Back to School! Assistance League of Greater Placer members work all summer to provide backpacks and school supplies to children from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our volunteers deliver these precious and needed school items to pre-designated Placer County locations working with Kids First in Roseville and Auburn and North Tahoe Family Resource Center in Tahoe. In addition, our school volunteers facilitate the delivery of items to local schools throughout Placer County, after receiving requests from school personnel.
“When the children arrive to choose the backpacks they desire and are given a box of school supplies,” says Committee Chairman Marysue Tiffany, “The expressions on their faces, especially the Kindergartners, first, second and third graders are priceless. Those faces make us volunteer to do this every year. It is so worthwhile.”
Assistance League members accomplished many acts of caring and commitment in 2015. They provided 2,400 children with new backpacks and school supplies; provided 1,369 children with new clothing through Operation School Bell®; awarded $8,000 community college scholarships; supplied 2,000 teddy bears to hospitals and California Highway Patrol for traumatized children, and enjoyed 445 hours visiting senior care residents. Members donated a total of 36,479 service hours and touched the lives of more than 11,660 people in Placer County communities.
Assistance League of Greater Placer helps organizations and schools in Placer County all year long. Click here to learn more about us.