The Assisteens, a philanthropic youth group, started in 1958. The current group consists of 44 teens, seventh through twelfth grades. They range in age from 12 to 18. Each Assisteen volunteers 40 service hours per year to their philanthropic programs. They fund their philanthropic programs and assist the chapter.
The active members are proud to encourage and provide volunteer opportunities for today’s youth.
- Operation School Bell®
Assisteens supply books, underwear and socks for children in this program.
- Senior Neighborhood Fellowship
Assisteens prepare favors for monthly Assistance League of Glendale’s luncheons for senior citizens.
- Friends of the Desi Geestman Foundation City of Hope
Assisteens decorate the pediatric ward for Halloween, Christmas and springtime, assemble gifts and assist with holiday parties for patients and their families.
The Assisteens support the Adopt-a-Family program by providing needy families in Glendale with clothing, toys, school supplies, and grocery scrip for the holidays.
- Toys for Tots
Assisteens contribute toys annually to the Toys for Tots Program.
- Spiritual Care Guild
Assisteens support the Spiritual Care Guild of Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles by baking cookies for the staff.
Ascencia is a homeless shelter for families in Glendale. The Assisteens participate monthly in the guest chef program by planning, purchasing, and cooking a meal for the families at the shelter.
- Windsor Manor
Windsor Manor is a retirement home in Glendale. Assisteens visit monthly to play games and provide prizes for the residents who win. Assisteens also visit the nursing wing and give residents plush Teddy Bears.
- YWCA Summer Camp
Assist the counseling staff at the YWCA Summer Camp program for children.
Assisteens’ philanthropic programs are supported by contributions and two major fundraising efforts:
- Thrift Alley – Funds earned from staffing the thrift shop with their mother or guardian each Saturday go towards philanthropic programs
- Annual Spring Gala and Presentation Luncheon – Each spring the Assisteens and Assisteen Associates arrange a luncheon, senior recognition,
and presentation of all Assisteens. This event also includes a silent auction.