- Elementary School Clothing Distribution: Members and Community Volunteers set-up a 'store' in designated schools on scheduled days, helping children choose a new warm coat, hat, gloves, tops, (uniforms for specified public schools), underwear, socks, hygiene kit, book, and a duffle bag.
- Middle School Store Shopping: Members help students shop for school clothing at local stores.
- Community Distributions: Our Chapter partners with local nonprofit agencies to help provide clothing and/or necessities for children through: Blast Off 2 School, The Children's Center, and Alternatives for Girls.
Since 1995, 38,345 local students have benefited from the Clothing Distributions with the aim of improving self-esteem and school attendance. In 2016-17 FY, 4,502 students were recipients at 14 distributions.
For more information and photos on OSB - Clothing Distributions, please see below.
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan was invited by the David W.Elliott Memorial Foundation, presenting sponsor, to the Crittenton Foundation 2017 Gala at the Royal Park Hotel, Rochester, MI. The Elliott Foundation recently granted our chapter with $15,000 to be evenly distributed between Operation School Bell, Assault Survivor Kits, and Link to Creative Teaching. The lovely evening was enjoyed by chapter President Rosemary Dirksen (center R), Board members, and Chairs of the Philanthropic Programs. Also pictured is Cheryle Gambaro (center) Board member of the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation.
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 639 students from Huron Park and Patton Elementary Schools in Roseville, MI went home with a new winter coat, fun tops, book, socks, underwear, hat, gloves and hygiene kit. With the help from our members, volunteers from Miller Vein, GM Financial, family & friends, we brought smiles to these children. The entire school cheered us on as we left on Wednesday. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
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Free hoodies, socks, underwear to children in need from Assistance League®
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, in collaboration with Rochester Area Neighborhood House, sponsored Blast Off 2 School, August 14-16, which provided essential supplies for Rochester-area children in need.
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Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan received a check for $8,100 from the Rochester Hills Government Youth Council, which was presented by Leanne Scott, Rochester Hills Deputy Clerk. Assistance League President, Rosemary Dirksen and VP Fund Development, Betty Zych, gratefully accepted the generous donation. The Youth Council was started in 2005 promoting youth involvement in local government through active participation and exchange of ideas and experiences. This year's 16-member council earmarked the proceeds from their annual Charity 5K Run/Walk event to benefit Assistance League's Philanthropic Programs that clothe, feed, educate, and comfort infants, children and adults in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. "We are so thankful to be chosen by this remarkable group of teens who have recognized the needs within our communities. We appreciate their compassion to help others," said President Dirksen.
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What better way to begin a new semester at school than with new school clothes.
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Assistance League provides assistance to others through many agencies, but ultimately is not involved in the individual selection process, as with our Operation School Bell Program. Assistance League selects the school districts one year in advance, and then the school social workers select the children most in need of clothing. We regret we cannot make exceptions to this procedure. Please contact your school social worker or Social Services. We hope this is helpful. Thank you.