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Portraits of the Past

Join us for fun and fashion at Portraits of the Past, a champagne buffet luncheon that celebrates the history of Santa Clara Valley. Download a flyer from the Members Page for details. Send your check with the flyer tear-off or sign up at the October Regular Meeting. Bring a guest…or bring a few! Still have […]

Help Wanted for OSB!

We are in full swing of Operation School Bell, making labels, measuring students, packing uniforms and delivering uniforms to schools. Over 1,000 uniforms have already been delivered and we’ve just gotten started! Watch for your invitations from SignUpGenius to volunteer. This is our biggest project and the OSB team needs everyone’s help.

National Assistance League Conference, Connect 2019

Ten of our members had the pleasure of attending the National Assistance League conference: Connect 2019. The attendees all got some great ideas at the conference sessions and from talking with Assistance League members from across the country. Since there were ten from our San Jose Chapter attending, we shared ideas every night over dinner. […]

September Regular Meeting Quilt Winners

Congratulations to Sharon, Lynda, Barbara and Mary, the four lucky winners of our quilt raffle at the September Regular Meeting!  Even in San Jose, winter will be coming and these beautiful handmade quilts will be warm and snuggly in the chilly evenings. Thank you to the quilters of Caring Hands for creating them for our […]

Gift Cards!

Remember to bring your checkbook to the September and October regular meetings. Be ready to purchase gift cards to use as gifts for others or for your own shopping. Our chapter gets 5% to 14% back from each gift card sale. It’s such an easy way to raise money for ALSJ.

Thank You, OSB Donors and Volunteers

The members of ALSJ are very much appreciative of the funds our donors have allowed us to use to purchase the uniforms for the children whom we serve. We extend our gratitude for your generous donations: Almaden Valley Women’s Club, Applied Materials Foundation, B. Bynum Family, Deborah & Henry Pao Foundation, San Jose Council District […]

Thank You, Hicklebee’s

Each summer, Hicklebee’s helps members choose the wonderful books for the Readers Are Leaders program and offers assistance in purchasing books that we read. Thank you, Hicklebee’s, for supporting our effort to bring the joy of reading to children in our community.

Petting Zoo at Family Supportive Housing

A favorite Assist-a-Shelter enrichment activity at Family Supportive Housing is Little Explorers Petting Zoo. Adorable baby farm animals meet the delighted children and parents in the pen set up in the parking garage. Petting, brushing, and touching the baby animals is allowed and encouraged. Happy children’s voices are amazed at how the hair, horns, and […]

2019-2020 Readers Are Leaders Books

Over the summer, Readers Are Leaders volunteers chose the books they will read during the 2019-2020 school year. They read and discussed dozens of options before deciding on the final reading list. Once a month, students will hear and read two books. The list includes science, biography and non-fiction choices. In December, each student will […]

Almaden Times Spotlights ALSJ

Check out the article on page 8 in the Almaden Times July 28 – August 8, 2019 issue. Assistance League of San Jose is the subject of Greg Goodman’s Lion’s Club article. Thank you, for spotlighting our chapter this month!

Operation School Bell Uniforms Have Arrived!

Members, and a few extra non-member volunteers, unloaded 636 cartons containing a total of 19,500 shirts and pants, sorted them by size and type and readied the inventory to organize for distribution. Thousands of students in need in San Jose can look forward to new uniforms for the school year. Thank you volunteers!

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!