Donations are tax-deductible and are used to support our philanthropic programs. We are governed by National Assistance League. Our Board of Directors are all unpaid volunteers. Our Bargain Box Thrift Store is maintained and run solely by members, who all volunteer their time. Proceeds from the Bargain Box support our programs, along with donations and grants. In the year ending April 30, 2020, 86% of all funds received were used to directly benefit our programs. A large part of the remaining percentage covered expenses to run the Bargain Box and our downtown Ventura buildings. There is a detailed pie chart showing percentages for each of our philanthropic programs – Select the red Donate button at the top of the page, which will take you to the chart. You can get information about all of our programs and our three auxiliaries by clicking on the Programs or Auxiliaries button at the top of the page. Please note, the Girls Club/Teen Club was discontinued in early 2020, because the needs of the community had changed. For information on National Assistance League, please select National Site at the very top of the home page.