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Clothe * Feed * Educate * Comfort

Nonprofit, 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization, est. 1993

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Sing Into Spring Musical Concert


Sing Into Spring Musical Concert - featuring Mark Tisdel on Sunday, April 29th at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Rochester. Doors open at 3:30PM. Tickets are $20 each. Funds raised support the Philanthropic Programs of Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan.
Those interested in pre-ordering tickets, please contact Lorraine Taliercio at LTaliercio2014@gmail.com or Nancy Troyer at nancytroyer@comcast.net Read more...

CHIP in FORE Assistance League - June 26, 2018


Click HERE for complete information - registration form and sponsorship form - for the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan's 2018 Golf Scramble and Charity Dinner!

Mistletoe Marketplace 2018




Ben, Mia, Emmie, Kate, Max with Book Drive Chair, Barb Roller

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan's Legacy of Literacy book drive was extremely successful. An initiative of National Assistance League, the Michigan chapter collected 2,648 books, benefitting our philanthropic programs such as: Operation School Bell®, Wee Help Kits, and One-2-One Tutoring. Our book drive also serviced community programs such as: Neighborhood House Blast Off 2 School, Children's Center of Detroit, several Michigan tri-county schools, and the Rochester Hills Public Library. The book drive committee, under the chairmanship of Barb Roller, had the unique experience of accepting a donation of books from Bob Lytle, local Rochester, MI pharmacist and children's author. We aided in distributing class sets of his various book titles to schools whose students were recipients of the Operation School Bell program. To date, Bob has donated 685 books to our programs. The gift of books continues to bring a joy for reading to many students. 

Assistance League receives donations from Holy Family Regional School

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Students at Holy Family Regional School with Principal Myers and Lorraine Taliercio, Assistance League VP

Students, teachers and families at Holy Family Regional School in Rochester Hills, Michigan demonstrated love and compassion for students in the Pontiac School District when they collected coins for an Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan fundraiser, "Coins for Kids….Coins for Clothes". Lorraine Taliercio, VP Resource Development Assistance League, approached the administration asking for student participation in this community outreach of helping those in need. Nearly $3,000 was raised to help provide uniforms for the students in the Pontiac Schools. "With school appropriate clothing and adequate supplies, students are better equipped to improve self-esteem and school attendance," said Assistance League President Rosemary Dirksen. "We appreciate Holy Family Regional School students, staff and families for their generosity."

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 over 44,000 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 treasures, 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 over 23,000 children and adults year round. Read more...

News and Events

  • Mother's Day is on the Way - at ReSale Connection!...  More
  • Assistance League Leaders Continue 24-year Tradition of Community Giving...  More
  • Assistance League Volunteers Support Blast Off 2 School Program for Local Children...  More
  • David W. Elliott Foundation awards $15,000 grant to Assistance League...  More
  • Rochester High School Key Club donates to Assistance League...  More
  • Student study skills and self-esteem boosted through tutoring and support from Assistance League...  More
  • Drive-through Food Pantry pairs Pontiac Teens and Assistance League volunteers....  More
  • Assistance League ReSale Fashion Show at Rochester Community House Daffodil Tea Sunday, April 30, 2017...  More
  • Assistance League Designates 2017 Annual Fund to Support Sexual Assault Survivors...  More
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