Assistance League of San Antonio

Transforming Lives . Strengthening Community

San Antonio, TX   |  www.assistanceleague.org/san-antonio

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1985

President

Ms. Pamela Marsh

Main address

P.O. Box 13130

San Antonio, TX 78213 USA

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EIN

74-2330690

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Meeting needs of underserved populations, especially children, in the Bexar County 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?

CAPS

CAPS (Caps Art Promotes Smiles) provides uniquely decorated ball caps to chronically ill children and adults. Through this program, blankets are also distributed to patients undergoing chemotherapy. In 2020-2021, 1,186 patients were impacted by this program. Member volunteers contributed 1,754 hours in support of this program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

The Operation School Bell® program dresses children from elementary schools designated Title I. These at-risk children are identified by school personnel as having inadequate or inappropriate clothing for attending school. Each child selects sets of new school clothes, a pair of shoes, jacket, socks, underwear, personal care kit, school supplies and books. School uniforms are provided for two school districts with uniform requirements.

In 2020-2021, 10,679 students and their families were impacted.. Member volunteers contributed 3,812 hours in support of this program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Togs For Tots provides new clothing, personal care kit, jacket, reading book along with a Watch Me Grow booklet for parents of new babies and preschool children. School uniforms are provided to Head Start programs. This program is carried out in collaboration with local social service agencies and several schools whose staff determine which at-risk children will be the recipients.
Watch Me Grow a child developmental stage booklet covering birth to age five and a resource card which are distributed to parents and guardians in the clothing distributed through Togs For Tots. The booklet is printed in both English and Spanish.

In 2020-2021, 3,933 children and their families were impacted by this program. Member volunteers contributed 2,240 hours in support of this program.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Economically disadvantaged people

I'm In Charge provides personal safety presentations with video and interactive dialogue for elementary school children in Title 1 schools. Topics covered include cyber-bullying/bullying and personal safety and is presented in the classrooms at the request of the local school districts. The program empowers students with information and tools to make the right decisions when they are home alone, on the internet or in danger. Take-home booklets that reinforce the message are printed in both English and Spanish.

In 2020-20210, 4,422 students were impacted by this program. Member volunteers contributed 503 hours in support of this program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Enhanced Learning Awards provides supplemental materials and/or programs for Title 1 schools that enrich elementary students' education.

In 2020-2021, 2,239 students were impacted by this program. Member volunteers contributed 150 hours in support of this program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Scholarship Program awards scholarships to qualified students attending colleges and universities in Bexar County and GED support for those participating in the Bexar County Early Intervention Program.

In 2020-2021, twelve recipients were impacted by this program. Member volunteers contributed 101 hours in support of this program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Adopt A Resident serves senior adults through companionship, friendship and by providing personal care items at a local nursing home.

In 2020-20210, 1,193 residents and their families were impacted by this program.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Accreditations

Trustwave Trusted Commerce 2018

Awards

The Superintendent's Award 2007

North East Independent School District - San Antonio

Children's Shelter Appreciation Award 2003

Children's Shelter of San Antonio

George Gervin Youth Center Community Service Award 2004

George Gervin Youth Center - San Antonio

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of San Antonio 2003

Association of Fundraising Professionals - San Antonio

Campus Partner of the Year 2003

Northside Independent School District - San Antonio

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 free participants on field trips

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Enhanced Learning Awards

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of students are based on the attendance at the selected schools; different schools are selected annually to allow maximum exposure to the program.

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 San Antonio has adopted the following goals:
1. Provide philanthropic programs of excellence that meet community needs
2. Promote name awareness and program impact within the community
3. Ensure financial sustainability
4. Attract and retain members

Goal 1: Provide philanthropic programs of excellence that meet community needs. A. Consult with community resources to determine which needs we can meet. B. Determine the direction of philanthropic programs as community needs changed. C. Achieve 10 percent increase of return on internal and external program assessment forms. D. Evaluate and improve procedures based on feedback and results of assessment forms.
Goal 2: Communications Marketing-Promote name awareness and program impact within the community. A. Evaluate and improve current methods of communication. B. Improve the impact of the website on membership and the public. C. Evaluate and improve methods of marketing. Measure and improve the impact of the website on membership, donations, and agency service requests. D. Increase the use of social media.
Goal 3: Maintain our financial stability with grants and fundraising at an optimal level. Continue our income stream from our rental property.
Goal 4: Increase new members by five percent while reducing attrition by eight percent.

Assistance League of San Antonio is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that has over 450 members. Our members put caring and commitment into action through community based programs and have contributed over 70,000 volunteer hours to serve over 70,000 individuals in the San Antonio community during fiscal year 2014-2015. Our community partnerships include 10 school districts and over 100 agencies in the San Antonio/Bexar County area. Assistance League has been in San Antonio over 30 years and is one of 120 chapters nationwide. Assistance League of San Antonio typically adds 20-30 new member volunteers annually and we enjoy a membership that includes educators; medical and business professionals; and technically skilled individuals, many of who are retired.

Assistance League of San Antonio has always looked for unmet needs in the community. In 1984, we began the Watch Me Grow pamphlets which educate parents about the developmental stages of young children. This has expanded since then to eight philanthropic programs serving the broad needs of children and adults in the community. Since 1984, the chapter's programs have impacted over one million (1,000,000) residents with over eight (8) million dollars returned to the community. We continue to explore the unmet needs in our community and ways we can help meet those needs that are in agreement with our mission and vision.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Assistance League of San Antonio

Board of directors
as of 11/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pamela Marsh

Lee Bartels

Jo Herbold

Cherry Pelt

Catherine Campion

Nancy McBrine

Carolyn Baumann

Ann Murdock

Kathy Bustos

Janet Maloney

Gene Willis

Fran Gorman

Pam Marsh

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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 11/8/2021,

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