I have volunteered with Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan since 2012. From the beginning, I was surprised and overwhelmed with the caring attitude and incredible resourcefulness of our 300+ members. We contribute over 50,000 volunteer hours per year. And over 90% of our profits are utilized to serve the needs of children and adults in the Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county area. Our nine philanthropic programs are focused and streamlined--we coordinate with other area agencies to ensure appropriate coverage and minimal overlap of effort. As part of a national organization, we can provide local dedication while drawing upon the resources of our National Assistance League membership. My husband and daughter support my work with ALSM and have gladly volunteered their time, as well, to contribute to this worthy organization.
Assistance League provides new clothing to needy children through Operation School Bell. Also, there are many other charitable programs for our community. The main sources of revenue are the ReSale Connection in Rochester and the yearly event in November, Mistletoe Marketplace. 100% of all profits are used for charitable projects.
As a former Board member and current volunteer, I have seen first-hand the thousands of people in need who have benefited from programs such as Operation School Bell. Last year, more than 5,000 children received new clothing for school, as well as winter clothing to keep them warm. Our all-volunteer organization spends funds on those in need -- no paid staff at all. Join us or donate to our fabulous nonprofit.
The past 10 years as a member of this all-volunteer organization have given me a chance to see commitment in action. This fabulous group provides new clothing to more than 2,000 children every year. It is a group of dedicated women who are active and focused on helping those in need. GREAT organization.
As a member of Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan for 10 years, I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing group and be able to give a little something back to our community in helping others. The 'Thank You' letters and smiles from the children and families who have been recipients of our philanthropic programs is heartwarming and inspiring. Because of our generous contributors and dedicated members, we are able to continue providing clothing, food, tutoring, and care kits to thousands of individuals in need throughout the year.
I have been a member of Assistance League for 8 years. The caring and commitment of the women in this organization is unbelievable! By raising money at our store, Resale Connection, and thru other fund raisers, women and children in need in the tri-county area are provided with basic necessities through clothing, food, and, tutoring programs. The rewards we receive in return are priceless....smiles, pictures, notes of appreciation.
I have been a member for one year. This group is incredible - I can't even begin to list all the things they do for children, for women, for families. Their Operation School Bell clothes hundreds of needy kids every fall. They operate a wonderful tutoring program at a nearby school. They provide kits of clothing and other necessities to many local hospitals to give to victims of sexual abuse. They operate a Buddy Bear program. The list goes on and on. This is an all volunteer group and they welcome anyone in the Detroit area who wants to help. Members are friendly and welcoming to newcomers and new members are encouraged to help in whatever way is most comfortable for them. I have never been in a group that works so hard and does so much!
I just joined Assistance League in the spring and I could not be more impressed by this volunteer group. They do incredible things for children and women with their Operation School Bell which gives clothes and school supplies to needy children, with their Wee kits which gives layettes to new moms in need of them, with one-to-one tutoring in schools and these are only three of the programs. What I really like is the way they involve new people by letting them just right into working with any group that seems to be the right fit. They train new volunteers and make them feel very comfortable and a necessary part of the group right from the start. I am so glad I found the Assistance League as a volunteer! Marilyn
I began volunteering for this non-profit last year for their Operation School Bell program. The faces of the children as they entered the makeshift store in their schools gymnasium were unbelievable. They were so very happy. The first child I took through told me that she had never been shopping for "new clothes" before and asked me if she could keep them. She said "I don't have any money!" The second child, a little boy, seemed concerned as we approached the school pants fitting area where our volunteers measure the children's waists for size. He said "We don't have to try them on do we? I don't have underwear on. My mom had to wash them." I assured him he did not have to try them on and that he was getting an entire package of new underwear to take home. He said, "My mom will be so happy!". The sacks of clothing are as big as some of the children in the younger grades. Since that time I have began tutoring for K & 1st grade readers, delivered Wee Help kits and Buddy Bears to hospitals assembled Assault Survivor kits and filled backpackers of food on Fridays for children in need for the weekend. What a great organization. They have over 300 members. Not one member is paid. We have an upscale resale store in downtown Rochester that is the major source of funding for all of these great philanthropic programs. Each member is asked to work at least 7 shifts at the store per year and to volunteer to work on at least one philanthropic program during the year. Our monthly meetings are informative, organized and attended by over 100 people. There is something for everyone. I am amazed at the commitment of this fabulous group,of women from the Tri-County area of Michigan.