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Mistletoe Marketplace 2018 (Feb 5, 2018)


Assistance League® and FCA US Employees Help Bring Smiles to Many Students (Feb 12, 2018)


Assistance League President Rosemary Dirksen receives check from Jerry Roach, FCA US

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan members were overwhelmed when they entered the Manufacturing Engineering (ME) conference room at FCA US LLC headquarters in Auburn Hills for the "Presentation of Donations" event. 

Read entire article HERE

Jeans Day Benefits Assistance League® (Jan 24, 2018)


(L) Tricia Godin, Brown & Brown Employee Benefits Manager presents check to Betty Zych

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan benefited from a Jeans Day event at Brown & Brown Insurance Company in Sterling Heights. Michigan. Betty Zych, Assistance League VP Fund Development, met with staff and shared information about Assistance League and of the many community-based programs that clothe, feed, educate and comfort children and adults in need year round. During the 4th quarter of 2017, the employees wore jeans knowing their donations were for a worthy cause. Assistance League thanks them for their $1,209 check.

Mistletoe Marketplace 2017 (Jan 13, 2018)


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.

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

Bordine's Holiday Extravaganza 2017 - Donates $6,900 (Jan 1, 2018)


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

Assistance League Leaders Continue 24-year Tradition of Community Giving (Sep 27, 2017)


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 (Aug 13, 2012)

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.

View Our Chapter Video (Sep 17, 2014)

GuideStar - Our Chapter is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange Participant (Feb 14, 2014)


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 (Oct 15, 2016)


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.


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