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
Posted on December 15, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “Congratulate yourself whenever you have done your best, regardless of the outcome.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie It’s that time of year . . . you know the drill . . . it’s all about counting our blessings, letting go of the trials and tribulations … More HERE’S TO VOLUNTEERS!
Posted on November 15, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.” Bill Gates There’s no doubt that sheltering in place in 2020 is critically important to our health. We’ve adapted, read more books, cleaned out closets, drawers and garages. We’ve sorted through … More THANKFUL FOR TECHNOLOGY
Posted on October 15, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill On a beautiful Sierra Foothills day, we might be hiking along the Yuba River or reaching our gloved hands down into rich soil to nestle … More PEOPLE JUST LIKE US NEED HELP
Posted on September 18, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “Little things are BIG.” Yogi Berra Living in a communal facility can be a necessary, often life-enhancing solution for seniors. These wonderful people range in age from the fifties to the nineties and are just like you and me, except they may have … More SMALL THINGS MAKE A DIFFERENCE