Senior Bingo is Back!

AL of San Jose members bring Bingo back to our community at A Grace Sub Acute and Skilled Care. The staff and residents tell us they look forward to us coming as they get few visitors. Join us to be a bright spot in someone’s week!

AL of San Jose Volunteers at CityTeam

Look at all of the clothing donations! AL of San Jose volunteers are again able to sort the bins of clothing every week at the CItyTeam San Jose facility. Clothes will be distributed to the homeless and at CityTeam pop-up sites in neighborhoods in need.

Easter Cookies for Family Supportive Housing

Dozens of delicious Easter cookies were baked with love and delivered to Family Supportive Housing. Volunteering is fun and rewarding!

Board Game for Readers Are Leaders Book

Over 1400 students can play a unique custom-designed board game that was distributed to the 53 Readers Are Leaders classrooms. The book “Facts vs Opinions vs Robots” by Michael Rex asks students to consider the difference between fact and opinion, a timely subject for youth today.

2021-2022 Operation School Bell

42 San Jose schools received clothing from Al of San Jose’s Operation School Bell (OSB) during the 2021-2022 school year. All totaled, schools were provided with 8,718 uniform pants, 13,825 polo shirts, 4,095 sweatshirts, 7,920 undies and 82,500 socks to keep children in need clothed and warm. Our signature program increases confidence, self-esteem, safety and […]

AL of San Jose on GuideStar

AL of San Jose shares important information with the public about our goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, and progress indicators that highlight the difference that we make in the world. Click on the GuideStar logo at the bottom of our webpages to view our GuideStar report.

Delivery to Parisi House on the Hill

Al of San Jose is proud to support Parisi House on the Hill with our members’ generous donations. Several programs contributed to the delivery which included quilts from Caring Hands; diapers, children’s clothing, toys, toiletries & more from Assist-a-Shelter; outfits from  Operations School Bell; and books from Readers Are Leaders. Giving is rewarding.

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Sorting Clothing at CityTeam

CityTeam is one of AL of San Jose’s programs that meets the needs of our community by helping to provide those that need support in these struggling times. We know they can rise above their circumstances if given the right tools to succeed.

Thank You, Lucky Stores!

From February 15th through March 31st, Assistance League of San Jose was selected to receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.99 reusable Give Back Bag at the stores located at our local #luckysupermarkets at 844 Blossom Hill Road and 430 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose CA. Thank You for choosing AL of […]

Work=Fun at Caring Hands

Our Caring Hands group has so much fun creating blankets and hats for newborns and teaching each other crochet tips. A onesie goes along with each layette when it is delivered to O’Connor Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for new moms. The first Caring Hands member to sign up on SignUpGenius, a new […]

Another Successful Lunch with the Authors

Assistance League of San Jose and the Brandeis National Committee’s Santa Clara Valley Chapter enjoyed a very successful FUNdraising luncheon event on May 3rd, with 195 attendees and five exciting authors. Thank you all for your support and thank you to the volunteers who worked so hard to make the event a success. Don’t miss […]

Readers Are Leaders Book Delivery

When Readers Are Leaders delivered “Earth! My First 5.4 Billion Years” by Stacy McAnulty and David C. Litchfield to 53 classrooms in San Jose, over 1400 students learned about time. They each received a time capsule with a questionnaire about their life and can seal it in an envelope with a sticker to keep for […]

Senior Bingo is Back!

AL of San Jose members bring Bingo back to our community at A Grace Sub Acute and Skilled Care. The staff and residents tell us they look forward to us coming as they get few visitors. Join us to be a bright spot in someone’s week!

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