A letter from the president...

Welcome to Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County's website.

Please take some time to browse through the information contained herein, as it represents who we are and what we do. We have six philanthropic programs: Operation School Bell®, Operation Bookshelf, Collaboration, Community Outreach, Operation School Supply and Pass It Forward. We provide new school-appropriate clothing, dental hygiene kits, age appropriate books and school supply kits to kindergarten - 12th grade students in all ten (10) school districts in San Luis Obispo County. In the 2016-2017 school year alone, we clothed over 1900 students in need.

Our funding comes from a variety of sources. Our chapter holds a fashion show luncheon, a direct mailer ("Warm Your Heart...Clothe a Child"), and our most significant fund raiser - our beautiful Thrift Store located at 667A Marsh Street in San Luis Obispo. Other funding is provided by event sponsorships, grants and donations from foundations, service organizations and municipalities. We also receive additional donations through the generosity of private contributors. All funds received stay within our County. Also, in order to continue to prosper, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, performance, and the needs of the community we serve.

We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation and operate in the same manner as profit oriented corporations do. We start by developing a strategic plan to meet our agreed upon goals, taking into consideration the time requirements and funding sources available. One cannot imagine the satisfaction gained by our volunteers when these goals are achieved, and not one dollar in salary has been paid, which is truly unique in the nonprofit world.

All of this would not be possible without the commitment made by our extraordinary and dedicated 100+ volunteers. Few of us have the opportunity to "make a difference" in the life of a child outside of our own family. Assistance League is the vehicle to do just that. Please click on our short video shown below to learn more about our organization and the various volunteer opportunities available. We also encourage you to consider attending one of our monthly membership meetings.

Best Wishes,

Susan Pino

First 5 San Luis Obispo Hands on Hero Award given to our very own Assistance League Member Volunteer Maureen Marquis

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Assistance League of
San Luis Obispo County
P.O. Box 14260
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Phone: 805-782-0824

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We are a 501(c)(3)
Nonprofit Organization
Tax Id#77-0337378