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Assistance League assistance programs

The national, non-profit Assistance League organization operates from hundreds of sites across the country. There are items such as free back to school supplies (Operation School Bell) as well as stuff for children or the elderly. The Assistance League can arrange medical or dental care, provide eye exams, information on college scholarships or free work supplies for adults and more. Get help from the Assistance League near you.

The non-profit operates in most states. They administer programs in local towns, cities, and communities, many of which are listed below and may be near you. Thousands of individuals volunteer for this charity and they are all focused on assisting the less fortunate, with a focus on seniors, children, students and families that are facing a crisis. Many free items are given by the non-profit, and the Assistance League also has thrift stores.

The exact programs and resources available at each Assistance League center vary widely. Each office is very focused on people from their immediate community and what is offered will depend on many factors, including funding, volunteers, and other factors. The focus of the nationwide group is on satisfying local needs first. All funds and donations provided stay in the local community. The Assistance League works with members and volunteers to support those efforts.

How the Assistance League helps

There are a number of assistance programs offered. Some of what may be provided includes school clothing and supplies, help for seniors, assistance for victims of domestic violence, basic health or dental care, and much more. Much of the aid is so called basic needs. Financial assistance is very limited and most of the charity centers near you do not offer this but rather support other basic needs.

The primary resource offered, and this is available in most counties, is the Operation School Bell program. This supports students and children that need help. The charity and its local chapters may provide new school clothing, back packs, books, and other supplies to children in need as well as low income families. In many years hundreds of thousands of students receive support from the Assistance League and its Operation School Bell program.




Children are a main focus of the group. The services provided vary widely and will differ based on where a group operates from. The non-profit may provide them with new clothing, winter coats, shoes and school supplies, per above. One of the goals is to allow them to arrive in the classroom ready to learn.

Many of the programs also focus on their educational needs. Volunteers from the Assistance League will work with children to help them become successful readers, improve math skills, and in general become more productive. Some centers may even have local scholarship programs.

The Assistance League organizations will also address medical needs. The volunteers, often working with local community clinics and other charities, work to improve the medical and dental health of children in their communities. They will facilitate proper vision and hearing screening, dental care, immunizations, and other basic services.

Many resources are offered for adults as well. They work to strengthen communities, including providing affordable day care centers, helping to provide professional counseling, aiding trauma victims, help victims of violence, and offer guidance or referrals. The Assistance League knows that if the adult gets on the right track, this will also benefit any children they have. Or it helps them as they age.

Help for seniors is offered. They assistance the elderly and senior citizens by providing social services as well as some emergency assistance. The Assistance League's varied resources provide older adults and the homebound with services such as free in-home meals, companionship, income opportunities, home care, and other aid.

Some examples of programs available are below. Once again, since each Chapter is different the specifics will vary by town, city and state. A local Assistance League center will generally only offer several of the services below and not all of them.





School programs

Adopt-a-School - Arranges birthday parties, celebrations and educational materials for elementary schools. In some cases this will also support spelling bees for local school districts.

College Scholarships - Provides scholarships for tuition and fees for students enrolled full time. Grants may also offer financial aid to high school seniors who are applying to institutions of higher learning, whether two or four year schools. They can pay for college costs or trade schools. Expenses covered can be tuition, books and supplies for graduating high school seniors. Or they can refer students to other free college scholarship programs.

College Starter Kits - Provides the needy with much needed basic supplies, clothing, books, and more for college students. It can help them transition to a dorm.

Dictionaries for Elementary School - Free dictionaries are distributed to qualified low income and working poor students in a specific elementary school. These books will be the property of the students and a set is also provided for the classroom.

Dream Dress - Formal dresses, handbags, shoes are provided by the Assistance League to foster girls in the local community. This support is for those who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend prom/formal events without help.

Family Learning Program - Mentoring, tutoring and other ongoing support to families. Tutors, staff, and volunteers can assist with math, reading, math, homework assignments and other enrichment activities. The program helps both parents and children. It can also help immigrant children learn English.

Glass Slipper - This can outfit high school students with gently-used dress clothes. The objective is to give them these items so that they can attend formal functions or other special school programs.

Hands on Literacy Program - The charity has provided one-on-one reading assistance for disabled children and those with special needs in elementary school classrooms. Volunteers read to, or with, children to improve their skills set and reading skills.




Hygiene Kits - They may be offered as part of Operation School Bell below or other needs. There can be hygiene items, female products, and other critical supplies.

LEARN - Promotes literacy in the community and across the nation through gifts of dictionaries, books, birthday books, and educational programs.

Literacy - Students may be able to receive one-on-one language tutoring through reading sessions. This is generally an option for children who are well below grade level in reading as well as comprehension and speaking of English.

Operation Early Reading - This offers so called reading readiness backpacks for community HeadStart and other school-based early education programs.

Operation Literacy - Teachers and staff from the Assistance League tutor children and adults in literacy. The program is also for students of all ages studying for their high school equivalency degree.

Operation School Bell - Maybe the non-profits signature program. It provides new clothing, hygiene kits and books to students, including elementary school children in need. In addition, it also offers free uniforms and/or other clothing items to some students. It can also offer books for school libraries and may provide other educational items to as funds allow. In limited cases, some clients may apply for free back to school supplies by mail.

Operation Teen Parent - Younger and teenage parents are encouraged to complete their education. Students who meet requirements, including staying in school, receive quarterly rewards. A graduation is held to recognize graduates and maybe even award scholarships or grants.

Read, Enrich, Achieve, Discover, or R.E.A.D. - This is a localized reading program for school children designed to encourage the joy of reading and love of books.

Scholarship Program/Teacher Grants - Scholarships provide funding for community college students, high school seniors and foster youth students. In addition, the Assistance League may have teacher grants that help enhance the learning experience of their students.

Teacher Assistance Program - Some resources are for first year teachers. The charity will help them transition into their new profession by providing them with a gift card, supplies and more to purchase the extra materials they need for long term success in the classroom.





Senior assistance from the Assistance League

ABC, formally known as a Birthday Celebration - Provides a monthly birthday celebration for senior citizens and the elderly at a center. The Assistance League often partners with Agency on Aging centers for this program.

Adult Day Care Socials - Some locations arrange monthly parties at two adult day-care centers.

Angels for Aging - Volunteers from the Assistance League provide visits, gifts and cards to residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes in their local communities. They may also visit some local hospitals to visit the ill.

Care About the Retired & Elderly - Provides companionship and assists with organizing special events for the retired and elderly.

Comforting Covers - The program offers personalized blankets with notes attached for elderly patients at Hospitals. This is mainly offered for those who do not have families to visit them and that feel lonely and forgotten.

Emergency Kits - Homebound seniors and disabled persons who live at home can use this resources. The charity will offer them supply free kits which may include flashlights, canned goods, battery operated radios, blankets and several days of non-perishable food. It also provides an opportunity to check up on the client.

Operation Seniors - Provides monthly, and sometimes weekly, educational or recreational activities for low income adults.

Out To Lunch Bunch - Serves a free hot lunch, conversation and company to residents of local assisted-living facilities and senior centers. Recreational activities are also organized with the lunch.

PrimeTime Treasures - This is a regional consignment shop that sells unique items handmade by senior citizens.

Senior Citizens Fellowship - Recreation activities, seminars, and workshops are held that can present opportunities for senior citizens to participate in new and interesting activities with a variety of programs.

Senior Multipurpose Center - Programs, including recreation activities, offer a wide array of socialization opportunities for seniors. Among other things it will connect them with their peers to prevent isolation and loneliness.

TeleCare - Volunteers provide reassuring phone calls and food vouchers to homebound clients. This can even lead to a home delivered meal or some other support from the Assistance League.

Domestic violence / abuse services

Assault Survivor Kits - Provides personal hygiene items and clothing on an as needed basis to local hospitals and charitable organizations. This will help men, women, and children who have been sexually assaulted or who are in a crisis.

CARES - Clothing Assistance in Real Emergency Situations - The program offers clothing for assault and trauma patients at local hospital.

Foster Family Packs - Supports children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or injury. They may receive backpacks filled with school items, sweatshirt, socks, and toiletries.

Kids in Difficult Situations (K.I.D.S.) - Provides Safe Child Center, which serves children of possible abuse, with necessities such as clothing, refreshments, drawing pads, crayons and other supplies as requested.

New Beginnings Kits - Offers basic household items for women leaving domestic abuse shelters. Asisstance League volunteers help them settle back into the community.

Operation New Start - Provides clothing and household items for women and children leaving an abusive environment as they embark on a new life.







One time assistance, maybe financial aid

This is not very common, but some centers may offer this. Funding and resources will also be very limited.

Community Service - This was established to help economically disadvantaged residents with various needs. When it does operate, this program participates in the local Human Services Network.

Emergency Community Assistance - A short term, limited emergency financial assistance fund that provides a one-time material or monetary provision to a family in need. This can be used to prevent homelessness or say a utility disconnection.

Housing assistance - This is not so much rent help. But the Assistance League may provide welcome baskets, with a kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom theme, to residents in local transitional housing complexes. This will also provide special needs baskets to those moving out of a shelter or home. Or they can refer clients to charities that can help them find free furniture.

Outreach - Members of the non-profit organization can respond through this program to a one-time-only or short-term, emergency crisis in the community. Any aid would be offered as a one-time only. It may fulfill a need that is not being met in current established programs.

Social Services Directory - Locations offer referrals. Some will publish a directory of government assistance and local social service organizations. Grants, loans, and other resources maybe discovered.

Special Assistance - This can include limited financial aid to individuals in dire need who live within the service territory.

Medical or dental care

Dental Care - The program will generally provides emergency dental care to children or seniors who are uninsured and can't afford dental care on their own. It may also offer toothpaste, toothbrushes, bus passes to a dental clinic and other support. Patients may receive fillings, cleanings, etc., and some assistance will require a small fee.

Foresight - Preschool children and students are screened to detect possible vision problems. In addition, some preschool children may also be screened to detect possible hearing problems.

Hospital Equipment Lending Project (HELP) - Loans equipment free of charge to those with a medical crisis and no other options available to them. The Assistance League may partner with non-profits on this. Read how free medical loan closets provide critical items to the sick or low income.

Hospital Services - Provides kids' hospital activity books for waiting areas, including magazines.

Los Ojos Bonitos - This Assistance League program provides vouchers for glasses and eye exams and to students in need. It is mostly for those without insurance.

Operation Can You Hear Me? - Provides hearing screening for preschool children for those that are 3-5 years old. Hearing aids may also sometimes be given out.

Operation Healthy Teeth - This makes urgent dental treatment available to children who come from low income and uninsured families and that have no other means to access treatment.

Operation Glass Replacement - Offers eyeglass replacement for those children who have lost or broken their prescriptions glasses. The charity will help those who qualify, even before they are able to replace them thru state or government funded assistance programs.

Operation Sight Saver - Provides electronic equipment and visual aids for visually impaired elementary and high school students.

Screening Eyes Early - Working with volunteer medical professionals and doctors, the organization screens preschoolers for amblyopic, or "lazy eye". Other eye diseases or deficiencies may be identified as well.

Tender Loving Care - Provides soft-bodied therapy dolls, that are handmade, to pediatric patients in selected hospitals, community clinics and other organizations.

Vision Care - Provides glasses, vision care appointments, exams, and more for referred low-income students.

Vision Screening and Referral - The Assistance League oversees and finances vision screenings for public and private elementary school children. In some cases, locations may even provide financing for buying lenses and frames if and when needed.

Assistance League basic need programs, such as food, clothing

All of these resources will generally be free in a crisis. Or some clients can also shop at the Assistance League thrift stores, as many chapters have them. There are also may other places to turn to for free supplies that are available to struggling families.

A Book for Mom - Provides books, magazines and more to improve literacy and enhance the bond between incarcerated mothers and their children.

Baby Bags - Offers free infant clothing, formula, diapers and supplies to mothers in need.

Baby Bundles - The tiniest and most vulnerable newborns in need can get a bundle of clothing and necessities. The parents are offered this for the first, most critical months of their lives.

Birthday Bags - Provides gifts, toys, clothing, and more for children in shelters. They receive referrals from local and national charities or social service groups.

Book Bank - Some non-profits have these on site. This distribute new books to children and students.

Books on Wheels - Magazines, books, and reading material if brought by volunteers to the homebound. Members return and deliver books from the library.

Brighter Tomorrows - Men, women, the unemployed and those who are struggling and working towards a better future can shop for work attire at the Assistance League Thrift Shop. They will also receive certificates for haircuts and new shoes.

Clothes for Careers - Volunteers clothes homeless women who are re-entering the work place upon completion of a job training program.

Community Voucher Program - One-time-only vouchers may be issued by the Assistance League. This is often done in partnership with local charitable organization. Those that benefit will need to be pre-screened, low-income clients.

Emergency Program - The non-profit may provide new clothing, free food and household items to individuals or families.

Fans and Blankets - Especially during the winter or summer, the organization provides fans and blankets to seniors who live independently. It also covers the sick or disabled. Rarely the Assistance League may have an air conditioner.

Food Boxes - Provides free groceries, canned goods and household supplies to those in need of a meal. This is for the homeless as well.

Foster Children's Resource Center - Children from infancy up to the age of 18 who are placed in relative or foster care receive basic necessities. This can include new and gently used clothing, school supplies, and more.

Good Samaritan - Referrals may be made to local Samaritan Center and churches. These other charities may then have clothing, meals, free use of computers, bus passes, etc. Most of the aid is for the homeless, the indigent and those with adverse economic circumstances who are unemployed.

Groom For Success - Provides basic grooming supplies and personal hygiene kits for youth in challenging financial circumstance or living on their own. Soap, razors, feminine products, and other free supplies are passed out.

Homeless Bags - Free food, meals and toiletry items may be passed out by volunteers to homeless individuals.

Hug-A-Bear - Teddy bears provided to infants, children, and the youth in traumatic situations.

Kiddie Closet - Centers may pass out new clothing and baby care items to parents referred by approved agencies or social service groups.

Kid's Enrichment - This program provides school supplies and gifts for children as well as students residing in area shelters.

New Haven Boys - Members of the Assistance League plan shopping trips for needed clothing. This can include winter coats, shoes, hats, gloves, and more. It is mostly for families with special needs boys that live at residential treatment and non-public school education facility.

New Mothers and Babies in Need - Free clothing is form those that are greatly in need through a hospital.

Operation Child In Need - Teenagers, children, students in a crisis and wards of the court can be helped by the Assistance League. The program is also for those with disabilities or homeless. Clients will be provided with new clothes, school supplies, hygiene items and other goods.

Operation New Start - Essential kitchen equipment is for families transitioning from homelessness to independent living in a apartment or new home.

Operation Opportunity - Job seekers and the unemployed may receive work appropriate attire, dresses, or suits, This is mostly for adults that are re-entering the work force or on a job interview.

Operation Rescue - Women may receive job appropriate clothing. It is for females that are reentering the work force on referral from vocational schools or colleges. The non-profit Assistance League sites may also provide, on hospital referral, baby clothing to patients leaving hospital. Get information on job openings as well, both in the state and nationally.

Operation Snack Attack - Provides nutritious snacks for children identified by the local school district. This is usually offered nationwide.

Project Food For Thought - Volunteers will bring individually portioned, sealed snacks to bring comfort and nutrition to children in difficult situations.

Reaching Out to Others - Provides holiday food baskets and meals to low income families in dire straits on Christmas, Thanksgiving and really throughout the year.

Receiving Center Backpacks - The Assistance League may have emergency clothing and items to children coming into foster care.

Save Our Soles (S.O.S.) - Chapters will donate shoes to children of low income families. Currently shoe vouchers are provided for pre-school students. This is often offered with other local charities or school programs.

Share-A-Bear - Free teddy bears provided to children in trauma situations.

S.T.A.C. - Strung Together Assisteens and Children - This can offer preschool age children in low income, single parent homes with two sets of new clothing or uniforms once a year.

Stand Up For Kids - Provides sweatshirts, jeans, blankets and towels that are collected. Assistance League volunteers may also deliver them o homeless kids in need of help.

Starting Over Supplies - New personal and housekeeping items may be passed out to individuals and families referred by cooperating agencies. The Assistance League may also assemble the SOS Kits.

Sweet Dreams - Free mattress/box spring sets to emancipated children that are leaving foster care.  This may also be for people being re-housed.

Thrift Shop Clothing Vouchers - They are provided to area social services agencies, charities, churches, and aid organizations. The items are given by the national charity organization to selected clients. Those income qualified families then need to bring the voucher to the store and shop for one complete outfit.

Togs for Tots - Distributes new clothing to children from birth through 4 years at the request of churches and other local community agencies.

Wee Help or Wardrobe  - Families of infants and single moms can receive free layettes. It is for those babies that are born into poverty.




Holiday programs

Bunny Baskets - Volunteers assemble cheerful baskets of toys, books, treats, toothbrushes and toothpaste for young children. The Assistance League then presents these holiday baskets to children at local shelters or housing units, including but not limited to those that are residing at the YWCA Battered Women's Shelters.

Christmas Distribution - A project of which provides Christmas gifts to needy. Children, the homebound, poor, and others may get free hot meals, toys, clothing, and more.

Operation Adopt-A-Family - Members from the community partner with the Assistance League to adopt a family for the holidays and provide them gifts, food items, and decorations for their holiday breakfast or Christmas dinner.

Operation Gift Box - The program will provide clients with a free shoe box size gift to shut-in residents. It will in effect offer them comfort and enjoyment and it is for those who may not otherwise receive a gift during the holidays.

Operation Holiday - A collaboration between the Assistance League, churches, non-profits and the Salvation Army. The local chapter will purchase, wrap and deliver clothing, personal items, toys and food during the holiday season to the needy and less fortunate. In limited cases, some clients may apply for free Christmas gifts by mail.

Santa's Closet - Provides a wide variety of holiday help for families in need in the form of gift cards from local retailers or supermarkets.

Santa Project - Centers adopt families. They also hold parties in facilities and offer gifts, food, Santa and photos.

Thanksgiving Baskets - Provides food baskets with Turkeys and other items are offered for some families at Thanksgiving time. It is often run in partnership with other charities. Find more details on Thanksgiving assistance programs.

Thanksgiving Shopping - Provides for a family in need with gift certificates or vouchers.

Counseling and other aid

Family Service Agency - Professional counseling is coordinated. This will focus on addressing mental health issues, domestic violence, child abuse prevention, parent education and programs for Veterans. This free counseling from professionals can help stabilize and strengthen low-income families.

Preschool Day Care Center - Many centers offer top-quality day care and an exciting learning curriculum for 2 to 6-year olds. This service is for parents with low to moderate income who work full time or attend school. Tuition will still be due, but is based on a sliding scale.

Vocational Training Program - This resource will give opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities. They will be able to participate in various job training tasks at local businesses such as retailers.

Youth Employment Service - Fee-free job placement is for individuals and teenagers who range from 14-22 years of age.

Chapters of Assistance League near you

Most of them are listed below, but the list is always evolving. For more information, or to search for other chapters, use this link.


1755 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209, 205-870-5555

Mobile office is at PO Box 850212, Mobile, Alabama 36685


1950 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 3, Chandler, AZ 85225, Phone: 480-792-1606. May have school clothing, programs for children, and other support.
A regional Thrift Shop of the East Valley is located at 1950 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 3, Chandler, AZ 85225, 480-792-1600

Flagstaff center, P.O. Box 3297, Flagstaff, AZ 86003, dial 928-779-3029
Thrift Shop - Cedar Closet, 2919 N West St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, telephone 928-779-3029

AL of Phoenix, 9224 North 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020, main number is 602-944-7636
Clothing Center/Thrift Shop, 7044 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020, 602-944-9845. Sells gently used goods, clothing, and basic needs.

1307 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712-3801, main phone: 520-326-8452
Thrift Store, 1307 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85712, 520-326-1585

1054 South 4th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364, main number is 928-782-9314
Thrift Shop, 1054 South 4th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364, 928-782-9314


Amador Valley, PO Box 11843, Pleasanton, California 94588, 925-461-6401

AL of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA 92803, call 714-535-1336
The Thrift Shop is at 1341 West LaPalma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92803, 714-535-1336

Antelope Valley location, 808 W Newgrove Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534-3010, 661-949-6790
Thrift Shop, 44245 10th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93534, call 661-942-9560 for hours.

100 S Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006, Phone: 626-446-7605
Thrift Store - Bargain Box, 64 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006, 626-445-2861

Bakersfield, P.O. Box 2286, Bakersfield, CA 93303-2286, main phone 661-323-0838
Thrift Shop/Clothing Center - Bargain Box, 1924 "Q" Street, Bakersfield, California 93301. Main phone - 661-323-1317

Capistrano Valley location is at PO Box 133, San Juan Capistrano, California 92693, 949-492-2800
Thrift Shop - Bargain Box, 526 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672, Phone: 949-492-2800

AL of Conejo Valley, PO Box 4732, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359, 805-379-5686
Assistance League of Conejo Valley Thrift Shop, 783 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Covina Valley, 636 E San Bernardino Road, Covina, CA 91723. For information dial 626-966-7550.
Thrift Shop, 626 E San Bernardino Road, Covina, CA 91723, 626-332-6965. Operation School Bell is available as well as items for children and programs for seniors.

AL of Diablo Valley, 2711 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, Phone: 925-934-0901
Way Side Inn Thrift Shop, 3521 Golden Gate Way, Lafayette, CA 94549, 925-284-4781

11026 Downey Ave, Downey, California 90241-3711, 562-869-0232

Assistance League of Flintridge, 4607 Oakwood Avenue, La Caņada Flintridge, CA 91011, 818-790-1328
The local Thrift Shop is at , 4607 Oakwood Avenue, La Caņada Flintridge, CA 91011, 818-790-6467
Thrift Shop - Second Tyme Around Shoppe, 11026 Downey Ave, Downey, CA 90241

2037 W Bullard Ave. PMB 306, Fresno, CA 93711-1200, 559-349-0220
Thrift Shop - Assistance League Thrift Boutique, 4771 N. Blackstone, Fresno, CA 93726, telephone 559-226-4001. This center runs Operation School Bell, provides free bears to children, and assists the elderly at Christmas. More on Fresno Assistance League programs.

233 W Amerige Ave., Fullerton, California 92832-1806, main phone 714-526-5124
Thrift Shop - Bargain Box, 233 W Amerige Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832, 714-525-1041

10932 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843, 714-530-2340
Assistance League of Garden Grove Thrift Shop, 10932 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843, main phone: 714-530-2340

314 E. Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205, 818-247-4296
Thrift Shop - Thrift Alley is located at 314 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205, 818-246-2294

Assistance League of Greater Placer, PO Box 4693, Auburn, CA 95604-4693, 530-885-1982
Thrift Shop, 1263 Grass Valley Highway, Fiddler Green Plaza, Auburn, CA 95604, 530-885-1982

108 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103, 619-298-7050
Thrift Store - 108 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103, telephone number is 619-291-9464. Items may include books for school, clothing, care for seniors, and more.





Hemacinto, 180 No. Girard St, Hemet, CA 92544-4627, 951-652-8307
Thrift Shop, 180 No. Girard St, Hemet, CA 92544, 951-652-8307

8071 Slater Ave Suite 105, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, 714-596-9935
Huntington Beach Thrift Shop, 8071 Slater Ave Suite 145, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, main number is 714-847-6511

Inland North County, PO Box 300793, Escondido, California 92030, phone 760-746-7532
Thrift Shop - Bargain Box, 2068 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027-2710, 760-746-7532

2452 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606, 949-798-5020
Thrift & Gift Shop is located on Alton between Jamboree and Von Karman, 2452 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606, main number is 949-955-3437

Laguna Beach, 547 Catalina Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, main number is 949-494-6097
Turnabout Thrift Shop, 526 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach, California 92651, 949-494-5977

6220 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90815, telephone - 562-627-5650
Thrift & Vintage Shop, 2100 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814, 562-434-7121

Assistance League center of Los Altos, 169 State Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, 650-941-4625

Los Angeles County Assistance League is based at 1370 N. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Call 323-469-1973 for information on assistance programs. A number of programs are offered, including holiday and Christmas gifts, school clothing, dental services, and referrals.

Los Gatos-Saratoga, PO Box 320455, Los Gatos, CA 95032, 408-278-5300

Newport-Mesa, 2220 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, California 92627-1624, 949-645-6929

North Coast Assistance League, PO Box 2682, Carlsbad, CA 92018-2682. For information, dial 760-722-2286.
Thrift Shop, 1830B Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, California 92054, 760-722-2286

124 S Orange Street, Orange, CA 92866-1424, 714-532-5800
Thrift Shop - Now & Again, 20 Plaza Square, Orange, CA 92866, 714-532-5800

Palm Springs Desert Area, PO Box 3056, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2849, call 760-321-1990

820 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106-3933, main number is 626-449-2068

655 No Palomares St, Pomona, CA 91767, Telephone - 909-629-6142

Rancho San Dieguito, Address is 270 F. North El Camino Real Box 368, Encinitas, CA 92024, Main number is 760-634-1091
Thrift Shop - Fabulous Finds, 1542 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, California 92024, call 760-634-1091

506 West Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374-3054, Phone: 909-798-0436

3707 Sunnyside Drive, Riverside, CA 92506, 951-682-3445

2528 Yorktown Avenue, Suite C, Sacramento, CA 95821, 916-488-0828
Thrift Shop, 2528 Yorktown Avenue, Suite C, Sacramento, CA 95821. Phone number is 916-488-0828

Saddleback Valley, 26111 Antonio Parkway, Suite 500, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92668, Telephone - 949-459-8988

San Bernardino County Assistance League, 580 West 6th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410. Call 909-885-3085

San Fernando Valley center address is 22700 Sherman Way Rms 7&8, West Hills, CA 91307, 818-347-0590

Santa Clara County, PO Box 20174, San Jose, CA 95160, 408-268-6960. Supports the northern California region. Operation School bell, holiday meals, and educational assistance is provided by the Assistance League.

San Luis Obispo, PO Box 14904, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, 805-782-0824

528 N. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401-2326, Main phone: 650-344-7896

San Pedro-South Bay, 1441 W Eighth St, San Pedro, California 90732-3896, 310-832-8355

1037 W. First Street, Santa Ana, California 92703, 714-664-0547

1259 Veronica Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, 805-898-1967
Thrift Shop, 1259 Veronica Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, 805-687-9717

AL of Santa Clarita, P.O. Box 220145, Santa Clarita, CA 91322, 661-255-1991
Thrift Shop, 24364 Main St., Santa Clarita, CA 91322, 661-255-1991

1453 Fifteenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90404, dial the center at 310-395-2338

Sierra Foothills, 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 140-249, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, (513) 476-2823

Sonoma County location is at 5 West Sixth Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401-6135, 707-546-9484

Stockton, PO Box 7766, Stockton, CA 95267, 209-466-8386
Thrift Store address - 1323 East Harding Way, Stockton, CA 95205, dial 209-466-8386. This is a leading non-profit in the region.





Temecula Valley, Location is 28720 Via Montezuma, Temecula, CA 92590-2510, 951-694-8018

Foothill Communities, Upland, CA 91785. Call 909-987-2813 for information on resources, including programs for the elderly and students.

Tustin, PO Box 86, Tustin, CA 92780, 714-544-2612

913 E Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA 93001, 805-643-2458. Call for clothing, work suits, employment counseling, and other social services.

Victor Valley, PO Box 39, Apple Valley, CA 92307, 760-961-2468
Common Cents Thrift Shop, 22021 Highway 18, Suite A, Apple Valley, CA 92307, 760-961-1377

Visalia, PO Box 4108, Visalia, CA 93278-4108, 559 737-1907

6339 South Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA 90608-0386, 562-693-6533

Bargain Bin and Timeless Treasures Thrift Shop, 6339 South Greenleaf, Whittier, CA 90601, Telephone: 562-698-7012


211 E Costilla, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903, 719-475-2627
Thrift Shop - Bargain Box, 211 E Costilla, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2103, 719-475-1029

1400 Josephine Street, Denver, CO 80206-2213, phone 303-322-5205
Thrift Shop, Assistance League of Denver Thrift Mart, 1331 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203-2017, 303-861-2122. Some of what may be offered includes Operation School Bell, work clothing, meals, and assistance for the elderly and homebound.

1706 9th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80631, Main phone: 970-353-2226
Thrift Shop, Bargain Box, 1706-1708 9th St, Greeley, Colorado 80631, 970-353-2226

AL of Pueblo, 515 N Chester Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003, dial 719-544-1528
Thrift Shop, Bargain Box, 331 East Fourth St, Pueblo, CO 81003, 719-543-1383


Assistance League of Atlanta and Fulton County, 3534 Broad Street, Chamblee, GA 30341, Telephone - 770-458-2038
Attic Treasures, 3534 Broad St, Chamblee, GA 30341, Phone: 770-458-2038


The main Hawaii Center is at 1505 Young Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826, 808-946-1505
Thrift Shop, 1505 Young Street, Honolulu , HI 96826, 808-946-1505


Boise, PO Box 140104, Boise, ID 83714, Main number is (208) 377-4327
Thrift Shop, 5825 Glenwood, Garden City, ID 83714, 377-4327 ext. 206


Chicagoland West, 120 E. Ogdan, Suite 100, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521, 630-321-2529. Winter attire, coats for children, and services for the disabled and elderly are administered.


1475 W 86th Street, Suite E, Indianapolis, IN 46260, 317-872-1010


Wichita, PO Box 8072, Wichita, KS 67208-8072, dial 316 687-6107
Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Shop, 2431 East Douglas, Wichita, KS 67211, Main phone: 316-687-6107


Chesapeake, PO Box 1774, Millersville, MD 21108, Dial 410-956-5826. Provides services and referrals to other non-profits.


Southeastern Michigan location is P. O. Box 80932, Rochester, MI 48308-0932, (248) 656-0414
The ReSale Connection Thrift Shop, 204 S. Main Street, Rochester , MI 48307, call (248) 656-0414


Minneapolis/St. Paul, 6416 Penn Avenue S, Richfield, MN 55423-1141, telephone number is 612-866-2135
Thrift Shop, Location is 6416 Penn Ave. South, Richfield, MN 55427, 612-866-2135


AL of Kansas City is based at 6101 N Chestnut, Gladstone, MO 64119, 816-453-6011
Thrift Shop, 6289 North Oak Trafficway, Oakview, MO 64118, phone 816-455-4485

Mid-Missouri, 1729 W Broadway, Suite 1A, Columbia, MO 65203-1190, 573-445-3848
Thrift Shop, Upscale Resale, Broadway Shopping Center, 1729 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: 573-445-4803

St. Louis, 30 Henry Avenue, Ellisville, Missouri 63011, 636-227-6200
Thrift Shop, Fantastic Finds, A Resale Shop "With Style", Olive at Mason, Bellerive Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146


3569 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68105-1907, main phone 402-342-4288
Assistance League Thrift Shop, 36th and Leavenworth, Omaha, NE 68105, main phone 402-342-3113


Las Vegas and Clark County, 6446 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1120, Call 702-870-2002. Children can receive meals, the site may have clothing and assistance for other basic needs. Christmas and holiday gifts may be available.
Thrift Shop, 6446 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1120, call 702-870-1991 for intake.

Reno-Sparks, Reno, NV 89510-7376, 775-329-1584
Thrift Shop, 1701 Vassar Street, Reno, NV 89502

New Mexico

Located at 5211 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87176-5910, telephone (505) 265-0619
Thrift Shop, Bargain Box, 5211 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505-265-0443

Carlsbad, PO Box 465, Carlsbad, NM 88221-0465, Call - 575-885-3333

Chaves County, Roswell, NM 88202-1324, Phone: 575-622-5255
Thrift Shop, 100 N. Union, Roswell, NM 88201, 575-624-1185

North Carolina

Charlotte, PO Box 471112, Charlotte, NC 28247-1112, Telephone: 704-525-5228. Call for information on dental care, Operation School Bell, work and school attire, and more.
Assistance League of Charlotte Thrift Shop, 3405 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28217, 704-525-5000

1319-CC Military Cutoff Road PMB 155, Wilmington, NC 28405

Triangle Area, Box 98477, Raleigh, North Carolina 27624, 919-875-8901


1057 Meta Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45237, 513-221-4447

Metro Columbus location is at 3857 North High Street, Suite 201, Columbus, OH 43214, 614-404-8709


809 Wall Street, Norman, OK 73069, Call the center at 405-321-9400

3408 East 11th Street, Tulsa, OK 74112, 918-832-8832
Thrift Shop, Bargains A Lot, 3408 East 11th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, 918-832-8161. Basic needs can be met by this charity location.


Bend County, 210 SE Urania; Mail Address PO Box 115, 97709-0115, Bend, OR 97702, 541-389-2075

Columbia Pacific, P.O. Box 596, Astoria, Oregon 97103. Call for information 503-738-0313

547 NW 9th, Corvallis, OR 97330-6134, Main number is 541-757-1978

1149 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon 97401, Call 541-485-3721
Thrift Shop, 1149 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401, phone: 541-485-3721

AL of Greater Portland, Address is 4000 SW 117th Avenue, Beaverton, Oregon 97005, 503-526-9300
Thrift Shops and Consignment Shop, 4000 S.W. 117th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005, 503-526-9300. Goods for people in a hospital, holiday meals, and other low income programs are administered.

1330 E Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, 541-883-1721
Thrift Shop, 1330 E Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, 541-883-1721

1095 Saginaw Street S., Salem, OR 97302, telephone 503-364-8318
Thrift Shop, Consignment Shop: Daue House Gift Shop, 1198 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302, 503-581-3300


Nashville, P.O. Box 653, Brentwood, TN 37024-0653, 615-252-6772






Travis County, 4901 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756, Telephone - 512-458-3716
Thrift Shop, 4901 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756, 512-458-2633

Coppell, PO Box 2462, Coppell, Texas 75019

Dallas, PO Box 12403, Dallas, TX 75225, Main phone: 972-437-1239. The charity runs assistance programs for the local community. Free school clothing, basic health care, visitors to the homebound and more is provided by volunteers.

El Paso, PO Box 3735, El Paso, TX 79923, 915-564-0600

Georgetown Area, PO Box 1178, Georgetown, TX 78627-1178, 512-864-2542
Marilynn Seelman Memorial Thrift Shop, 603 West University Avenue Suite 112, Georgetown, TX 78626, 512-864-2542

Greater Collin County, 2011 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 1500, Plano, TX 75023, main number is 972-769-2299

AL of Houston and Harris County, 1902 Commonwealth, Houston, TX 77006-1836, call 713-526-7983
Houston Thrift Shop, 1902 Commonwealth, Houston, TX 77006-1836, 713-526-5425. Christmas gifts, support for victims of abuse, Operation School Bell are just some examples of the resources offered.

Montgomery County, 126 North San Jacinto, Conroe, Texas 77301, 936-760-1151
Thrift Shop, 126 North San Jacinto, Conroe, Texas 77301, Phone: 936-760-1151

San Antonio, PO Box 13130, San Antonio, TX 78213-0130, telephone - 210-732-1200
Thrift Shop, 2611 West Ave., San Antonio, TX 78201, dial 210-732-1200

Assistance League of the Bay Area, PO Box 591131, Houston, TX 77259-1131, 281-554-2594
Thrift Shop, 100 E. NASA Parkway Suite 80, Webster, TX 77598


2090 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109, 801-484-3401
Thrift Shop, 2090 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84109, Main phone: 801-484-3401

Southern Utah, PO Box 910728, St. George, UT 84791, 435-688-9399


Northern Virginia, Herndon, VA 20172-0209


Address is 2817 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, phone: 360-738-2803

5107 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203, dial 425-252-3011
Thrift Shop, 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203, 425-252-3011

1415 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103, (206) 547-4680. Provides services across King County Washington. Basic needs, such as food, clothing, and referrals are available.
Thrift Shop, Bargain Fair, 1415 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103, telephone (206) 547-4780

AL of South Puget Sound, PO Box 7731, Tacoma, WA 98417

Southwest Washington, PO Box 65, Vancouver, WA 98666, 360-690-1253

Eastside, 16541 Redmond Way PMB 291 C, Redmond, WA 98052, main number is 425-556-5106


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