Assistance League of Santa Ana is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in Santa Ana. Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.
The Santa Ana chapter was organized in 1935 with about 50 members, chartered in 1937, and was the third chapter of National Assistance League. There are 120 Assistance League chapters in 26 states with just under 23,000 members. In 2014 – 15, Assistance League chapters returned over $38.8 million to local communities across the country, and invested 3.2 million service hours.
Assistance League of Santa Ana currently has 250 member volunteers working to make Santa Ana a better place to live and work through our programs. Assistance League of Santa Ana supports seven community based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from infants to adults residing in Santa Ana. In 2017–18, our dedicated members volunteered over 17,000 hours, with a value over $440,000. We encourage you to learn more about our chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.
The Thrift Shop on First Street is our main source of funding. The shop is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers. Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible.
Other funding sources include corporate and private foundation grants, individual donations, and fundraisers like The Best Taste of Santa Ana, and The Carousel of Possible Dreams (through the Festival of Children Foundation).