ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF AMADOR VALLEY

Transforming Lives and Strengthening Community

Pleasanton, CA   |  www.assistanceleague.org/amadorvalley/

Mission

Assistance League of Amador Valley is a non-profit organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, assisting those in need through unique service programs. Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

Ruling year info

1996

President

Victoria Gordillo

Main address

PO Box 11843

Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA

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EIN

93-1044802

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Under the guidance of National Assistance League, we have over 90 members who do hands-on volunteerism in the Tri-Valley serving children, teens and seniors in the cities of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. We clothe over 400 children in need each year and distribute over 1200 books for students in need to take home to read through our Operation School Bell® program. We have many other programs where we make our community a better place to live.

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® is Assistance League’s signature program. The goal is to help children succeed in school by providing new school clothing; tutoring assistance and books to advance their reading skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our members create a Birthday Bag that has all the essentials for a party for children celebrating a birthday while they are living at Tri-Valley Haven, a local shelter.
The Birthday Bag includes several gifts for the birthday child, a birthday card, party supplies such as hats and noisemakers for the other children who attend the party, and a gift card to Safeway for Haven staff to purchase a birthday cake.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Pleasanton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, that provides both post-hospital rehab care and long term custodial care. Every month, you will find us organizing and leading social activities including:
Holiday parties,High Tea events (complete with fancy hats for women and men alike),Bingo and Roulette (which is a BIG hit!),One-on-One visits
and many other activities
We provide magazines and help serve lunch at the Peasanton Senior Center. Book Buddies where members and seniors are paired up with second graders from local elementary school children for reading sessions.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

We shop for and supply food to our local Tri-Valley food pantry.

Population(s) Served
Families

We provide take-home reading books and activities for local foster children.

Population(s) Served
Families

We provide vision screening in several of our local preschools for 3- 5 year olds. Our purpose is to detect amblyopia early which can then be treated by their doctor. This disorder decreases vision in an eye that otherwise typically appears normal.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

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 volunteers

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

Children, Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number volunteers for all programs

Total number of clients served by Operation School Bell programs

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

Adolescents, Children

Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of people served by Food for Families program

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

Families, Age groups

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

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.

Our mission statement is “Assistance League of Amador Valley is a nonprofit organization dedicated to hands on volunteerism, assisting those in need through unique service programs". In doing so, we feel it is important to include a focus on literacy.
The general needs of our community are two-fold: financial and social. Specifically we focus on education, nutrition, pre-school vision and the mental health of all age groups. Literacy is a core value for our chapter. All school age children are given books to take home and keep through the following programs: Clothing the Children, Foster Kids, Books of My Own, Book Buddies and Birthday Bags. A child owning a book fosters a sense of the importance of education and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of active learning.

Our formal strategic plan document covers our accomplishment goals for the upcoming 20 years. It is revised yearly using a membership survey. We adjust the plan according to our member's recommendations and the feasibility of our goals to serve the community needs.

To finance these goals we rely mainly on our fundraising activities. To supplement this we also receive support through grants from local businesses, local agencies and other community service groups.

We are a small chapter of Assistance League so we limit our number and extent of our programs with the expectation of accomplishment with limited resources: the number of volunteer hours and our annual budget. Because of this we receive high impact results with our community service programs.

We considered opening a thrift store to raise money for our programs, but our members felt that their volunteer hours should go directly to serving our community. Instead, we have fundraisers where the community is invited to participate in the event and learn about our programs as well as help us financially.

We have added two new programs in the last two years: books for Foster Kids and food donations via our Food for Families program. Both of these programs have increased our impact on the community.

Financials

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Operations

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

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ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF AMADOR VALLEY

Board of directors
as of 11/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Victoria Gordillo

Victoria Gordillo

Marsha Reid

Tricia Banahan

Barbra Campos

Chris Perlin

Jennifer Buck

Paulette Callahan

Denise Barr

Bobbie Kosnik

Alicia Beyer

Susan Ford

Michelle Massey

Roz Wright

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? 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 11/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/16/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.