News & Events
Operation School Bell is Still Going Strong
2020 has been a year like no other but the Operation School Bell committee has been quite busy. They were able to quickly shift gears from the school activities that have been done in the past, meeting each new challenge as it came, and looked toward how to best serve the needs of the community during a pandemic.
Recently, the ALF OSB committee purchased backpacks, face masks, hand-sanitizer, hygiene kits and school supplies and delivered them to 400 students through Friends in Deed, an organization that provides supportive services for homeless and at-risk neighbors. In addition, Assistance League of Pasadena (ALP) and ALF worked with Friends in Deed to provide school clothing and supplies to another 600 students. These OSB teams have also identified several other organizations that they plan to reach out to this year.
When La Cañada Unified School District went to “distance learning”, the ALF OSB committee knew there would be a need to replace old, worn out ChromeBooks for the students to use as loaners. In May 2020, 50 new ChromeBooks were donated for this purpose. Additional ChromeBooks were purchased and are being given to students who have been identified by the District as having need.
Assisteens Give to Dog Therapy Program
Early in 2020, Assisteens were inspired and voted to support the Amerman Family Foundation dog therapy program at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Assisteens purchased 137 embroidered, lightweight jackets using funds earned while working in the Bargain Box Thrift Shop. The jackets were recently delivered to the hospital for volunteers to wear during their therapy sessions. Assisteens are pleased to support such a worthwhile program.
Drama & Music for Fall are Pending
Bear with us while we rework the upcoming fall programs. Keep checking each program page for the most up-to-date information.
ALFies Celebrate Philanthropic Programs at the Phil Faire
During a recent meeting, Assistance League of Flintridge members had the opportunity to learn more about philanthropic programs at the first annual “Phil Faire.” Each of the chairmen representing Drama, Instrumental Music, Summer School, Retired Service Volunteers, Operation School Bell, Community Outreach and Assisteens with their committees reached out to attendees and demonstrated what they do in their positions during the year. Members were able to sign-up right away for the jobs that appealed to them in addition to volunteering for shifts in the Bargain Box Thrift Shop.
ALF Provides Special Gifts Through Community Outreach
You may have seen the Assistance League of Flintridge, Community Outreach ad hoc committee shopping at our new Target store in December. Through a generous donation made by Target and funds from sales in the Bargain Box Thrift Shop, the volunteers were able to provide toys for 42 students in foster care in Sunland-Tujunga. The whole team got behind the project, wrapping the gifts and delivering them in Bargain Box bags. In addition, the committee recently purchased three computers and donated them to Door of Hope, a facility in Pasadena that provides services for homeless families. In February, Community Outreach provided books to students during ACTION! WEEK, a national event held by Assistance League chapters all over the country.