The Assistance League of Laguna Beach is a volunteer service organization that operates numerous ongoing philanthropic programs that benefit our community. The League accepts donations of gently used apparel, household goods, jewelry, books and small furniture items that are then sold at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, located in the village at 526 Glenneyre, to raise funds to support the League’s philanthropic programs.
With a focus on programs to support children with special needs and families, our philanthropies include the Early Intervention Program (EIP) for developmentally delayed infants, Preschool Readiness Program to support Even Start children at the Boys and Girls Club, Healthy Start program to promote healthy babies with the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, Helping Military Families Program to support families at Camp Pendleton, Operation School Bell Program to provide support to school children, programs to support our local shelters and support for local cultural arts programs.
On February 1, 2016, Assistance League members Catherine Hall and Shannon O’Toole delivered 50 blankets to the Laguna Alternative Sleeping Location to provide a little tender care and warmth to the visitors. The weekend was one of the coldest of the season, with temperatures dropping into the 40s, and the new, warm blankets were welcomed and appreciated. The blankets were provided in response to a request for help from the ASL and were selected to be easily washable. The blankets were made possible from the proceeds from the Laguna Beach Assistance League Thrift Shop and donations made to the Assistance League.