About Us

When caring and commitment are put into action,

the results are heartwarming.















Mission Statement:

Assistance League of Arcadia is a nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community based philanthropic programs.



Vision Statement:

To be a recognized local organization empowering volunteer members to serve the needs of our community.



Our Board of Directors:

President - Leigh Chavez

1st VP Education - Shirley Curley

2nd VP Membership - Lucy Mao

3rd VP Philanthropic - Fran Hermann

4th VP Bargain Box - Patti Beith

Secretary - Rene Marrs

Treasurer - Kay Kinsler

Assisteens Coordinator - Sandi Consiglio

Bylaws Chairman - Susan Dahle

Liaison to Auxiliary - Shary Devore

Orientation Chairman - Diane Lucas

Properties/Preparedness - Merri Frew

Strategic Planning - Maryann Gibson


Speakers Bureau

Is your club or organization interested in having a multi-media presentation about Assistance League, the needs of children and adults in the San Gabriel Valley, and ways you might help?

Assistance League of Arcadia’s Speakers Bureau is available without charge as a program presentation ranging from 15 to 45 minutes.  Learn about members of our community who are confronted with day-to-day personal challenges and how Assistance League’s programs serve them. For information or to schedule a presentation contact ala@alarcadia.org.

Who We Are Locally

Assistance League of Arcadia, a chapter of Assistance League, is a 100% member-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving our community, through hands-on involvement and innovative programs.  All funds raised by our chapter go directly back into the San Gabriel Valley communities we serve.

Founded in 1954, we became the 22nd chapter of the National Assistance League.  We currently have over 340 chapter and auxiliary members of diverse backgrounds, ages, and occupations who donate over 23,000 service hours, serve over 30,000 people, and raise over $200,000 through thrift shop sales annually to fund the chapter’s numerous community service programs. We presently serve the communities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Duarte, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, and Temple City.

Who We Are Nationally

Assistance League has a network of more than 120 chapters stretching across the country; bound by a strong central cause and vision to empower volunteers to make lasting change in our communities.

Unlike most national charities, National Assistance League's focus is on local chapter needs first.  Assistance League actually helps their volunteers realize their vision for their communities.  All funds they raise stay in those individual communities.  So their dreams become our dreams.  Together we help people in need achieve a better quality of life.