Our Philanthropic Programs

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Volunteer Reading in a Classroom

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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Tree Trimming at Christmas in the Park, San Jose

AL of San Jose decorated a tree to celebrate the holidays at Christmas in the Park in the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, downtown San Jose. Enjoy the family-friendly exhibits, lights […]

Dinner for Residents at Family Supportive Housing

Al of San Jose prepared a delicious chicken pot pie dinner with other yummy trimmings to Family Supportive Housing for their Friday November feast. Do you like to cook? Join […]

Family Supportive Housing – Happy Birds Enrichment Program

Children and volunteers alike where excited to join the Happy Bird parrots as they show off at Family Supportive Housing! AL of San Jose brings this popular show to FSH […]

Thank You, Intero Foundation, Inc.

Thanks to the Intero Foundation, volunteers with our Readers Are Leaders Program will be delivering 1,355 copies of “The First Big Book Of Why” to children in 53 classrooms in […]

Welcome to Our New Members!

AL of San Jose is pleased to welcome three new members to our chapter. New members are assigned a mentor who introduces her to other members, and they attend two […]

Readers Are Leaders November Enrichments

Each month, Readers Are Leaders volunteers distribute book-specific activities to classrooms when they read to the students. The activities are displayed at our Regular Meetings so all members can see […]

Thank You, Star One Credit Union

Assistance League® of San Jose thanks our community partner Star One Credit Union for their generous donation! Together we serve the underserved in our community.

Culinary Capers Fundraiser – Success!

Al of San Jose members had a fun-filled time prepping, cooking, eating and socializing for our 3rd Culinary Capers! Another successful fundraising event! If you like to cook and have […]

New Screening Eyes Early Volunteers Work with Preschool Children

AL of San Jose recognizes the importance of early screening for amblyopia (lazy eye) and other vision problems in preschool children. New screeners receive training and then guided practice in […]

Thank You from Olinder School

Readers Are Leaders volunteers recently returned to classrooms to share two exciting books. The students and teachers welcomed them with open arms, excited to see them after a two-year absence.

Did You Know?

Readers Are Leaders, a program designed by members of AL of San Jose, is committed to inspire love of reading. At the start, we reached approximately 20 classrooms and 750 […]

Thank You from Family Supportive Housing

“Thank you for supporting Family Supportive Housing with your generous goodie bags donation, and for all your help making this year’s Costume Shop another memorable one! Your valuable gift is […]

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Tree Trimming at Christmas in the Park, San Jose

AL of San Jose decorated a tree to celebrate the holidays at Christmas in the Park in the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, downtown San Jose. Enjoy the family-friendly exhibits, lights […]

Dinner for Residents at Family Supportive Housing

Al of San Jose prepared a delicious chicken pot pie dinner with other yummy trimmings to Family Supportive Housing for their Friday November feast. Do you like to cook? Join […]

Family Supportive Housing – Happy Birds Enrichment Program

Children and volunteers alike where excited to join the Happy Bird parrots as they show off at Family Supportive Housing! AL of San Jose brings this popular show to FSH […]

Thank You, Intero Foundation, Inc.

Thanks to the Intero Foundation, volunteers with our Readers Are Leaders Program will be delivering 1,355 copies of “The First Big Book Of Why” to children in 53 classrooms in […]

Welcome to Our New Members!

AL of San Jose is pleased to welcome three new members to our chapter. New members are assigned a mentor who introduces her to other members, and they attend two […]

Readers Are Leaders November Enrichments

Each month, Readers Are Leaders volunteers distribute book-specific activities to classrooms when they read to the students. The activities are displayed at our Regular Meetings so all members can see […]

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