Our Resource Development and Grant Committees are committed to finding grants, requesting contributions to fund our many community service programs and developing fundraising activities. We depend upon, and are grateful for the generosity of friends, members of the community and corporate sponsors. Members purchase gift cards, participate in Dining for Dollars breakfasts and lunches at local restaurants and donate onesies to match our handmade baby blankets for new mothers in need. We have sponsored a book and toy drive at Barnes and Noble, and Operation School Bell® has been showcased in the San Jose Mercury News Holiday Wish Book, generating donations from the community. But to put extra fun in fundraising, we have sponsored several events, including Lunch with the Authors, vintage fashion shows, “Floral Fantasy” luncheons and The Almaden Valley Home & Garden Tour.

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Tribute Cards

Tribute Cards
Make a donation to ALSJ when you send a card for a special event.
Click here for the Tribute Cards form.

Vintage Vignettes

Thursday, November 30th
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Campbell Community Center

Enjoy lunch and entertaining vignettes showcasing the history and fashion of Santa Clara Valley, presented by History San Jose. Bring guests!

Reservations are due by November 16th
Click here for more information and to register for Vintage Vignettes.

Local Money for Local Causes

Make a Donation - Maker a Difference - Be a Star

Each year, Assistance League of San Jose asks friends and family to “Make a Donation” and “Make a Difference”. Nearly 90% of their donations go directly back to our community. We provide school uniforms to students in need, teddy bears to abused and neglected children, vision screening to preschools, prizes for Senior Bingo in nursing homes, layettes to mothers in need, dinner and special events for residents of the Family Supportive Housing shelter and much more. With our many volunteer hours and the support of our friends and family, our chapter really does make a difference in our community.

Floral Fantasy

Lunch with the Authors Fundraising Event

Every other year Assistance League of San Jose’s hosts a major fundraiser, our Lunch with the Authors event. Up to five authors are invited to attend. Their books range from nonfiction and biographies, to fiction and children’s books. Attendees enjoy lunch while the authors speak about their books and their writing adventures. Their newest books are offered for sale and authors are glad to chat while signing the purchases. This is a wonderful time to learn about authors you may be familiar with or authors who are new to you while raising FUNds for Assistance League’s programs.

View the 2020 Floral Fantasy Video:

Gift Cards

Sample Gift Cards - CVS, See's, Sprouts, Panera, Macy's, Starbucks, Chili's, Target, Michaels

Twice a year, the chapter sells gift cards to raise funds for our general expenses. Members, friends and family can purchase cards for retail stores, restaurants, cinemas and online sites to use for themselves or to give as gifts. It’s so simple to purchase cards for places where we already shop and Assistance League of San Jose receives a percentage of each sale. Our gift card fundraiser takes place in the fall in time for the holidays and again in the spring, to be ready for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations. Of course, gift cards are useful anytime and for so many occasions all year long. This is a “win-win” fundraiser for everyone.