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About Us Putting Caring and Commitment into Action

Assistance League of Everett is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)(3), Federal Tax I.D. No. 91-6069747, organization dedicated to helping those in need within our community, Snohomish County, Washington.

We are one of more than 120 local chapters and guilds within a national network, National Assistance League. Through our commitment to hands-on action, nationwide Assistance League volunteers touched the lives of over 1.4 million children, seniors, families and others in need this past year. Combined, we returned an astounding $35 million to communities across the United States.

Our chapter was founded in 1965 and currently has more than 300 members. Dedicated volunteers donated over 78,669 volunteer hours this past year. Since 1965 Operation School Bell has clothed over 83,700 students.

We manage several Philanthropic Programs that are focused on lending a helping hand to those in need. Our largest program, Operation School Bell, gives children a complete new wardrobe of school clothing. Other programs provide financial aid to graduating high school seniors, scholarships to Everett Community College students, clothing and hygiene kits for assault victims, teddy bears for children and adults who are victims of assault or domestic violence, clothing to adults re-entering the workplace and more.

We rely 100% on volunteers with no paid staff. You are welcome to join us, as there are countless volunteer opportunities in which your talents, skills and interests can be served while giving back in our local community.


Volunteers putting caring and commitment into action

Mission Statement
Assistance League of Everett is a nonprofit, all-volunteer, organization whose philanthropic programs promote the well-being and self-esteem of children, teens and adults in Snohomish County.

Quick Facts
Local chapter of National Assistance League, serving Snohomish County, since 1965.

An all-volunteer, nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsecular organization.

Comprised of more than 300 member volunteers plus numerous community volunteers. In addition to the main chapter membership there are two auxiliary organizations, Kitty Young Auxiliary and Assisteens® Auxiliary.

Philanthropic Programs yearly results:

  • Provided new school wardrobes to 3,693 children in need throughout 15 school districts in Snohomish county.
  • Provided 960 high school students with new clothing through our Teen Retail program. For a total of 4,653 children and teens were clothed this year.
  • Gifted 130 low-income, graduating high school seniors $200 each to help celebrate their achievement.
  • Kitty Young Auxiliary distributed 223 clothing kits to emergency room hospitals for assault survivors, and 912 young girls also received specialty books on sex education.
  • Supplied 175 Teddy Bear hug's to assault and traumatized children and adults.
  • Provided vocational training for developmentally delayed adults.
  • Helped families through a partnership with The Salvation Army Family Assistance program.
  • Awarded 10 scholarships to students in-need attending Everett Community College.
  • Provided 135 seniors with graduation awards of $200 each.
  • Special case students at Northwest Regional Learning Center were given a helping hand by Kitty Young Auxiliary.
  • Assisteens Auxiliary sent 91 special letters to Overseas Soldiers and Wounded Warriors.

Financial Information
Aware of the fiduciary responsibility for funds entrusted to us, Assistance League continues to follow the BBB/Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charitable Accountability. Thanks to the support of the community, we continue to grow our fund raising and Philanthropic Programs support.

To view our 990 form click on the following link:  ALE 990

To view our BBB annual report  click on the following link: ALE BBB Report