Philanthropic Programs 2022-23
We are excited to announce our active philanthropic projects for the year. This year we are moving back to a more traditional Assistance League activity calendar. We will be adding some new philanthropic projects while pausing others to better meet the needs of our community.
The Thrift Store is our most important fundraising endeavor and moneys earned from the Thrift Store keeps all of our philanthropies funded.
Operation School Bell I ®
Each year Assistance League® of Tustin dresses hundreds of students in the Tustin Unified School District. They receive a full week of new school approved uniforms and a new book through this valuable program.
Operation School Bell II ®
Assistance League of Tustin® also provides new school clothing to several hundred middle and high school students each year.
We provide sleeping bags, parkas and gloves to 5th Grade Tustin Unified students who attend Outdoor Science Education trips.
Adult and teen members of the Assistance League of Tustin® work with Think Together to collect books, clean up used books and provide them to libraries and children throughout the community.
We provide drug kits to schools within the Tustin Unified School District.
Hearts of Hope (Shelter, Food & Clothing Assistance)
Assistance League of Tustin® provides food and other living essentials to three outstanding youth shelter houses in Tustin specifically: Mary’s Path – a shelter for youthful mothers; Sea Glass – A shelter for teen girls and Rip Tide – a shelter for teen boys.
Families Together of Orange County: Assistance League of Tustin® members support Families Together of OC by opening our Thrift Store to families in need, food drives to help stock their Food Pantry and help with set up and day of their Holiday Gift program.
Assistance League of Tustin® members make periodic visits to Cranbrook Retirement Home in Tustin to offer friendship and entertainment to the residents.
Assistance League of Tustin® members serve the families who live at the Prototypes Mother and Child Residential Home, a mother child shelter supporting parental reunification.
Assistance League of Tustin® partners with the Tustin Police Department to provide emergency assistance to those identified by TPD as requiring emergency support.
Adult and teen members of the Assistance League of Tustin® collect and distribute food and household supplies for those in need throughout the city including shelters and food banks.
Assisteens ® Buddy Programs: This innovative program provides support to disabled children, youth and adults.
The Assisteens provide partner with the American Youth Soccer Organization, Blind Children’s Learning Center and Aqua Achievers Swim Program (at Blue Buoy Swim School) to support the sports each of these organizations by pairing Assisteens with disabled children and adults.
Assisteens partner with the Hillview Day School to provide parties for Tustin Unified School District’s special education day class.
Tustin Unified School District
Assistance League of Tustin® provides grant opportunities to schools and teachers throughout the district for items not provided for by the TUSD or the Tustin Public Schools Foundation.
Support for the Tustin Community
Adult and teen members of Assistance League of Tustin® participate in a wide variety of Community Service events including:
The Tustin Public Schools Foundation: Dino Dash
Tustin Community Foundation: events such as Paper Football, Car Show, D’Vine Wine and Concerts in the Park
The Tustin Area Council for the Fine Arts: Art Walk and Broadway in the Park