Written by Carol Barry “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” ~ Howard Zinn Approximately one year ago, several Assistance League® of Greater Placer members put their heads together regarding a NEW IDEA for helping others in our Greater Placer communities. “How is that possible?”, you may ask. “Our chapter … More REACHING OUT TO HELP OTHERS
Written by Carol Barry “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” Sherry Anderson It’s no secret that our 100% volunteer nonprofit Thrift Shop supports many Placer County community needs in a HUGE way. But perhaps not everyone realizes that the Assistance League Thrift Shop in Auburn, CA, our primary fund-raiser, involves … More ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF GREATER PLACER FUNDS COME FROM . . .
Posted on March 3, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets Written by Julie Sage Come have FUN and play BINGO! The game where balls fly around in machines and players dab their cards with free daubers. If you’ve been before, you know it is a BLAST; if you haven’t, it’s time to see what you’ve been … More BINGO BONANZA!
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!
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 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