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 29,000 hours to our various programs and committees.
Raised $224,985 in fiscal year 2015/2016 to return to the community.
Operation School Bell® provided 5,408 elementary school children in 37 schools with 8,643 uniforms, 2,632 sweatshirts and 350 jackets.
Assist-a-Shelter supported two shelters: sorting clothes, preparing and serving dinners once a month and hosting quarterly special events for the children.
Screening Eyes Early screened over 500 preschoolers at 14 preschools for amblyopia and other vision problems.
Senior Bingo conducted monthly bingo games for 80 seniors at two residential care facilities.
The Kids on the Block presented seven performances to 728 children at nine schools.
Caring Hands donated over 2,600 items (handmade chemo caps, baby blankets, layettes) to Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing, two senior residences and the Wildlife Bird Sanctuary.
Readers Are Leaders read 7 times to more than 1,200 students in 2nd or 3rd grades in nine schools and donated the 588 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 additional books to school libraries, boys/girls clubs, hospitals, and a family shelter.
Hug-a-Bear gave 755 teddy bears for children in crisis to seven agencies.
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 over 90% 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 6/1/2014 – 5/31/2015.
National Assistance League Volunteers in Action
2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Monica B. Proctor
BUDGET AND FINANCE