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 almost 30,000 hours to our programs and committees.
We raised $182,250 in fiscal year 2019/2020 to return to the community.
Assist-a-Shelter supported two shelters. In fiscal year 2020/2021 members assembled toiletry kits for the homeless, 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 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.
Hug-a-Bear gave 700 teddy bears for children in crisis to five city and county agencies.
Operation School Bell® purchased and stored uniforms for the 2021-2022 school year to be distributed to 40 schools in 3 districts when students return to school.
Readers Are Leaders 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 kept in touch with 16 preschools during the pandemic and will resume visual testing in the fall of 2021.
Senior Bingo distributed 140 gift bags, 95 handmade blankets and 6 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 2021-2022 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.