Assistance League® of Phoenix improves the lives of children through philanthropic programs that fulfill basic needs, foster self-esteem and enhance quality of life.
For more than 50 years, Assistance League of Phoenix has been making a difference in our community. Our 240 Assistance League of Phoenix members give over 25,000 volunteer hours and spend over $500,000 each year serving more than 40,000 children and families in the greater Phoenix community.
Volunteer Members are engaged in all aspects of the chapter’s operation, from hands on service to fundraising activities to administrative support. Their efforts are enhanced with the additional support received from Community Volunteers who work side-by-side with Members on a variety of programs and projects.
Our programs include Operation School Bell which provides more than 7,000 students with new school clothing throughout the school year. Either at our Philanthropic Center in Sunnyslope, or on our mobile Delivering Dreams bus, Member and Community volunteers assist in fitting children at Title I schools in new school uniforms.
Volunteers treat each child as the special person that he or she is.
Each child gets the following standard clothing or school uniform items: 3 shirts, 2 pants, shorts, skirt, or jumper, 6 articles of underwear, a sweatshirt, Hygiene kit (soap, shampoo, toothpaste), a new pair of tennis shoes, 6 pairs of socks and 3 Books to take home.
Serving over 7,000 children each year through Operation School Bell, we need to collect well over 21,000 new or gently used books every year. Other programs that encourage literacy skills include Birthday Book Corners, now at nearly a dozen schools. We either purchase or collect gently used and new grade level books for distribution through this and other programs. We welcome community groups to hold book drives to help us meet this growing need.