Assistance League of Laguna Beach contributed over 200 books to the local CSP Youth Shelter in Laguna Beach in November as part of the National Assistance League® effort to donate more than 500,000 books over five years to local schools, homeless shelters and other worthy organizations to help disadvantaged students as part of the annual Make A Difference Day® effort. Statistics show that more than sixty percent of low income children don’t have any books in their homes and are more likely to drop out of school than their more advantaged classmates. Assistance League believes that putting books in the hands of students would be a monumental way to truly Make A Difference. Assistance League of Laguna Beach volunteer members Marlene Dryer and San Dee Frei received book donations from the Laguna Beach Book Store, and members Carol Clark and Lori Cincotta procured books from libraries and the Assistance League of Laguna Beach Thrift Shop. Member Catherine Hall donated additional books, coordinated the book donations and delivered the books to the Youth Shelter.Assistance League is a national nonprofit organization recently celebrated its 80th anniversary. It was formed to meet the needs of the local communities it serves. The all-volunteer organization of more than 23,000 members participates in a variety of local causes, including Make A Difference Day® and its signature program Operation School Bell®, to provide backpacks of school supplies, clothing, shoes and other materials to school age children.