Assistance League of Saddleback Valley

We Clothe, We Feed, We Educate, We Inspire

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA   |  http://www.alsvca.org

Mission

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs

Ruling year info

1993

President

Ms. Mimi Holcombe

Main address

26111 Antonio Parkway, Suite 500

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 USA

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Formerly known as

Assistance Guild of Saddleback Valley

EIN

33-0322264

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are seeking to acquire more grant funding to help fund our philanthropic programs.. We are working towards obtaining more and better exposure within the Saddleback Valley area.

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

Benefits disadvantaged students in kindergarten through high school with new school clothing to promote improved self image, subsidizes transportation costs for Science Field Study Program and provides support for literacy by assisting teachers in the classroom.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

Provides school clothing to children of Marine families at Camp Pendleton

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

This program awards funds to intermediate and high school teachers allowing them to purchase additional tools to enrich classroom learning as well as expand the existing curriculum with new innovative approaches

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Chapter members and Assisteens auxiliary provide food, clothing and special items to disadvantaged families in need during the holidays

Population(s) Served
Families

Science Field Study provides funds to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District to subside transportation costs for science programs held at Trabuco Elementary School.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Further our philanthropic mission
Increase and expand membership
Involve members
Achieve community name recognition as a leading volunteer organization
Ensure a viable financial future

Obtain evaluation letters from school districts regarding Operation School Bell
Conduct chapter/member evaluations
Research educational workshop opportunities; educate members regarding board and committee chair positions; hold a once a year membership drive
Obtain corporate sponsors; research additional grant opportunities

Assistance League of Saddleback Valley currently has a membership of 179 dedicated women and teens;
We maintain strong working relationships with community leaders---business owners, educators, healthcare professionals and other decision-makers in our community;
We review and update annually an effective five year Strategic Plan; and
We continue to develop additional sources of income such as gifts and grants.

Assistance League of Saddleback Valley has clothed over 1,200 children attending our local elementary and high schools. Through continued fundraising events and pursuit of grants, our goal is to provide clothing to double the number of children in the schools we service.
For the past 20 years, we have subsidized transportation costs for students participating in the Trabuco Elementary School Science Field Study program, averaging approximately 2,100 students annually.
Through Links to Learning teachers have been awarded funds for materials and equipment to enhance libraries and classrooms which benefited more than 20,000 students and impacted 556 classes.
Every year we deliver over 1,500 meals to house-bound seniors.
Through our Adopt-A-Family program, members provide families with food at Christmas which includes a family gift.
We provide bags of newborn baby items to needy families in our local hospitals. Through this program, we utilize the talents of our seniors in the community who donate many hours of their time knitting the newborn sweaters, hats and blankets.
Through Operation Camp Pendleton we provided jeans to approximately 450 girls with the need increasing every year. Through our Legacy of Learning program, preschool children are given new books
Approximately 2,205 pounds of food is collected through our Community Connections program which estimates to feed 55 needy families.

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?

    Paper surveys,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to 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 Saddleback Valley

Board of directors
as of 10/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mimi Holcombe

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Term: 2020 - 2021

Mimi Holcombe

No Affiliation

Anne Neish

No Affiliation

Allison Kern

No Affiliation

Joyce Urone

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Marie Thomas

No Affiliation

Darelene Carpenter

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Heather Redd

No Affiliation

Sita Gyan-Gorski

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Carole Wong

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Victoria McCaster

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Terry Petersen

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Susan Dolbee

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Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/01/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/16/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.