Assistance League of Orange California, Inc.

Transforming Lives, Strengthening Community

aka Assistance League of Orange, AL Orange   |   Orange, CA   |  www.alorange.org

Mission

Assistance League of Orange volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Ruling year info

1947

President

Karen O'Keefe

Main address

124 S. Orange St.

Orange, CA 92866 USA

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EIN

95-6101256

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization of volunteers strives to improve the lives of children and adults through community programs. Our organization exists to serve the unique needs and challenges in our community.

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®

The Operation School Bell® program of the Assistance League of Orange has been providing new school clothing to eligible elementary students since 1962.  Students who qualify for the free or reduced fee lunch program are eligible for clothing from Operation School Bell.  We supply 3 shirts, 4 pair of pants/short/skorts, a sweatshirt, 6 pair of underwear, 8 pair of socks, a backpack, school supplies, hygiene kit, shoe voucher and a new age appropriate book.  We "dress" nearly 900 K-6 grade students and 200 junior high students (grades 7-8) annually.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provide financial aid to deserving high school seniors living or attending school within the boundaries of Orange Unified School District in the form of college scholarships including technical, academic and fine arts.  Selection is based upon need, academic achievement and extra curricular involvement.  We also offer the Eugenia "Genie" Love Memorial Scholarship for the Arts to high school seniors or current college students majoring in the arts.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Project G.I.R.L. is the umbrella program of the Orange Blossoms Auxiliary that focuses on helping high-risk and underserved girls emphasizing growth, inspiration, self-respect and literacy.  Programs include Juvenile Hall speakers, scrapbooking and cooking classes at Casa Teresa, Belle of the Ball, and Joanie's Purse with the YMCA.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Special Assistance may take the form of financial support for urgent household obligations, Thrift Shop clothing vouchers or other special holiday provisions for citizens residing in Orange, CA.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Provides scholarships to middle school teachers and staff seeking new classroom learning experiences, enhanced art and music programs or supplies for unique projects for their students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Orangewood Children & Family Center is a 24-hour emergency shelter care facility for children who have been abused, abandoned and/or neglected. Assistance League of Orange volunteers visit and provide emotional support and activities for resident children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides companionship, entertainment and crafts for senior residents of Orange.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

HALOS is a reading tutor/mentor program Our members work one-on-one in classroom settings to improve students' reading skills

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Soaring With Valor is a series of actions or events throughout the year undertaken by Assistance League of Orange to support local veterans. Examples of events we have held include coat drives, social and emotional support at veteran ceremonial functions, educational supplies for veterans entering the local college and supplies for veteran housing needs.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

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 elementary and junior high students receiving uniform and non uniform clothing, classroom supplies and reading materials

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

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer children were attending school.

Number of family members (homeless and non homeless) positively impacted by the receipt of Special Assistance for housing, food or other emergency needs

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Special Assistance

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.

To see the community as it really is, and to identify and act upon its needs. We currently operate more than 20 philanthropic programs serving our community that were initiated and are serviced by our volunteers. We annually evaluate our programs to determine their continued relevancy and seek improvement wherever identified. In 2018-2019 our strategic planning committee is undertaking major research to find where there are unmet needs in our community with the goal of addressing those unmet needs if possible.

2021-2026 Strategic Plan - 1. Actively Promote a culture that reflects our core values 2. Attract, engage and retain a sustainable membership base 3. Enhance service programs to deepen philanthropic impact 4. Copntinue best practices to ensure success and longevity

Our nearly 360 volunteers work tirelessly to complete the more than 20 philanthropic programs in the community....all on a volunteer basis.

Project 101, which began as a pilot program in 2014-2015, has grown into a permanent program through which needed school supplies are provided to each elementary, junior high and high school in the Orange Unified School District. Soaring with Valor, a new program initiated in 2017-2018, focuses on a series of actions/events throughout the year to support and honor the veterans in our community. We provide services by conducting clothing drives, providing support for educational and housing supplies and addressing the emotional needs of our community veterans. Our goal is to expand this program to furnish services to veteran families in need. In 2017-2018, we also began a program to provide social and emotional support to families of seriously ill or injured children which we call Miracles for Kids. in 2019 we added programs to serve the food and socialization needs of senior citizens, basic needs of women graduating from shelter programs, and the comfort needs of individuals interacting with our local justice system.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Assistance League of Orange California, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Karen O'Keefe

Member Volunteer

Term: 2021 - 2022

Karen O'Keefe

Member Volunteer

Susie Willits

Member Volunteer

Carolyn Seeley

Member Volunteer

Barbara Swartz

Member Volunteer

Catherine Rose

Member Volunteer

Ginny Abell

Member Volunteer

Leslie Sorrells

Member Volunteer

Lynn Herndon

Member Volunteer

Karen Goodwin

Member Volunteer

Diane Lanois

Member Volunteer

Daena Hullinger

Member Volunteer

Claire Kocek

Member Volunteer

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/24/2021

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/24/2021

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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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.