Our Philanthropic Programs

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Readers Are Leaders

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.

Volunteer measuring student for uniform

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.

Volunteer Assisting Residents with Bingo cards

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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CityTeam Pop-Up Closet

AL of San Jose volunteers arrange bags full of useful toiletries for our communities in need. We then take them to CityTeam Pop-Up closets while working; organizing and cleaning up. […]

Welcome New Members!

At Assistance League of San Jose’s New Member Meeting, the membership committee was excited to welcome our new members with a delicious dessert tea. Yum!

Support AL of San Jose at our Jack Holder’s Fundraiser

Al of San Jose invites you to eat at Jack Holder’s on October 13, 2022 for breakfast, lunch or dinner at: 3153 Meridian Ave., Suite 20 San Jose, CA 95124. […]

Italian Themed Dinner for Family Supportive Housing

Al of San Jose provides dinners to Family Supportive Housing once a month. This month was Italian themed with spaghetti & meatballs… Mangia! (Eat!)

Operation School Bell Delivers!

AL of San Jose’s Operation School Bell progam delivers school uniforms to more schools every week. Thousands of San Jose students in need are now able to attend class wearing […]

Readers Are Leaders Volunteers Create Student Enrichment Activities

AL of San Jose volunteers sorted craft materials into bags to distribute to 52 classrooms in October along with the first Readers Are Leaders book, Oddbird by Derek Desierto. Each […]

Back to School with OSB

Our Operation School Bell warehouse is stocked with boxes…socks, underwear, pants and shirts. Back to School is a special time when AL of San Jose members provide uniforms to students […]

Follow Us!

AL of San Jose has new “Follow Us” cards to distribute to friends, organizations and community members who are interested in our chapter. Now everyone can easily find AL of […]

AL of San Jose Book Club Goes to the Movies

Now showing in San Jose! AL of San Jose volunteers are wearing their new chapter T-shirts out and about in the community. When the AL Wednesday Book Club went to […]

Assist-a-Shelter Delivers Homemade Dinners

AL of San Jose  Assist-a-Shelter volunteers continue to support Family Supportive Housing monthly through their homemade Friday Night Dinners.  Yum!

Operation School Bell – From Warehouse to Schools

AL of San Jose is proud to provide school-mandated uniforms to low-income students through Operation School Bell. School data reported to us verifies that once the stigma of not having […]

Uniforms for Kids in Schools

From boxes off the truck to bags ready for delivery, everyone pitches in. Last year AL of San Jose delivered over 25,000 items of clothing plus 8,250 socks to the […]

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CityTeam Pop-Up Closet

AL of San Jose volunteers arrange bags full of useful toiletries for our communities in need. We then take them to CityTeam Pop-Up closets while working; organizing and cleaning up. […]

Welcome New Members!

At Assistance League of San Jose’s New Member Meeting, the membership committee was excited to welcome our new members with a delicious dessert tea. Yum!

Support AL of San Jose at our Jack Holder’s Fundraiser

Al of San Jose invites you to eat at Jack Holder’s on October 13, 2022 for breakfast, lunch or dinner at: 3153 Meridian Ave., Suite 20 San Jose, CA 95124. […]

Italian Themed Dinner for Family Supportive Housing

Al of San Jose provides dinners to Family Supportive Housing once a month. This month was Italian themed with spaghetti & meatballs… Mangia! (Eat!)

Operation School Bell Delivers!

AL of San Jose’s Operation School Bell progam delivers school uniforms to more schools every week. Thousands of San Jose students in need are now able to attend class wearing […]

Readers Are Leaders Volunteers Create Student Enrichment Activities

AL of San Jose volunteers sorted craft materials into bags to distribute to 52 classrooms in October along with the first Readers Are Leaders book, Oddbird by Derek Desierto. Each […]

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