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Assistance League of IndianapolisAssistance League of Indianapolis
Mission Statement - Assistance League of Indianapolis is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer service organization whose members identify, develop, implement, manage and raise funds for ongoing philanthropic programs to serve specific needs of children an... Read more
Mission Statement - Assistance League of Indianapolis is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer service organization whose members identify, develop, implement, manage and raise funds for ongoing philanthropic programs to serve specific needs of children and adults in the greater Indianapolis area.
Assistance League of Indianapolis is an all member-volunteer organization. Membership is open to anyone who shares the commitment to volunteerism, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, economic status, physical ability or other diverse circumstances. Only members of Assistance League are required to pay dues.
ALI Bears - Sending Fury Hugs to Those in Need of Comfort Child-safe teddy bears provide comfort for children and adults who are ill, traumatized or grieving. Since 1987, over 12,177 bears have been distributed to hospitals, hospices, and abuse and counseling centers. ALI Friends - Offering the Gift of Time and Friendship to Disabled Adults and Seniors Visitors at Joy's House and residents of North Capitol Nursing and Rehabilitation Center enjoy parties, crafts, and games conducted by Assistance League member-volunteers. This philanthropic program was established to offer companionship and caring to enhance the lives of seniors and disabled adults. Assault Survivor Kits - Easing the Trauma of Violence Against Women and Children Members assemble and distribute kits of new sweatpants, sweatshirts, socks and undergarments for victims of assault, rape and domestic violence. Since the inception of the program in 1994, over 8,600 kits and 9,700 undergarments have been provided to domestic violence victims via emergency rooms and shelters. Operation School Bell - Clothing Children in Need to Help Them Succeed in School New clothing and supplies are provided to economically under-served preschool and elementary students attending Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and The Metropolitan School Districts (MSD) of Lawrence, Pike, Warren, and Washington Townships. School districts report that children who have appropriate school clothing and supplies exhibit better attendance, along with improved self-esteem and academic performance. School personnel select and bring students to Operation School Bell. Shoes: A Division of Operation School Bell This philanthropic program provides new athletic shoes and socks to economically underserved children from Indianapolis Public Schools and the Metropolitan School Districts of Lawrence, Pike, Warren and Washington Townships, in pre-school through 8th grade.