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An Epic Reopening Day for Assistance League Thrift Shop

Although the shop lacked carpeting and other finishing touches, the Assistance League Thrift Shop opened on Wednesday, July 20th, at 10:00 am, after 9 weeks of closure due to a water incident that decimated the entryway, offices, boutique, and front counter areas of the store.  More than one hundred loyal customers and friends visited the […]

Thank you Letter!

Thank you letter from Teacher Grant $500 recipient. Dear Assistance League Members, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the generous grant that you gifted to our Kindergarten class at Abby Reinke Elementary School. We were able to purchase equipment for our playground to assist our teaching in our Social Emotional […]

Assisteens Support Our Military

Assisteens, our junior auxiliary, encourages and provides volunteer opportunities for young people in grades 7 through 12. The goals are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, poise, public speaking and leadership skills. Assisteens volunteer at the thrift shop in exchange for budgeted funds to use for their philanthropic programs that benefit […]

A Very Special Baby Shower

When thrift shop staff saw a shopping cart overflowing with two teddy bears and a very large rabbit, they just had to ask about the plans for these cuddly creatures.  What caused them to look twice was the size of the stuffed animals.  Two were so large that there were legs dangling over the front […]

Teacher Grant Provides “Hands-on” Learning

Asistance League awarded Ms. Breyan Watson, a teacher at Harvest Valley Elementary School in Romoland, a $500 Grant to purchase “hands-on”  enrichment activities for the twenty-two kindergarten children in her classroom. In her application, Ms. Watson stated that her kindergarteners came to school this year “with a lot of holes in their learning” due to […]

Save Our Students Program Delivers!

Save Our Students (SOS) philanthropic program provides duffle bags filled with items for immediate hygiene needs and a change of clothing distributed to Head Start, State Preschool and Special Education Preschool classrooms within our service area. The SOS Committee has been busy in recent months. The Committee was so happy to be back and helping […]

Teacher Grant Provides Blankets for the Homeless

Teacher grants Vail Ms. Carrie Moore, a teacher at Vail Elementary, used her Assistance League teacher grant to buy supplies so her 2nd graders could make blankets for the homeless.    Ms. Moore’s 2nd graders were busy working together to help others!  Ms. Moore’s purpose for this project was to promote teamwork in her classroom, […]

Gingerbread Wars Benefit Operation School Bell

The Gingerbread Wars has resulted in a $618 donation designated for Operation School Bell!   “What is the Gingerbread Wars?” you may ask. It is an event held at James L. Day Middle School during which classes make gingerbread houses and the students rate the entries. They vote by putting coins in containers provided for each […]

Operation Nonprofit Partnerships Shopping Spree

Another shopping spree thanks to Kohl’s Cash that was earned at our last Operation School Bell dressing.  Cathy Hodell, Operation Nonprofit Partnerships,  and Annette Sheehy, Philanthropic Programs Chairman, were able to shop for two local elementary schools in need.  They purchased socks, underwear, leggings, sweatshirts and pants for boys and girls valued at $1,600.  Our […]

Operation School Bell thanks military families!

It’s back to school for our military families and that means Camp Pendleton Operation School Bell during the weekend of August 28-29. Assistance League of Temecula Valley collaborated with seven local chapters to provide a drive through shopping experience. There was a steady stream of vehicles, holding military families, going from one easy-up to another […]

Fourth grader, Evelyn, donates to our thrift shop!

  After shopping at Kohl’s during one of our Operation School Bell dressing events, Evelyn cleaned out her closet and wanted to bring her donations to us. Evelyn and her mom were so happy that they were lucky enough to be included in one of our Operation School Bell dressings! Evelyn, in this great big […]

Assistance League recognized for service to the community!

Assistance League of Temecula Valley was recognized as the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce 2020 Emerald Service Organization of the Year at the chamber’s 55th Awards Gala on Saturday, July 24th at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The chamber recognizes service organizations in two categories: The Ruby Organization has an annual operating budget of $500,000 or […]

Operation Bear Hug: Back to Comforting Children!

Merrilee is the “mama” bear for Temecula Valley Hospital ER. Recently, she made her delivery of bears. The supply was low since deliveries could not be made during the pandemic. Everyone was excited to see the cuddly bears back to do their job of comforting children. Children in the ER that are sick or afraid […]

Wow!  We hit the Jackpot today when we shopped at Assistance League Thrift Shop!

     Recently, Peter Ramos, his wife and their daughter, Olivia, were browsing the aisles and displays when they stopped in front of the electronics showcase and a Magellan Roadmate Pro box peaked their interest.  Dedicated RVers, the Ramos family travels the highways and byways of our state enjoying camping sites like Arrowhead and Idlewilde.  […]

Operation Bear Hug: Bears who keep on giving!

     Three years ago we heard from mom, Melissa, who shared her story about her twins and their Assistance League bears. Her twins received their bears during an emergency visit to Rancho Springs Medical Center. They were both then transported to Rady Children’s Hospital. Her daughter was admitted for seven days, and the bear […]

Our Customers Share Their Stories!

     Both Amy and Henry from Murrieta are enthusiastic bargain shoppers and Assistance League Thrift Shop is one of their favorite places to hunt for treasures. They love bright, vibrant colors and they certainly found the perfect pieces of art to lift the spirt and decorate the house! Henry is a lover of beautiful […]

The five M’s from Victorville discover the Assistance League of Temecula Valley Thrift Shop

     Friday, July 9th, turned out to be one of the best days of their vacation for Miya, Margie, Mega, McKenzie, and Madison, two generations of one family plus three of their close friends.  They spent part of their vacation in San Diego and were headed back to Victorville.  The ladies were determined to […]

Thank You for Donation

THANK YOU to Stromsoe Insurance Agency for their donation of $420 and for featuring Assistance League of Temecula Valley as their March Nonprofit Spotlight Organization. Pictured l/r: Mike Stromsoe, President; Andrea Wyatt, Marketing Director; Dorcas Shaktman, Assistance League; Kendall King, Marketing Assistant

John Hine Temecula Subaru “Shares the Love” with Assistance League

John Hine Temecula Subaru recently presented a check for $48,251 to Assistance League of Temecula Valley during the “Subaru Share the Love Event”, which ran from November 19, 2020 thru January 2, 2021. “This is the 13th year John Hine Temecula Subaru has had the opportunity to take part in this wonderful Subaru Campaign” said […]

“Giving Tuesday” Gives Back

With the $1,625 in donations received from our December 2020 “Giving Tuesday” campaign and recent donations from members, Assistance League provided 205 boxed meals to frontline workers at Loma Linda Medical Center-Murrieta. On Thursday, February 17th approximately 100 meals were delivered at 11:00 a.m. in time for lunch and the remaining meals were delivered at […]

A Mystery Solved

Several months ago, the Marketing Communications Committee became aware of an eBay business that designated Assistance League of Temecula Valley as their chosen charity to receive a portion of the proceeds from some of their on-line sales.  What was this business, who were the owners and how did they decide to support our chapter?  We […]

Assistance League of Temecula Valley Dresses Camp Pendleton Dependents at Drive-thru Event

What could be better than a drive-thru event where new clothes are placed in your car? Not much as the families at the Camp Pendleton Back to School event, hosted by Assistance League of Temecula Valley’s Chapters for Children program, and 6 additional Southern California AL Chapters, found out. The recent dressing event, held over […]

Assistance League Distributes Face Masks

     Assistance League of Temecula Valley will participate with the County of Riverside in the distribution of 10 million face masks to fight the spread of COVID-19. Assistance League will be receiving a supply of 6,000 face masks to be provided to thrift shop customers, clients and volunteer members. Riverside County is ramping up […]

Grant Awarded to Program for Military Personnel

Assistance League of Temecula Valley has been awarded a grant from Target Foundation in the amount of $2,500 for Chapters for Children.  Each year AL Temecula Valley joins with six additional Assistance League chapters to provide school clothing and supplies for children of enlisted military personnel stationed at Camp Pendleton. Each chapter is responsible for […]

Grant Awarded to Two Programs

Assistance League has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,485 from the Native Youth Grantmakers Committee Fund at The Inland Empire Community Foundation.  These funds will be used to promote literacy through the Assisteens program, Operation Bookworm, and the Assistance League program, Operation SHADES. The Assisteens plan to serve additional Head Start students […]

Getting Ready to “Share the Love”

For the eighth consecutive year Assistance League of Temecula Valley has been selected as the John Hine Temecula Subaru’s Hometown Charity for the 2020 Subaru “Share the Love” event. The Subaru “Share the Love” event was started in 2007. Subaru of America regularly donates $250 to one of four national charities for each new Subaru […]

Operation SHADES – Personal Finance Conference

Operation SHADES has successfully completed the 2019/2020 financial literacy classes. This year’s classes were held at Great Oak, Temecula Valley, Chaparral and Rancho Vista high schools in the Temecula Valley Unified School District and Ortega, Elsinore and Lakeside high schools in Lake Elsinore Unified School Districts. A total of 274 junior and senior students completed […]

Teddy Bears Delivered to Temecula Valley Hospital

Operation Bear Hug committee members recently delivered teddy bears to be ready for the upcoming pediatric surgical unit at Temecula Valley Hospital. Committee members pictured with Temecula Valley Hospital staff Darlene Wetton, CEO, center.

Grants Awarded to Classroom Teachers

The Scholarship/Grant Committee recently read 100 grant applications that were submitted by teachers in the Temecula, Menifee and Romoland school districts. All were very impressive and described creative ways to enrich their class curriculum. It was obvious these were dedicated teachers looking to help children learn in unique ways. Grant checks gave been disbursed to […]

“Big Heart” Unveiled!

Assistance League and John Hine Subaru have partnered to support Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta’s “Big Hearts for Little Hearts” Auxiliary.  By sharing the donation of the Big Heart a design was created emphasizing the partnership of both organizations through “Share the Love” and Operation School Bell.  The heart was painted by local artist, Jami […]

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An Epic Reopening Day for Assistance League Thrift Shop

Although the shop lacked carpeting and other finishing touches, the Assistance League Thrift Shop opened on Wednesday, July 20th, at 10:00 am, after 9 weeks of closure due to a water incident that decimated the entryway, offices, boutique, and front counter areas of the store.  More than one hundred loyal customers and friends visited the […]

Thank you Letter!

Thank you letter from Teacher Grant $500 recipient. Dear Assistance League Members, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the generous grant that you gifted to our Kindergarten class at Abby Reinke Elementary School. We were able to purchase equipment for our playground to assist our teaching in our Social Emotional […]

Assisteens Support Our Military

Assisteens, our junior auxiliary, encourages and provides volunteer opportunities for young people in grades 7 through 12. The goals are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, poise, public speaking and leadership skills. Assisteens volunteer at the thrift shop in exchange for budgeted funds to use for their philanthropic programs that benefit […]

A Very Special Baby Shower

When thrift shop staff saw a shopping cart overflowing with two teddy bears and a very large rabbit, they just had to ask about the plans for these cuddly creatures.  What caused them to look twice was the size of the stuffed animals.  Two were so large that there were legs dangling over the front […]

Teacher Grant Provides “Hands-on” Learning

Asistance League awarded Ms. Breyan Watson, a teacher at Harvest Valley Elementary School in Romoland, a $500 Grant to purchase “hands-on”  enrichment activities for the twenty-two kindergarten children in her classroom. In her application, Ms. Watson stated that her kindergarteners came to school this year “with a lot of holes in their learning” due to […]

Save Our Students Program Delivers!

Save Our Students (SOS) philanthropic program provides duffle bags filled with items for immediate hygiene needs and a change of clothing distributed to Head Start, State Preschool and Special Education Preschool classrooms within our service area. The SOS Committee has been busy in recent months. The Committee was so happy to be back and helping […]

Teacher Grant Provides Blankets for the Homeless

Teacher grants Vail Ms. Carrie Moore, a teacher at Vail Elementary, used her Assistance League teacher grant to buy supplies so her 2nd graders could make blankets for the homeless.    Ms. Moore’s 2nd graders were busy working together to help others!  Ms. Moore’s purpose for this project was to promote teamwork in her classroom, […]

Gingerbread Wars Benefit Operation School Bell

The Gingerbread Wars has resulted in a $618 donation designated for Operation School Bell!   “What is the Gingerbread Wars?” you may ask. It is an event held at James L. Day Middle School during which classes make gingerbread houses and the students rate the entries. They vote by putting coins in containers provided for each […]

Operation Nonprofit Partnerships Shopping Spree

Another shopping spree thanks to Kohl’s Cash that was earned at our last Operation School Bell dressing.  Cathy Hodell, Operation Nonprofit Partnerships,  and Annette Sheehy, Philanthropic Programs Chairman, were able to shop for two local elementary schools in need.  They purchased socks, underwear, leggings, sweatshirts and pants for boys and girls valued at $1,600.  Our […]

Operation School Bell thanks military families!

It’s back to school for our military families and that means Camp Pendleton Operation School Bell during the weekend of August 28-29. Assistance League of Temecula Valley collaborated with seven local chapters to provide a drive through shopping experience. There was a steady stream of vehicles, holding military families, going from one easy-up to another […]

Fourth grader, Evelyn, donates to our thrift shop!

  After shopping at Kohl’s during one of our Operation School Bell dressing events, Evelyn cleaned out her closet and wanted to bring her donations to us. Evelyn and her mom were so happy that they were lucky enough to be included in one of our Operation School Bell dressings! Evelyn, in this great big […]

Assistance League recognized for service to the community!

Assistance League of Temecula Valley was recognized as the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce 2020 Emerald Service Organization of the Year at the chamber’s 55th Awards Gala on Saturday, July 24th at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The chamber recognizes service organizations in two categories: The Ruby Organization has an annual operating budget of $500,000 or […]

Operation Bear Hug: Back to Comforting Children!

Merrilee is the “mama” bear for Temecula Valley Hospital ER. Recently, she made her delivery of bears. The supply was low since deliveries could not be made during the pandemic. Everyone was excited to see the cuddly bears back to do their job of comforting children. Children in the ER that are sick or afraid […]

Wow!  We hit the Jackpot today when we shopped at Assistance League Thrift Shop!

     Recently, Peter Ramos, his wife and their daughter, Olivia, were browsing the aisles and displays when they stopped in front of the electronics showcase and a Magellan Roadmate Pro box peaked their interest.  Dedicated RVers, the Ramos family travels the highways and byways of our state enjoying camping sites like Arrowhead and Idlewilde.  […]

Operation Bear Hug: Bears who keep on giving!

     Three years ago we heard from mom, Melissa, who shared her story about her twins and their Assistance League bears. Her twins received their bears during an emergency visit to Rancho Springs Medical Center. They were both then transported to Rady Children’s Hospital. Her daughter was admitted for seven days, and the bear […]

Our Customers Share Their Stories!

     Both Amy and Henry from Murrieta are enthusiastic bargain shoppers and Assistance League Thrift Shop is one of their favorite places to hunt for treasures. They love bright, vibrant colors and they certainly found the perfect pieces of art to lift the spirt and decorate the house! Henry is a lover of beautiful […]

The five M’s from Victorville discover the Assistance League of Temecula Valley Thrift Shop

     Friday, July 9th, turned out to be one of the best days of their vacation for Miya, Margie, Mega, McKenzie, and Madison, two generations of one family plus three of their close friends.  They spent part of their vacation in San Diego and were headed back to Victorville.  The ladies were determined to […]

Thank You for Donation

THANK YOU to Stromsoe Insurance Agency for their donation of $420 and for featuring Assistance League of Temecula Valley as their March Nonprofit Spotlight Organization. Pictured l/r: Mike Stromsoe, President; Andrea Wyatt, Marketing Director; Dorcas Shaktman, Assistance League; Kendall King, Marketing Assistant

John Hine Temecula Subaru “Shares the Love” with Assistance League

John Hine Temecula Subaru recently presented a check for $48,251 to Assistance League of Temecula Valley during the “Subaru Share the Love Event”, which ran from November 19, 2020 thru January 2, 2021. “This is the 13th year John Hine Temecula Subaru has had the opportunity to take part in this wonderful Subaru Campaign” said […]

“Giving Tuesday” Gives Back

With the $1,625 in donations received from our December 2020 “Giving Tuesday” campaign and recent donations from members, Assistance League provided 205 boxed meals to frontline workers at Loma Linda Medical Center-Murrieta. On Thursday, February 17th approximately 100 meals were delivered at 11:00 a.m. in time for lunch and the remaining meals were delivered at […]

A Mystery Solved

Several months ago, the Marketing Communications Committee became aware of an eBay business that designated Assistance League of Temecula Valley as their chosen charity to receive a portion of the proceeds from some of their on-line sales.  What was this business, who were the owners and how did they decide to support our chapter?  We […]

Assistance League of Temecula Valley Dresses Camp Pendleton Dependents at Drive-thru Event

What could be better than a drive-thru event where new clothes are placed in your car? Not much as the families at the Camp Pendleton Back to School event, hosted by Assistance League of Temecula Valley’s Chapters for Children program, and 6 additional Southern California AL Chapters, found out. The recent dressing event, held over […]

Assistance League Distributes Face Masks

     Assistance League of Temecula Valley will participate with the County of Riverside in the distribution of 10 million face masks to fight the spread of COVID-19. Assistance League will be receiving a supply of 6,000 face masks to be provided to thrift shop customers, clients and volunteer members. Riverside County is ramping up […]

Grant Awarded to Program for Military Personnel

Assistance League of Temecula Valley has been awarded a grant from Target Foundation in the amount of $2,500 for Chapters for Children.  Each year AL Temecula Valley joins with six additional Assistance League chapters to provide school clothing and supplies for children of enlisted military personnel stationed at Camp Pendleton. Each chapter is responsible for […]

Grant Awarded to Two Programs

Assistance League has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,485 from the Native Youth Grantmakers Committee Fund at The Inland Empire Community Foundation.  These funds will be used to promote literacy through the Assisteens program, Operation Bookworm, and the Assistance League program, Operation SHADES. The Assisteens plan to serve additional Head Start students […]

Getting Ready to “Share the Love”

For the eighth consecutive year Assistance League of Temecula Valley has been selected as the John Hine Temecula Subaru’s Hometown Charity for the 2020 Subaru “Share the Love” event. The Subaru “Share the Love” event was started in 2007. Subaru of America regularly donates $250 to one of four national charities for each new Subaru […]

Operation SHADES – Personal Finance Conference

Operation SHADES has successfully completed the 2019/2020 financial literacy classes. This year’s classes were held at Great Oak, Temecula Valley, Chaparral and Rancho Vista high schools in the Temecula Valley Unified School District and Ortega, Elsinore and Lakeside high schools in Lake Elsinore Unified School Districts. A total of 274 junior and senior students completed […]

Teddy Bears Delivered to Temecula Valley Hospital

Operation Bear Hug committee members recently delivered teddy bears to be ready for the upcoming pediatric surgical unit at Temecula Valley Hospital. Committee members pictured with Temecula Valley Hospital staff Darlene Wetton, CEO, center.

Grants Awarded to Classroom Teachers

The Scholarship/Grant Committee recently read 100 grant applications that were submitted by teachers in the Temecula, Menifee and Romoland school districts. All were very impressive and described creative ways to enrich their class curriculum. It was obvious these were dedicated teachers looking to help children learn in unique ways. Grant checks gave been disbursed to […]

“Big Heart” Unveiled!

Assistance League and John Hine Subaru have partnered to support Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta’s “Big Hearts for Little Hearts” Auxiliary.  By sharing the donation of the Big Heart a design was created emphasizing the partnership of both organizations through “Share the Love” and Operation School Bell.  The heart was painted by local artist, Jami […]