Posted on March 3, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets       Written by Julie Sage     Come have FUN and play BINGO!  The game where balls fly around in machines and players dab their cards with free daubers. If you’ve been before, you know it is a BLAST; if you haven’t, it’s time to see what you’ve been … More BINGO BONANZA!


Posted on February 3, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets     Written by Betsy Katz and Gayle Gullans      “Education is the key to success in many career pathways, and Assistance League of Greater Placer is committed to providing opportunities for students from alternative high schools to continue their education.” Program Chairman, Betsy Katz. Chairman … More SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS for Students!


Posted on January 6, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nugget Julie and Santa ‘Barbara’        Written by Julie Sage During November and December, marketing solicitations filled my mailbox. On TV, the radio, in the newspaper, and on street corners, I was inundated with pleas for monetary and material contributions.  All were organizations and vendors who … More YEAR ROUND CHEER

ALGreaterPlacer-Nuggets Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE Posted on December 2, 2017 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets   Written by Julie Sage They come shopping with a sense of optimism and purpose in fulfilling their needs.  Customers at our Assistance League Thrift Shop oftentimes share their shopping requests with our volunteer staff.  For me, it is always interesting working … More ALGreaterPlacer-Nuggets Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community


Posted on November 4, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets    Written & Compiled by Julie Sage I grew up in Colusa, California, population 3600. Taking a trip to “the City” meant        SAN FRANCISCO (a long two-hour car ride).  It was always exciting to stay in the Chancellor Hotel and walk over … More BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!


Posted on October 7, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets   Written and compiled by Julie Sage We have been blessed with having the same “sparkling” volunteer for 30 YEARS as our “Jewelry Lady”.  BERTIE CAIN gives her time and energies to keeping our Assistance League Thrift Shop’s jewelry cases full, with priced attractive gems to … More A TREASURED GEM!

Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

 Written by Julie Sage HOOKED! The sun shone overhead, the pool water was clear and refreshing, and 1960’s music permeated the outside space.  An aerobics swimming instructor called out the exercise cadence and 8 mature women stepped lively to the beat.  I was surrounded by 4 women whose bodies moved easily in the water and also … More Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community


    Written by Julie Sage and Sharon Roloff   Who doesn’t remember a favorite stuffed (now called “Plush”) animal that was your favorite friend in childhood?  Mine was a cuddly rabbit that I carried everywhere in my youth.  He was my companion and we experienced life together.  As the years passed and I moved … More AL BEAR Award