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Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

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Address:

P.O. Box 80932 Rochester Hills MI 48308 USA

Mission:

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE of Southeastern Michigan is an all- volunteer service organization. To improve the quality of life for those in need of care, guidance, and assistance through development and implementation of philanthropic programs in Michigan.

Target demographics:

Thousands of people in need through our philanthropic programs, our members provide comfort and care with clothing, food, tutoring, supplies, and personal care kits.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Over 5,200 children in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties

Geographic areas served:

Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties

Programs:

Operation School Bell provides winter clothing for disadvantaged elementary school children. Stores are set up in the school for a one-day shopping experience where the children can shop for new clothing (winter coat, hat, gloves, blue jeans, underwear, socks, a duffel bag containing a book and hygiene items, and a voucher for shoes). Students are chosen by the schools districts in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.  Shelters in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County are provided with children's clothing, school supplies, and toiletry items throughout the year. 

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Reviews for Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered with Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan since 2012. From the beginning, I was surprised and overwhelmed with the caring attitude and incredible resourcefulness of our 300+ members. We contribute over 50,000 volunteer hours per year. And over 90% of our profits are utilized to serve the needs of children and adults in the Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county area. Our nine philanthropic programs are focused and streamlined--we coordinate with other area agencies to ensure appropriate coverage and minimal overlap of effort. As part of a national organization, we can provide local dedication while drawing upon the resources of our National Assistance League membership. My husband and daughter support my work with ALSM and have gladly volunteered their time, as well, to contribute to this worthy organization.

 
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Assistance League provides new clothing to needy children through Operation School Bell. Also, there are many other charitable programs for our community. The main sources of revenue are the ReSale Connection in Rochester and the yearly event in November, Mistletoe Marketplace. 100% of all profits are used for charitable projects.

 
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We clothe, feed, comfort and educate members of our community in need.

 
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We helped dress over 5000 underprivileged school kids last year with brand new clothes. The smiles on their faces were priceless. Already working on this year's kids!

 
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We are an all member volunteer organization, part of a national organization. We seek to cloth, feed, educate and comfort those in need in our communities. We raise our funds through our ReSale Connection store, our major fund raiser, and donations. We have 5 philanthropic programs that provide tutoring, assault survivor kits, school clothes books, layette sets, and weekend meals. We reach thousands of people and hear their heartfelt thanks

 
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As a former Board member and current volunteer, I have seen first-hand the thousands of people in need who have benefited from programs such as Operation School Bell. Last year, more than 5,000 children received new clothing for school, as well as winter clothing to keep them warm. Our all-volunteer organization spends funds on those in need -- no paid staff at all. Join us or donate to our fabulous nonprofit.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The past 10 years as a member of this all-volunteer organization have given me a chance to see commitment in action. This fabulous group provides new clothing to more than 2,000 children every year. It is a group of dedicated women who are active and focused on helping those in need. GREAT organization.

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

Bring in more members to expand our programs to those in need.

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 for almost 10 years. The program for people in need such as Operation School Bell are outstanding. They also run the ReSale Connection in downtown Rochester, as a major source of funding for this all volunteer organization. OUTSTANDING group of people!

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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I have volunteered in many capacities for this organization for over two years. This is a group of over 300 women who work to make the lives of those in need in southeastern Michigan a little easier. We have programs for everyone who wishes to volunteer, as little or as much as you wish to contribute of your time, talents and treasures. We clothed over 2000 elementary school aged children this year in our Operation School Bell. I also love to tutor in the Pontiac School District. I continue to write grants for this organization and work on the fundraisers. I also volunteer to work at the upscale resale store that is the source of the majority of the funding for our programs. Come out to one of our monthly meetings in Rochester and you will be hooked! Check out our webpage at semich.assistanceleague.org

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?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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As a member of Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan for 10 years, I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing group and be able to give a little something back to our community in helping others. The 'Thank You' letters and smiles from the children and families who have been recipients of our philanthropic programs is heartwarming and inspiring. Because of our generous contributors and dedicated members, we are able to continue providing clothing, food, tutoring, and care kits to thousands of individuals in need throughout the year.

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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I have been a member of Assistance League for 8 years. The caring and commitment of the women in this organization is unbelievable! By raising money at our store, Resale Connection, and thru other fund raisers, women and children in need in the tri-county area are provided with basic necessities through clothing, food, and, tutoring programs. The rewards we receive in return are priceless....smiles, pictures, notes of appreciation.

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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I joined Assistance League 9 years ago and have been actively involved with this organization since then. Clothing over 2,000 children last year allows a retired teacher to still help children. Delivering Assault Survivor Kits to hospitals and clinics and Layette sets to needy mothers in all areas of our state shows the care and commitment of this organization. These women work hard all the time all year to help others in need.
Sue D

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?

2013

 
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