Assistance League of San Jose is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose members have had a passion for supporting vital community services since 1983 and who donate thousands of volunteer hours yearly. Our philanthropic programs are designed to serve unmet needs in our 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.
Our Recent Accomplishments
Volunteered over 36,000 hours to our various programs and committees.
Raised $227,917 in fiscal year 2018/2019 to return to the community.
Assist-a-Shelter supported two shelters: sorting clothes, preparing and serving dinners once a month and hosting quarterly special events for the children.
Caring Hands donated over 6,200 items (handmade chemo caps, baby blankets, layettes) to Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing and two senior residences.
Hug-a-Bear gave 909 teddy bears for children in crisis to seven agencies.
Operation School Bell® provided 7,291 elementary school children in 39 schools with school uniforms, including pants, shirts and socks.
Readers Are Leaders read 6 times to 1,400 students in 2nd or 3rd grades in 55 classrooms and donated the books that were read to their classrooms. They also gave a new book to each child to take home as a holiday gift; and collected and donated over 2,000 additional books to school libraries, boys/girls clubs, hospitals, and a family shelter.
Screening Eyes Early screened over 500 preschoolers at 17 preschools for amblyopia and other vision problems.
Senior Bingo conducted monthly bingo games for 80 seniors at two residential care facilities.
Reports and Financials
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. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and all funds stay in the San Jose community.
The graphs below show our financial results for fiscal year 6/1/2018 – 5/31/2019.
National Assistance League Volunteers in Action
2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
• Donna Christian
• Rocki Kramer
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP
• Monica Bacon Proctor
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS
• Gloria Cutshall
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
• Pat DeWhitt
• Arlene McDonald
• Cecilia Barrie
• Sharon Bynum
BUDGET AND FINANCE
• Helen Danna
• Rosanne Adona
• Susie Lechner
• Linda Luporini-Hakmi
• Paula Acree
• Jerri Kazmierczak