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Thank You David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation! (Nov 19, 2017)


Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan was invited by the David W.Elliott Memorial Foundation, presenting sponsor, to the Crittenton Foundation 2017 Gala at the Royal Park Hotel, Rochester, MI. The Elliott Foundation recently granted our chapter with $15,000 to be evenly distributed between Operation School Bell, Assault Survivor Kits, and Link to Creative Teaching. The lovely evening was enjoyed by chapter President Rosemary Dirksen (center R), Board members, and Chairs of the Philanthropic Programs. Also pictured is Cheryle Gambaro (center) Board member of the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation.


Thank You Orangetheory Fitness! (Nov 9, 2017)


L-R: Violet Cholakian, Lorraine Taliercio, Rosemary Dirksen, Karen Graham and Layla Falconer.

Assistance League received a $2000 donation from Orangetheory Fitness in Rochester, MI. Chapter Board member, Karen Graham, who is also a member of Orangetheory, contacted the management to sponsor a fundraiser for Assistance League. The fundraiser challenge was for one month whereby any member who cancelled a workout class, without proper notification, was charged a fee. President Rosemary Dirksen received the check from Orangetheory trainer, Layla Falconer. Board members who also joined Karen and Rosemary were Violet Cholakian and Lorraine Taliercio. Thanks to Karen for initiating the challenge and thanks to Orangetheory Fitness in Rochester for this donation.

Assistance League Leaders Continue 24-year Tradition of Community Giving (Sep 27, 2017)


Newly elected board members renew commitment to local children and families.

Click HERE to meet the newly elected board members for 2017-2018.



We Are Assistance League! Operation School Bell® (Oct 19, 2017)

On Wednesday, October 18, 639 students from Huron Park and Patton Elementary Schools in Roseville, MI went home with a new winter coat, fun tops, book, socks, underwear, hat, gloves and hygiene kit. With the help from our members, volunteers from Miller Vein, GM Financial, family & friends, we brought smiles to these children. The entire school cheered us on as we left on Wednesday. Thank you to all of our supporters!!

Click HERE to watch the video of our members and community volunteers being cheered on as we left.

Assistance League Volunteers Support Blast Off 2 School Program for Local Children (Sep 26, 2017)


Free hoodies, socks, underwear to children in need from Assistance League®

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, in collaboration with Rochester Area Neighborhood House, sponsored Blast Off 2 School, August 14-16, which provided essential supplies for Rochester-area children in need.

Click HERE to read the entire article.



Operation School Bell® October 2016 (Nov 3, 2016)

Our Chapter Information (Aug 13, 2012)

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.

View Our Chapter Video (Sep 17, 2014)

GuideStar - Our Chapter is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange Participant (Feb 14, 2014)


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 (Oct 15, 2016)


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.


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