AL BEAR Award

    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

Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Written & Compiled by Julie Sage “I can’t SEE it”, whispered four-year-old Jesse to our Assistance League volunteer sitting next to him. The eye chart was on the wall 10 feet in front of Jesse.  Instead of letters of the alphabet, it has rows of pictures of different shaped objects that preschoolers can easily identify: … More Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies

 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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE?

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?

Angels for Aging

 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

5 Heartwarming Scholarship Successes

  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