I have been a member for 5 years and love working for this organization. We are all volunteers working everyday to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families in our community. We have a Thrift Shop that helps provide funds for our many philanthropic programs which include Operation School Bell, Assistance League's Closets in elementary schools, Bears provided to various agencies for children in crisis, Layette program to name a few.
I have been a member of Assistance League of Las Vegas for 8 years now. We are 100 % volunteers with NO PAID STAFF. All donations go 100% to help children in need in the Las Vegas Valley. Last year Operation School Bell, our signature program, was able to help over 8000 children in need of school clothing. We are helping to make successful young adults out of these school children. When you don't have to worry about what you are wearing to school you can concentrate on your studies and succeed in school then succeed in LIFE !!!!! What a great feeling it is to be making a difference in the world we live in.
Assistance League Las Vegas is the best non-profit organization there is. Everyone is a volunteer. No one gets a paycheck so ALL the monies raised goes directly back into the Las Vegas Valley. Our largest program is Operation School Bell. We clothe under privileged and homeless children in the Clark County School District. Every year our numbers grow -- last year we clothed over 8000 children. If someone is looking for a place to donate they don't need to look any further...... Assistance League Las Vegas will use their donation for the good of Las Vegas !
This is my 9th year volunteering - I have been in many organizations through the years but ALLV is exceptional - Every volunteer is there to help either through the thrift store or School Bell program but the most fun is being a KIDS ON THE BLOCK puppeteer - we go to many schools and perform shows teaching the audience that disabilities just make us different but really we are all the same - our Bullying skits are very relevant in today's world (unfortunately) - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
What an honor it is to serve the membership of Assistance League of Las Vegas! Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our membership, donors, agencies, community volunteers and the children we serve. We are making a difference bringing hope and encouragement continually. We offer the ability for others to enhance their lives in many satisfying ways. We are proud to be housed in a Reynolds Foundation building that provides an inviting environment to work and to accomplish our goals in fulfilling our mission to provide goods and services to children in need. We welcome others who would like to learn more about us or even become a member or a donor. Assistance League of Las Vegas is an amazing place where last year members gave 40,000 hours of time. That is truly amazing!
Assistance League of Las Vegas is an amazing non-profit organization that provides goods and services to children in need by members who are not paid, who offer their helping hands over and over again to benefit others. The rewards for serving with Assistance League of Las Vegas come back two-fold again and again. Members not only serve others, but have the opportunity to further develop their own skills and create new interests with the help and encouragement of other members. I am so proud to be a member who welcomes children who come to us for new clothing and other items. I am proud to be a puppeteer who preforms a skit about blindness to educate third grade students about this disability. I am proud to help facilitate the ongoing operation of Assistance League of Las Vegas. I would encourage everyone who desires to help others to take a look at joining us!
I have worked as a member with the amazing women of Assistance League since 1990 . I am so gratified at how hard members and volunteers work. What a wonderful group of people and how much we are able to accomplish to enhance the lives of children and their families. Whether one works with Operation School Bell, clothing needy children, the Thrift Store, selling donations of items from our friends in the community to help pay the bills, or any of the other branches of ALLV, our all volunteer membership excells at going the extra mile to help those who are in need of our services. I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization!
This is my 10th year as a volunteer in assistance league. I have enjoyed working in the Thrift Shop to raise money . The comments that I hear from the customers all the time is that the shop is always so clean and organized!!!!! The customers know what we are all about and a lot times they say (keep the change) I know that it is for a good cause!!!!
Assistance League of Las Vegas has many dedicated volunteers who truly make a difference for children. Not only do they provide clothing for school children in need, they do puppet shows about difficult topics lake bullying and abuse, provide bears to traumatized children, layettes for needy newborns and memory boxes for parents of babies that do not survive( this one still makes me cry).
you will find ladies of many different backgrounds working side by side. There are so many different things to do that almost every one can find a fun and satisfying niche. Mine is the thrift shop and helping run the building since we have no hired managers. I have been at it for 16 years and plan to make more than 20 years.
This is my 13th year as a volunteer in the Assistance League. I have enjoyed helping to raise money in the Thrift Shop for the children in the community that we serve. Delivering bears to the Rape Crisis Center I have heard heart-breaking stories where our bears have made a difference, and delivering clothes to the Assistance League Closet at Roundy School, an at-risk school, to help out children in emergency situations has been very gratifying. Our children have many needs and I am proud to help in my small way to make their burden easier.
The care given to each child is unbelievable. This organization and the volunteers truly care about the children they serve. Thanks to ALLV for their community service.
We've had children come through that have share their toothbrush with other family members and were glad to get one for themselves.
Assistance League is a truly great organization. Although we may be small in numbers, we are mighty in service! Not only are we helping so many children, as well as families, we are also helping ourselves to be better people. There is nothing like the great feeling of putting a smile on someone's face, or even watching another volunteer smile because of what she/he has just done. To top it all off, the lasting friendships developed through volunteering with Assistance League Las Vegas is the best.
I am a retired eye surgeon, and I love working with Operation School Bell and helping to clothe yearly
8,400 needy children here in Las Vegas, Nevada. We also donate Kindergarten and first grade books
which we wrote, over 16 titles, to at need public schools. We donated over 70,000 free Pocket Books
on many different topics, in Spanish and English. We donate Memory Boxes to the neonatal and
obstetric units for the families of stillborn and the unfortunate premies who don't survive. This gives
the family a lovely baby gown, memorial pendant for the parents to keep, blanket, memory book, etc.
This fills a need for a burial gown, etc. We donate stuffed bears for police and fire units to give to
scared and traumatized children. We are involved in so many wonderful projects it is difficult to name
all of them. This is a great organization. I am a member of the Desert Sage Auxiliary, we are the unit
which meets at night. Kathy Mahon MD
I am starting year 9 with this wonderful non-profit and never cease to be amazed at the incredible programs that so benefit our community. Being an ALL-VOLUNTEER organization is the reason I was first drawn to join. All of our financial and in-kind donations are mainly geared to dress children sent to us by the school district - 8,100 in 2012-2013! In addition to our membership, we get so much help from companies, schools and the general community, which enables us to honor our commitment to our programs. Also, the friendships I've made are the icing on the cake and one of the rewards.
Being a small part of a very large organization is gratifying in so many ways: dressing school children Tuesday through Saturday one-on-one with such warmth and caring, delivering the bears to over 30 organizations who provide caring and support to children in distress, providing new clothes to 37 schools to have on hand items that may have been soiled or beyond wearing right from their AL's Closet when needed is a great project that impacts so many students as well as school staff and parents. These are just 3 ways that our members help the children of Las Vegas, as well as the community at large.
I am a retired teacher and I missed the children until I found out about Assistance League of Las Vegas. I knew of the Operation School Bell but did not connect the two until I went to a meeting and discovered just how wonderful it was. I have been volunteering for over 2 years now and will continue as long as I am able. It is a total delight to see the joy on the faces of the children when they are able to pick out new clothes, many of them have apparently been dressing is hand-me-downs exclusively. Their tales of where they live and the family circumstances would break your heart. Last school year we clothed 8,101 children and we are on our way to at least that many this year provided we do not run out of funds to pay for the clothes, school supplies, books and other items we donate. I am so delighted with all they do and what a lovely bunch of ladies they are.
I have been a member of ALLV since 2009. I have met the most caring and devoted women. We have dresed over 8,100 children in 2011 thru Operation School Bell. Make a Difference Day we collected over 37,000 books to be delivered to Clark County Schools. I am very proud to work with such a dedicated group of women. They are trying to make a better life for these children to aspire to.
I have been involved with one of thier programs Operation School Bell for 5 years. Last year we dressed 8,101 children with brand new clothing, shoes, health kits and school supplies. Our organization is 100% volunteer. I heard recently from a manager at Office Max (one of our community volunteers) that 97% of all funds raised go to the children that we service. There is no organization to my knowledge that has that trck record. we also have Assitance League Closet which 47 local schools have a budget and we buy items of clothing that they keep in a closet and clothe emergency cases. We have a reading program at a local school. Kids on the Block is a educational puppet program that adresses bully, hadicaps and etc. Layette Program that provides layettes to low-income expectant parents at the county hospital. Our bear program provides stuffed teddy bears to traumatized children These bears are given to police, firefighters and other groups that deal with these children. There are many other things that this group does as well and this group is awesome.
I have been a member since 2003. I find raising money through running a Thrift shop is a lot of fun. Our money is used to help support our Operation School Bell. The program provides new clothing to children whom our school district has sent to us. We also participate in Kids on the Block, a puppet program for third graders. this program discusses timely issues, such as bullying, divorce, and disabilities.
I have been a member for 16 years! This organization is extremely efficient and well run by all volunteers with no paid staff! All donations go directly to our programs. Operation School Bell provided new school clothing to 8,101 children in need last year! The children are transported to our facility by the School District where they are assisted one-on-one by a trained volunteer to select their clothing and other essentials. We also provide an opportunity for non-member volunteers from the community to help us clothe children, and they find it a most rewarding experience.
I consider it a privilege to be associated with this organization and to work with women who generously give of their time and talent day after day to help Assistance League meet its mission of enhancing the lives of children in need in the Las Vegas Valley. Being a member is is a big commitment...the work can be hard and the hours long, but the rewards are many. I'll never forget the first shift I worked in Operation School Bell helping a child "shop" for new clothing who said he had never had anything "new" before and when he learned that he could choose any shoes he wanted you would have thought it was Christmas morning! The smile on his face, the thankful hug received and the sense of pride I felt in knowing that I helped make that happen...that's what Assistance League is all about!
I love this organization and all the great ladies who volunteer here. We served so many children and families in need. I feel a sense of pride to be a part of this great organization. What I give is small compare to what I get back in return; friendship and a sense of belonging. I also learn a lot being with this diverse group of ladies who are smart, dedicated, driven and giving. If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference, this is the one to join.