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$15,000 Grant Received from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation


Cheryl Gambaro (center), presents check to Rosemary Dirksen, President (left) and Barb Bakker (right)

Assistance League was presented a check of $15,000 from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation. The Foundation is a Michigan nonprofit corporation located in Clarkston. David Elliott was a long-time resident of Rochester until his death in 2011. As part of his estate plan, Mr. Elliott established a charitable foundation in 2015 that was funded with a substantial portion of his assets. Cheryl Gambaro, Foundation board member, presented the check to Rosemary Dirksen and Barb Bakker at the ReSale Connection on June 22. The Foundation specified that the funds would be equally distributed to Assault Survivor Kits, Operation School Bell, and Link to Creative Teaching. Special thanks to Barb Bakker who was responsible for getting the grant.

Operation School Bell® October 2016

Our Chapter Information

Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 and serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), hands-on, all-member volunteer organization whose mission is to clothe, feed, educate, and comfort children and adults through community-based programs.

Funding sources supporting our philanthropic programs include the all-volunteer staffed Assistance League ReSale Connection Shop, fundraisers, grantors, and contributors. With no paid staff, funds raised remain in Michigan, helping thousands of people in need year-round. 

For more than 20 years, Assistance League has adapted and enhanced its community programs to meet the growing needs in local communities.

Our dedicated 300+ members and hundreds of community volunteers provide nearly 58,000 volunteer hours a year. The Southeastern Michigan chapter is one of 120 chapters (over 23,000 members nationwide) of National Assistance League, founded in the 1890s in California.

For more information, please visit our ReSale shop, 204 S. Main, Rochester, Michigan, 48307 - (248) 656-0414, or www.semich.AssistanceLeague.org.

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GuideStar - Our Chapter is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange Participant


Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan has  been awarded the GuideStar seal of approval, Gold-level GuideStar Exchange Participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.

GuideStar is the only pre-grant due-diligence product that is 100% IRS compliant, and is online for grantors to verify a nonprofit's status. GuideStar gathers and provides information about a nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, and transparency. This information helps donors to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

To view our GuideStar webpage, click here.

Assistance League ReSale Connection Shop


204 S. Main
Rochester, Michigan

Along with the benefit of helping others in need, shopping at our ReSale Connection gives new meaning to "Shop to your heart's content." Customers not only can find great treasurers, but can find comfort in knowing that their purchase of a sweater or donation of home goods may provide a child for the first time a new warm coat or weekly tutoring session.

Our ReSale shop features a wide variety of styles and selection of women's clothing/accessories, Home & Décor items and furniture. Also offered is consignment of women's clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and Home & Décor.

In downtown Rochester since 2000, ReSale Connection is Assistance League's nonprofit, upscale resale store offering high quality, new and gently used merchandise at a great value. Managed and staffed entirely by member volunteers, 100% of the shop's profits, along with other funding sources, help to clothe, feed, educate, and comfort nearly 22,000 children and adults year round. Read more...

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