Assistance League Of The Bay Area
Rating: 5 stars 23 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services
Location: P.O. Box 591131 Houston TX 77259 USA
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
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I have been a member of Assistance League of the Bay Area for several years and continue to be amazed by the number of lives we touch. We have NO paid management or administrative staff and all of our philanthropic programs are carried out by our very dedicated volunteer members.
Operation School Bell is our largest and perhaps the most well-known of our philanthropic programs. Last year we provided a week’s worth of school clothing, a gift card for shoes, and hygiene kit to over 2,000 students and we are well on our way to “dress” even more students during this school year. Each of our programs strives to improve the lives of those we serve in our community.
As a member of Assistance League of the Bay Area, I’m continuously reminded that when you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible. I joined as a way to give back to the community but, in so many ways, feel I have received far more than I could ever give.
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Assistance League of the Bay Area is a wonderful organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and the elderly in the bay area. We are member driven, as our members both raise the funds for and deliver the services of our philanthropic programs. Our programs include: a partnership with Communities in Schools Bay Area (one of the things we do through this partnership is help pay for vision exams/glasses for students); scholarships to economically challenged students in local school districts to attend summer enrichment programs at the University of Houston - Clear Lake (we also provide volunteer assistance in the classroom for this program); manicures and compainionship for elderly residents at a local nursing home; prom attire for seniors identified by their schools as needing assistance to be able to attend their prom (for the girls - gowns, jewelry, purses and shoes and for the boys - tuxedo rentals) through our Operation Cinderella program; interview outfits to individuals reentering the workforce through referrals from the United Way; and last but by no means least we have Operation School Bell where we chothe children identified by their schools has having a need - each elementary student receives pants, tops, underware, a hygeine kit, and a voucher for shoes & each secondary student receives a hygeine kit, shoe voucher, and clothing based upon the individual needs for school appropriate attire. It is an organization for which I am proud to be affiliated.
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Assistance League of the Bay Area is a vital organization in our community. We are honored to be able to provide services to the at-risk populations in our area. We are so pleased to be named Clear Creek Independent School District's Community Partner of the Year. When you see the face of a child receiving his own toothbrush for the first time, you can't help but be moved. We witness mothers and their and high school senior girls embracing and crying tears of joy after receiving a prom dress, shoes, jewelry and all of the other accoutremets that enable the daughter to experience prom.
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I am fortunate every day to be associated with 200 of the most thoughtful and dedicated women that I have ever met.
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I would make sure that everyone in our community knows about Assistance League.