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1920s-1930s

Through the 1920s and 1930s the League grew, adding members, services to the community, special interest auxiliaries and properties. The Assistance League Playhouse was built, a Day Nursery opened, and office space purchased. Service groups such as the Preschool Auxiliary, the Nine O’Clock Players theater group, a Girls Club, the Bookworms Auxiliary, the College Alumni Auxiliary, formed and raised money for various social service programs. Revenue came from League’s Film Location Bureau, the Attic Tea Room, a Thrift Shop, and numerous fundraising events.

In 1935, Anne Banning and Ada Laughlin founded the National Assistance League that today proudly supports more than 130 individual Assistance League chapters. The Assistance League® of Los Angeles is honored to be the founding chapter of these separate chapters.

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