A letter from the president...
Welcome to the website of Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County!
Please take some time and look through these pages. They represent very well who we are and what we do. Or you may choose to go directly to the issue(s) most important to you listed on this home page.
We have two philanthropic programs: Operation School Bell® with its sub-programs Sue's Stars and Operation Bookshelf, and the Homeless Collaboration. Assistance League clothed over 1,400 children in need in the county in 2012-2013. We provide new school clothing to kindergarten - 8th grade children in all ten (10) school districts in our county.
Our funding comes from a variety of sources. Our chapter holds a fashion show luncheon, has a direct mailer, and hosts our signature event "Fiesta." Other funding is provided by event sponsorships; grants and donations from foundations, service organizations, and municipalities; and through the generosity of private contributors. All funding stays within our county. As is required in all endeavors that want to continue and prosper, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, performance and the needs of the community we serve.
The world of the all-volunteer nonprofit is unique and is becoming more and more rare. We are a 501(c) (3) corporation and do all the same things for-profit corporations do. We agree upon a goal, plan a strategy with all the considerations of time and funding of how to achieve it, assign committees and officers responsibilities of oversight and go to work. You cannot image the satisfaction when these goals are achieved and you realize not one dollar in salary has been paid. It seems like magic!
That magic is the commitment made by our extraordinary, 87 volunteer members. Few of us have the opportunity to "make a difference" in the life of a child outside of our own family. Assistance League is the vehicle to do just that. It is with considerable pride that I say, our chapter is organized, productive, energetic and a place to meet ladies with like interests and form wonderful friendships. Please consider attending one of our monthly membership meetings.