We are proud to have been serving children, families, and seniors locally for 10 years providing assistance to those most in need.
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Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga is a nonprofit, philanthropic, volunteer organization that identifies and addresses needs within our community by providing services, education, and financial assistance to at-risk populations including children, families, and seniors
Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga is
...freshly made Macaroni and Cheese that sparks a forgotten family memory for a senior.
...a school presentation by a published children’s author that motivates a 3rd grader to dream about becoming an author.
...a Spanish-English dictionary given to a mother that enables her to help her young students with their homework.
These are just a few of the many little things that members of Assistance League do to make a very positive difference in the lives of the children, families and seniors we serve.
Our caring and commitment not only make a difference in the lives of others, but also in our own. As volunteers, we work to both fulfill our commitment made by our philanthropic programs and to raise the needed funds to support these programs. We do this not only because we care, but also because we have fun doing what we do. We have made great friendships and, most importantly, we get to experience the joy and satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s day, or possibly in someone’s life!
I would like to invite you to help us continue to address the needs in our communities. Please consider joining us by becoming a member of our chapter, or by donating to our programs in any way you can. Together we can make big things happen!
Susan Buxton, President
Assistance League of Los Gatos -Saratoga
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY Children's Book Drive Huge Success!
Assistance League had three chapters (Los Altos, San Jose and Los Gatos-Saratoga) work together to collect new or gently used books for children. The support of children’s literacy is an important goal of Assistance League and this event was designed to collect books and then distribute them to an agency serving local children in need. Los Altos collected 371 books, San Jose collected 791 books and Los Gatos-Saratoga collected 2,754 books! Over 4,000 books have been donated to Inn Vision, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara and Sacred Heart.
We have just received the news - Assistance League has been chosen as one of ten National Honorees by USA WEEKEND and Points of Light for its participation in Make a Difference Day 2012!
WE WON! We really won!
WE - our 94 chapters who actively took part and the others who cheered us on
WE - our Assisteens®, families, friends, corporate and community volunteers
WE - our national organization who promoted this opportunity to shine together
WE - 21,505 strong - collected an astounding 113,101 children's books and shared heartfelt stories about the children in schools, shelters, clubs and our own programs as they received these books. Our collective message was powerful!
WE know Assistance League makes a difference every day, but now approximately 47 million readers of USA WEEKEND in mid-April will discover it for themselves.
More information will be shared as it is received, but for now, congratulations to all for our outstanding success, for this national recognition and for continuing to make a difference!