Who We Are

Assistance League of Greater Placer is an all-volunteer, community service organization. It is nonprofit, nonpolitical and nonsectarian. The chapter is a tax-exempt, charitable organization whose members volunteer to benefit those in need in greater Placer County. Assistance League is a 501(c)(3) organization.

What We Do

We care. We act. We are an all-volunteer organization, working year-round, with no paid staff. This unique base of 230 members with various talents, skills, and backgrounds, works tirelessly helping people from pre-school age to the elderly throughout Placer County. We are passionate about kids. We want to give them a better chance to learn and to feel like their classmates, by boosting their self-esteem and increasing attendance. Local schools help us serve children in need through our Operation School Bell® program. They identify students from kindergarten through high school, and our members help them shop for new clothing. School personnel encourages thank you notes sent to us. “I got a big winter coat for the cold weather and I wouldn’t have been able to get it without you guys being there for me.” “I got a belt to keep my pants up to my waist.” We also provide school supplies, tutoring, and perform puppet shows focused on bullying. We teach teenagers the skills for independent living. Our Competencies program covers personal appearance communications, job skills, budgeting, housing, and nutrition. “It warms my heart to know that there are people like you nice ladies out there for kids like me.”  We partner with local agencies, hospitals, and police officers to fill special needs of community members experiencing trying times. We clothe men and women requiring appropriate wardrobes to enter the workforce. We visit senior care residents who have no one else. Nurses thank us for the clothing and toiletries we provide to assault survivors. Our teddy bears help alleviate the trauma children feel at an accident. We make a difference, but the needs continue to grow. We contribute our time to service and work hard to raise funds. Our thrift shop profits go directly to our philanthropic programs. It is gratifying to know that we are helping our neighbors, but heart-breaking to know that we cannot meet everyone’s needs.

Contact Us
Assistance League of Greater Placer
P O Box 4693
Auburn, CA 95404-4693

Assistance League Thrift Shop
1263 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA 95603

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  1. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH! As a single mom of 3 kids we are all so greatful for the opportunity to shop for new school clothes. We owe you all a heart felt thank you, its because of all your hard work and dedication, not only my cause, but others who need it too, that my kids got much needed new clothes. You didn’t just make our day or our school year but a memory we will cherish forever. We won’t forget to pay it forward either. Believe in the good of each Other. Thank you. Sherri, Nathan, Karlee, and Logan


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