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Assistance League of Diablo Valley

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Address:

2711 Buena Vista Ave Walnut Creek CA 94597 USA

Mission:

Assistance League of Diablo Valley, a chapter of National Assistance League, is a nonprofit, nondiscriminatory, philanthropic volunteer organization dedicated to improving lives in our community through hands on programs.

Programs:

Assistance League of Diablo Valley supports eight philanthropic programs. These programs include: new clothing for school children, layettes for babies at risk, educational puppet shows, clothing for victims of assault, community outreach, scholarships for college based on need and/or significant volunteer contributions, reassurance calls to the homebound and lonely, elementary grade reading tutorials, preschool vision screening and hearing,an early intervention reading turtorial and an entertainment troupe to senior care facilities.

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925 934-0901
diablovalley.assistanceleague.org

Reviews for Assistance League of Diablo Valley

Rating: 5 stars  

I wholeheartedly believe in the work the Assistance League of Diablo Valley has been accomplishing in our communities for years. They are one of the most effective philanthropic organizations working with schools in our area and their track record proves that with over 70,000 hours volunteered, impacting the lives of more than 14,000 people in Contra Costa County. A true testament to their remarkable service is their recent milestone of clothing over 50,000 students in school districts in our region. Thank you to all the volunteers at ALDV and keep up the amazing work!

Susan Bonilla
Assemblywoman, District 14

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The work that you all do is so important to the community and there are so many that count on your organization. It's our pleasure to assist with the food box packing; this has always been an event that our team looks forward to. Thank you so much for having us. We look forward to volunteering again soon.

Judy Schaefer
Fehr & Peers

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of Assistance League of Diablo Valley for 8 years, and find that the more I know about this organization, the more I admire the dedication of the more than 500 volunteers working in the community. They are dedicated to making the lives of those around them better and giving them greater hope for the future. With only one paid employee and by keeping overheads low, every cent possible is returned to the Contra Costa community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of Assistance League of Diablo Valley for almost 30 years. Membership has given me the opportunity to help others in my community and to use and improve my skills in retail, technology and public relations. Over the years I have benefited from shared friendships of members of all ages and stages in their lives and to see the difference Assistance League has made in the lives of others.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Membership in Assistance League of Diablo Valley has given me the opportunity to participate in making a difference in the lives of children and adults in my community. I have seen children succeed in the classroom, adults given a new start and have shared joy with seniors. During my 29 years as a member, I have had the opportunity to develop talent and skills and learn new ones – public speaking, retail, marketing, website development, word processing and leadership.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined Assistance League Diablo Valley 10 years ago. It has been one of the most rewarding and educational experiences of my adult life. 400 chapter members work tirelessly to enhance the lives of the citizens in the communities served by the chapter. Since joining, I have volunteered countless hours on both the local and national level. Assistance League of Diablo Valley provides school uniforms and clothing, reads to second graders, listens to elementary school children read to volunteers, entertains residents at senior livings centers, tests the hearing of pre-school children, performs educational puppet shows to elementary school children, provides food boxes to low income workers, awards scholarships, makes daily phone calls to homebound seniors, funds expenses for foster youth during their senior year of high school along with other programs. The chapter raises all funds to cover expenses for the programs from proceeds for Assistance League of Diablo Valley Wayside Inn Thrift Shop in Lafayette, member donations, grants and the donations of local citizens. We welcome your time, talent and treasure.

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Find sources for additional funding.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I joined the Assistance League last December and have never been so impressed by this amazing group of women. The members raise funds primarily by the operation of the Wayside Inn Thrift Shop in Lafayette and use them to benefit the residents of the Diablo Valley area - from children to seniors. The members raised about $785,000 in fiscal year 2011-2012 to return to the community. The largest program, Operation School Bell, provided new clothes and shoes for 3,697 elementary schoolchildren. Pretty awesome, don't you think?

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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