Posted on January 6, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nugget Julie and Santa ‘Barbara’ Written by Julie Sage During November and December, marketing solicitations filled my mailbox. On TV, the radio, in the newspaper, and on street corners, I was inundated with pleas for monetary and material contributions. All were organizations and vendors who … More YEAR ROUND CHEER
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
Posted on November 4, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets Written & Compiled by Julie Sage I grew up in Colusa, California, population 3600. Taking a trip to “the City” meant SAN FRANCISCO (a long two-hour car ride). It was always exciting to stay in the Chancellor Hotel and walk over … More BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!
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!
Posted on September 2, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets by Julie Sage… and… Program Chair Judy Mecum When someone feels good about what they are wearing, it raises their self-esteem and boosts their confidence level. A shopping experience at our Assistance League Thrift Shop, with your own personal shopper, makes you feel … More The Clothes We Wear Matter!
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
Written by Julie Sage & Janet Wheatley, 2016-17 Chairman The words printed on the appreciation award state: “You never know what light you might spark in others by your kindness”. Jan Krug Linda Dorety As the school year … More Tutor Volunteers Add Spark to Education!
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 by Program Vice Chair, April Shiro If you want to be truly loved and appreciated for all your time and efforts helping troubled teen students find their way back, then Competencies for Independent Living is the program for you to try! From the Director, Bill Ryland, the staff, the teachers, the counselors and the … More Life Skills for Teens
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