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Caring for Our Neighbors – a Sheltering-in-Place Story

While texting a neighbor, our Caring Hands Chair learned that the neighbor was craving Easter marshmallow peeps. She thought it would be nice to share some that she had at home. Her husband charged up his toy big wheel truck and attached the “peeps” to the trunk for a radio controlled delivery to the neighbor’s […]

Let’s All Keep in Touch

AL of San Jose’s Membership Chair stays connected with our membership during our shelter in place.  We appreciate her smiles while making sure we are safe and healthy. Let’s follow her example and call a member(s) or friend(s) routinely to keep us social during our physical separation.

From Team GuideStar

“Congratulations on achieving the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar!” Check out our current accomplishments in the Program and Results section to see what we have given back to Transform Lives • Strengthen Community at https://www.guidestar.org/profile/77-0033914

SOAR into Summer!

Students in many of our Readers Are Leaders classes will be encouraged to keep reading during the summer. Thanks to the generous support of Intuitive Foundation, they will receive books to read and rewards for their efforts. SOAR: Students Only Achieve Reading…when they read in the summer.

AL San Jose Bookmarks

With our new AL San Jose bookmarks, we continue to thank our donors for supporting our community programs. With their partnership we can have a real impact. We couldn’t make the difference that we do in San Jose if it weren’t for their dedication and interest. Our members and the lives we touch thank you.

Thank you, Intuitive Foundation!

Our chapter received a generous grant from Intuitive Foundation to fund SOAR, a program that rewards students who keep reading in the summer to maintain and improve their reading proficiency. Our “Readers Are Leaders” members are excited to introduce the SOAR program into many of our Readers Are Leaders classrooms to motivate the students to […]

Assist-a-Shelter Dinner at Family Supportive Housing

February dinner at Family Supportive Housing is fun for our AL San Jose servers and scrumptious for the families at the shelter.

Putting the FUN in FUNdraising

Eighteen members and friends of the Assistance League of San Jose got their inner Van Gogh going at our first Paint Afternoon. There was laughter, paint, wine, treats and true individual creativity. Many thanks to Yaymaker for sponsoring this fundraiser, Gabe for teaching us and P.F. Chang’s at Oakridge for hosting. #yaymaker #pfchangs

Lotus School Thanks S.E.E.

Screening Eyes Early vision screeners received a very warm thank you poster and yummy treats from the staff and the preschoolers at Lotus Preschool.

Thank you, Safeway Foundation

Thank you to Safeway Foundation for your continuing support of Readers Are Leaders. Our programs depend on donations from corporations like yours. We appreciate your interest and commitment helping us share the love of reading with the children of San Jose. @Safeway

Special Guest from National Assistance League

The chapter hosted a special guest from national Assistance League at our February regular meeting. Sandy Ross, Vice President Chapter Services spoke to us about many topics of interest, but most exciting was to hear her praise of our chapter’s enthusiasm, accomplishments and dedication. We learned that the percent of our budget that goes back […]

Join the Fun!

We provide New Member Meetings for our new volunteers fall and spring every year. We want our new members to get started feeling that they understand how Assistance League of San Jose’s organization works and all the fun they will have giving back to our community. If you are looking for a rewarding way to […]

Getting to Know You Social

We welcome our new members with open hearts by hosting a “Getting To Know You Social”. We value our volunteers so much that we want our new members to feel a part of our dedicated group right away. The important impact that we make on our community is due to our volunteers. Thank you!

Caring Hands Storage

The Program Chair for Caring Hands provides space to store yarn, fleece and onesies for our members who crochet and knit the baby blankets and hats that get all wrapped up into a layette with a onesie included. These layettes are donated to Valley Medical Center and gifted to every woman delivering a baby. Over […]

Happy Valentine’s Day, Readers!

The Readers Are Leaders volunteers in Ms. Downing’s class at Stipe Elementary received a Happy Valentine’s Day gift at their February reading. Thank you class, for making Readers Are Leaders even more special. And congratulations to Ms. Dedra Downing for being awarded the 2019-2020 Dr. Harry Edwards “Follow Your Bliss Award” from the 49ers EDU […]

Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast

Many thanks to Applebee’s at The Plant for hosting the Assistance League of San Jose for our second Flapjack Fundraiser. Their willingness to support us helped raise money for our programs. Our charming and talented volunteers seated guests, took orders and served a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon and potatoes to members, their families […]

S.E.E. at Kiddie Academy

Our Screening Eyes Early (SEE) program screens preschoolers’ vision and makes referral to eye doctors for vision concerns found during the ‘eye game’ screening process. Since 1 in 20 preschool children has amblyopia (“lazy eye”), and as it is a condition that be successfully corrected if detected/treated before the age of 10, our trained volunteers […]

Why I Love AL of San Jose

Looking forward to Valentine’s Day, members shared why they love volunteering for our chapter. “I love Assistance League because of the wonderful members. They are the best!” . . . “The energy, kindness and heartfelt dedication of each and every member of Assistance League of San Jose is inspirational.” . . . “I love to […]