Special Events

AL ACTION! Week event, February 22 – 26th. Food Drive

Due to the current shortage of federal support, because the federal program is running out of money, the local food pantries are struggling to keep up with demand. This year the greatest demand needed in our community is to feed those who have lost income and work due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are counting on several partners and our members to make this a success. We currently have partnered with NC Central University athletics department and Abbotswood Senior Living facility. Please ask your family, friends, neighbors and community to help support us in this very important program.

Flyers are attached to help you with this food drive. You can print and attach a flyer to a brown paper bag and give it to a neighbor or friend. Ask them to fill the bag and you will pick it up or they can drop it off on your porch. Once you have all food items, contact Judy Thompson and she will have the bags picked up and delivered to the Durham or Raleigh food banks. We will have some flyers printed at the shop if you need them.

This advanced time before the week of February 22nd will give us a chance to find all sales on canned goods, cereals, pastas, whole grains, and peanut butter. I have already found canned goods at Walmart for $.38 per can and Target for $.39 a can. Sometimes Target has clearance items at the end of some of their isles. If you find a great sale on food items, please let us know about it.

If you have any questions, please contact one of us on the ACTION! Week committee. We thank you for your support.

AL ACTION! Week Committee;

Lauretta Hollaway, Judy Thompson, Beth Everly

Joyce Poole, Dee Walker, Darlene Brooks, Margaret Pasquale


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






                                                                                  Book Drive  2016


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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.