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Assistance League of Diablo Valley is a nonprofit, member volunteer organization dedicated to improving lives in our community through hands-on programs.

Become a Member of Assisteens®

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Assisteens Auxiliary of Assistance League of Diablo Valley was founded in 1967 and welcomes sixty teenage members in grades 7 through 12. Members reside in Contra Costa County, CA, in communities such as Alamo, Clayton, Concord, Benicia, Danville, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon and Walnut Creek.

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Assistance League Scholarship Program Awarded $185,500 this year

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In 2018, 52 students shared in the award of $185,000 in scholarships to further their education.

Shop with Us on EBay

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The chapter's EBay site features many items of unique value that give a buyer a purchase advantage.

Assistance League Operation School Bell® Shopping at Target

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Seen above (back row, l. to r.) Target Human Resources Manager Kimberly Horton, Shell community volunteers Art Figueroa, Lori Martinelli, Michelle Ayala, Valerie Bagalla and Assistance League  Corporate Partners Chairman Linda Mercer are on hand to help (front row, l. to r.) Casandra Matel, Samantha Manning and Aiden Ashafa as they shop for new school clothes.

Thank you, to Target and Shell employees who assisted Assistance League members with students who came to shop for new school clothes. That day the chapter provided new clothes for 73 students in Contra Costa County.

Celebrating 50,000 Children Clothed by Operation School Bell®

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 Assistance League members  celebrated clothing 50,000 children with new clothes in Contra Costa County over the last twenty years since the chapter started this philanthropic program.

The celebration was held at the chapter's primary source of funding, Assistance League Thrift Shop at the Way Side Inn, 3521 Golden Gate Way Lafayette, CA from 11:00 to noon on Saturday, April 23. Honored guests attending were Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach and Ms. Boman Pricipal of El Monte Elementary School.

Refreshments were served and door prizes donated by local merchants were awarded as a thank you to all our donors, shoppers and supporters.

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Annual Report - Volunteers Serving Our Community

Click here to download Annual Report (Adobe Acrobat, 11530KB)

Where's Your Grandma Today?


When one of our member volunteers shared the following concern, a marvelous event emerged: "Now that I'm a grandmother," I asked myself, "books for children cover almost every topic imaginable, so why can't I find one about the concept and act of volunteering? Everyone has something to give to improve our community, children included."

She and fellow children's literature enthusiasts collectively "took pen in hand" to relate a story, actually a poem, sprinkled with alliteration and an intuitive rhyme scheme that would prove timeless and universal. Enhanced by award winning painter Stephen Osborn's colorful and masterful illustrations, as seen here, the inspiration catapulted a creativity and relevance, entitled Where's Your Grandma Today?, some of which unfolds below.

  And then it's Eden's Grandma's turn, she has lots and lots to say.
She works hard in a thrift shop, which is open every day.
The shop sells clothes and toys and books and dinner plates and candles.  

There are even balls and baseball mitts and sports bags with long handles.
"The money from the thrift shop buys kids new clothes and shoes.
We fill big boxes full of food for hungry people, too.
We like to help in preschools, checking sight and testing hearing,
And read to children just like you, and give them books for sharing."

Copies are available at Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop, 3521 Golden Gate Way Lafayette, CA.

To order your copy of Where's Your Grandma Today? contact Assistance of League of Diablo Valley 925-934-0901 or aldv@sbcglobal.net.

Service Since 1967

Since 1967, Service to the Community of Contra Costa County, CA

Members of Assistance League of Diablo Valley encourage you to learn more about the chapter, Buena Vista Auxiliary, Assisteens and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference in the communities of Contra Costa County from Walnut Creek to Concord, Lamorinda, Richmond, Antioch, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Clayton, Danville, Martinez and Alamo, California.

Monthly meetings of the membership are held September through April  at Rossmoor Event Center.  The May meeting is held at St. Stephen's Church, 1101 Keaveny Ct., Walnut Creek, CA. The June Annual Meeting is held at a to be determined site each year.

All funds raised by Diablo Valley chapter stay in Contra Costa County to benefit residents.

Caring and Commitment in Action

  • Received total revenue and public support of $ $746,430 in 2016-17
  • Of the total public support, the sales revenue from Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop contributed half a million dollars
  • Provided new clothes and shoes for over 5,000 elementary schoolchildren, and 3,000 shirts through school clothes closets
  • Awarded $173,500 in scholarships to 42 young adults
  • Donated 300 food boxes for families on CalWorks
  • Assembled 660 Baby Bags for infants at risk of developmental delays
  • Supplied emergency clothing to 180 survivors of assault
  • Assembled 60 duffel bags with essential living supplies for foster youth achieving independence
  • Donated 30 backpacks of school supplies to Afghan schoolchildren who are recent immigrants to our county
  • Provided 376 backpacks with emergency supplies for foster children and teens in crisis
  • Awarded $10,000 to 25 foster youth through senior year sponsorships
  • Performed educational puppet shows for 3,430 schoolchildren and adults
  • Read monthly to 1,100 second graders and donated books valued at $21,000 to children, classrooms and libraries
  • Provided 1,650 hours of reading support to second graders
  • Awarded $7,200 in teacher support for student enrichment programs
  • Performed musical revues for over 800 residents of care facilities
  • Engaged more than 180 schoolchildren in art units creating over 1,200 art pieces
  • Made 3,420 reassurance phone calls to homebound clients
  • Buena Vista Auxiliary donated $11,000 for literacy based programs in nine schools where 100 students were mentored and 400 books were donated
  • Assisteens hosted two holiday parties for 110 disadvantaged children, assembled 375 snack packs valued at $650 for children and teens in crisis, donated $2,000 to the chapter's Foster Youth Scholarship program, sent 180 cards to homebound seniors, labeled 470 books donated to schoolchildren and hosted four events at a local senior care facility.

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Assistance League of Diablo Valley

Community Resource Center®

2711 Buena Vista Avenue
Walnut Creek, California 94597
(925) 934-0901


Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop

3521 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 284-4781

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