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Assistance League of Tucson is a volunteer philanthropic organization that provides essential goods and services to improve the lives of disadvantaged men, women and children in the greater Tucson area.
Assistance League of Tucson is operated entirely by our volunteers; there is no paid staff. We are celebrating or 50th year of service to the Tucson community this year!
All donations directly fund our programs and 100% of contributions stay in Tucson.
Operation School Bell- Each year more than 3,500 children in need receive new school clothing or uniforms. Many are bused to our Philanthropic Programs Center where our volunteers help them choose new clothing and school supplies. Since its inception in 1994 over 31,000 children have been clothed for school.
Starting Over Supplies- We work with 11 agencies in Tucson to provided people who have left shelters or abusive situation with basis housekeeping supplies so they can live independently.
Assault Survivor Kits- Clothing and toiletries are provided for assault and rape victims. Approximately 150 kits per year are distributed to the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) for use at local area hospitals and trauma centers.
Assistance Leaague of Tucson has two auxiliaries: Assisteens and P.A.W.S. Each has it own philanthropic programs.
Assisteens- Partiscipation begins in freshman year and continues throough senior year to develop personal growth, leadership skills and civic responsibility. Their main program, "Assisteens Helping Tucson Teens" provides supplies for middle school teachers to support art, music or physical education.
P.A.W.S.- Professional Association of Women's Services brings together women from different professions with the common goal of helping children and youth in Tucson. "Project Teddy Bear" provides more than 2000 bears annualy for emergency personal to distribute.