Assistance League provides essential services through the following philanthropic programs:
Ø Operation School Bell® is our signature program. Our organization provides for over 1,750 elementary students annually in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties. Children received new clothing, shoes, backpacks, school supplies and health items. The program operates in two formats. The in-school format includes purchasing new clothes and direct delivery to the students. We measure the students’ feet and deliver new shoes. The in-store shopping format allows pre-screened families to select needed clothing and shoes with the help of the Assistance League members. Homeless students were given clothing and hygiene kits.
Ø Women in Need (WIN) is designed to help homeless and women in crisis with personal care items, laundry vouchers, bus tickets and other items as needed. Assault Survivor Kits® are provided for women who have been abused and/or sexually assaulted. Annually, the chapter provided support for over 7,000 women and family members.
Ø Kid’s Place is a true oasis for children being treated at the emergency department. Assistance League supplies games, books, toys and furnishings, as well as, 1,500 teddy bears for the children that need an extra element of comfort. A treasure chest was established and the chapter continues to provide a supply of small toys and stickers.
Ø The Scholarship program awards scholarships to students in need of financial assistance who will attend NC colleges and technical schools. In May, the organization presented $137,500 to 27 students. Scholarships are offered in several categories to high school seniors, single working parents, students entering health care fields, students attending technical schools and returning scholars that have received a scholarship in the previous year.
Ø SMILE for Seniors and Community Sharing are programs that partner with local organizations to help with unmet needs in our community.
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