About Us

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

Committed to Service - Compelled to Action

Mission Statement

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose purpose is to clothe, feed, educate, and comfort children and adults through community-based programs.

Vision Statement

Assistance League strives to meet the challenging needs of individuals throughout southeastern Michigan.

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Accountability
  • Respect

Chapter History Overview

Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan was founded in 1993 and chartered as the 97th chapter of National Assistance League in 1996. Our chapter was formed by the diligent efforts of a very large steering committee led by Cindy Cirar. Cindy was elected President in 1993-1994 and in 1994-1995.

An exhaustive study of unmet needs in our service area led us to choose Assault Survivor Kits® and Wee Help Infant Layettes as our first philanthropic programs. Since then we have expanded our programs to include, our largest program, Operation School Bell®, which includes Clothing Distributions, Backpack Meals, One-2-One Tutoring, Link to Creative Teaching, Community Connection which includes Community Kitchen project, and Pass It Forward.

To supplement our fundraising efforts and to create a stable source of income for our philanthropic programs, our chapter opened the Assistance League ReSale Connection in Rochester, Michigan, on March 17, 2000.  Our nonprofit, upscale resale shop sells high-quality new and gently-used merchandise to customers at great prices. This venture is fully managed and staffed by our all-member volunteers. Donations of clothing, jewelry, home goods, and furniture are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.

The funds we raise through our fundraising events, donations, grants, Tributes & Memorials, Annual Fund, and the resale shop help support our philanthropic programs. Through the philanthropic programs, our members and community volunteers provide clothing, food, tutoring, supplies, and personal care kits to thousands of children and adults in need year-round.

Our Regular chapter meetings are held at the Rochester Community House at 9:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

For more information or if interested in becoming a member, please call (248) 656-0414, or visit us at Assistance League ReSale Connection, 204 S. Main Street, Rochester, Michigan, 48307, or visit www.semich.AssistanceLeague.org.

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