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
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 Janet Wheatley The Assistance League® Thrift Shop is located at 1263 Grass Valley Highway. The shop is staffed entirely by chapter members, who volunteer over 13,000 hours per year to operate the shop. The members pride themselves on the appearance and value in the shop and the friendly “staff” who greet every … More One “Classy” Thrift Shop
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 Shirley Lessiak @nonprofitalgp MARK YOUR CALENDARS Were you a part of the BIG Day of Giving last year? If you were, together we raised over $6M as a region and ranked #2 in the country on that national giving day! Well, this year we want you back in a bigger way! Our region’s … More BIG Day of Giving (Infograph)
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”