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
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 Shirley Lessiak Biography of Barbara Peters Across the San Francisco Bay Bridge in east Oakland several years ago, a little baby girl was born. Her parents named her Barbara; she was to be the oldest of seven children. Her first memory was of events which included her mother and father. She remembers her … More Farewell and Best Wishes