Assistance League of Greater Collin County

Transforming Lives Strengthening Community

aka N/A   |   Plano, TX   |  https://algcc.org

Mission

Assistance League of Greater Collin County is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization whose dedicated volunteers transform the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Mrs. Beth O'Rear

Main address

200 Chisholm Place

Plano, TX 75075 USA

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EIN

75-2663446

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Services (P40)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We address 5 areas of need in the communities that we serve: Clothing, Hunger, Literacy, Supplies, Health.

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

Operation School Bell® provides new clothing and dental hygiene kits to elementary school students K-6 grade that have been referred by school counselors and teachers in the school districts of Collin County, Texas. We clothe 1100 children in a school year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Pass the Word program distributes reading materials to 16,000 patients in participating hospitals.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Members engage in activities that are specifically one-time  responses to community needs such as donating 95 pairs of socks to the homeless in Greater Collin County.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Members prepare bereavement memory boxes for grieving parents whose babies have died at or shortly after birth.

Population(s) Served
Families

Members engage in short term activities based upon community needs. The activities may address the areas of literacy, supplies, health and hunger.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

To be a recognized leader empowering volunteers to meet essential needs to see families flourish in Greater Collin County.
To empower young students through addressing needs in the areas of clothing, health, hunger, literacy and supplies.

We continue to enhance and improve our programs within the community.
Operation School Bell® provides a shopping experience for elementary school children (K-6th grade) in need of new clothes and shoes.
Wee Memories provides bereavement boxes to grieving parents who have lost an infant at birth.
Pass the Word provides new magazines to hospitalized patients and waiting areas. This program pivoted during 2020 to suppling activity books, crayons, and puzzles to bedridden expected mothers.
Caring in Action includes several projects such as decorated baseball caps and loveys are provided to a local children's hospital, emergency children's underwear kits are provided for Title 1 schools, Reading program with Dr. Seuss books given to 1st grade children in Title 1 schools, supply closets are maintained with needed items for homeless teens in a middle school and a baby supply closet for a battered women's shelter.
We focus on 5 areas: Clothing Hunger Literacy Supplies Health

The chapter has an active education committee which orients new members on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The chapter enjoys a well rounded membership with professional and technical skills. Many are retired from long careers from a variety of industries. Assistance League has earned a reputation for consistent quality programs that provides assistance to many persons from many walks of life in Greater Collin County. A strong public relations effort contributes to a favorable public perception of Assistance League through making new contacts through various media outlets. Our organization has no paid volunteers.

Our 60 members volunteered their time and talents to meet the needs of the community around them. We served 750 children through our Operation School Bell® program in 2020-2021 school year. Pass The Word provided magazines, books, crayon to over 16,000 patients and families in Texas Health System hospital. Wee Memories provided 45 bereavement boxes to grieving families who have lost a baby at birth. Caring in Action provided: 134 caps, loveys, afghans and pillowcases to local children's hospital; read Dr. Seuss books to 9 first grade classes in 3 different schools and gave each child a book to take home; provided blankets and school supplies for homeless middle school students; delivered 3,102 pairs of underwear to school nurses; and initiated a new project to provide Christmas Stockings for Seniors delivered on Christmas Eve. Crafts for a Cause produced the handcrafted items to support the projects listed above. Through these various programs, we returned over 85.1% of the revenue back to our community.
Our goals include serving additional children through our Operation School Bell® program. We provide new school clothes to children in need. For some children, this will be the first time they have ever had new shoes, a coat or clothes. New clothing has the power to elevate self-esteem, encourage school attendance, and improve academic performance. We provide more than a new wardrobe-we are empowering young students to reach their full potential.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Assistance League of Greater Collin County

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Beth O'Rear

Assistance League of Greater Collin County

Term: 2021 - 2022

Beth O'Rear

no affiliation

Beth Smith

Michele Miller

Rita Hanna

Linda Watson

Mary Stanton

Shirley Hu

Nancy Steffel

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/15/2021

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