Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific

Transforming Lives - Strengthening Communities

aka Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific   |   Astoria, OR   |  www.assistanceleaguecp.org

Mission

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children through community programs

Ruling year info

1994

President

Shelby Mogenson

Main address

PO Box 596

Astoria, OR 97103 USA

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EIN

26-0799085

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Clatsop County, Oregon is rural with a large population of homeless and poor families. We have 5 small school districts with a total of 15 schools. We work closely with the schools to identify students with needs of clothing, food and help with fees to participate in extracurricular programs. Although we have been working together for 12 years the need continues to grow, especially now with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Operation School Bell

Provides school appropriate clothing to children in need.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Provides a duffel bag filled with pajamas, a bear, underwear, blanket, hygiene products and a book for children being placed in foster care.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

This Program gives every student the opportunity
to participate in school sports and/or other extra-curricular activities that require a fee from the student to participate, including art, culinary, music & robotic programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our chapter has an inventory of over 500 gowns, we invite
all area girls to come to our hosted events and select a dress to
borrow for their school dances. We should all be able to feel like a star!!

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

A flexible rapid-response program which allows Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific to respond to specific community emergencies that do not fall within our regular guidelines.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students clothed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People of Latin American descent, At-risk youth, Homeless people, Immigrants

Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Covid Pandemic stopped our Operation School Bell Program in Spring of 2020. Fall, 2020 we were able to clothe approximately 400 students and as the schools begin to open we hope to support 300!

Number of Children receiving duffel bags when they go into foster care.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Foster and adoptive children, Transitioning children

Related Program

Duffle Bag Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Duffel bags are full of clothing, pajamas, blanket, personal items, book and stuffed animals to give comfort. Sadly more children are going into foster care; especially this year with the pandemic.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific would eventually like to clothe every child that needs school clothing in Clatsop County by increasing by 5% each year and give each school a modest supply of emergency clothing. We would like to increase membership participation through mentoring and education. We would like to promote awareness of Assistance League to ensure chapter long-term viability. We want to continually increase our fundraising efforts to support our philanthropic outreach while maintaining a 100% return to the community.

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific is just reaching its 10-year anniversary. We are researching the possibility of a new mega fundraiser that engages the entire community and promotes care and concern for the children of Clatsop County. We are building our reserve fund steadily each year while still being able to increase the number of children clothed. We have had remarkable success in gaining new members and have been holding introductory "coffee, cake and question" gatherings to inform them of our programs and fundraising opportunities. We are reviewing current community needs and evaluating relevancy of our programs.

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific is increasing the participation of our community and local businesses in our fundraising efforts. We have been getting good public relations notice with newspaper articles, our website, social media and word of mouth. We have become well known as an organization that "gets things done" and also has a good time doing it. We have a strong membership base and continue to grow. We are consistently pursuing new avenues of fundraising and grant opportunities.

We have increased our membership, the number of students we are clothing, the amount of funds we are raising and the public recognition of our efforts.

We still need to encourage more active participation by a larger pool of members. We are still in the planning stages for our newest fundraiser which we hope will increase our income substantially.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are learning how to help to buy new clothes for our students during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have contacted all of our schools to learn the best ways to use fitter forms, shopping forms, vouchers and then to get the clothes to the students safely without one to one contact.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, members,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific

Board of directors
as of 2/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shelby Mogenson

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific

Term: 2020 - 2021

Shelby Mogenson

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific

Mary Davies

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific

Cheri McGowan

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Julie Seppa

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Jane Cartwright

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific

Pat Roscoe

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific

Sandy Ford

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Saundra Clark

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Sally Haserot

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Tami Aho

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/27/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.