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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Community Service Clubs, Victims Services

Mission: Assistance League® of the Eastside is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic projects.

Results: Our Philanthropic Program Numbers Through the Years: Clothed over 39,000 children in the Bellevue, Lake Washington, and Northshore School Districts, through Operation School Bell®; Provided over 17,500 survivors of assault across Washington State with Assault Survivor Kits®; Supported over 4,000 individuals beginning a new life free of violence through Starting Over Support; Provided support to over 440 homeless women through Help4Homeless program; Returned over $4.5 million to our community

Target demographics: clothe disadvantaged students in the Bellevue School District, Lake Washington School District and Northshore School District; support survivors of assault and the homeless; assist families affected by domestic violence

Direct beneficiaries per year: SCHOOL KIDS CLOTHED- 4065 (1000 MORE THAN LAST YEAR) ; ASSAULT SURVIVORS ASSISTED - 1737; FAMILY MEMBERS FLEEING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPED - 500 ; HOMELESS WOMEN AIDED - 291; VOLUNTEER HOURS DONATED - 21,365 (VALUED AT $492,896); REVENUES GIVEN DIRECTLY BACK TO COMMUNITY - 85%

Geographic areas served: the Eastside of Lake Washington in the Seattle Area to include Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, Woodinville, Bothell & Kenmore

Programs: Operation School Bell, Assault Survivor Kits, Help for Homeless, and Starting Over Support

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Each year the Assistance League of the Eastside produces an amazing event called Operation School Bell. It is an opportunity for students to spend an evening with their families and shop for brand new school clothes at a local Fred Meyer. Our students not only look forward to the event but many of our families really count on the extra support that it provides. Our students love the event, are able to purchase many items they really need, and are given an opportunity that would not exist otherwise. Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is so welcoming and gracious to their volunteers! Because of the many needs in the community, the morale of the volunteers is crucial to helping those in need. The children who have the shopping experience express such thankfulness for their clothes and are sure to fit in better at school. This organization enables many school children to be successful!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Assistance League of the Eastside is a blessing to Acres of Diamonds Families!

They are passionate about helping our moms and kids. Not only do they provide welcome baskets, which make our moms feel at home and set them up for success, but they also show support by hosting birthday parties, serving in our Kids Program, and sending encouraging letters. The members of this organization know that needs change and they are always asking how their support and resources can be most effective. We are blessed by their consistent and continued outreach to our families. Their friendship has impacted our moms and kids in ways we could never fully express.

Jennifer642

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Assistance League of the Eastside has been incredibly helpful to the homeless moms and kids we serve at Acres of Diamonds. I am personally so grateful for their efforts to make sure every new family that moves here is welcomed with all they need to start their new life.

Our families come from the streets, cars and other unsafe places. When they arrive the welcome baskets from Assistance League let them know right away that they matter and that there is a huge community of people who believe in their ability to make long term life change... which always starts with their first night of safety.

Assistance League is incredibly strong at learning what the needs are in the community, and working to meet them. They understand that not all forms of help are helpful! They ask good questions, and tailor their gifts to things that will truly be a hand up versus a hand out.

When they come on campus and host our birthday parties, they make the families feel loved and celebrated. Their parties have become a big highlight for our moms and kids.

Thank you Assistance League of the Eastside for all you do.
Jen Paddock

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Assistance League of the Eastside is an amazing organization comprised of wonderful members. They have done an incredible amount for our homeless women at The Sophia Way, which is located on the eastside. Our women have benefited tremendously from our partnership. Thank you ALE!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with this group for almost 2 years and what a joy it is to work Operation School Bell! Last night one of our 11 year old clients asked to take a photo with us, since this was the very first time she was able to pick out new clothes for school. Her gratitude was so heartfelt, that I can't wait to work this event again.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful program, doing so much for the community. Very rewarding amazing ladies. A blessing to us all. They give us hope in the good of humanity

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Principal of Redmond High School and I can't tell you how much we appreciate the support of the Assistance League through Operation School Bell. Because of this initiative, our students whose families cannot afford to buy them school clothes are able to start the school year looking and feeling "just like everyone else" - something that is enormously important to an adolescent. This support does more than give a student clothes to wear, and the ability to choose those clothes for him/herself (another very important thing for young people) but, by removing the anxiety, it also removes one barrier to academic success. Thank you!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the work that this organization does. I can't wait to join their efforts in the future again! thank you for all that you do.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For more than ten years, Assistance League of the Eastside has been our phenomenal partner, working with LifeWire to provide critical supportive services to domestic violence survivors and their children. They created the Starting Over Support Baskets Program for LifeWire--providing essential household items year round for the homeless families we serve.

The true impact of the Assistance League of the Eastside is found in the compassion they show for families and children in need in our community. We are grateful to partner with such a dynamic team who puts caring and commitment into action to make our community a better place.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was part of a group or Redmond Rotarians that assisted ALE with their Operation School Bell event in Redmond. It was a well organized and delightful event. In just a couple hours, we made a positive impact on hundreds of children in the Redmond area. I was glad to be a part of it and plan to help again next year.