Celebrating over 27 years of service in Southwest Riverside County!

Assistance League of Temecula Valley is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in Southwest Riverside County.  Member volunteers are dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar and Romoland communities through philanthropic programs developed and administered by our members. Our dedicated volunteer members cheerfully give more than 34,000 hours annually to serve and fund our philanthropic programs.

Assistance League of Temecula Valley chapter was incorporated in 1989 with about 50 members, chartered in 1993, and was the 81st chapter of National Assistance League.  There are 120 Assistance League chapters in 26 states with just under 26,000 members.  Last year Assistance League chapters returned over $38.8 million to local communities across the country and invested 3.34 million service hours.

Assistance League of Temecula Valley currently has 250 member volunteers working to make Southwest Riverside County a better place to live and work through our programs.  Our chapter supports eight community based philanthropic programs benefiting everyone from infants to adults residing in Southwest Riverside County.  In 2015–16, our dedicated members volunteered over 31,000 hours.  We encourage you to learn more about our chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.

Our philanthropic programs are completely self-funded through grants, fundraising events, contributions from the community and our thrift shop sales. All revenue is returned to the local communities we serve. The Thrift Shop on Via Montezuma 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.

You can be assured that your every contribution, whether it be in dollars or in hours, goes directly to a child or family in need.

Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

Assistance League of Temecula Valley, a chapter of National Assistance League, is a nonprofit, volunteer philanthropic organization dedicated to serving the needs of families in Southwest Riverside County.

VISION STATEMENT

To be a regionally recognized organization empowering volunteers to provide leadership, stewardship and resources to meet the changing needs of Southwest Riverside County.

CORE VALUES

Assistance League of Temecula Valley, with a history of supporting the vision and talents of volunteers engaged in personal service to the community, embraces the following values:

Respect – We demonstrate fairness, consistency and compassion in our interactions with others.

Integrity – We conduct ourselves at all times in a professional and ethical manner. Honesty, openness and transparency are the hallmarks of the way we conduct our business.

Trust – We are reliable, dependable, and accountable for our actions.

Empowerment – We encourage innovation and promote excellence through continuous learning and increased knowledge, development and leadership.

Annual Report and Financials

Volunteers Enriching Lives for a Better Community

Assistance League of Temecula Valley 2016-17 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Ginny Wetzel

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Mary Lindholm

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Denise Lanier

VICE PRESIDENT FUND DEVELOPMENT

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VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE

Dorcas Shaktman

SECRETARY

Marilyn Rule

TREASURER

Shelley Diamond

ASSISTEENS LIAISON

Rita O’Neill

BYLAWS

Suzanne Dechert

CHAPTER HOUSE MANAGER

Cindy Jasperson

EDUCATION

Electra Demos

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Joan Price

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Arne Chandler

THRIFT SHOP MANAGER

Diana Elizondo

Assistance League of Temecula Valley 2016-17 Advisory Council

Dolores Badillo

Staff Analyst, Western Riverside Council of Governments

Frieda Brands

Director of Children and Family Services
Lake Elsinore Unified School District

Laura Boss

Public Information Officer
Temecula Valley Unified School District

Alison Burrafato

Executive Director, Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce

Betti Cadmus

Public Information Officer, Menifee Union School District

Kim Joseph Cousins

President/CEO, Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce

Diana Damon-White

Director, Special Programs
Temecula Valley Unified School District

Linda Denver

Arts Council Menifee

Patrick Ellis

President/CEO, Murrieta Chamber of Commerce

Terry Gilmore

Owner/President, Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC

Jason Hope

Owner, JD Promotions

Raj Narayanan

General Manager, Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball

Karen Parris

Media & Communications Specialist
Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Robert Rosenstein

Attorney at Law, Rosenstein & Associates

Michelle Runnells

Executive Director, Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce

Alice Sullivan

President/CEO, Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce

Gene Wunderlich

Director of Government Affairs
Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors (SRCAR)