Mission: The exempt purpose of the assistance league of redlands is to serve the community through volunteer projects dedicated to children and families through education and service.
Programs: Dental center: this is a (5) chair, state-of-the-art facility providing general dentistry and surgical procedures for children and needy families. Discounted orthodontic services are also provided at a local dental practice, as needed. We provide dental screening at redlands area elementary schools (redlands, mentone, yucaipa/calimesa and highland). We partner with loma linda school of dentistry as a satellite facility for their practicing student dentists and hygienists. In 2016-17, the dental center served 2,498 needy families in san bernardino and riverside counties. Practicing dentists donated their services in the amount of $41,261 for the year ended may 31, 2017.
operation school bell: this community service was held at kohl's in the fall of 2017 and the spring of 2017. Gift cards for the purchase of school appropriate new clothing and shoes were provided for needy elementary school children in the redlands area, which include yucaipa/calimesa, mentone, and highland. Hygiene kits were assembled by members and provided to each child in attendance. During this time, we served 1,089 elementary school students.
other philanthropic projects which benefit children in the community:adaptive physical education awards luncheon: this event benefits the physically challenged elementary school children of redlands. Awards and field trips are given to the students. We served 325 students for 2016-17. Assault survivor's kits: these kits are provided to san bernardino county sexual assault (a 501c3) who distributes them to various police and sheriff agencies. The kits include personal items and sweat suits and are worn by the victims when they leave the hospital, as personal clothing are kept by the police. We supplied kits to 151 assault victims.
other programschapter:operation school bell grooming kits: auxiliary members assembled 1,089 grooming kits containing a variety of personal items for elementary school children participating in operation school bell. Power to continue learning: auxiliary members gave (5) scholarship awards to to five struggling students for continuing education in a total amount of $5,000. Teens be seen and urgent essentials provide assistance to secondary students in the form of gift cards for new clothing, hygiene kits, and nonperishable food items. Assisteens auxiliary:teen-to-teen project: provided movie theatre tickets to disadvantaged teens in the community for christmas and target gift cards to families. Boys and girls club holiday project: provided toys which they distributed as christmas gifts to 650 disadvantaged children in the community.
This organization provides low cost family dental services and dresses hundreds of needy school age children in the Redlands and Yucaipa-Calimesa School Districts in partnership with Kohl's Department stores. They raise most of their money via their thrift shop located at 506 West Colton Avenue in Redlands. This organization gives back 92% of their earnings to the community. Most impressive is that they run this organization totally with volunteers (excepting the dental professionals).