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 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 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
Back to School! Assistance League of Greater Placer members work all summer to provide backpacks and school supplies to children from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our volunteers deliver these precious and needed school items to pre-designated Placer County locations working with Kids First in Roseville and Auburn and North Tahoe Family Resource Center in Tahoe. In addition, … More Backpacks and School Supplies