Our Volunteers ....What Our Members Do

Over 100 members work very hard each year to fund and deliver programs, here in Hawaii.

Wonderful friendships form in the course of working with women who care about their community, and each other.

The main source of funds is the Thrift Shop on Young Street in Honolulu, which is run solely by Assistance League volunteer members.

Additional funds come from a direct mail campaign, grants and individual donations. Funds raised are used in helping the local community and communities throughout the state of Hawaii.

The majority of program activities are during the day from August through May with a monthly luncheon meeting the second Wednesday of each month.

The Hawaii chapter began in 1971; there are over 120 Assistance League chapters nationwide. Each chapter operates the Operation School BellĀ® program, providing new school clothing to children in Title I schools (Free and Reduced lunch program participants), as well as additional programs that address local community needs.

Assistance League is a nonprofit organization of volunteers who are committed to identifying unmet needs and addressing them through programs developed and delivered by the members.

Here are a few examples of what the members do.

Members find that they can:

  1. Make a profound difference in the lives of disadvantaged children in Hawaii.
  2. Become part of a team who believes their participation can help make the world a better place.
  3. Form friendships that last a lifetime
  4. Discover a never-ending capacity for generosity
  5. Develop skills they never knew they possessed.
  6. Embrace, empower and educate children in our community.

Childen work happily on their reading problems with a little help from Assistance League Tutors.


We provide new school clothes to as many children as funds allow... too many are left unserved.

OSB LaVonne and Cathy

We buy, pack and deliver new clothes to schools.

OSB instore photo

We also staff and fund special shopping days for selected Title I students at local retail stores.

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