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Causes: Community Service Clubs, Human Services, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: ASSISTANCE LEAGUE of Inland North County, a chapter of NATIONAL ASSISTANCE LEAGUE®, is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the lives of children and adults in need through philanthropic programs that are developed, funded and administered by an all-volunteer membership.

Target demographics: children and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 8,500 children and families

Geographic areas served: inland n. county San Diego CA

Programs: Operation School Bell - provides school clothing, shoes and supplies to children in need Ready...Set...Read! - a motivational reading program sparking a love of reading through visits by children's authors, gifts of books and one-on-one classroom reading. Baby Real Deal - places infant simulators in middle and high schools designed to deter teen pregnancies. Operation Duffel Bags - provides gifts of duffel bags filled with useful items to foster teen graduates raised in the foster care system. Hug-A-Bear - gives bears to hospitals, shelters, police and fire departments which are distributed to children and senior adults in traumatic situations.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District is very appreciative of the Assistance League Operation School Bell that provides clothing from Kohls and Shoes from Payless - These are a few comments from our needy families who received the voucher for this Saturday.

Mother of four children from Pauma School, said that she was grateful and she appreciated the thoughtful gesture this program does for the families.
Female - Kinder
Male - 2nd grade
Female - 4th grade
Male - 4th grade

2. Mother of two children. One at the VC Primary and one at VC Elementary. She was almost in tears, because they are going through tough times and this program has made a difference for her two boys.
Male - 2nd grade
Male - 5th grade

3. Single mother of 5. Two attend VC schools. One at the Primary and one at the Elementary. The others are younger at home. She was overjoyed. She said that she didn't buy them new clothes for the school year. This would help them feel good about themselves.
Male - Kinder
Female - 3rd grade

4. Grandfather of three children at Pauma School, said the program that this offers was so appreciated. He took in five of his grandchildren and this has made him so happy. He can't wait to see their reaction.
Male - 3rd grade
Male - 4th grade
Male - 5th grade

5. Mother of two children who attend VC, said that this is a wonderful program and that people who brought it all together are ANGELS. Her husband is the bread winner for the family of 5. Thanks!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization and we were the fortunate recipients of one of their generous grants. They listened to our needs and funded items that were of great value to our program. Throughout the process, they were thorough and conscientious of how their funds were spent while supporting us and respecting our expertise in regards to what we needed. As a therapeutic horseback riding program, the equipment and supplies we need are very specific to our horses and students. Ingrid Mourey, Executive Director, Poway Valley Therapeutic Riding Center (PoVa)

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Assistance League of Inland North County is a shining nonprofit in their community. Their membership and leadership is dedicated to addressing the needs and positively impacting the lives of so many young people. They are dedicated to the organizations they partner with and serve in efforts to change young lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Assistance League of Inland North County has been a long time supporter of our nursing students here at Palomar College. Their commitment and partnership with the Palomar College Foundation and our students has made the difference in over 250 students' lives who have the desire and passion to succeed but not necessarily the financial means. They have supported Palomar College since 2008. In 2017, they increased their commitment to student success by adding an Emergency Medical/Paramedic scholarship here at Palomar College. An exceptional group of women that is entirely volunteer-run.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for this organization. I am a high school health teacher in Escondido. Because of this organization 188 of my students were able to take infant simulators home this year. This gave them the opportunity to take care of the multiple needs of an infant in addition to their already demanding lives. To watch them return to school after getting up several times throughout the night and half put together because, "That baby didn't stop crying so I could get ready," is priceless! Thank You Assistance League!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received an email today notifying me that the Assistance League of Inland North County had given a generous donation to buy books for our middle school library. California school libraries used to be funded at a flat $20 per student. Currently, funding is at the principal's discretion, and is often under $1000 per school. My budget just doubled, thanks to the donation from the Assistance League! My students are avid readers, and several of them helped me at lunch time today, pouring through reviews to be sure we spent our money wisely.

I love the work that they do, and can't wait to visit their newly updated thrift store. Kudos to them for helping so many local children!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Assistance League has been quite active at the elementary school at which I teach. We have several volunteers here on campus assisting multiple grade levels. My volunteer spends a half hour each week reading with and helping my students grow academically. Sometimes I have a child who I know needs a little extra TLC and she is always there, ready to give them her full attention. Part of my reading program requires that students be able to recognize and read basic sight words. If it weren't for my volunteer being able to listen to each of them read these words, they would not be the stellar readers they are now. Additionally, she also helps them with a multitude of other things, such as math, handwriting, writing, and reading books for AR tests. I am fortunate that my volunteer is a retired teacher and can help me assess students as well. Assistance League provides invaluable support to my students!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have an Assistance League volunteer help me for a half an hour a week in my classroom. It may not seem like a lot of time but for the students that they touch it is more than enough! One of the best things is that many of the volunteers are former teachers. They understand what is needed for the students they work with. I especially put them with my students that need that one on one help. I have seen so much growth in the students that my volunteer helped. My students also get the added benefit of the generosity of the group during Christmas. Each child in first grade received 2 books. What a great gift! This group also donates an author assembly each year to expose our K-5 school to reading and writing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Assistance League of Inland North County has been supporting the readers at our Elementary school for a decade and we are so blessed that they do! Every year thoughtful, caring members come into our classes and spend time reading with our kids on a one-on-one basis. I cannot adequately express what a fabulous impact this attention and shared love of reading have on our kids! Every Christmas and at the end of each school year they make sure every student they've read with goes home with 2 wonderful books of their very own. Thank you, Connie Etheridge and all the fantastic volunteers for your kind support! You guys rock!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Assistance League of Inland North County has been extremely helpful in the coordination and funding of bringing an author to our site. They have also provided our students with books and dictionaries. As Principal and on behalf of my students and staff I would like to thank them for their commitment and collaboration. Their willingness to travel to our site is completely appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our school has been fortunate enough to have childrens author come to the school and talk with the children. Without the help of Connie Etheridge our school would never be able to affort such a wonderful treat for the students. Not only do they pay for the author, they also buy their books and donate them to the library. All we can say is they are awesome, fantastic and very supportive of education.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was the fortunate recipient of a scholarship from this wonderful organization and I cannot thank them enough! It enabled me to continue my studies in college and eventually become a Registered Nurse. Their assistance really meant a lot to me and I hope they continue to provide scholarships to college students. Since they were so helpful to me, I'm thinking of joining this great organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a fabulous group of people! As a classroom teacher, I have been blessed with volunteer readers from this outstanding organization for the past 8 years. The kindness and caring they bring to each student with whom they read, is exceptional. My Assistance League readers have generously shared their time and love of reading with my second grade students and I see the positive effects of this on a daily basis. When one of my readers comes into the classroom the kids can't wait to see if it's their turn to be the lucky reader. The world would be a better place if there were more groups like The Assistance League of North Inland County!