Chapter is the governing body of the organization and is supported by two auxiliaries: Assisteens® and Winifred Campbell Auxiliary. Chapter meetings are held on the second Monday of September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May beginning at 9:30 a.m. and are comprised of 70 voting members and 87 nonvoting members.
Winifred Campbell Auxiliary (WCA)
Winifred Campbell Auxiliary is an adult auxiliary that supports programs and fundraisers of Assistance League of Tustin. Winifred Campbell Auxiliary was founded in 1985 and certified in 1989.
The Winifred Campbell Auxiliary membership meets monthly on the first Tuesday evening of the month which gives working individuals and students the opportunity to take part in a worthwhile organization that supports our local Tustin community.
In addition to helping staff the Thrift Shop on periodic Saturdays, our members have the chance to be involved with the following philanthropic activities.
Hearts of Hope
Hearts of Hope Program provides assistance to shelters in the community including Mary’s Shelter, Laurel House and Village of Hope. Mary’s Shelter is a safe place for pregnant girls under 18 years of age. Laurel House is a shelter for teenagers who are having family problems and need housing for a short period of time. Classes in life skills are taught by members for the benefit of the residents. The shelter occupants are remembered at holiday time with special decorations, party preparation and small gift items. Village of Hope is a transitional housing facility for 36 families and 88 single adults. Individuals in our community are helped also through our Community Markets which are held seasonally in our Thrift Shop.
This program provides review classes taught by qualified English and mathematics teachers to college bound high school students preparing to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test at a minimal cost. Several sessions are offered throughout year prior to the SAT testing dates.
Friends in Service
Members make periodic visits to local retirement, independent and assisted living facilities in Tustin. The purpose of the visits is to offer the resident senior citizens friendship and entertainment through activities such as: Pet Day, BINGO and other activities that are organized by the new member class.
NEW Assisteen Membership for 2017-2018 will be open April 1 – April 30, 2017.
Beginning April 1, we will be accepting 50 NEW 8th Grade Assisteens. (Students who will be in 8th grade Fall 2017). Forms must be printed out and mailed in – Membership Applications will be accepted in order of postmark date.
NEW Assisteen Membership Paperwork is available HERE
After our Renewal Period closes for current Assisteens (March 31, 2017), we will open membership for 9th and 10th Grade if space allows*.
*Are you interested in being put on a Wait List to be notified if there is room in 9th and 10th grade for the 2017-2018 Year? Please click on this link for the Assisteen Wait List Form. Print it out and MAIL it in to the Assistance League of Tustin 445 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780.
If you are interested in becoming an Assisteen this year, you may also contact the Assistance League of Santa Ana at 714-664-0547 or email@example.com.
Assisteens is an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Tustin. Both Assistance League and Assisteens have been serving our community since 1965.
Our 2016-2017 membership includes 8th-12th grade boys and girls who attend a variety of area schools and is 250+ members strong.
The Assisteens auxiliary philanthropic programs include:
- Buddy Program The VIP Soccer Buddy Program focuses on working with disabled children through a comprehensive Soccer program
- Buddy Program The Aqua Achievers Swim Buddy Program focuses on Working with disabled children through a comprehensive swimming program
- Hearts of Hope|Shelter Assistance Assisteens collect food and help in the child care center at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope
- Friends in Service Assisteens help in the Blind Children’s Learning Center, Hillview Special Day Class activities, and The Grove Retirement Center
- Hearts of Hope|Shelter Assistance Assisteens connect with teens in crisis at Mary’s Shelter and Laurel House
Assisteens also get involved with many Assistance League philanthropies including Operation School Bell® (outfitting children with school uniforms). Assisteens volunteer in the Thrift Shop two or more times per year and this revenue funds philanthropic programs.
In addition to philanthropic programs, Assisteens are a presence in the local community, marching in the Tiller Days Parade and working at the annual Tustin Public Schools Foundation Dinosaur Dash race. The group also has fun social events (including the annual holiday party and grade level events) to help Assisteens get to know Assisteens from different schools. Each June, Assisteens host a formal dinner event called the Rose Medallion to recognize the graduating seniors and honor all Assisteens for their work.