Excitement is around us now that the celebration of our 30th year of providing programs to benefit children and adults in the San Antonio area has begun.
Mr. Harvey Najim recently stopped in for a brief visit to make sure all was on schedule with his very generous donation of $75,000 to clothe 2,000 children in the Head Start Program. Pam Marsh, TOGS Chairman, is in charge of orchestrating this one time occurrence to fulfill Mr. Najim’s dream by the end of May. His enthusiasm and support for our programs is truly unparalleled.
We also received another surprise donation for our TOGS program on December 21st. The staff from The Foundations of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa contacted us to see how they might be able to help out. They found our name on the Texas Non-Profit website and, in turn, checked out our website. They like what we do and especially that we are
a volunteer organization that provides so much to so many and all without a paid executive staff.
I met with three of the ladies as they presented a very large box of new clothing for our TOGS program. I gave them a tour and they were totally amazed by everything they saw and heard. How rewarding to think that a visit to our website introduced us to a new group of enthusiastic supporters.
Together, we are Assistance League, a volunteer organization whose members continue to identify, develop, implement, and fund ongoing philanthropic programs for specific needs in our community and have done so for the past thirty years.
Assistance League of San Antonio: Quick Facts
Largest active membership of Assistance League Chapters in the country
Current membership - 491
Located at 2611 West Avenue
Touched the lives of over 65,000 members of the San Antonio community last year
100% of philanthropic work done by volunteers
Last year’s volunteer hours - 66,000
Major source of funds for philanthropic work - Thrift House at 2611 West Avenue
Projects serviced through agencies, schools and organizations that verify needs of individuals
Sponsors seven Philanthropic Programs:
Adopt A Resident - gift of time and friendship to Chandler Nursing Home residents
C.A.P.S. - donation of 950 caps last year to acutely ill children and teens in local hospitals
College Scholarships - Twelve $2000 scholarships to qualifying juniors and seniors
I'm In Charge - reaches over 6,000 elementary students with a program about personal safety
Operation School Bell - provides school clothes for over 4,000 elementary children in need of clothing in order to attend school
Togs for Tots - provides clothing for more than 5,600 children from birth to age five at the request of 27 community agencies
Watch Me Grow - distributes over 20,000 booklets as a guide for parents about the developmental stages of their children