Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan received a most generous grant of $30,000 from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation. The funds will support the Operation School Bell philanthropic program and will provide new clothing and/or necessities for an entire school in the Pontiac School District.
Since 1995, over 40,000 local students have benefitted from clothing distributions with the aim of improving self-esteem and school attendance.
Assistance League President, Rosemary Dirksen and Grant Committee member, Barb Bakker received the check from David Elliott Foundation Board President, Henry Woloson and Board Director, Cheryl Gambaro. When the check was presented at a regular membership meeting, the members stood in appreciation of this generous donation which will impact the lives of so many students
David W. Elliott was a long-time resident of Rochester, Michigan, until his death in 2011. As part of the estate plan, a foundation was established in 2015 to support charitable projects.