About Us

Established in Los Angeles in the early 1890s Assistance League was the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization begun in the West to recognize the potential of volunteers in helping those less fortunate to a better, more meaningful life.

The organization of dedicated women continued to expand its community service and refine its philanthropic philosophy. In 1935, a national organization of Assistance League was organized with the vision of a nation-wide effort to carry the principles of Assistance League to other cities.

Our Impact on the community


Today Assistance League Chapters can be found across the United States. There are 120 Chapters in 26 states with over 23,000 members serving  1.5 million people,  $38.8 million returned to local communities and 3.2 million volunteer hours donated.

The Assistance League of the Triangle Area, founded in 1999, is the 104th chapter.

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2023-2024 Community Link
Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Board of Directors 2024-25


Our chapter is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax ID is 56-2013094 .