Community Volunteers. We have a few wonderful ladies and men who want contribute to our mission of serving the community, but are not yet full members; most are friends, husbands or sons/daughters of members and some simply have other demands on their time and commitments. These volunteers are valuable back-room workers in our thrift shop and supporters who “come to the call” for help when needed. We treasure them for their generous donation of time and talent. Some community volunteers also enjoy working in The Kids on the Block puppet shows. Our community volunteers donated 833 hours in service to our chapter and the community in 2015-16.
Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin County. Every week several clients from the Cerebral Palsy Center are bussed over to the Assistance League Thrift Shop, where they work with Yvonne, a member volunteer, to clean and polish the donated shoes and purses. This outing is a wonderful boost to their sense of accomplishment, as well as a terrific help to us!
Mark, our cerebral palsy puppet is being controlled by Carol, a long time community volunteer. Mark in his wheelchair ‘cruiser’, once had a long conversation with a young boy who had just been diagnosed with cerebral palsy; Carol, speaking as the puppet Mark, was able to encourage the youngster to feel good about himself and perhaps not be so scared.