The Assistance League of Arcadia, a chapter of Assistance League, is a 100% member-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving our community through hands-on involvement and innovative programs. All funds raised by our chapter go directly back into serving the communities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Duarte, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, and Temple City in the San Gabriel Valley.
ALA's primary philanthropic program is Operation School Bell, which provides new school uniforms and clothing to children identified as “in need” by their schools. Each child is individually fitted by chapter members and provided with: 4 shirts, 2 pants, 6 pair socks, 6 underwear, shoes, sweatshirt, jacket, toiletries, backpack, school supplies, and an age appropriate book. We also provide bathing suits, clothing, and necessities to children attending summer camp on scholarship.
Operation School Bell has assisted more than 25,000 children in need with clothes and school supplies since 1970 and clothed over 1,000 this past year. To volunteer, click here.