The Laguna Assisteens® are part of Assistance League of Laguna Beach and operate their own division and philanthropic activities while earning community service credit hours. In October, the Assisteens® participated in the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County Buddy Walk held at Angel Stadium and staffed an exhibitor table to promote the Early Intervention Program for delayed developmental babies and their families. The Laguna Assisteens® prepared Welcome Bags for the Teen Crisis Center in Laguna Beach. That is always a rewarding experience, and is becoming a routine at their monthly meetings. They also assembled Christmas baskets for the Crisis Center, complete with candy and holiday spirit and displayed their creative talents in decorating the Assistance League of Laguna Beach Thrift Shop window with an abundance of holiday-themed décor. In December, the Assisteens staffed Santa’s House on Forest Street during Hospitality Night and handed out candy to the children waiting to see Santa. The Laguna Assisteens® attended a recent ICEC Christmas party for developmentally delayed children, and the members who attended unanimously decided to return next year, for the fun activities they were able to participate in with the children from the Early Intervention Program! Still upcoming on the radar is the Assisteens® Friendship Shelter dinner, on February 7th, where they have volunteered to cook a chili dinner for the homeless. It should be a rewarding experience, and are all looking forward to it. The Assisteens® are very excited for their spot in the Patriot’s Day Parade this year in March, since they had a blast last year! The Laguna Assisteens® are so happy with the activities thier group has been completing, and are positive they will continue to contribute positively to our community! If anyone you know is interested in joining Assisteens®, girls or guys, call the Assistance League of Laguna office at 949-494-6097 for more info.