Founder Assisteens began in the 1930′s as a way to encourage the daughters of Assistance League® of Los Angeles members to actively participate in community outreach projects conducted by the League. Over time, these young women exhibited true commitment to the Assistance League® mission, and their capability to attract caring girls and mothers grew exponentially.
Today, Founder Assisteens is an auxiliary of over 100 members that encourages and provides volunteer opportunities for parents and teens in grades 7 through 12. Our goals are to develop a sense of community and personal responsibility, philanthropy, self-reliance, and to promote leadership skills. Assisteens are expected to attend monthly meetings, social and volunteer events and fundraisers as they are able, with a minimum expectation of 15 service hours.
Over the course of the school year, we support the League’s various programs. Some of the activities include:
- Filling backpacks with school supplies, assembling toiletry kits and organizing shoes for homeless Los Angeles Unified School District students through the Operation School Bell program.
- Making no-sew blankets and devoting hours on Saturdays to help dress foster youth in brand new clothes at the Foster Children’s Resource Center.
- Assembling Thanksgiving food bags and bringing seasonal fun and joy through the kid-centric fall festival and winter holiday events for low income children and their families at the Preschool Learning Center.
- Ushering at the Theater for Children plays on Sundays in the Fall & Spring
- Assembling College Care Packages for the Apartment 3C Bright Future Scholarship Program recipients.
How to Join Assisteens:
If you would like to learn more about our enthusiastic Assisteens group please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to join and make a difference? Click the Assistance League of Los Angeles membership application here and scroll down to “FOUNDER ASSISTEENS AUXILIARY”!