Thank You, Potash Family Foundation Believe in Reading

Assistance League of San Jose thanks Believe in Reading, funded by the Potash Family Foundation, for their generous support of Readers Are Leaders. As we choose and order books for the upcoming school year, we are so grateful for the donations that help us implement the program. Thank you, Believe in Reading!

Charter Luncheon

Thank you to our new members for hosting a beautiful Charter Luncheon. Our president, Donna Christian, reviewed the chapter programs and we shared so many wonderful successes for 2018-2019. We officially welcomed all of our new members and installed the 2019-20 Board. Now we’re looking forward to another exciting year with Assistance League of San […]

Good job, Caring Hands!

Even during the summer, Caring Hands volunteers continue their work. At the June meeting 216 layettes, each with a hand crocheted hat, crocheted-edged blanket and a onesie, were collected. That afternoon, they were delivered to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. “AMAZING” doesn’t seem adequate enough to describe all of you who belong to this group.  […]

Congratulations to the Del Roble RAL Team

The Readers Are Leaders Del Roble Team Members were the recipients of the  Oak Grove School District Vision Award for Community Involvement. They were honored at the Oak Grove School District Board meeting on May 9 for their “…outstanding contribution to school and society;  for participating in programs, organizations, and activities which make our community […]

Gamble House Estate Lunch

Members enjoyed a delicious lunch in the historic Gamble House Estate, a great way to meet with other members on a social outing. The beautiful estate was constructed in Palo Alto in 1902, one of the first to be built in the area. After lunch members were led through the 3 acres of formal gardens […]

Lunch with the Authors

Thank you Santa Clara Valley Brandeis National Committee for giving our chapter the opportunity to support your Lunch with the Authors event and participate in the fundraising effort. The luncheon was a success, both groups raising funds to support their programs. 49 members of our chapter attended, enjoying talks and comments by five local authors. […]

FUNdraising at the May Meeting

At the May regular meeting we raffled off two of Lynda Tomasello’s beautiful hand crocheted afghans. Thank you, Lynda for donating the afghans and congratulations to the winners, Sandy Gerhardt and Patsy Houston.

Thank you, Caring Hands

1,936 layettes were donated to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. That is a 33% increase in productivity over the previous year. 6,220 individual items (lap blankets, baby blankets, baby hats, booties, shawls, chemo hats) were hand knit or crocheted, over 900 more pieces more than in fiscal […]

Hug-a-Bear – Guest Speaker from Parisi House

Ellen Brooks, Chair of our Hug-a-Bear community service program, welcomed Judy Patten of Parisi House on the Hill where the resident children receive our Hug-a-Bear teddy bears. She explained that Parisi House on the Hill is a residential facility for women with alcohol or narcotic addictions and their children, ages 0 to 5 years of age.  She went through a power […]

Thank You from Family Supportive Housing

Assistance League of San Jose volunteers provided another healthy delicious dinner for Family Supportive Housing with Easter fun surprises.  Family Supportive Housing and their families are so thankful for the joy and yummy dinners we provide each month that they surprised our volunteers with a wonderful thank you.  A thank you like this fills our […]

Bachrodt Elementary School Thanks Readers Are Leaders

Bachrodt Elementary School, San Jose Unified School District, graciously thanked their ALSJ Readers Are Leaders with a surprise luncheon for spending time with the second and third graders sharing their love of reading.  The Readers Are Leaders community service program visited 55 classrooms reading to 1,323 students and donating 2,380 books during the 2018-19 school […]

Thank you, Santa Clara Valley Realtors(R) Foundation

Thank you, Santa Clara Valley Realtors® Foundation for supporting Operation School Bell. Your donation will help us supply shirts, pants and socks to many students in need in the San Jose public schools. Our programs depend on the generosity of donors like you and we are so appreciative of your help.