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 25,000 hours last year.
  • Over $745,000 was given back to the community in service hours alone last year.

Mission, Vision and Values

Since 1936, Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay, an all volunteer charitable organization, has been devoted to the needs of the children, families and seniors of its community. Our members are rewarded by the personal and direct involvement in fundraising, managing and staffing various philanthropic projects. We continue to identify the changing needs of our community and are committed to the growth, development and expansion of our chapter.

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

Annual Report 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

Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay 2022-23 Board of Directors


Gwen Slater


Janis Sanchez

Vice President Membership

Sharon Cole

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

Assisteens® Coordinator

Anita Cowling

Chapter Relations

Gwen Rohar

Finance Officer

Maria Mistry

Gift Shop

Cecilia Sharbel


Tara Rohar

Strategic Planning

Linda Brammer

Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay 2022-23 Advisory Council

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

Joshua Stecker, Editor San Pedro Today