Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan received a check for $8,100 from the Rochester Hills Government Youth Council, which was presented by Leanne Scott, Rochester Hills Deputy Clerk. Assistance League President, Rosemary Dirksen and VP Fund Development, Betty Zych, gratefully accepted the generous donation. The Youth Council was started in 2005 promoting youth involvement in local government through active participation and exchange of ideas and experiences. This year's 16-member council earmarked the proceeds from their annual Charity 5K Run/Walk event to benefit Assistance League's Philanthropic Programs that clothe, feed, educate, and comfort infants, children and adults in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. "We are so thankful to be chosen by this remarkable group of teens who have recognized the needs within our communities. We appreciate their compassion to help others," said President Dirksen.
Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan received a $2,000 grant check from the Women's Fund to benefit the Assault Survivor Kits® Philanthropic Program. This program provides personal kits for children and adult survivors of abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Since 1994, over 16,000 survivors have benefited. The check was presented to Marjorie DiLiddo, Assistance League past president by Cindy Nicholaou, Advisory Committee of the Women's Fund, an endowment fund established in 2000 with a vision to financially support nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of women in need.
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.
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan has been awarded the GuideStar seal of approval, Gold-level GuideStar Exchange Participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.
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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...