Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

ALSW identifies schools in Clark County whose students are most in need of assistance. Members partner with schools and are given a budget to help supply each schools needs. Whether it’s clothing, supplies or other resources, many Clark County students benefit from this program.

JUST because…

In partnership with the Department of Social and Health Services, our “JUST because…” program provides two sets of new clothing to children ages 10-18 when they are placed in foster care.

Assault Survivor Kits®

We provide clothing and hygiene kits for survivors of assault, both women and children, who arrive at the emergency rooms of PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center (Vancouver), Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital (Vancouver) and PeaceHealth St John’s Hospital (Longview).

My Life Story Books

We create handmade, fabric-covered binders that become memory albums for children in foster care as they move within the system or toward adoption.  In the books they can record their personal history, filling them with photographs, records and letters.

Children’s Opportunies & Potential

We work with Innovative Services Northwest to help children who have disabilities or other disadvantages reach their potential.  We provide financial scholarships, program supplies and skilled volunteer help in classrooms and therapeutic settings.

2015-16 Statistics

$53

thousand dollars returned to Clark County

17.4

thousand people served in Clark County

4.5

thousand hours volunteered

News & Events

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Assistance League Elects New Officers

The chapter has installed its officers for the 2019-2020 year. They are: Bette Ludden—President Peg Steinmeyer—Vice President Membership Mary Ellen Silk—Vice President Philanthropic Programs Kathy Holm—Vice President Resource Development Michelle Craig—Vice President Education Nancy Gaston—Vice President Marketing Communications Tanya Persons—Vice President Strategic Planning Kari Tinker—Recording Secretary Janine Smith—Treasurer Linda McCarty—Assistant Treasurer Judy Dresser—Parliamentarian

Spring Tea 2019

Join us for our Spring Tea on Sunday May 5th at 1:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church located at 4300 Main St.  Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online or by mail with a check.  See our Spring Tea page for more information.  For more information contact Geri 360.254.8699

Give More 24!

Give More 24! is southwest Washington’s largest day of giving organized by Community Foundation for Southwest Washington Foundation. The one day when our entire region comes together–online and offline–and gives for 24 hours straight. More than 100 nonprofits serving southwest Washington will participate and encourage everyone who cares about the region to give what they […]

New Grant for Operation School Bell

  The Vancouver Energy Community Fund awarded a $2100 grant to Assistance League® of Southwest Washington to enable expansion of our program to three more schools starting this fall. The check was presented at an Assistance League board meeting, and the Operation School Bell® committee has already identified three local schools that meet our criteria. […]

News & Events

  • All
  • Events
  • News

Assistance League Elects New Officers

The chapter has installed its officers for the 2019-2020 year. They are: Bette Ludden—President Peg Steinmeyer—Vice President Membership Mary Ellen Silk—Vice President Philanthropic Programs Kathy Holm—Vice President Resource Development Michelle Craig—Vice President Education Nancy Gaston—Vice President Marketing Communications Tanya Persons—Vice President Strategic Planning Kari Tinker—Recording Secretary Janine Smith—Treasurer Linda McCarty—Assistant Treasurer Judy Dresser—Parliamentarian

Spring Tea 2019

Join us for our Spring Tea on Sunday May 5th at 1:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church located at 4300 Main St.  Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online or by mail with a check.  See our Spring Tea page for more information.  For more information contact Geri 360.254.8699

Give More 24!

Give More 24! is southwest Washington’s largest day of giving organized by Community Foundation for Southwest Washington Foundation. The one day when our entire region comes together–online and offline–and gives for 24 hours straight. More than 100 nonprofits serving southwest Washington will participate and encourage everyone who cares about the region to give what they […]

New Grant for Operation School Bell

  The Vancouver Energy Community Fund awarded a $2100 grant to Assistance League® of Southwest Washington to enable expansion of our program to three more schools starting this fall. The check was presented at an Assistance League board meeting, and the Operation School Bell® committee has already identified three local schools that meet our criteria. […]

Accepting Applications for Volunteers

Become a member! Join an incredible group of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Clark County.
Assistance League of Southwest Washington is now welcoming new members at any time.