Assistance League of Wichita is committed to following our Mission and Vision as supported by our Values.

Strategic Plan (FY 2018-21) 


Assistance League of Wichita, a chapter of National Assistance League, is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults through community-based philanthropic programs that address the needs of the Wichita Community.


Assistance League aspires to meet the essential needs in our community and families flourish.


Assistance League of has a rich history of supporting the vision and talents of our member volunteers, all engaged in service that puts caring and commitment into action in their communities. Five core values inform and craft leaders’ and members’ priorities and actions.


We believe that providing compassionate and caring services to individuals in our community. We believe we exist for the sole purpose of providing philanthropic services to meet the challenges posed by a diverse array of compelling individual and community needs.


We believe that the full measure of our leaders and members is the sum of the products of their vision, professionalism, ethics, sensitivity and the quality of responsiveness to individual needs.


We believe that integrity and authenticity in communication and action best demonstrate the most basic, intrinsic values held by member volunteers of this organization.


We believe that full accountability is the responsibility of our leaders and members, and is an appropriate expectation of this organization by those who support Assistance League’s work and those who receive its services. We believe that this responsibility demands and drives prudent fiscal and physical management, transparent internal and external relationships, viable program assessment and reasoned evaluation of personnel and organization performance.


We believe in the intrinsic value of those we serve and those with whom we serve. We believe that we can best demonstrate our respect for this value by providing fair and equitable treatment for our member and community volunteers, the recipients of our services and our donors and grantors.


  1. Maintain/increase revenue to support philanthropic programs and needs of the ALW Thrift Shop and chapter house.
  2. Strengthen philanthropic programs based on community needs.
  3. Build community awareness of ALW programs and funding support.
  4. Increase a diverse, inviting, and committed membership, better utilize the existing membership, and develop leadership skills of ALW members.