Assist-a-Shelter

2016_FSH_TYWe deeply appreciate your partnership in fulfilling our mission to empower families to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Your volunteers willingly take on every task with intelligence, creativity and compassion. Our families, especially the children, benefit directly from their involvement whether it be a delicious home cooked meal, an enriching, fun activity, gifts and much more.”
~ Christi Moyer Kelly, Comunity Resource Manager, Family Supportive Housing, Inc.

Caring Hands

Thank you and your group for the beautiful blankets and outfits.  The mothers appreciate having something so beautiful for their little ones! I also appreciate the hats for our Oncology patients. So nice of you to respond to our request with these hats. This may be a mild winter but even indoors our Oncology patients need something to cover their heads. These beautiful hats are just the thing!”
~ Louise Pileggi, Community Volunteer Chair, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Hug-a-Bear

I know first hand the positive effect your Hug-a-Bear program has on children, but I also noticed the morale boost the officers felt simply knowing your organization cares for them too. Easing the pain of a child during a call for service is a win/win for everyone involved.”
~ Lieutenant Mike E. Sullivan #2782, Bureau of ield Operations, Southern Div., San Jose Police Department

Operation School Bell®

OSB_TY_Card_2015I want to thank you on behalf of our students, parents and staff for the generous donations of uniforms. Our students were so happy and can proudly wear their uniforms. ‘It takes a village!’ This saying is true. We are so glad you are a part of our village.”
~ Lisa Montes, Principal, Almaden Elementary School

“Dear Assistance League,
I would like to thank you for the two pair of pants, shirts and socks, and you guys made a difference because I grew out of my uniform last year and so I’m happy to have a new and fresh uniform that fits.
~Student, McCollum Elementary School

“The uniforms provided by Assistance League help our students by taking way the stress many families feel when they are unable to provide their own uniform. Children feel excited to have new clothes; many are accustomed to hand-me-downs. It allows them to come to school excited, worry-free and ready to learn.
~ Rosalinda Marquez, Staff Support, Dorsa Elementary School

“On behalf of the entire Los Arboles learning community, I would like to thank you so much for your generous donation of school uniforms, sweaters and jackets for our students. We thank you so much for helping the families in our school in need of financial assistance during this holiday season.”
Most sincerely, and together in education,
~ Dr. Ricardo Balderas, Principal, Los Arboles Literacy and Technology Academy

Readers Are Leaders

2016_RAL_TY_whiteSmIt was always an honor and a big treat for my students and for me to receive the visit of our friends. Students found their stories mesmerizing and made true connections to the stories they read. They were culturally appropriate and opened doors for children to walk into magical worlds they might otherwise not be able to access. Our friends came in with an open mind, and most important an open heart, ready to share all their knowledge and love with our students.. Thank you so much.”
~ Leticia Recio, Teacher, Bachrodt Academy

We’ve all loved the book selections so much, and there are always cheers when I let the class know that we will be having a reader visit.  Please know that you and all the others are so appreciated, and that we love your gift of reading to us!
~ Suzette Takacs, Teacher, Franklin Elementary School

Readers Are Leaders received the following Thank You for the California Buckeye saplings brought to each classroom when RAL read “Tree Lady” by H. Joseph Hopkins (Author) and Jill McElmurry (Illustrator).

“I would like to thank you, ladies, on behalf of Almaden Elementary for the tree donation. Your work with Our City Forest to secure the seedlings is deeply appreciated. Your work with the Readers Are Leaders has such a positive impact on our students. We are planning to plant the trees as part of a memorial next to our friendship bench for our dearly departed teacher, Ms. Karen Williams. I thank you and God Bless!”
~ Lisa Montes, Principal, Almaden Elementary

Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.)

ThankYouLetterGraphic“Thank you for your continued service to our children. The difference you make is remarkable. When you did your vision screening, you found one child to need a referral. To update you on his status he has been seen by an optometrist and was prescribed glasses.”
~ Char Pick, Program Director – Kinderwood Children’s Center

Thank you all for coming to the center and doing our screening.
As a result of your visit, one of our students has been to the eye doctor and is proudly sporting new glasses.”
~ Jeanine Rodriguez, Center Director – Meadowfair Center, Kidango
(Kidango serves 2,500 children in quality preschool, school age, infant care, Head Start, early intervention, mental health and family child care home education programs.)

Senior Bingo

ThankYouNote_StonebrookResidents at the Stonebrook Convalescent Home surprised our volunteers with a reception and heartfelt appreciation. Each volunteer was presented with a pin that says “You’re Appreciated”. We are glad to volunteer, and it is wonderful to know that the residents, nurses and care personnel are just as glad to see us each week.

The Kids on the Block

Thank you so much for the wonderful assembly today! The students loved it and it made for great discussion when we got back to class. You did such a nice job relating it to our school’s discipline plan and affirmation. Such great work you ladies are doing…many thanks!”
~ Del Roble Elementary School