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ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF LAS VEGAS

Transforming Lives - Strengthening Community

aka Assistance League of Las Vegas   |   Las Vegas, NV   |  www.allv.org

Mission

Assistance League Las Vegas is a philanthropic organization that implements programs and services that enrich the lives of children in need in Clark County, NV.

Ruling year info

1976

President

Barbara Randall

President Elect

Diana Anderson

Main address

6446 W Charleston Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89146 USA

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EIN

88-0137831

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For more than forty years, Assistance League of Las Vegas (ALLV) has been providing new school clothing to Clark County children in need. Our all-volunteer staff provided clothing to nearly 7,000 children last year. (The School District identifies the children most in need and transports them to our facility, where they are assisted, one-on-one, to select four pairs of pants, two shirts, a jacket, school supplies, toiletries, underwear, new shoes and socks for a week. Ensuring that children have appropriate clothing to attend school is critical to their educational learning, achievement and self-esteem. It is consistently reported to us by the school attendance officers and director of the Title I HOPE Program that children with inadequate clothing often do not attend school, or attend school embarrassed about their appearance, and worried about being teased, when they should be focused on learning.

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

Our largest program, Operation School Bell, provides brand new school clothing, shoes and personal grooming products, free of charge, to children from families with extreme need. These children, from kindergarten through the 8th grade, are referred to us by the Clark County School District who are best to identify the children with the most need. Operation School Bell enhances each child's self-esteem, promotes learning and encourages regular school attendance.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

AL's (Assistance League's) Closet is a program which provides new school clothing directly to low income schools to benefit children with immediate or emergency needs. If a child has inadequate clothing, underwear, socks or shoes, the school counselor can provide a student in need immediately by using the items provided by AL's Closet.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Assistance League Las Vegas responds to the needs of the community through Hope High. Our goal is to help keep students in school. Homeless students in area high schools are provided with purchased or donated essential items such as fast food gift cards, backpacks, clothing and caps and gowns for their graduation.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Provide a 2 or 4 year college scholarship to a graduating high school senior.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

“A Hug is Always the Right Size”–Winnie the Pooh
The bear program has been providing soft, cuddly teddy bears to individuals throughout the Las Vegas community since 1988. The bears are provided to children and adults in crisis or time of duress. Automobile accidents, fires, domestic problems, separation from a family member, memory loss or an emergency room visit are among some of the situations that warrant comfort from a bear. Over 5,500 bears are delivered annually by Assistance League volunteers to local agencies who provide crisis care.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Best of Las Vegas NonProfit 2021

Review Journal

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 children served by Assistance League Las Vegas's Operation School Bell.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Measured by counting the number of children provided school clothing and hygiene items. During 2020 the number decreased because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Total number of Assistance League Las Vegas volunteer hours.

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of service hours members provided during the fiscal year to support Assistance League Las Vegas. NOTE: Decrease is due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Dollar contribution to the community thru Assistance League Las Vegas programs.

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Estimated annual budgeted amounts.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

1. Increase awareness and recognition of Assistance League of Las Vegas within the community.
2. Retain and grow a dedicated and engaged membership to ensure the success of our mission.
3. Increase revenue per square foot of Thrift Shop space to assist in this mission.
4. Grow philanthropic programs to better meet the needs of the community.

Increase awareness of ALLV and its programs by enhancing relationships with community agencies; utilizing social media, website and local media; Grow, retain, and support the membership. To operate a profitable thrift-shop, increase revenue through fundraising and manage resources to ensure financial organizational health; Increase outreach and continually improve the operational processes to support philanthropic programs.

We are capable of providing shopping for 50 students six days a week from late August to mid May to provide new school clothing, hoodies or jackets, underwear, socks school supplies, health kits, new books, blankets, hats and gloves and athletic shoes.
We are capable of providing stuffed teddy bears to first responders, community and sexual abuse centers for a full year to support affected children.
We provide layettes for parents in pre-natal and post-natal learning environments year-round.
Fifty plus (50+) schools receive emergency and immediate new clothing on site during the school year.
We help to supply homeless students in high school classrooms with essential items.
A troupe of puppeteers do bullying and disability skits for 2nd and 3rd graders.
We provide pocketbooks written by members to Charter schools.
Memory boxes are provided to several hospitals for infants that do not survive birth.

During 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, in our signature program Operation School Bell, we served over 5,490 students and have served over 165,000 students to date since program inception. We will continue to provide goods and services that enhance the self - esteem of children in the Clark County school district.

In addition, our community programs provided many other services. Operation Bear Hug provided over 4,400 huggable stuffed bears to 45 agencies. The Scholarship program now has 67 recipients and donates over $225,000 annually to this effort. Al's Closet and Like New Clothing works with sixty plus (60+) schools and agencies and has served over 3,365 students. High Hope served over 1,600 students with backpacks and other necessities. The Help for Hope scholars program purchased textbooks and programs needed for 12 students at UNLV. Perfect Fit assisted 105 plus-size teens find fashionable clothing. The Layette program provided over 1,251 sets of baby blankets and new infant clothing to nine local agencies. The Pocket Book Program consists of pocket- sized story and coloring books written in English and Spanish and was provided to over 2,700 at-risk early education students. Angel's Assistance met the needs of over 1,892 families with hospitalized children with essentials and provided memory boxes for loses.

This past year we have assisted with a new area of hunger challenged community through collecting food for food pantry and serving as a pick up spot for local food banks.

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 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • 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 LAS VEGAS

Board of directors
as of 06/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Barbara Randall


Board co-chair

Diana Anderson

Pat Cullen

Barbara Randall

Diana Anderson

Ann Zappa

Kristi Atkins

Tina Shinn

Joyce Carr

Lillian Xu

Ruth Meenk

Gina Geldbach-Hall

Carole Green

Mary Jane Wirges

Nancy Leslie

Eric Aldrian

Wynn - Advisor

Cara Clarke

LV Chamber - Advisor

Jill Fertitta

Advisor

Michael Keeler

Peak Fin - Advisor

Samantha Virdin-Smetana

City Bank - Advisor

Lisa Windom

LV Water Dist-Advisor

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 ? 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 1/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.