Assistance League of Victor Valley is a nonprofit organization whose member volunteers identify, develop, implement and fund ongoing, community-based philanthropic programs for specific needs of the Victor Valley.  In 1979, with nine members it originated as an Assistance League Guild. In 1982, it attained Full Chapter Status.  It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Assistance League of Victor Valley, chartered as a chapter of National Assistance League in 1982, is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action.  For more than 43 years, our members have logged thousands of hours transforming the lives of children, their families, and individuals in need throughout our local community.

We have four mains sources of funding: Assistance League Thrift Shop, a fall mail campaign, a spring social event, and grants/donations. We have an excellent reputation for putting our funding to good use and accomplishing great things in the community.

All funds raised in the Victor Valley are invested in the Victor Valley. Assistance League of Victor Valley directs its funds to primarily benefit elementary school children in the area.



Assistance League engages and empowers volunteers to strengthen our communities.


To become a recognized leader of community volunteerism.


Assistance League of Victor Valley has a rich history of supporting the vision and talents of dedicated volunteers engaged in personal service to our community and embraces the following values:

Commitment – Dedicated to a course of action

Leadership – Willingness to lead and develop leaders

Ethics – Doing the right thing in a reliable way

Accountability – Willingness to accept responsibility

Respect – Treating all with courtesy

Community Connections

Assistance League is extremely grateful to our community for their ongoing support.

We truly appreciate customers who support our Thrift Shop since 46% of our budget comes from sales.  Not only are we meeting the needs of our community by offering good quality merchandise, but every sale helps fund our philanthropic programs.

Each time we hold a clothing event for students to shop for new school clothes it is because of the kindness of our customers and supporters.  Every child deserves a chance, and you have shown up time and time again to support us and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of families. To quantify that statement, this fall we clothed 1,403 students and spent over $161,000.  We are currently returning 78% of our revenue to the community!

By believing in our mission and supporting our vision through your generous donations and sponsorships, we can do even more.  It is our hope that as we continue to transform the lives of children and adults through our programs you will continue to open your heart to the joy of giving.

In the 40 years that Assistance League of Victor Valley has been a chapter, members have made a concerted effort to build Community Connections by working with Victor Valley residents, businesses, organizations, school districts, local government agencies, and by applying for grants from local and national foundations.

Dedicated chapter members donate untold hours of their time, generously give monetary and in-kind donations, but also recognize the importance of nurturing and maintaining our ties with the community. Please take a moment to view our semi-annual newsletter we publish and send to our donors and other community members/organizations.  Inside this issue you will find a list of these generous donors.

2022-2023 Accomplishments

  • Volunteer Hours — 19,073 hours
  • Operation School Bell® — over 35,000 children have been reached since it opened
  • Operation School Bell® — 1,343 children clothed this year, plus 783 for the school food pantry
  • Outreach Program — We provided the Family Resource Centers at Apple Valley Unified, Victor Elementary School District, and Hesperia Unified School District with non-perishables to stock their food pantries.
  • Operation Hug  – The Committee continues to deliver two bags of 15 bears to our three local hospitals – Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, and Victor Valley Global Medical Center. Approximately 800  teddy bears were delivered this year.
  • Project R.E.A.D.
    • Literacy Awards – $500 awards were given to new teachers to buy children’s books for their classroom libraries. Teachers at Galileo Academy, Vanguard Preparatory, Mariana Academy and Apple Valley High School received these awards. This will affect over 540 students over the next three years.
    • Young Authors – We will be binding 397 books for schools in Snowline Joint Unified School District. We are very excited to be supporting this program again after many years of it not being utilized
    • Science and Technology Awards – $500 awards were given to teachers at Lucerne Valley Elementary, Vanguard Preparatory, Galileo Academy, Sycamore Rocks, Cobalt Institute for Math and Science, and Dr. Ralph H. Baker 21st Century Learning Center. We estimate this will affect 450 students over the next three years.
  • Assisteens® – This year 25 Assisteens from 11 different schools volunteered 865 hours.
  • Assisteens® — prepared and distributed over 1500 grooming bags for Operation School Bell Clothing events, and a few Assisteens helped with clothing events.
  • Assisteens® — Teens Helping Teens Program – Assisteens prepared and distributed 125 large duffle bags full of personal care items for the Apple Valley Family Resource Center, as well as 25 of these duffle bags to the Victor Valley Family Resource Center.
  • ACTION! Week — 65 Kindergarten teachers at 15 schools received literacy kits! A total of 1,650 books were gifted to students!
  • Assistance League Thrift Shop continues to provide an immeasurable amount of goods to our local customers at sensible prices.
  • Other chapter programs continue to successfully serve the Victor Valley community

2023 – 2028 Strategic Plan

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