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Thank You, Star One Credit Union!

Assistance League of San Jose thanks Star One Credit Union for their generous donation to our chapter. We so grateful to our community partners who support our programs.

Happy Halloween, Parisi House on the Hill

Assist-a-Shelter volunteers purchased stickers, baby items, cute dolls, and so much more to create treat bags for the residents of Parisi House on the Hill. It was a very fun time with good people. Happy Halloween, Parisi House on the Hill!

Thank You from Hayes Elementary School

“What a wonderful surprise I received today! Thank you to Assistance League of San Jose for the beautiful books and activities. They will be perfect for our morning meetings. I know the students will be very excited to receive their own copies! I look forward to the coming months and the surprises in store.”

Everyone’s a Winner!

Everyone was a winner last week when we were finally able to return to our senior facilities to conduct Bingo!


AL of San Jose continues to bake home-made cookies for Family Supportive Housing. Every month the chapter assembles bags of cookies to distribute to the children at lunch or as snacks when they do their homework. We are glad to bring some extra cheer to this great community organization.

Operaction School Bell Delivers!

Our Operation School Bell volunteer greets the principal of Painter School, in Alum Rock School District, with a delivery of 6 carts filled with new student uniforms. This is just one of 41 schools that will receive uniforms. Volunteers order, unload, unpack, sort, label, package, and distribute the new school uniforms to children in low […]

Regular Meeting – By Zoom and In-Person

In August, we offered our membership a hybrid choice for attending our regular meeting. Approximately thirty members chose to come in person, while over 60 people Zoomed in! We’re still working out some bugs, but overall our members liked this format which we’ll continue to offer.

Petting Zoo at Family Supportive Housing

Our Assist-a-Shelter volunteers surprised the children at Family Supportive Housing with their very own petting zoo! The kids all loved the animals with the bunnies being the favorite of all. There were bunnies, a sheep, two goats, a big tortoise that was also a hit, ducks, chickens, an alpaca, and a potbellied pig. It was […]

Caring Hands Delivers 330 Layettes to SCVMC

During COVID our Caring Hands members continued to knit and crochet beautiful and cuddly layettes for the newborn babies at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Our chairman and 2 assistants proudly delivered 22 bags for a total of 330 completed layettes. Christina Egan, Volunteer Services Manager in charge of managing our Caring Hands Program at […]

A Thank You from the San Jose Family Shelter

“To the wonderful ALSJ volunteers, thank you so much for your July dinner and baked goods contributions! The generous support from groups like the Assistance League of San Jose makes it possible to serve over 25 resident families. We look forward to your upcoming Friday dinner donation and for the petting zoo! Thank you for your boundless […]

AL of San Jose Summertime “Antsy to See You” Picnic

AL of San Jose’s Social Committee set up a fabulously fun picnic for our membership to celebrate our first ‘live’ get-together after COVID restrictions relaxed. What a nice way to reunite, share a meal, play bingo while looking forward to a new year of giving back to our wonderful San Jose community. The theme of […]

Sweet Deliveries to Family Supportive Housing

Assistance League of San Jose’s Assist-a-Shelter volunteers continue to bake and deliver cookie snacks for the children living at Family Supportive Housing. We are looking forward to the day when we can once again enter the shelter and serve meals in person.

Gift Bags for Stonebrook

Our Senior Bingo volunteers are eagerly awaiting the reopening of Stonebrook Health and Rehabilitation nursing facility. Bingo games were suspended over a year ago, but that hasn’t deterred these creative ladies who are now busy making special bookmarks and gift bags for the residents.

End of Year AL of San Jose Leaders Luncheon

Hurray! Finally, we were able to meet with our new and returning Board members and Committee Chairs outside at our Transition Luncheon.  It was nice to be out in the sunshine, share a meal and connect with friends. Thank you Pat, for sharing your beautiful backyard!

Thank You from Family Supportive Housing

AL of San Jose received this special thank you HEART from Family Supportive Housing, thanking our Assist-a-Shelter volunteers for monthly dinner and bimonthly cookie deliveries, enrichment activities, treat bags, holiday decorations and two Little Explorer’s Petting Zoos.  Assistance League of San Jose is proud to support this local family shelter.

Petting Zoom – Family Supportive Housing

After nearly a year, AL of San Jose’s Assist-a-Shelter volunteers were excited to bring a petting zoo event to the children living at Family Supportive Housing. Seventeen children and a parent were able to reserve a time to get up close and pet these special animals. Hopefully, this will be the first of many activities […]

Learning with the League – Making Challah Bread

AL of San Jose found many ways to keep our volunteers very active during COVID. One of the ways was to create Learning with the League using our own experts to provide virtual classes to our membership. Thanks to Zoom, we instructed classes in technology, travel, gardening and cooking. Our latest class guided interested members […]

AL of San Jose Post-It Notes

“Stickies, we’ve got stickies, we’ve got lots and lots of stickie notes!!”  When you come to Jack Holders on June 1 for our fundraiser, look for the table with Assistance League members sitting and enjoying food and drink and note the basket full of stickie note pads.  Please take as many as needed for yourself […]