Assistance League of Riverside
August 30, 2009
Before becoming a member just this last year I had been familiar with the work of the Assistance League of Riverside for many years. As an elementary teacher and principal I knew firs hand that it makes an important contribution to our commmunity especially through the Operation School Bell program. I knew of a first and second grade brother and sister who only came to school on alternate days in the cold weather--they had one sweater between them and traded off wearing it. When we noticed their odd attendance pattern and the reason behind it, Operation School Bell was there to help. The children started coming to school every day proudly wearing their new clothes. This is just one of many similar stories about the difference this organization makes in the lives of children every day.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
realizing that the volunteers are totally dedicated and selfless in their efforts to assist the children of our community.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very professional, kind and caring in the way that they go about the carrying out the mission of the organization.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
provide assistance to volunteers in neighboring communities to help them start their own AL chapter; purchase a van and pay a driver to deliver the Snack Attack bags; hire a part time office staff; cloth a lot more children--the sky's the limit!!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & As a new member I am serving on the Operation College Bound committee. We're providing SAT Study Guides to 10 area high schools. I've written the letters to the principals,and site coordinators and made arrangements for delivery. One counselor told me .