Assistance League of Everett

Volunteers Serving Snohomish County Since 1965

aka Assistance League of Everett   |   Everett, WA   |  www.assistanceleague.org/everett

Mission

Assistance League of Everett is an all-volunteer, organization whose philanthropic programs promote the well-being and self-esteem of children, teens and adults in Snohomish County.

Notes from the nonprofit

The impact from COVID-19 restrictions has dramatically reduced our revenues from the thrift shop and estate sales. We were fortunate to receive a one-time grant specified for the payoff of our building mortgage. This generous one-time grant has freed us from the ongoing monthly payment of a mortgage, and those funds are now available to general operations. We are striving hard to only minimally reduce our philanthropic programs this year, using some of our cash reserves to maintain those programs, but realize that without increased thrift shop sales or other grants we may be faced to reduce some of our programs in 2021.

Ruling year info

1967

President

Donna Day

Main address

5107 Evergreen Way

Everett, WA 98203 USA

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EIN

91-6069747

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Positively affect our community by addressing the well-being and self-esteem of children, teens and adults of Snohomish County through our philanthropic programs.

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

In-need students are provided by Operation School Bell, three new outfits, a winter jacket, sweatshirt, hat, gloves and scarf, toiletry kit, and one week's supply of underwear and socks.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Qualified  in-need high school age students are provided with a voucher for $140 to Fred Meyer clothing store for appropriate school attire.  954 teens were served this current school year.

Population(s) Served

Awards of $250 are given to qualified graduating seniors to help with senior year expenses.  Students are referred by counselors in 24 Snohomish County high schools.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Awards of $2,400 are given to qualified Community College students to help with tuition and college expenses. Students are referred by counselors at Everett Community College

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program provides special suport, designed to enrich student's learning, to three schools in need of extra resources.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides clothing and household supplies for families in need referred by the Salvation Army, Housing Hope, Cocoon House, YWCA and the American Red Cross.

Population(s) Served
Families

Provides teen-appropriate t-shirts for distribution through Operation School Bell

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides donations of goods and clothing back to the needy through donations to other nonprofit organizations in the community.

Population(s) Served
Families

Through partnerships with Housing Hope and Cocoon House Starting Over Supplies program provides living essentials to those in need at a time of starting over in a new household.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Assistance League 1965

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have no paid staff. We are all volunteer and due to COVID are hours declined. The value for 2020 is based upon U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics at $28.06/ hour is $1,613,646.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Adults

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Adults are able to continue their education and better their lives through scholarships awarded to attend Everett Community College

Percentage of students with observed improvement in self confidence after receiving clothing from 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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to COVID we were not able to serve as many children and they did not receive the "in-person" shopping experience they had in prior years. We believe this contributed to the lower percentage.

Percentage of students with observed improvement in peer acceptance after receiving clothing from 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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

65% - positive change; 10% significant positive change

Percentage pf students who felt receiving the Assistance League of Everett® graduation award had a positive impact on their attitude toward their senior year and graduation

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

Adolescents

Related Program

Graduation Awards

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of students who stated receiving the Assistance League of Everett® graduation award allowed them to participate in senior year activities that they otherwise would not have been able to do

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

Adolescents

Related Program

Graduation Awards

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Philanthropic Programs:
• By the end of May 2021, all programs will demonstrate measurable qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
• Increase number of children served through Operation School Bell by 5% per year over the next five years.
• Determine additional needs of our communities and implement new programs or expand existing programs to meet these needs.

Membership
• By June 2021, increase chapter membership by 5% per year over the next five years.
• By June 2021, involve members/volunteers for increased effectiveness in our chapter and community resulting in 2.5% increase in service hours, each year, over the next five years.
• By June 2021, increase organizational strength of our chapter by recruiting members with exceptional skills in organizational management and leadership.

Resource Development
• By June 2020, increase the chapter funding by 5% annually to provide enhanced services to the community.

Communications
• Increase awareness within Snohomish County businesses and communities about ALE and its programs.

Capacity Building
• By June 2021, develop organizational structure that promotes succession planning in significant leadership positions, and ensures highest and best use of our member/volunteer time.
• Continue to promote accountability, accuracy and transparency to ensure chapter long-term viability.

• Implement an outreach model for recruiting new members by targeting large employers within the county and coordinating with employer human resource departments to provide information about volunteer opportunities with Assistance League of Everett to employees and near-term retirees.
• Implement outreach to PTA's county-wide to provide information about volunteer opportunities with Assistance League of Everett.
• Meet with school districts to determine ability to provide information about Assistance League of Everett to school parents on Parent Orientation night.

We also understand that to achieve our philanthropic program goals we must continue to increase the revenue of the organization. By June 2021, we will increase the chapter funding by 5% annually to provide enhanced services to the community. Our resource development strategies are:
• Increase thrift store revenue by 5% annually by 2021.
• Implement outreach to school districts to encourage school staff to name Assistance League of Everett as recipient organization during annual United Way campaign.

We understand that all organizations must continually carry out capacity building to ensure the overall health and vibrancy of the organization. Our capacity building goals are:

• Enhance the strategic planning process through a facilitated board retreat that will focus on Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT analysis).
• Update skills matrix to a current technology platform that will enhance its utilization in matching member/volunteer skill sets to highest and best use within the chapter.
• Design a succession plan for each significant leadership role utilizing the concept of vice chairman who would work under chairman for one year before assuming full chair responsibilities. This should “spread the work" of each chairman position and provide for smoother transition at the expiration of a chairman's term.
• Identify members/volunteers with strong management, organizational, or leadership skills and determine best ways to utilize those skills within the chapter.
• By June 2020, develop organizational structure that promotes succession planning in significant leadership positions, and ensures highest and best use of our member/volunteer time.

Operation School Bell served a total of 3,200 students; in the building and 846 teens with the Teen Retail Program held at Fred Meyer store
186 students received Graduation Awards of $250 each for a total of $47,250.
10 Everett Community College Scholarships were given for a total of $20,200.
Kitty Young Auxiliary Adopt a School Program provided books and clothing for Skykomish, Index and Crossroads Schools.
Assisteens® assembled 3,900 grooming kits and provided Tees for Teens for OSB, and they also wrote letters to soldiers for the organization “A Million Thanks".
 Thrift Shop voucher programs benefitted 93 families and individuals referred by the Salvation Army, Housing Hope, Red Cross, YWCA and Cocoon House at a total value of $7,223
Indicators (of community and volunteer support for our mission)
Fundraising Activities
Thrift Shop revenues for the year ended May 31, 2020 were $549,666.00
Direct Mail letter has brought in $28,280 for the year ended May 31, 2019.
$405,335 in grants from corporations, foundations, and individuals
 Estate Sales had 1 sales resulting in gross sales of approximately $15,258 with a profit close to $7,629.
Other chapter and auxiliary events raised nearly $117,613
Member Information
Assisteens donated over 886 hours of service throughout the year.
Kitty Young Auxiliary members donated 5,957 volunteer hours during the year.
Items were hand-knitted, crocheted, and created by volunteers with over 26,239 volunteer hours.
Total Chapter member volunteer hours to Assistance League activities for the year-to-date are 45,443.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for 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 Everett

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Day

Assistance League of Everett

Term: 2021 - 2022

Donna Day

Assistance League of Everett

Margaret Lund

Assistance League of Everett

Conni Curtis

Assistance League of Everett

Doreen Boy

Assistance League of Everett

Joanne Gunderson

Assistance League of Everett

Marylou Madson

Assistance League of Everett

Helen Ziemkowski

Assistance League of Everett

Laureen Robinett

Assistance League of Everett

Bev Fesharaki

Assistance League of Everett

Carol Burk

Assistance League of Everett

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/3/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data