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!
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 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
What Goes Around Comes Around Hundreds of donated items (household, clothing, jewelry, books, art, and linens) are received from Placer County residents almost daily at our Assistance League® of Greater Placer Thrift Shop. All items are processed by our volunteers, reasonably priced, and displayed for our customers to purchase. The Thrift Shop stays well stocked … More The Donor Connection
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