Assistance League of East Valley Arizona

Transforming Lives * Strengthening Communities

Mission

Assistance League of East Valley is a local chapter of a national nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through our community based philanthropic programs to positively impact East Valley children and adults in need.

Ruling year info

1990

President

Ms Lois Eitel

President Elect

Mrs. Joyce Godfrey

Main address

2326 North Alma School Road

Chandler, AZ 85224 USA

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EIN

86-0659387

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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

A portion of the students attending East Valley Schools are in need of decent clothing and shoes for school. Our mail goal follows; Many of these children, the clothes they receive for school from us are the only clothing items they own and are often shared with their siblings. We also give the children hygiene kits , many of the children are also sharing their tooth brushes and are in need of the basics of shampoo and tooth paste. The need is so great that we are able to help not even a third of the children that truly need any assistance we can give.

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

Provide new clothing to more than 9,831 children in need in the East Valley. Of this number, 902 received two tops, two pants, jacket, underwear, socks, hygiene items and shoes.

These children were from the Gilbert, Kyrene, Mesa, Tempe , Higley and Queen Creek School Districts.

The remainder of the children received uniform tops, pants, sweatshirts and shoes as budget allows. Uniform pieces were purchased for 22 schools in the Chandler, Mesa and Tempe School Districts.

Population(s) Served

New clothing, hygiene supplies and other items, such as blankets, diapers, snacks provided to area hospitals, fire and police departments and centers against family violence. The Assault Survivor Kits contain clothing for adults and children victims. We were able to help 5115 adults and children last year in the East Valley.Also provided as requested are hygiene kits, flip flops, snacks, drinks, backpacks, books, blankets and other items. These are distributed to 9 different facilities that include hospitals, fire departments and police departments in the East Valley.  Cleaning supplies were provided to Save the Family Foundation of Arizona for clients moving into independent housing.

Population(s) Served

Socials are held monthly at an adult day care center in Tempe, Arizona . Participants include elderly and young adults with disabilities. Refreshments, entertainment and small gifts are given for the clients with birthdays that month. Last year's participants in this program were over 600.

Population(s) Served

Chapter helps sponsor Spelling Bees for Tempe Elementary School District, Chandler and Gilbert Public Schools.

Population(s) Served

Scholarships are given to graduating seniors attending East Valley Institute of Technology to an accredited institution of higher learning in Arizona and also to continuing second year Mesa Community College Students. Scholarships are provided per semester for up to four semesters.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2012

Chamber of Commerce 2014

Chamber of Commerce 2011

Chamber of Commerce 2013

Chamber of Commerce 2015

Chamber of Commerce 2016

Chamber of Commerce 2017

Chamber of Commerce 2018

Chamber of Commercee 2019

Chamber of Commerce 2020

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 press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our recipients vary monthly, because we have dressings and distribution of school uniforms at the start of the school year that does continue to January. Also included now are Homeless Teens

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 East Valley has four goals, clearly stated in our Strategic Plan. They are:

Goal 1: Operate philanthropic programs to meet identified community needs.

Goal 2: Seek and maintain a diverse, informed and committed membership to ensure the success of our mission.

Goal 3: Raise funds to support current philanthropic programs and chapter administration.

Goal 4: Build community awareness and establish a reputation of excellence.

• Continue to explore different ways to attract new members.
• Formalize a database of member's skills, knowledge and experiences. Access this information to facilitate filling leadership positions.
• Develop a Planned Giving Program.
• Continue to explore possible sponsors and prospective contributors who share the organization's vision.
• Continue to identify and pursue new grant opportunities.

* Maintain a strong, active and diverse membership. Continue to explore different ways to attract new members.The recruitment rate increases.

* Active participation of every member in programs and fundraising.

* Raise funds to support current philanthropic programs and chapter administration. Grow a comprehensive Chapter fundraising program. Implement the detailed action/business plan to increase revenue from the Thrift Shop, fundraisers and grants.

* Build community awareness and establish a reputation of excellence. Expand the use of technology in the advancement of the organization.

* Increase our involvement in local organizations, become more recognized in our community.

* Engage in an on-going strategic process.
* Transition to an updated Strategic Plan that reflects the new NAL guidelines and format.
* Ability to help additional children and adults in the East Valley.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Assistance League of East Valley Arizona

Board of directors
as of 8/20/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs Lois Eitel

No Affiliation

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mrs. Joyce Godfrey

No Affiliation

Term: 2020 - 2021

Lois Eitel

No Affiliation

Joyce Godfrey

No Affiliation

Anna Ayala

No Affliliation

Janifer Gorney

No Affliliation

Bonnie Domin

No Affliliation

Johnny William

No Affliliation

Kay Fisher

No Affliliation

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