Posted: January 17th, 2017
Woohoo! Oh, so many Valentine’s Day decor and items at the shop for you this week. Hurry in…they won’t last long!
THIS WEEK’S SALES…
Women’s Skirts & Blouses, 3 for $7.00
* Lamps & Lampshades
* Vintage Books
75% Off: Clothing & Items with Yellow Tags or Stickers
Bargain Bin: Reusable Plastic Containers, 10 for $1.00
Posted: January 2nd, 2017
In the 2016-2017 school year, 1707 elementary and middle school students (K-8) in need were clothed in our Operation School Bell program.
Volunteers from Assistance League and Target were on hand to help students shop during specially arranged shopping events at the Bellis Fair Target Store.
The smiles on the faces of these kids as they shop with their parents and pick out cute clothes is so heart warming. And, the folks at Target could not have been more accommodating.
This program could not have been as successful without the help of the many dedicated Assistance League of Bellingham volunteer members.
Operation School Bell chair’s Nanci and Joani thank ALB members for being so faithful to the program and willing to adapt to working various positions as needed.
Nanci commented, “It was wonderful to have so many trained and willing workers. We had over 50 members participate and some members came many times to help fill the jobs. We had brand new members and we had long-time members participate, which tells us that everyone enjoys being a part of the excitement to see these children and families come to shop for school clothes.”
Our Operation School Bell program has expanded to include homeless high school students. In April of 2015, our chapter amended their OSB program to include the most vulnerable students in public schools.
“Teen Team” will be awarding vouchers worth $100 to high school students in need to purchase clothing and shoes at Lakeway Fred Meyer. We are very excited to be able to help these students who have expressed a desire to graduate from high school under adverse circumstances!
Teen Team chair, Sally, reports that “So far this year, 68 vouchers have been issued with 44 vouchers redeemed.”
Posted: December 20th, 2016
Every year a committee of women from Assistance League of Bellingham work together to provide gifts for people in care centers. This year they served 116 recipients in eight Whatcom County Care Centers.
The Care Center Support group shops, wraps and personalizes their holiday gifts for residents that do not have family or friends in the area.
In the photo, ALB member, Mary Ann Coughlin presents Christmas gifts to Kelly Erwing, activities director of Alderwood Park Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Throughout the year these residents are sent greeting cards for their birthdays, and in the spring they are remembered again with small gift items such as decorations for their rooms etc.