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 36,000 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. Members sort clothes, prepare and serve dinners once a month and host quarterly special events for the children and adults.
Caring Hands donated over 7,200 items (handmade chemo caps, baby blankets, layettes) to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing and two senior residences.
Hug-a-Bear gave 905 teddy bears for children in crisis to nine city and county agencies.
Operation School Bell® provided 29,392 new school uniforms of pants, shirts, and socks to elementary school children in 39 schools. OSB also provided uniforms to homeless students.
Readers Are Leaders read 6 times to over 1,300 students in 2nd or 3rd grades in 55 classrooms. The books that were read were dontated to the classrooms. They also gave a new book to each child to take home as a holiday gift; and collected and donated additional books to school libraries, boys/girls clubs, hospitals, and a family shelter.
Screening Eyes Early screened over 400 preschoolers at 17 preschools for amblyopia and other vision problems.
Senior Bingo conducted monthly bingo games for seniors at two residential care facilities.
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 2020-21 Budget
Assistance League of San Jose 2018 Form 990
The graphs below show our financial results for fiscal year 6/1/2018 – 5/31/2019.