Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell® and Outdoor Education

Hundreds of students in the Tustin Unified School District receive new school approved uniforms, a variety of school supplies, and shoes through this valuable program. We also provide sleeping bags and warm clothing to children who attend Outdoor Science Education trips.

Project TODAY

This teen drug, alcohol and mental health program is offered in partnership with Tustin Unified School District to middle and high school students who are identified with an emotional or mental health concern or who have been suspended for first time possession or use of these substances. Intervention and education are included, and parents are given the tools to recognize symptoms and respond when their children are at risk of substance abuse.

Hearts of Hope/Shelter Assistance

Assistance League of Tustin provides food and other living essentials to two outstanding shelter houses in Tustin (O.C. Rescue Mission and Mary’s Shelter).  Additionally, Assistance League members make periodic visits to Cranbrook Retirement Home in Tustin to offer friendship and entertainment to the residents.  We are newly partnering with Operation Warm Wishes, a wonderful local organization helping to feed hungry people and provide other support to those in need.

Assisteens® Buddy Program

This innovative program provides service and support to American Youth Soccer Organization, Blind Children’s Learning Center and Aqua Achievers Swim Program through Blue Buoy Swim School by partnering Assisteens with disabled children and adults in need.

Friends in Service

Assisteens participate in a wide range of community projects that include: helping at the continuing education high school; painting pumpkins with students at Halloween; singing Christmas carols at retirement homes and shelters during the holidays; and giving local students both Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day cards, and Easter baskets.