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On Our Way to 2,000 Layettes!

Caring Hands volunteers work throughout the year🧶creating layettes🤱for infants at the Santa Clara Medical Center hospitals and lap blankets for residents at San Jose Family Supportive Housing, two convalescent homes and Parisi House on the Hill. Over 2,000 layettes will be delivered to SCVMC by the end of our fiscal year! Do you like to […]

Thank You to Our Business Partners

A huge thank you to our amazing business partners! 🌟 We are so grateful 🎉 for the incredible support, collaboration, and partnership you provide to us that have truly helped us grow and succeed. 😁

Did You Know?

Forty- years ago, and before Chapter Status, the women of Assistance Guild of San Jose had a goal to transform the lives of children and adults through community projects, which we now call programs. They started with TWO Philanthropic Projects, one for children and one for the elderly. That goal continues today and stands as […]

Enjoy great food & drinks at Jack Holder’s Restaurant and Bar while giving back to your community!

AL of San Jose invites you to come eat at Jack Holder’s, 3153 Meridian Ave, on April 18, 2024 for breakfast 🍳, lunch 🥪 or dinner 🍔. Jack Holder’s will return 20% of your purchase (excluding alcohol) to our chapter. Support our fundraiser to advance Assistance League’s mission to transform lives and strengthen our community. […]

Lunch with the Authors – Fundraising Success!

📚 Many thanks to our amazing authors: Janie Chang, Robert Dugoni, Tim J. Myers, Elayne Klasson, and Kate Quinn who made our fundraiser such a success! 🎉 Every author shared wonderful stories and valuable insights with the audience. A great time was had by all! 🥂

Story Hour at Parisi House on the Hill

Story Hour at Parisi House 🏠 is so much fun for the mothers and their children 👩‍👧‍👦as well as our members. There is an abundance of reading 📖, singing 🎶 and signing!🤙🏼 Our members model reading techniques which the moms can use to read to their children. 🤓 Parisi House of Momentum for Health, is […]

3 Pallets of Food for CityTeam!

It is so ❤️ rewarding to bag food for San Jose CityTeam and help serve our community with such a simple act. Our members have a good time chatting, getting to know each other all the while filling bags with a variety of 🫘 packaged and 🥫canned goods. This past week we filled 300 👏bags […]

Today’s Leaders Are Tomorrow’s Leaders

In March, Readers are Leaders volunteers read “Listen” a biography of 🥁Evelyn Glennie by Shannon Stocker, illustrated by Devon Holtzwarth and 🐒”Grumpy Monkey” by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang. They learned how to cope with a ☹️bad mood and about the rewards of 💖passion and perseverance. Did you know that even a child who […]

Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.) Preschool Vision Testing

🤔 Did you know: 🤓 80% of learning comes through the visual senses? 👀 1 in 20 preschool-age children have vision problems? 👏🏼 Screening Eyes Early (S.E.E.) is early intervention which is the key to successful treatment. 🔎 Our trained screeners refer children to a doctor for a diagnosis when the child doesn’t pass. 👭🏻 […]

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

You help make 📚books for kids, 👨🏽‍🎓uniforms for students, 🤓 glasses for preschoolers, 👶blankets for newborns, 👵🏼 bingo for the infirmed, and 🍔food for the hungry possible. ❤️ We are most grateful!

Did You Know?

In 1906, Anne Banning began a relief unit in response to the SF earthquake and fire, calling it Assistance League. In 1919, she organized Assistance League of Southern California, now known as Founder Chapter to provide food and clothing for local families impacted by WWI. What are you doing for your community? 🧒🏽🧒🏼 Get involved! […]

“Happy Birds” Visit Family Supportive Housing

AL of San Jose volunteers hosted a ‘Happy Birds’ special event at Family Supportive Housing. The Happy Birds troupe’s amazing parrots entertained the resident families with their fun, interactive, educational presentation. Do you like to brighten someone’s day? Join us!

Read Across America Day

🎂Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! AL of San Jose’s Readers Are Leaders program supports literacy for children throughout the year, reading in over 50 classrooms and donating books to the schools and students. 📖One of our members created a beautiful quilt that reminds of us of our connection to National Education Association’s ‘Read Across America Day’. […]

Welcome, New AL of San Jose Memberes

The AL of San Jose Board met with new members for a Meet & Greet Social. The theme of the get-together was “These are a Few of Our Favorite Things” – new members are definitely one of our favorite things! 🥰Welcome to our chapter! We are all looking forward to working with you on our […]

Cookies for Family Supportive Housing

L of San Jose ❤️ loves baking cookies for the children at Family Supportive Housing. Each month 8-10 members sign up to make 4 dozen different kinds of 🍪 cookies each. These delicious cookies are packaged in individual baggies and given to the 👦🏽🧒🏽children to go with their lunches or as an afternoon treat! Like […]

Registration for Lunch with the Authors Closes February 28th

You Don’t Want to Miss Lunch with the Authors on March 14th! Our In-Person tickets are sold out but you can still attend by Live-Stream. Register now for this wonderful fundraising event before it’s too late! Registration ends February 28th. For more details and to register, click on the banner at the top of the […]

Guest Speaker, Ken Toren, CEO American Red Cross of the Silicon Valley

Our chapter was excited to welcome our guest speaker Ken Toren, CEO of American Red Cross of the Silicon Valley to our ALSJ General Meeting on February 15. We were thrilled to hear stories about how our 🐻 Hug-a-Bears offered comfort to children after the recent storms and fire disasters. “These children, who had been […]

2 Books for the Classroom plus 1 Book to Take Home

If you could hear the children cheer🎉when the volunteers arrive, you would understand how much fun we have and how important it is to bring the joy of reading to so many students.🥰For their February visit, Readers Are Leaders volunteers read 🍦”Ice Cream Man” and 🫖”Clovis Keeps His Cool” in 52 second and third grade […]