Because of our concerns over COVID-19, our Thrift Store (Bargain Box) is closed until it is again safe to reopen. We were also forced to postpone the 26th Annual Authors Luncheon Celebration until October 16, 2021. The proceeds from the Thrift Store and our annual event are critical to maintain funding for our philanthropic programs which are described on this website. Because of this loss of revenue, we are asking the community to support us by donating to our Annual Appeal. Our children are the future and we all want to help keep them safe and healthy.
Thank you for your consideration of this request so we can continue providing these essential needs to the children in our community. Now more than ever they need our support.
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Assistance League of Ventura County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. As such, donations are tax-deductible and are used to support our philanthropic programs. In the fiscal year ending April 30, 2020, 86% of all funds received were used to directly benefit the programs.
Operation School Bell impacts the lives of our students in ways that we are unable to measure. This year we were able to send 20 of our students to Operation School Bell to receive new clothing for school.
What a blessing your organization has been to the entire community through Operation School Bell and I thank you for allowing me to participate as the Ventura Unified Representative.
A teller in a bank noticed that I was a member of Assistance League and mentioned that her child had attended the Assistance League School. I told the teller that I hoped it had worked out well for her child. The teller sighed and said, “Life changing.”
I was talking about the Bargain Box (oh big surprise !) when a new friend of mine said, “Oh the little bear…” I said, “Yes, we have a program called BUFFY BEAR where traumatized children within the court system and fire and police situations are given small bears as a comfort.”