About Us

We assist those in need in the Santa Clarita Valley through our philanthropic programs.

 

We serve students in all 55 public schools and College of the Canyons.

 

We also help families and seniors through our Community Outreach Programs.

History

In 1989, Cindy Anderson, our founding member, went to La Cañada to visit her mother-in-law. At that visit, she was introduced to the local chapter of Assistance League and witnessed the positive impact that their philanthropic programs had upon the community.

Cindy wanted this for her own community of Santa Clarita. She gathered a few friends, and through her leadership and their hard work, Assistance League of Santa Clarita was born.

Teddy Bear Patrol, our first program, has been comforting those in crisis or distress since 1989. For over 30 years we have been providing bears to first responders to distribute when they are called to an emergency.

Our first Operation School Bell® program, funded with money that was raised through garage sales, provided new shoes for Newhall Elementary School students in need. Today, our Operation School Bell Program has grown to provide benefits to underserved students in transitional kindergarten through twelfth grade at every school in our valley.

Our chapter currently has over 200 members with vast experience and skills, furthering the success of our chapter.

Resale Store

Assistance League of Santa Clarita has managed a resale store that is the primary source of funding for our philanthropic programs since 1999.

Our store is staffed entirely by members who have contributed over 950,000 volunteer hours. We pay no salaries, as we are a 100% all-volunteer organization.

We are committed to providing the maximum funds possible to meet increasing needs in the Santa Clarita Valley.

President’s Message

Assistance League of Santa Clarita is comprised of over 200 dedicated member volunteers who are the heart and soul of our chapter.

By contributing thousands of service hours annually, our members support children, families and seniors living in our community through a variety of philanthropic programs.

Our programs are supported by monetary donations and our resale store, which is a significant source of funding. A highly successful small business, our resale store has survived recessions and a pandemic.

Our beautiful store is a point of pride for our members, as it has become a shopping destination for our community.

The success of our store is a result of the generosity of donors who deliver treasures to us and our all-volunteer staff who organize this wide variety of goods into colorful and attractive displays.

Customers line up outside the store every day we are open in anticipation of finding the perfect treasures.

Donations become dollars to fund philanthropic programs that make a difference in the lives of the families in our community.

Seeing the joy on children’s faces as they put on their first pair of eyeglasses or select a new outfit for school makes our work worthwhile.

The remarkable members of our chapter truly make a difference in the community we serve.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our programs and ways you can join us to support our work in the Santa Clarita Valley.

I am extremely fortunate to serve as president of such an outstanding organization.

Gayle Abril-Nolet

Board President

2021-2022

Elected Officers

Gayle Abril Nolet Assistance League of Santa Clarita

President

Gayle Abril-Nolet​

Janet Hartman Assistance League of Santa Clarita

2nd VP Resource Development

Janet Hartman

Penny Horne Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Secretary

Penny Horne

Joanne Green Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Marketing

Joanne Greene​

Diane Sayre Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Technology

Diane Sayre​

Durinda Evanoff Assistance League of Santa Clarita

President Elect

Durinda Evanoff​

Jan Ladd Assistance League of Santa Clarita

3rd VP Philanthropic

Jan Ladd

Judy Eichner Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Strategic Planning​

Judy Eichner​

Barbara Terrell Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Finance

Barbara Terrell​

Francine Metcalf Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Assisteens®

Francine Metcalf

Julie Bogosian Assistance League of Santa Clarita

1st VP Membership

Julie Bogosian​

Connie Loerch Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Treasurer

Connie Loerch​

Patti Magon Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Education

Patricia Magon

Robin Stewart Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Resale Store

Robin Stewart

Gayle Abril Nolet Assistance League of Santa Clarita

President

Gayle Abril-Nolet​

Durinda Evanoff Assistance League of Santa Clarita

President Elect

Durinda Evanoff​

Julie Bogosian Assistance League of Santa Clarita

1st VP Membership

Julie Bogosian​

Janet Hartman Assistance League of Santa Clarita

2nd VP Resource Development

Janet Hartman

Jan Ladd Assistance League of Santa Clarita

3rd VP Philanthropic

Jan Ladd

Connie Loerch Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Treasurer

Connie Loerch​

Penny Horne Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Secretary

Penny Horne

Judy Eichner Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Strategic Planning​

Judy Eichner​

Patti Magon Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Education

Patricia Magon

Joanne Green Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Marketing

Joanne Greene​

Barbara Terrell Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Finance

Barbara Terrell​

Robin Stewart Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Resale Store

Robin Stewart

Diane Sayre Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Technology

Diane Sayre​

Francine Metcalf Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Assisteens®

Francine Metcalf

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Helping the families of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Assistance League of Santa Clarita is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) corporation.

 

Discover how transforming lives and strengthening our community can do the same for you!

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Assistance League of Santa Clarita

Helping the families of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Assistance League of Santa Clarita is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) corporation.

 

Discover how transforming lives and strengthening our community can do the same for you!

Assistance League of Santa Clarita in Action

See Our Volunteers at Work in Our Community

Your destination for shopping

Assistance League
Resale Store

26045 Bouquet Canyon Road

Visit our store staffed by our volunteer members. It is a fun place to find useful household items, clothing, toys, books and more, all at affordable prices.

Shop often as our merchandise changes daily!