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Assistance League Of Boise Idaho Inc

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Causes: Education, Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Primary & Elementary Schools, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Thrift Shops

Mission: Assistance league volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Target demographics: the underserved children in these area

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 22, 000 students with clothing and supplies

Geographic areas served: Ada and Canyon County

Programs: Operation school bell, operation school supplies, and cinderella's closet fulfill clothing and supplies needs which allow children to fully participate in school functions and the classroom learning experience. School supplies were distributed to over 100 schools and benefited over 12,543 children. 3,413 elementary school children received new clothing including: a coat, winter hat & gloves, sweatshirt, 2 pairs of pants, 2 shirts, 6 pairs of socks and underwear, personal care supplies, books and a shoe voucher through operation school bell - elementary. Operation School Bell- Teen Retail provided 828 junior high, middle, and high school students with a budget to purchase appropriate school clothing and shoes from a local retail store. Cinderella's closet lent formal wear to 211 high school students to enable them to attend prom, Project Hearing provided scholarships for 7 hearing impaired students to advance their education in academic, vocational or technical programs. The program covered professional audiology testing and assisted 75 recipients in purchasing hearing devices. Baby Bundles provides newborn layettes, diapers, bags, blankets, hygiene items, digital thermometers and healthcare reference guide books to new mothers who were ill-equipped to take their infants home from the hospital.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of Assistance League, I am very proud of all the philanthropies that we have that all reach out to help the children in our communities. During the 2020-21 year we provided clothing, shoes, hygiene kits and books to 2,762 elementary school children, clothes and shoes to 913 teenagers, sent school supplies to 91 schools in Ada County that provided supplies for 14,000 children, provide start-up supplies for 162 families and their newborns, helped young people that are aging out of the foster care program with start-up supplies, helped those young people that are "couch surfing" with needed supplies, and provided 40 students with hearing aids. All of this is done entirely by a wonderful group of volunteers from this amazing organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's great to see so many people putting many hours in to volunteer. They work extremely hard knowing that they are helping the community. They also have an amazing thrift store that seems more like a boutique. The thrift store makes money so the assistance league can help as many people as possible.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Assistance League of Boise is an incredibly important nonprofit organization in this Idaho community. Through monies made in our thrift store and grants received, we are able to dress the needy children of Ada County in new clothing and shoes of their choice. Our volunteers work tirelessly to make our thrift store one of the best in the area. Many of the women have also become very good friends and support each other. I've been told by customers the shop is "their happy place."

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic nonprofit provides clothing and school supplies to children in need in Ada county through thrift store sales. Thrift store accepts donations to stock the store. All items provided to children are new!! All volunteer run.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Assistance League of Boise is an incredible organization, run 100% by volunteers. They have 10 philanthropies that serve the needs of children and community. Most of the money used for the philanthropies comes from the sales in the Thrift Shop. If you haven't been in the Assistance League of Boise Thrift Shop, you are missing out on a wonderful shopping experience. They are the "Nordstrom of thrift stores". It is a privilege to be a volunteer with such a worthwhile organization and it is an added perk to get to know these incredible ladies/

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Assistance League of Boise for over 20 years. It continues to amaze me that a 100% volunteer organization has grown to support 10 philanthropic programs in our community. The need in Ada County continues to grow as our community grows. By supporting and shopping at the Thrift Store on Glenwood, the profits fund our work in clothing school age children plus supporting our other 9 philanthropic programs.
Please shop with us and help make a difference! Better yet, consider volunteering with us! Stop by the Thrift Store Wed - Sat each week for more information.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is the most attractive and well decorated thrift store in the area. I visited several thrift shops in Boise last week and this was by far the top of the line.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being involved in ALB is a fantastic experience. Top of the list are the connections I’ve made with people - other members, clients we serve and customers from thrift shop. I love working in the shop and seeing some of our regular customers in addition to meeting new people. The shop is very well stocked, organized and efficiently run all thanks to so many of my fellow volunteers. One of the philanthropies funded from the proceeds of the shop is Operation School Bell. This one is near and dear to my heart as it is how I learned about ALB. School children from throughout Ada county are provided with new clothes and shoes. Working with the students is a true light in my life. My involvement in ALB truly enriches my life.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Assistance League of Boise since 2012 and am constantly amazed at the amount of work that our All-VOLUNTEER organization does for the benefit of Ada County. The money for our nine philanthropies comes from our "best in Idaho" Thrift Shop, grants and donation. We provide clothing for school children, school supplies for schools, newborn baby bundles for parents in need, household items for young adults aging out of the foster care system, care kits for homeless unaccompanied youth in high school, hearing aids for low income residents plus college scholarships for hearing impaired students, wigs to persons who have a medical reason for loss of their hair, and rent formals and tuxedos to high school students for a $20 cleaning fee. We also provide tours of the Bown House as part of the Boise School District's 4th grade history curriculum and for the community on the first Saturday of the month. Our 300-plus members give back thousands of dollar in items and time to our community. This certainly fills my need to contribute in my retirement years!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Philanthropies are geared to community needs. Operation School Bell dresses children in need with school clothes. Operation School Supplies provides school supplies. Baby Bundles gives a backpack full of baby items. Backpacks are provided to local hospitals who give them to families in need. The organizations provides other philanthropies as well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Assistance League of Boise since 2014. They amaze me more each and every year as I see us make sales in our Thrift Shop where the proceeds support almost 25,000 underserved children in Ada County that receive clothing, supplies and services from us every year. They are a dedicated group of women working with a common purpose. Every aspect is organized, from the items received for donations, to the many philanthropies that serve the children. Cannot say enough great things about this organization. You have to see it to appreciate it!