About Us

Welcome to Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay®. Our chapter house is located at 1441 W. 8th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. (310) 832-8355, fax (310) 832-8460. Also at this location are a contract Post Office, a Gift Shop, the Frances J. Johnson Dental Center and Operation School Bell®.

  • Assistance League San Pedro was the first chapter chartered (1936) after National Assistance League was founded (1935).
  • More than 300 members volunteered over 35,127 hours last year.
  • Over $1,117,038 was given back to the community in service hours alone last year.

Communities served: Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Torrance, Wilmington.

Mission, Vision and Values

Assistance League was the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization founded in the West to recognize the potential of volunteers in helping those less fortunate to a better, more meaningful life. Today, chapters across America address the emotional and physical needs of children and adults of all ages regardless of race or creed.


Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children through community programs.


Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community



Reports and Financials

Strategic Plan

Tours and Presentations

Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay members are available to conduct tours of our facilities for you or your organization and explain how our various programs create a better community.  Members can also provide fashion shows, modeling top-label clothing for sale in our gift shop.  Call (310) 832-8355 for information.

Volunteers Transforming the Lives of Children and Adults through Community Programs

Pirozzi Live Interview

Assistance League Impact Video

Board of Directors 2023-24


Janis Sanchez


Sharon Cole

Vice President Membership

Linda Tyson

Vice President Philanthropic Programs

Carole McCaskill

Vice President Resource Development

Dani Sayers

Vice President Building Administration

John Barbera

Vice President Personnel

Kitty Lam


Robert Sanchez


Sunny Moss

Chapter Relations

Gwen Rohar

Finance Officer

Maria Mistry

Assisteens Coordinator

Erin Mone

Las Primeras Coordinator

Carlin Edelstein

Las Profesionales Coordinator

Carol Kern


Gwen Slater

Advisory Council 2023-24

Pat Brown, Emeritus

Robert Jay Bryant,
Councilman NW Neighborhood Council – SP

Kathy Carcamo, Teacher San Pedro High School

Samuel B. Ledwitz, J.D., LLM
Bezaire, Ledwitz, and Bomcamp, APC

David Martin, D.D.S.

Harold Mayhack, Insurance Agent,
The Olson Duncan Agency

Richard Meyer, D.D.S. M.S.

Pete Pettler, LLP

Amber Sheikh, CFRE, SHEIKH/Impact