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Mistletoe Marketplace 2017


FOX 2 Monica Gayle, Honorary Chairperson, Assistance League President, Rosemary Dirksen and Mistletoe Chair, Kerri Vizena

The holiday spirit shared in a single day provided generous funds to continue critical philanthropic programs for an entire year. This was highlighted at Assistance League's 14th Annual Mistletoe Marketplace Fundraiser recently held at San Marino Club in Troy, raising more than $116,000. It is fitting that the event is named for mistletoe, the symbol of love, as Assistance League volunteers demonstrate outstanding compassion and ongoing love for fellow citizens and neighbors in need.

Read entire article and view more pictures from the event HERE.

Bordine's Holiday Extravaganza 2017 - Donates $6,900


Bordine's President Calvin Bordine presents $6,900 check to Rosemary Dirksen, president of Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan (R) along with member, Pauline Schafer (L).

Generosity and holiday spirit were in bloom when Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan and Bordine's joined together to host the annual Bordine's Holiday Extravaganza. These longstanding organizations collaborate annually in corporate philanthropy to provide festivities for more than 400 guests who shop for a cause, and in turn, donate abundantly to the community.

 Read complete article HERE

Wee Help Giving Tree


If you visit the lobby of Citizen Community Federal Bank on Tienken Road in Rochester Hills, MI, you will see the Assistance League Wee Help Giving Tree. Our chapter member, Karen Graham, contacted the management of the bank and shared information about our chapter and the philanthropic programs.  Read more...

Holiday Donations of Hats & Gloves for Operation School Bell

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The staff at Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates, PC, in Shelby Township, MI donated 205 hats and 283 pairs of gloves to Operation School Bell. Our chapter member, Cindy Yearwood, contacted Gail Cross, Director of Practice Operations, and shared information about Assistance League and our many philanthropic programs. Director Cross relayed this information to the staff, and they overwhelming responded to the Operation School Bell program with hats and gloves. Assistance League members thank the staff of PCCA for their generous holiday donation which will keep many children warm in the winter months.

Operation School Bell® and FOX 2 - October 2017

Assistance League Leaders Continue 24-year Tradition of Community Giving


Newly elected board members renew commitment to local children and families.

Click HERE to meet the newly elected board members for 2017-2018.



Our Chapter Information

Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 and serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), hands-on, all-member volunteer organization whose mission is to clothe, feed, educate, and comfort children and adults through community-based programs.

Funding sources supporting our philanthropic programs include the all-volunteer staffed Assistance League ReSale Connection Shop, fundraisers, grantors, and contributors. With no paid staff, funds raised remain in Michigan, helping thousands of people in need year-round. 

For more than 20 years, Assistance League has adapted and enhanced its community programs to meet the growing needs in local communities.

Our dedicated 300+ members and hundreds of community volunteers provide over 44,000 volunteer hours a year. The Southeastern Michigan chapter is one of 120 chapters (over 23,000 members nationwide) of National Assistance League, founded in the 1890s in California.

For more information, please visit our ReSale shop, 204 S. Main, Rochester, Michigan, 48307 - (248) 656-0414, or www.semich.AssistanceLeague.org.

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GuideStar - Our Chapter is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange Participant


Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan has  been awarded the GuideStar seal of approval, Gold-level GuideStar Exchange Participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.

GuideStar is the only pre-grant due-diligence product that is 100% IRS compliant, and is online for grantors to verify a nonprofit's status. GuideStar gathers and provides information about a nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, and transparency. This information helps donors to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

To view our GuideStar webpage, click here.

Assistance League ReSale Connection Shop


204 S. Main
Rochester, Michigan

Along with the benefit of helping others in need, shopping at our ReSale Connection gives new meaning to "Shop to your heart's content." Customers not only can find great treasures, but can find comfort in knowing that their purchase of a sweater or donation of home goods may provide a child for the first time a new warm coat or weekly tutoring session.

Our ReSale shop features a wide variety of styles and selection of women's clothing/accessories, Home & Décor items and furniture. Also offered is consignment of women's clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and Home & Décor.

In downtown Rochester since 2000, ReSale Connection is Assistance League's nonprofit, upscale resale store offering high quality, new and gently used merchandise at a great value. Managed and staffed entirely by member volunteers, 100% of the shop's profits, along with other funding sources, help to clothe, feed, educate, and comfort over 23,000 children and adults year round. Read more...

News and Events

  • Shop at ReSale Connection - Clothing, Accessories, Home Décor and More! ...  More
  • Assistance League Leaders Continue 24-year Tradition of Community Giving...  More
  • Assistance League Volunteers Support Blast Off 2 School Program for Local Children...  More
  • David W. Elliott Foundation awards $15,000 grant to Assistance League...  More
  • Rochester High School Key Club donates to Assistance League...  More
  • Student study skills and self-esteem boosted through tutoring and support from Assistance League...  More
  • Drive-through Food Pantry pairs Pontiac Teens and Assistance League volunteers....  More
  • Assistance League ReSale Fashion Show at Rochester Community House Daffodil Tea Sunday, April 30, 2017...  More
  • Assistance League Designates 2017 Annual Fund to Support Sexual Assault Survivors...  More
  • Children Give and Receive School Clothes through Assistance League...  More
  • Premier Academy in Oakland Township Donated Children's Items to the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan ...  More
  • Mothers and Newborns Served by Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan...  More
  • Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan's 2016 Mistletoe Marketplace Raises $124,000....  More
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