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.
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.
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."
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!