“Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors and supporters, we have been able to meet the expanding need for our program services providing support for women in crisis and children in need,” said ALGC Chapter President Audrey Stehle. “We are completely powered by volunteers, so 87 percent of our funds raised go directly into these programs.”
Unable to have its two primary fundraisers, Aspire Cincinnati™ and Books & Brunch, left the organization with a $90,000 gap to fill. An anonymous donor stepped in to match contributions dollar for dollar, through the end of 2020.
“The Challenge Gift was a great incentive, creating a stir on Facebook and in our major promotions, press and digital activities,” Stehle said.
With the matching campaign and a direct appeal to donors, the organization raised $108,000 in addition to the Challenge Gift.
Since 1998, Assistance League has served 64,500 individual people in their time of need. In the past year, ALGC members and volunteers donated 12,500 hours valued at $387,000. Operation School Bell® is one of the organization’s biggest initiatives, providing clothing for children in 43 schools throughout Greater Cincinnati.
People interested in becoming an Assistance League volunteer can email the chapter. Contributions can also be made on the organization’s website.
For 22 years, Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati volunteers have served the unmet needs of adults and children in the community. The all-volunteer organization provides clothing and supplies to those in need by working closely with greater Cincinnati public and parochial schools, colleges, hospitals and women’s shelters.