Written & Compiled by Julie Sage Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes: Whether it is holding a child’s hand to cross the street safely, or just a hand to hold in sorrow or celebration, or a hand up from life’s challenges and hardships. Life isn’t always easy or predictable, and thankfully Assistance League of Greater … More WE ARE HERE TO LEND A HAND!
Written by Julie Sage plus guest contributors Successfully entering our 30th year of operation, (1987-2017), we have had dedicated member volunteers who have provided valuable leadership to our nonprofit organization. They have contributed their time and talents to our Assistance League of Greater Placer chapter’s development and helped further our mission. We began in 1987 … More Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies
Written and compiled by Julie Sage Over 200 women have made the CHOICE to join Assistance League of Greater Placer and volunteer their personal service through community-based philanthropic programs. Our husbands and male companions never signed up, but spend a great deal of time and effort in supporting our chapter wherever needed. Some wives affectionately … More FREEDOM OF CHOICE?
Written by Sandy Johnson Just like the “Cinderella” fairy tale, Assistance League of Greater Placer has TEN FAIRY GODMOTHERS working their magic in assisting local high school girls with obtaining affordable, stylish dresses for Homecoming and Prom events. In April 2016, a planned series of future dress events was nurtured by Head Fairy Godmother, Sherri … More Like Magic – Dresses Appear
Written by Janet Patten The Rock Creek Care Center of Auburn is a very special place. It is filled with mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends, many people just like you and me. The residents come from various backgrounds such as homemakers and landscapers. There is even one who used to be a professional … More Angels for Aging
Written by Linda Martinez Bingo Beginnings: The game’s history can be traced back to 1530, to an Italian lottery which is still played every Saturday in Italy. From Italy, the game was introduced to France in the late 1770s. The Germans also played a version of the game in the 1800s, but they used … More Bingo Round-Up
Written by Gayle Gullans The Scholarship Program was established in 2004. Graduating high school students from selected alternative education programs which participated in our Competencies for Independent Living Program were offered an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to a college or trade school. Laura Spitzer shares in an interview how both programs have … More 5 Heartwarming Scholarship Successes
Bringing Important Lessons to Life! Meet Assistance League of Greater Placer’s “Kids on the Block.” “Hi, everyone. My name is Mark Riley. I am here to tell you all about ‘The Kids on the Block.’ Sit back and enjoy my story about this wonderful educational program for boys and girls. Assistance League of Greater Placer’s … More 4 Grade Levels “The Kids on the Block”
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, … More Backpacks and School Supplies