Assistance League Pueblo
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ASSISTANCE LEAGUE PUEBLO
ACTION WEEK BOOK DONATION INFO
Assistance League® has over 22,000 members in 120 chapters nationwide focused on making communities a better place to live. The Pueblo chapter currently has about 60 active volunteer members.
ACTION! Week is a marketing initiative with celebrations coinciding with founder Anne Banning’s birthday on February 25th. Our chapter’s goal is to enhance the availability of new reading material to children in need, and in doing so; we believe it will benefit numerous children and their families in a countless number of ways.
Chapters were encouraged to advertise at the local level and to make it known that this is a nationwide endeavor by our all-volunteer organization showing the many ways this undertaking helps children. Assistance League Pueblo® will have the opportunity to partner with the local Boys and Girls Club to distribute hundreds of new books within the Pueblo community. It is exciting to think of the energy and excitement that we can generate as we go forward with Assistance League ACTION! Week and the difference we can make in opening the eyes of youngsters to new and exciting stories on imagination, action, adventure, magic and mystery.
The exchange of books will take place on Friday, February 26th at the Boys and Girls Club Sprague Center at noon. They will be accepted by Director Mauricio Paez and Becky Medina. Wendy Thornton, Kelly McCarthy, Pat Gonzalez and Pam Roberts will be representing the Assistance League Pueblo along with Irene Price, photographer.
Pueblo County Buy Local Advisory Board acknowledges Bargain Box Thrift Store as the “Spotlight on Local Business”
Bargain Box, aid to the needy, set to reopen after coronavirus hiatus
The Bargain Box Thrift Store, 331. E. Fourth St., that uses its proceeds to help needy school children is set to reopen after a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.The store will reopen its doors and welcome patrons back at 10 a.m.
Pueblo's Podcast: Giving Students Confidence in the Classroom
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
If you would like to become a member of Assistance League Pueblo and would like more information, follow the link below.
If you would like to donate your time to a great cause, visit our contact page and ask how you can help.
If you are unable to donate your time, there are other ways that you can support our programs and events.
OPERATION SCHOOL BELL
DATE: September 12th - 16th, 2022 - This unique service program provides new clothing for deserving children of families in need in the Pueblo area. Pueblo City schools and Pueblo County School District 70 refer children to us. Over 1,150 students are dressed annually, totaling over 37,000 children since the program's inception.
ANNUAL FASHION PREVIEW
DATE: Dec 3rd, 2022 - Our Holiday Fashion Preview and Gourmet Luncheon is our largest fundraiser; gathering about 500 attendees at the Pueblo Convention Center annually. The event is scheduled for the first Saturday in December where ALL proceeds support Operation School Bell, our largest philanthropic program. The event includes local entertainment, great raffle prizes, a holiday boutique with hand-picked vendors, a parade of OSB students, a gourmet lunch followed by a fabulous professional fashion show, provided by Dillard’s of the Pueblo Mall. Definitely a “Must Attend Event” where ALL dollars raised stay within the Pueblo Community.
SPIRIT AND BREWFEST
The Assistance League of Pueblo participated in the 2019 Home of Heroes Spirit and Brewfest as a fundraiser option. The event took place at the Pueblo Convention Center on Saturday, November 16th, 2019. It was very well attended and we look forward to participating in coming years.
Pictures from our annual events
Our Programs and Events
Below are some of our annual events and philanthropic activities. Visit our About Us page for more information.
Operation School Bell
Going into its 43rd year, this unique service program provides new clothing for deserving children of families in need in the Pueblo area. Pueblo City schools and Pueblo County School District 70 refer children to us. Over 1,100 students are dressed annually, totaling over 30,000 children since the program's inception.
Our largest event is a Holiday Fashion Preview and Gourmet Luncheon featuring professional models, provided by Dillard's. Held annually on the first Saturday in December, raffle tickets are also sold for numerous door prizes donated by local merchants, community individuals, and Assistance League members.
The Pueblo Country Club and Assistance League Pueblo in years past partnered up for a Golf Tournament. This fun activity supported Operation School Bell, to provide clothing for Pueblo's youth.Check out the Golf Tournament Page for pictures of tournaments from provide clothing for kids.
Scholarships to Colorado State University-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College are awarded to outstanding students who reside in Pueblo County. Assistance League Pueblo has presented over $300,000 in scholarships in 25 years, to help many students pursue their college degrees.
This program provides cuddly teddy bears, dressed in tee shirts with the Assistance League logo, to the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center, local hospitals, and local fire stations to be given to Pueblo's children who have suffered through some type of traumatic experience.
The store is located at 331 East 4 th Street, look for the big blue awning. This second-hand store, run totally by volunteers, offers some of the best prices in town. You will find everything from gently-used adult and children’s clothing to shoes, jewelry, housewares, books and sometimes antique dishes and dolls. The store hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please donate your new and gently used items during business hours. All proceeds go toward our philanthropic programs and stay within the Pueblo community.