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Assistance League of Salt Lake City

Transforming Lives * Strengthening Community

Salt Lake City, UT   |  www.alslc.org

Mission

Assistance League® of Salt Lake City is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers serve children and adults in our community through hands-on philanthropic programs. Assistance League serves people in the Salt Lake Valley, Ogden and Park City.

Notes from the nonprofit

Assistance League of Salt Lake City, through careful and wise decision-making, emerged from the pandemic with increased efficient and streamlined processes throughout our organization as well as a wider and more diverse customer base for our thrift shop. These changes have enabled us to increase our programs and serve even more people in our community. We exist to strengthen the confidence, health and development of the people we serve through the careful use of our valuable financial and human resources. To our donors, supporters and members, thank you for your trust, commitment and belief in our mission.

Ruling year info

1975

Principal Officer

Ms. Diane Mackin

President-Elect

Ms. Elizabeth Quealy

Main address

PO Box 9353

Salt Lake City, UT 84109 USA

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EIN

51-0139592

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Thrift Shops (P29)

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

Assistance League of Salt Lake City is working to address unmet needs in our community.

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?

Consociates Projects

Consociates Auxiliary provided 550 large bags of cleaning products to St. Vincent de Paul's Homeless Center for distribution to refugee families in need. This Assistance League auxiliary also provided 700 bags of toiletries and other personal care necessities to St. Vincent's for distribution to members of Salt Lake City's homeless population.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people

Operation School Bell provides bundles of new school clothing to over 4,000 elementary school children in need each year. Additionally, we sponsor some 400 middle school students with shopping trips to Old Navy, provide almost 1000 students with pairs of new shoes from Skechers, and give 100 high school students new sweatshirts.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Operation Healthy Teeth provides urgent dental care to children with no other means of receiving that care. Dental care providers volunteer time and expertise; Assistance League covers other costs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Community groups refer adults entering the workforce or attending school who are in need of appropriate clothing to Assistance League. Recipients receive $40 worth of clothing from our thrift store as well as gift cards for hair care and shoes and a hygiene kit.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Assistance League Consociates Auxiliary makes sets of necessary newborn baby items to give to mothers in need in area hospitals.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Assistance League Consociates Auxiliary provides kits of clothing and personal care items to victims of sexual assault. We work with hospitals and the Rape Recovery Center to ensure that victims have appropriate clothing to wear home from the hospital.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our volunteers provide 16,000 books to children in Head Start and Title I elementary and middle school students in five local school districts.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children
Adolescents

Eye on the Community addresses emerging needs in the community not met by our other programs. This program has provided laptop computers to outstanding alternative high school graduates who are continuing their education at a community college or other educational institution. The program also provides personal care items to The Inn Between, a hospice for the homeless. Over 1500 unsheltered people were impacted by our donations of a new washing machine, water and clothing to homeless centers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults
At-risk youth
Homeless people

Where we work

Awards

2022 Community Legacy Resource Award 2022

People Helping People

Certificate of Appreciation 2022

Catholic Community Services

Top Three Thrift Shops in SLC 2023

Best of Salt Lake City

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.

To continue our philanthropic programs and be a source of support and help for people of all ages who are in need of the services we provide.

Continue policies that have made our programs successful; to identify unmet community needs and expend surplus funding to meet those needs; grow our member base.

Our volunteers commit to supporting our regular and extra outreach programs and surplus funds allow us to provide more support to people in need in our community. Assistance League Thrift Shop continues to increase its revenues every year, providing more financial support for our programs.

In 2018 - 2019, Assistance League of Salt Lake City gave 86 cents of every dollar spent back to the community though the following programs:
Operation School Bell® - Distributed bags of new school clothing to almost 5,000 elementary school children; 262 middle school students were served through our Old Navy shopping events.
Operation Healthy Teeth provided urgent dental treatment to a record 217 children in need.
Book Bank volunteers read to 1,758 Head Start children, provided each with a new book and dental care products. Book Bank also gave 2,000 books to Title I schools to support summer reading.
Brighter Tomorrows gave clothing to 195 clients re-entering the work force or returning to school and who were referred social service agencies.
Act III entertained over 1,400 seniors in care facilities.
Over 2800 individuals were served by our Consociates Auxiliary. Baby Bundles provided 1,100 layettes and baby care items to new parents;
Working through the Rape Recovery Center, Assault Survivor Kits® provided clothing and toiletries to 1,700 victims of sexual assault.
Eye on the Community provided over 300 children, teens and homeless hospice patients with goods and services.
Assisteens® Auxiliary served over 650 children, teens, seniors and the homeless with needed goods and services.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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

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Assistance League of Salt Lake City

Board of directors
as of 09/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Diane \Mackin

No Affiliation

Term: 2023 - 2024

Elizabeth Quealy

No Affiliation

Ana Facelli

No Affiliation

LuAnne Lewis

No Affiliation

Kathy Ogden

No Affiliation

Billie Tolman

No Affiliation

Jackie Daniels

No Affiliation

Linda Stimpson

No Affiliation

Ann Staples

No Affiliation

Trish Oba

No Affiliation

Kim Shemwell

No Affiliation

Tiffany Hall

No Affiliation

Carol Coulter

No Affiliation

Valerie Mercer

No Affiliation

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