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Thank You to Our Dedicated Members

Sweet treats were distributed to members who donated onesies at our annual Baby Shower. Although we missed the Baby Shower party this year, members contributed over 1300 onesies at our Drive-thru Baby Shower event. This is just one of several shining examples of how dedicated our membership is to our community programs even during these […]

Drive-Thru Baby Shower Collects over 1,300 Onesies

Each year AL of San Jose hosts a Baby Shower event to replenish the onesies our Caring Hands program volunteers pair with their homemade blankets and caps. These layettes are then donated to Valley Medical Center’s newborn unit. This event, usually a festive party, was modified to a drive up collection this year, but it […]

Holiday Gifts for Valley Medical Center from Caring Hands

Approximately 185 layettes were created by Caring Hands volunteers during the month of December and delivered to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Even with an erratic holiday schedule, members continued to produce beautiful blankets and hats for the new moms and their babies.

Thank You from Family Supportive Housing

“The families and staff at Family Supportive Housing extend our sincerest gratitude to you for your December dinner and cookie donations. The residents are always delighted by the fresh and nutritious meals and snacks. Thank you so much for your continued kindness and generosity. Your continued support is invaluable.” Al of San Jose is a […]

Students are Excited about the Readers Are Leaders Book Program

We’re so happy to learn that our modified RAL program is exciting children and encouraging them to read.  A student quote, sent from a teacher, seems to sum up the excitement this book distribution generated. “I don’t think I’m going to be able to concentrate today because I have to read this book right now.”

Hosting a Holiday Dinner

Assist-A-Shelter volunteers (social distancing) met to deliver a holiday dinner for the residents of Family Supportive Housing. The volunteers won’t be serving the dinner this year, but are still very involved in making this meal special by providing homemade dishes and deserts. FSH is an essential family shelter providing temporary housing and targeted counseling for […]

Holiday Cookies for Family Supportive Housing

‘TIS THE SEASON to bake holiday cookies! Assistance League of San Jose’s Assist-a-Shelter volunteers are baking colorful cookies hoping to bring a little cheer to the 44 children that are currently in residence at Family Supporting Housing. We are proud to support this shelter which provides safe temporary housing and counseling services to families in […]

Holiday Centerpieces for Family Supportive Housing

Assist-a-Shelter volunteers made festive and fun table decorations for the families at Family Supportive Housing to enjoy during the holidays.

Ryan Elementary Holiday Surprise from RAL

The second and third grade students at Ryan Elementary School received a holiday surprise today when they came to pick up their assignments. Our Readers Are Leaders volunteers had chosen some very special books and assembled various school supplies in a festive holiday bag just for them! Each story comes with a fun learning activity […]

Holiday Donations to CityTeam and Family Supportive Housing

Assistance League of San Jose’s Assist-A-Shelter volunteers have been very busy this month. Besides cooking homemade dinners and cookies, they have made over 100 placemats for Family Supportive Housing’s holiday dinner celebration. Volunteers have also collected enough essential hygiene items for 84 personal packages containing shampoo, soaps, tooth paste and lotions. These, plus four blankets […]

Assistance League of San Jose Face Masks – Where Are They?

AL of San Jose created masks for our members, our friends and families during a time when masks are so important to keep us safe and healthy. Our masks are traveling to many places to help stop the spread of COVID and to share with the world what our great organization is continuing to do […]

Holiday Gifts for Stonebrook Residents

Our Senior Bingo volunteers, masked and social distancing, met at a park to make beautiful ornaments. These special ornaments will go into gift bags along with lap blankets donated by caring hands, warm, patterned socks, and a Happy Holidays greeting card with a handwritten message from one of our volunteers. The gift bags will be […]

Holiday Layettes for New Moms at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! These cute holiday layettes were handmade by a member of our Caring Hands program. Caring Hands will donate these special bundles to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s new baby unit.

San Jose Schools Thank Readers Are Leaders for Books

Assistance League of San Jose is committed to serving our schools during these challenging times and is pleased that our RAL modifications have been eagerly received. “Thank you again for your generosity, and I look forward to the day when we can return to having the readers in the classroom again.” (Principal)  “I cannot tell […]

Dinner for Family Supportive Housing

We’re supporting Family Supportive Housing’s Friday Night Dinners through our Assist-A-Shelter program. Volunteers are busy making homemade meals and desserts at home and then they are transported to this San Jose family shelter.

Layettes for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Assistance League of San Jose’s Caring Hands volunteers are preparing to deliver holiday layettes to Valley Medical Center.  Our creations will be gifted to new moms and babies during December.

Book Bags for Readers Are Leaders Students

Assistance League of San Jose’s Readers Are Leaders volunteers are missing the students we usually see and share books with every month. We are busy filling book bags with books, pencils and other school supplies especially picked for these students. These special book bags will be distributed to students as they come to pick up their […]

Thank You from Family Supportive Housing

On behalf of everyone at Family Supportive Housing, thank you very much for your home-baked cookies and Friday dinner donations for the month of October. Your unwavering support throughout the pandemic has been invaluable.