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

A TREASURED GEM!

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

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

Birth of Assistance League’s “Fashion Show on a Budget”

  Written by Fran Sukut Members of Assistance League® of Greater Placer have been highlighting women’s clothing, available in their thrift shop in Auburn, by providing fashion shows, since 2006. As an Assistance League member, I came up with the novel idea and set up the first fashion show. I thought, “Why not go out … More Birth of Assistance League’s “Fashion Show on a Budget”