President’s Message

As our chapter’s new President, I want to welcome you to Assistance League of Victor Valley’s website. We are very proud of this website and my appreciation and thanks goes out to the two ladies behind the scenes:  Delia Itanen and Lynn Rastaetter. Without the talent and skill of these two ladies, we would not have this site to share with you.  So, thank you Delia and Lynn!

If you are new to this website, and not sure what Assistance League is or who we serve, let me give you a simple introduction. Afterward, please feel free to browse these pages or contact us with any questions you may have. You may be searching for a nonprofit organization where you can volunteer.  Is it Assistance League of Victor Valley?  We hope so—we would love your support. If you are already familiar with our website, please take a peek and check out the new updated information.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are part of a national organization, but Assistance League of Victor Valley serves the High Desert and only the High Desert. Our signature program is Operation School Bell®.  This past year we clothed over 1,375 children. We partner with Target and Fallas to provide new clothing for children in need in grades K through 8.

Other programs we are proud of are:

  • Operation Hug
  • Assault Survivor Kits®
  • Project R.E.A.D.
  • Teens Helping Teens (just one of the many programs our Assisteens® support)
  • Pass It On!
  • Outreach
  • Moving Forward (currently a pilot program)

Please look through the pages on our website, and you will learn more about our chapter and the programs we support. Remember, we are all volunteers with a common goal–together we are transforming the lives of children and adults. Join us and be part of this amazing team.

For further information, please contact:

With warmest regards,

Kim Lindsey, President

Board of Directors 2019-2020

President – Kim Lindsey

1st VP Membership – Emily Caruth

2nd VP Education/Orientation – Gail Robertson

3rd VP Philanthropic Programs – Ro Jeffers

4th VP Resource Development – Cheryl Eaton

Secretary – Kathy Lenhardt

Treasurer – Kathie Bordonaro

Assistant Treasurer – Patti Everly

Marketing Communications – Linn Gaspar

Strategic Planning – TBD

Thrift Shop – Sharon Butler

Operation School Bell® – Sandi Maberry

Technology – Sylvia Morrison

Assisteens® Coordinator – Kim Bruny

Parliamentarian – Suzanne Klein

Website Staff

Administrator – Chairman of Technology

Website Team

 Delia Itanen and Lynn Rastaetter 

                          Advisory Council

                                                                                                      Term Ends

Richard Ewaniszyk              Attorney                                                  2021

Daija Marie                          Accountant                                              2021

Trenae Nelson                     Assistant Superintendent AVUSD          2020

Bob Tinsley                         General Contractor                                 2021

Cindy Toms                         Desert Community Bank                        2021

Caroll Yule                          Shear Realty                                           2020