History of Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati
Celebrating 23 years of service to our community
National Assistance League was the first nonprofit, nonsectarian organization founded in the Western United States to recognize the potential of volunteers in helping those less fortunate to a better life.
Assistance League has experienced tremendous growth in both membership and demand for services. The cornerstone philanthropy, Operation School Bell®, has grown from providing new clothing for 40 students at one school to current projections of clothing for over 1900 students at 33 schools in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Mindful of our social responsibility to changing social conditions, other philanthropic programs providing assistance to victims of assault and domestic violence as well as disadvantaged college students have been developed and are experiencing similar expansion.
From its inception, Assistance League has made it a priority that publicly raised monies are used locally for philanthropic programs. Expenditures of members and management of programs are kept at a minimum while returning 81% of all monies spent to the community.
Through our programs, we improve the educational and life experiences of adults and children. New clothes help begin a child’s school year. Household goods and new bedding help a battered woman begin a life away from her abuser. A collection of school supplies helps to launch a college student’s dream of a higher education. These acts of our members demonstrate the integrity, service and compassion of our chapter. Current Assistance League members continue the founding members’ vision: offering hope, encouraging dignity and enhancing self-worth to all individuals in an ethical, respectful manner.