Assistance League of Santa Monica is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation of member volunteers who assist children and families in need in the Santa Monica Bay Area. Since becoming the 4th chapter of National Assistance League in 1937, our chapter has impacted the lives of people in need in our community. We have 84 members who create, assess, and administer our philanthropic programs and fundraising activities. A social component is very important as our member volunteers use their education and life skills to help their community while making friendships that endure.

Since 1937, the chapter has been helping children and young adults in need in the Santa Monica Bay Area. We work closely with the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District and local Los Angeles Unified School District to identify those in need in our community.

Our member volunteers administer our chapter’s philanthropic programs that assist local kids with:

  • Backpacks with school supplies
  • Camp scholarships
  • College and trade school scholarships
  • Emergency school clothing
  • Vision care
  • Clothes and household goods supplied to clients of local nonprofts

Our Thrift Shops (15th Street and Online) are our main sources of funding.  Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible. We also get funding from rental property income, the Night Lights Auxiliary annual Campership Event and donations from members and friends.

In 2019-2020, over $200,000 was returned to our local community.  Members contributed over 16,000 hours of community service.


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


Annual Report February 2023


Form 990 for 2022

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action