Assistance League of the Bay Area

Rating: 5 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: P.O. Box 591131 Houston TX 77259-1131 USA

Mission: Assistance League of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for at-risk populations through community-based philanthropic programs.
Results: This year we have clothed over 1700 area students; provided prom attire for 100 high school seniors; provided 49 scholarships for summer enrichment classes at University of Houston-Clear Lake; reached several students at risk for dropping out of school; and provided over 200 manicures at Baywind Nursing Home.
Target demographics: We work with school age children in the Clear Creek, Dickinson, La Porte and Friendswood Independent School Districts. We also provide companionship to the elderly at an area nursing home.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We serve over 2000 people in the Bay Area each year.
Programs: Operation School Bell, Assistance League Operation Cinderella, Assistance League Kids' U Scholarship in Partnership with University of Houston Clear Lake, Assistance League Partnership with Communities In Schools Bay Area, Assistance League Hands from the Heart
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful charity with caring and professional people. I work for a school district in the community that this organization services. The majority of the students that I work with are either low income or homeless. Whenever I need something for one of our kids, I always call on this charity. Their response has always been very positive and very prompt. It seems that their motto is "to go beyond the call of duty" as they always provide, when possible, more then the original request. I cannot express how appreciative I am that this charity exists and I hope that they will continue to thrive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by working closely with them to provide the needs of the students in our school district.

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

encourage them to be more vocal about the services they offer.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Assistance League of the Bay Area has certainly been an extremely valuable asset in our community. As a social service provider, ALBA aids the families I work with on a regular basis. The ladies of ALBA frequently check in with my program to see what needs we have that they can help with. Whenever I have had a family who has lost their belongings in a fire, ALBA is the first point of contact I make when seeking outside services. They provide clothing and hygiene items so the families have one less worry on their mind when in emergency.
To help fund the wonderful services ALBA provides, they operate an upscale resale shop. The ALBA resale shop is an excellent place! Personally, I make donations and purchases from the shop because it is so clean and the volunteers are so friendly. I greatly admire all the work ALBA does for the Clear Lake area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing first hand how the families are aided with the help of ALBA.

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

Nothing at all!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

The ease of use and accessibility of resources and volunteers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This is my first year working closely with Assistance League of Bay Area. I am a social worker in a school, and AL Bay Area has helped supply school clothes and supplies for many of my students. They are a tremendous resource.

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This organization made it very easy for me to connect families to a reliable resource. The Operation school bell program was not just availble at the beging of the year, but throughout the school year.

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

I would like this organization have more resources so that they can intigrate technology into their Operation School Bell program. This program takes care of a large portion of this community and requires a lot of man power. It would be a huge help if the organization had more funding/resources to spend on a more high tech system for the OSBB program.

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