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Assistance League Philanthropic Programs

…continue to grow and thrive because we deliver the right approaches to local challenges.
We conduct community assessments and develop programs designed to meet uncovered needs.

Assistance League School

(Est.1960):The goal of Assistance League School is to provide a quality placement alternative for preschool children with significant speech and language deficiencies. Through an intensive multi-disciplinary approach, Assistance League School provides a developmental curriculum to facilitate self-esteem, fine and gross motor skills, speech and language acquisition and sensory motor perception in a small supportive environment.This early intervention program has helped hundreds of young children to achieve their potential prior to kindergarten.

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B.U.F.F.Y. Bear

(Est.1989): Bears Understand, Friends, Feelings and You. These cuddly bears are given to children experiencing traumatic events to offer them comfort and reassurance in a time of crisis. The bears are distributed by Assistance League members to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office for their Crime Victims Assistance Program and Child Abduction and Recovery Unit as well as to local hospitals, police and fire departments.

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Operation School Bell®

(Est.1993): Members of Assistance League of Ventura County, through Operation School Bell, have provided new school clothing, gift cards, personal hygiene kits school supplies and a story book to underprivileged students in grades K through 5 from the Oxnard, Hueneme and Ocean View Elementary School Districts. In 2010, the program was expanded to include children from the Ventura Unified School District. 

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