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Assistance League of Las Vegas Sanford & Co

Rating: 4.98 stars   47 reviews 2,792

Address:

6446 W Charleston Blvd Las Vegas NV 89146 USA

Mission:

Assistance League of Las Vegas is a philanthropic organization that provides programs and services to enrich the lives of children in need.Our programs are:Operation School Bell, Kids on the Block, andAssistance League Community Outreach

Target demographics:

Low income children (grades K-8) in Clark County Nevada

Geographic areas served:

Clark County, NV

Programs:

Operation school bell provides annually new clothing to title one students in the clark county school district. Clothing includes new jackets, shoes, two outfits, socks, underwear, hygiene kit and a book. If the child is in a uniform school we give them two uniforms and a weekend outfit. These items were provided to over 8300 children from families with extreme need. Program hope high assists clark county high school students who are at risk, encouraging them to stay in school. We provided them with sleeping bags, bus passes, fast food gift cards, bath towels, washcloths, and personal items. We assisted 417 high school students. For make a difference day we collected reading books that were distributed to the elementary schools in clark county.

community programs/identifies and fills needs in clark county through short and long term programs including: 1)assistance league closet/provides emergency clothing to students attending at risk, and low income schools. In addition, the auxiliary supports als closet by donating clothing items to at-risk schools. 644 new and 70 slightly used items were donated to allv in 2013/2014. 2)bear program/provides stuffed teddy bears to traumatized children through local agencies. These bears are used to give comfort and help children communicate. Rose warren volunteer program to assist the teacher as needed in the classroom setting. Layette program/provides layettes to low income expectant parents. Number of recipients for the above programs was over 8,200.

pocket books program provides approximately 104,000 pocket books to 120 schools annually. There are 18 copyrighted titles of pocket books which are written (in both english and spanish), illustrated and published by auxiliary members. They are small enough for the children to take home and read with their families.

1)angels assistance program provides the following: a. 100 tray favors to two (2) area hospital pediatric wards seven (7) times per year for major holidays. These goodie bags include coloring books, crayons, crafts and puzzles for children hospitalized during the holidays of halloween, thanksgiving, christmas, valentines day, st. Patricks day, easter and the 4th of july. B. Memory boxes are delivered to six (6) area hospitals which are given to families who have suffered the loss of a newborn. The memory box contains (1) a hand-made gown and bonnet which are made for different sized infants; (2) a book on grief in both english and spanish; and (3) a hand-made angel pin. 132 memory boxes were delivered to the hospitals in 2013/2014. C. Shadow buddies are dolls provided to area pediatric oncologists to give to children who are scheduled to undergo a procedure so the doctor can explain what the child can expect, and the child is allowed to keep the buddy with them during treatment. Approximately 80 delivered in 2013/2014. D. Approximately 300 blankets and 300 health care kits are provided to hospitals to give to indigent mothers who have given birth in the hospital. 2)kids on the block puppets provides skits on issues of physical, emotional and cultural differences to third graders.

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Reviews for Assistance League of Las Vegas Sanford & Co

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member for 5 years and love working for this organization. We are all volunteers working everyday to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families in our community. We have a Thrift Shop that helps provide funds for our many philanthropic programs which include Operation School Bell, Assistance League's Closets in elementary schools, Bears provided to various agencies for children in crisis, Layette program to name a few.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of Assistance League of Las Vegas for 8 years now. We are 100 % volunteers with NO PAID STAFF. All donations go 100% to help children in need in the Las Vegas Valley. Last year Operation School Bell, our signature program, was able to help over 8000 children in need of school clothing. We are helping to make successful young adults out of these school children. When you don't have to worry about what you are wearing to school you can concentrate on your studies and succeed in school then succeed in LIFE !!!!! What a great feeling it is to be making a difference in the world we live in.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing...... This organization runs like a well oiled machine.

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?

2013

 
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Assistance League Las Vegas is the best non-profit organization there is. Everyone is a volunteer. No one gets a paycheck so ALL the monies raised goes directly back into the Las Vegas Valley. Our largest program is Operation School Bell. We clothe under privileged and homeless children in the Clark County School District. Every year our numbers grow -- last year we clothed over 8000 children. If someone is looking for a place to donate they don't need to look any further...... Assistance League Las Vegas will use their donation for the good of Las Vegas !

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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1 person found this review helpful

This is my 9th year volunteering - I have been in many organizations through the years but ALLV is exceptional - Every volunteer is there to help either through the thrift store or School Bell program but the most fun is being a KIDS ON THE BLOCK puppeteer - we go to many schools and perform shows teaching the audience that disabilities just make us different but really we are all the same - our Bullying skits are very relevant in today's world (unfortunately) - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

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

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Quite well

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Definitely

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2013

 
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What an honor it is to serve the membership of Assistance League of Las Vegas! Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our membership, donors, agencies, community volunteers and the children we serve. We are making a difference bringing hope and encouragement continually. We offer the ability for others to enhance their lives in many satisfying ways. We are proud to be housed in a Reynolds Foundation building that provides an inviting environment to work and to accomplish our goals in fulfilling our mission to provide goods and services to children in need. We welcome others who would like to learn more about us or even become a member or a donor. Assistance League of Las Vegas is an amazing place where last year members gave 40,000 hours of time. That is truly amazing!

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

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2013

 
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Assistance League of Las Vegas is an amazing non-profit organization that provides goods and services to children in need by members who are not paid, who offer their helping hands over and over again to benefit others. The rewards for serving with Assistance League of Las Vegas come back two-fold again and again. Members not only serve others, but have the opportunity to further develop their own skills and create new interests with the help and encouragement of other members. I am so proud to be a member who welcomes children who come to us for new clothing and other items. I am proud to be a puppeteer who preforms a skit about blindness to educate third grade students about this disability. I am proud to help facilitate the ongoing operation of Assistance League of Las Vegas. I would encourage everyone who desires to help others to take a look at joining us!

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I have worked as a member with the amazing women of Assistance League since 1990 . I am so gratified at how hard members and volunteers work. What a wonderful group of people and how much we are able to accomplish to enhance the lives of children and their families. Whether one works with Operation School Bell, clothing needy children, the Thrift Store, selling donations of items from our friends in the community to help pay the bills, or any of the other branches of ALLV, our all volunteer membership excells at going the extra mile to help those who are in need of our services. I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization!
Suzanne Rivers

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

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

 
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This is my 10th year as a volunteer in assistance league. I have enjoyed working in the Thrift Shop to raise money . The comments that I hear from the customers all the time is that the shop is always so clean and organized!!!!! The customers know what we are all about and a lot times they say (keep the change) I know that it is for a good cause!!!!
Judy Weniger

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Assistance League of Las Vegas has many dedicated volunteers who truly make a difference for children. Not only do they provide clothing for school children in need, they do puppet shows about difficult topics lake bullying and abuse, provide bears to traumatized children, layettes for needy newborns and memory boxes for parents of babies that do not survive( this one still makes me cry).
you will find ladies of many different backgrounds working side by side. There are so many different things to do that almost every one can find a fun and satisfying niche. Mine is the thrift shop and helping run the building since we have no hired managers. I have been at it for 16 years and plan to make more than 20 years.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is my 13th year as a volunteer in the Assistance League. I have enjoyed helping to raise money in the Thrift Shop for the children in the community that we serve. Delivering bears to the Rape Crisis Center I have heard heart-breaking stories where our bears have made a difference, and delivering clothes to the Assistance League Closet at Roundy School, an at-risk school, to help out children in emergency situations has been very gratifying. Our children have many needs and I am proud to help in my small way to make their burden easier.
Joan Hendricks

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a larger facility to handle all our donations and storage.

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?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The care given to each child is unbelievable. This organization and the volunteers truly care about the children they serve. Thanks to ALLV for their community service.

We've had children come through that have share their toothbrush with other family members and were glad to get one for themselves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More publicity to let the community know them and their good deeds.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Assistance League is a truly great organization. Although we may be small in numbers, we are mighty in service! Not only are we helping so many children, as well as families, we are also helping ourselves to be better people. There is nothing like the great feeling of putting a smile on someone's face, or even watching another volunteer smile because of what she/he has just done. To top it all off, the lasting friendships developed through volunteering with Assistance League Las Vegas is the best.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More members!

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Can't believe I have been with ALLV for 13 years now! What fun and what a great group of people, not to mention all the wonderful things we do for our community!

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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