Funding for Philanthropic Programs
Thrift & Vintage Shop: Located at 2100 E. 4th Street in Long Beach is a showcase Thrift Shop staffed by hard working volunteers and one paid manager. The Thrift Shop continues to be our chapter's major fundraising source for our philanthropic programs. Donations are tax-deductible and are gratefully accepted.
ALa Carte: Volunteers deliver creative art and entertainment activities to the bedsides of young patients at Miller Children's Hospital.
Assault Survivor Kits: Las Hermanas Auxiliary volunteers provide “wear home” clothes to survivors of sexual assault when police keep their clothing as evidence.
Howard and Asian Art Collection: Through a trust acquired in 1948, this museum-quality Asian art collection continues to inspire and educate school children and adults. Seventh graders are provided with docent-led tours as part of their world history curriculum. Last year, more than 1,200 students participated in this exciting tour with its accompanying manga comic book.
The Kids on the Block: Children and seniors enjoy educational puppet programs addressing social, behavioral, and cultural concerns. Volunteer puppeteers performed over 50 shows this past year to 8,000 children and adults.
Mentoring: CAMEO Professional Auxiliary members mentor promising high school and Long Beach City College students. Our funding comes from fundraising events, grants, and donations.
Operation School Bell: Founded by Rick Rackers in 1974. Rick Rackers and Chapter members operate Operation School Bell, which provides school uniforms to Long Beach Unified School District students in grades K through 12. In 2014-2015, we clothed more than 10,000 students. In partnership with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), our goal is to provide complete uniforms to 10,000 students annually.
Orthodontic Program: Founded in 1969, the Orthodontic Program provides high-quality, low-cost care to children in the Long Beach area. Currently, we serve more than 900 children a month.
Scholarships: Academic scholarships are awarded annually to students at California State University, Long Beach, and Long Beach City College. Funds are also given annually to supplement Long Beach middle and high school music programs.
Vocational Training: The newest philanthropic program of Assistance League of Long Beach, Vocational Training, benefits students aged 18-22 in the Long Beach Unified School District Adult Community Transition (ACT) program. The Vocational Training program helps students to develop self-reliance to help them grow from dependence to independence.
Organization Programs include projects beyond our core programs. The Assisteens projects that are currently being supported by our organization are Adopt a Family, Operation Shoe Box, and the Senior Prom.