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Assistance League of Wichita, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Service Clubs, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Thrift Shops

Mission: Assistance League of Wichita is a volunteer nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to transform the lives of children and adults through philanthropic services.

Target demographics: our volunteers to strengthen lives and buiild community

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,500 students through Operation School Bell; we gave scholarships of $10,000 to area seniors and mentored their first year in Post-Secondary training; and we provided support to two hospitals who examine and treat Sexual Assault victims.

Geographic areas served: Wichita, KS

Programs: Bear Hugs (for children that are victims of abuse or violence); Sexual Assault Victim Support (for adults and children); Post-Secondary Scholarships for graduating area high school students; Operation School Bell (to provide clothing and shoes for school-age children).

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is one of the most hard working groups with which I have ever been a part. Their programs and willingness to fulfill their obligations to the Wichita community is exceptional. It is a total volunteer organization, with no paid positions. Dedicated members run a successful Thrift Shop,which help to support the programs. The organization gives students scholarships to a community college and a technical School. They support needy children through the Operation School Bell program, having clothed 2714 this year and 78,000 since 1985. They support a program that helps give comfort to abused children. I am proud to be a member of this organization. Prue Schmidt



Rating: 5

This is a great place the selection is always changing. No junk only the best. You never know what you will find. $900.00 blouses for $50.00. $100.00 perfume foe $20. O0. Where else would you find that?? No smell always clean. Friendly people, plenty of parking.
All funds go back to the community, no paid staff. Help support Operation School Bell, Abused Women and Children. Help others learn a trade through. Schooling .
Come join us!

1 Cheryl83


Rating: 5

I have been a member for more than 13 years. Becoming a member is a wonderful way to make new friends while serving the children of Wichita USD259.

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Judy98 02/26/2014

thanks for sharing your experience as a member.

1 Judy98

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member for a little over a year in this all volunteer philanthropic organization. The success of these like-minded, committed and caring members is phenomenal. In 2013, we clothed over 3,500 students in USD 259, supported 355 victims of rape or domestic violence and granted over $8,000 to post secondary students to complete a job skill or certificate program. It is amazing the difference a small group of dedicated women can do for a community. Our Thrift Shop at 2431 E Douglas is a major part of the reason that we can continue to provide these services. Please drop by and shop or consider becoming a member to connect and care with a wonderful community.