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  • Assistance League Chicagoland West Assistance League Chicagoland West

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(41.81558,-87.92667)
 

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Mission Statement

To transform lives and strengthen community through programs that support education and self-reliance, while fostering a sense of connection and belonging.

Description

Assistance League Chicagoland West is part of a national organization with chapters throughout the United States. For more than 20 years, our all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit has taken responsibility for identifying community needs, structuring programs to fill those needs, raising the funds necessary, then delivering the solutions. Our current programs are:

Operation School Bell (r) - Provides new winter coats, hats & gloves to low-income eligible elementary students and school- appropriate clothing for middle school students. More than 2,000 students from 35 schools are served annually.

New Start - Provides all new, essential kitchen packages to those leaving transitional shelters for independent living. More than 150 kitchens are distributed annually.

Early Reading - Gifts new picture books and lends literacy backpacks to disadvantaged pre-school, kindergarten, and early reading students. More than 800 young children are served annually.

Scholars Support - Awards $2,000 scholarships to College of DuPage students actively seeking a degree. Up to six scholarships are awarded annually.

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