Assistance League of Diablo Valley

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services

Location: 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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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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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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