Special Events

Overview: Assistance League® of the Triangle Area is participating in the “Legacy of Literacy” Children’s Book Drive. This event is a national effort involving 120 Assistance League chapters with a common mission of transforming lives and strengthening communities nationwide. Our local chapter will be involved through literacy activities, partnerships with local nonprofits and the Children’s Book Drive culminating on February 24th
Partnerships:
1. Elementary schools (24) in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties served by Operation School Bell®
2. Own Your Dream (OYD) by forming and supporting youth book clubs and reading programs at two Raleigh Charter Schools
3. Families Moving Forward by providing children’s books to the lending library and their residents
4. Eastway Public School by purchasing books at the Scholastic Book Fair for teachers’ wish lists
Recipients: The children will receive new and/or gently-used books and the teachers will receive new books from the Scholastic Book Fair. Also, the youth book club participants will receive kits with notepads and pencils to keep track of their reading success. The books that are collected through the Children’s Book Drive will be distributed to local elementary school students.
Donations: We welcome donations of new and gently-used children’s book for distribution to families in-need within our local community. Book collection boxes are available to any business or individual that desires one. The collection boxes and book donations shall be returned by February 24th.
Historically: This is the sixth year that our chapter has been involved in a National Assistance League Children’s Book Drive. The previous five book drives were held in conjunction with Make a Difference Day during the month of October. We are taking on a new direction by creating this national event within Assistance League chapters. We look forward to working together with local businesses and individuals to create a Legacy of Literacy nationwide.
Legacy of Literacy Committee Chairs: Mary Markov & Anna Merrett
Contact Information: Please email join@altriangle.org or call 919-875-8901

 

 

Hurricane Matthew Relief Project

Assistance League of Triangle Area

Our amazing volunteers are creating quilts for the victims of Hurricane Matthew who are still displaced in Princeville, NC.

Posted by A-Z Thrift Shop on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Many of our volunteers were concerned when they heard that over 100 families from Princeville NC had still not returned to their homes following Hurricane Matthew flooding in October 2016. Consequently, we took action!

After contacting the town offices, we discovered that the displaced families needed kitchen items, linens and towels. Assistance League members committed to making fleece blankets, creating handmade quilts and collecting towels & kitchen items to donate.

Dee & Mike were very appreciative when we dropped off items in the Conetoe
Distribution Center located at 100 S. Canal Street. Overall, we were able to donate 31 fleece blankets, 23 handmade quilts, 4 knitted throws, 15 sheet sets, many towels, various kitchen items and miscellaneous cleaning & hygiene products.

Our volunteers continue to amaze us by demonstrating “Caring and Commitment in Action” each and every day!

 

 

 

 

Cupcake Decorating at Abbotswood December 2017

 

                                     

 

     

 


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Assistance League donates books to elementary students in Wake, Durham and Orange counties schools, as well as, various local non-profit agencies.