Assistance League of San Jose is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose members have had a passion for supporting vital community services since 1983. Our philanthropic programs are designed to serve unmet needs in the community.
Our volunteers donate thousands of volunteer hours yearly. In addition to working directly within the community, chapter members conduct and administer all philanthropic programs without paid staff. All programs are funded through grants, donations and fundraising activities. We invite you to “click” your way through our website to learn more about the Assistance League of San Jose and the women who make it work.
Members volunteered over 33,800 hours to our programs and committees.
We raised $237,675 in fiscal year 2021/2022 to return to the community.
Assist-a-Shelter supported three shelters. In fiscal year 2021/2022 members assembled toiletry kits for the homeless, supplied needed infant products, prepared and delivered dinners once a month, baked and delivered cookies, distributed gift cards and hosted special events for the children and adults.
Caring Hands donated over 7,000 items (handmade chemo caps, baby blankets, layettes, quilts and pillows) to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing, Parisi House on the Hill and two senior residences.
Hug-a-Bear gave 825 teddy bears for children in crisis to five city and county agencies.
Operation School Bell® purchased and stored over 35,000 items of clothing (uniform shirts and pants; socks; sweatshirts; and underwear) for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years which were distributed to 42 schools in three districts in the fall of 2021 and the winter of 2022.
Readers Are Leaders distributed books with accompanying activities to over 1250 students in 53 classrooms. 600+ books were given to teachers, 11,250 books given to students to keep, and 15,000+ activities accompanied the books. $50 grants to 14 teachers to purchase books for their classrooms.
Screening Eyes Early kept in touch with 16 preschools during the pandemic and will resume visual testing in the fall of 2021.
Senior Bingo distributed gift bags, handmade crocheted lap blankets and quilts to residents at two senior residences.
Assistance League is designated as an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our nonprofit Tax ID Number is # 77-0033914. We raise funds through donations, special fundraising events, grants, and direct mail. Our chapter annually returns almost 92% of the funds raised to the community. Because we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible and all funds stay in the San Jose community.
Assistance League of San Jose Proposed 2022-2023 Budget
Assistance League of San Jose 2020-2021 Form 990
The graphs below show our financial results for fiscal year 6/1/2018 – 5/31/2019.