Written By Carol Barry “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” ~ Winnie the Pooh If you have, or have ever had, children in a local school system, you undoubtedly have heard of Operation School Bell® (OSB). It’s the one premier community program that all 120 Assistance League® chapters offer … More OPERATION SCHOOL BELL
Written by Carol Barry “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead The dedicated volunteers of Assistance League of Greater Placer ARE ROCK STARS! They accept positions of leadership, fill up committees, liaison with county agencies, organize fund … More EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE
Written by Carol Barry “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” ~ Howard Zinn Approximately one year ago, several Assistance League® of Greater Placer members put their heads together regarding a NEW IDEA for helping others in our Greater Placer communities. “How is that possible?”, you may ask. “Our chapter … More REACHING OUT TO HELP OTHERS
Written by Carol Barry Aren’t you SO READY to have some fun with friends? YOU’VE EARNED IT! We’ve all been through A LOT during the past TWO years. It’s time to have some *F*U*N* and shake off the worries!!! Not to mention . . . . GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! Just do it . … More MORE THAN JUST BINGO!
Written by Carol Barry “For children, the world of puppets is entirely their own, a world without boundaries that they can freely explore.” ~ Teach Magazine Eddy Franklin is 10 years old and he has a BIG PROBLEM! He is too embarrassed to share it with anyone, even his parents or his best friends. Eddy … More REACHING CHILDREN WITH PUPPETS!
Written by Carol Barry “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” Sherry Anderson It’s no secret that our 100% volunteer nonprofit Thrift Shop supports many Placer County community needs in a HUGE way. But perhaps not everyone realizes that the Assistance League Thrift Shop in Auburn, CA, our primary fund-raiser, involves … More ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF GREATER PLACER FUNDS COME FROM . . .
Written by Carol Barry “Family. Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” Zig Ziglar Greetings! I am in awe each time I blog about the amazing accomplishments of Assistance League® of Greater Placer volunteers. I have learned so much about our chapter’s long reach into … More WE ARE FAMILY!
Written by Carol Barry “Great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands.” M. Russell Ballard Assistance League® of Greater Placer is honored to assist our community in a variety of ways, including awarding funds, donating time, materials, and “woman power” whenever possible. Our hearts want to make life … More WASTE NOT . . . a new program!
Written by Carol Barry “For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown So many local businesses have not weathered the restrictions and protocols of the pandemic. Empty storefronts and For Lease signs are now visible in most shopping centers, downtowns and old towns. While we shelter in place in fear for our … More THRIFT SHOP REVIVAL!
Written by Carol Barry “Children are one third of our population and all of our future.” – The Promotion of Child Health, 1981 Besides our fabulous Thrift Shop, the Assistance League® of Greater Placer (ALGP) might possibly be best known for our Operation School Bell® School Clothing Program. It would be hard to think of … More EVERYTHING ABOUT 2020 WAS MORE CHALLENGING