Philanthropies

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ALI Thrift Shop

Assisteens can work in the ALI Thrift Shop where they get hands-on training from

Assistance League of Irvine members. Assisteens can work on the sales floor helping customers or in the backroom preparing items for sale. Assisteens and parents can also help tag clothing on Tuesday mornings.

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Farm and Food Lab

Assisteens help plant, weed, and harvest vegetables and fruit which will be
transported to a local food bank. They learn about agriculture while helping those who are lacking in fresh produce and live with food insecurity.

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Baby Layettes

Assisteens make blankets for babies in the Kaiser Permanente Irvine NICU through our Baby Layettes philanthropy. Assisteens purchase the fabric, measure, iron and sew the blankets. More than 150 blankets are made each year.

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Beach Cleanup

Every September Assisteens participate in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day sponsored by OC Coastkeepers. Assisteens can also volunteer during the year to pick up trash at local beaches around Orange County.

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Food for Families

Each Assisteens class is responsible for making a Thanksgiving basket and, in December, providing a gift basket for a family in-need through Families Forward. Assisteens can also volunteer at the Families Forward warehouse helping to stock the food pantry.

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Harvest Warehouse

Assisteens help sort and package food for families with food insecurities at the Second Harvest

Food Bank. 

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Help the Homeless

Help the Homeless is a philanthropy through our relationship with HomeAid OC.

Assisteens donate diapers for families at risk and participate in the Builders for Babies countywide diaper drive.

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IVC Food Pantry

Working from a shopping list prepared by IVC staff, Assisteens shop for and deliver food to the campus Food Resource Center where we also help stock the shelves.

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Krafts for Kids

Assisteens create craft kits to provide opportunity for parent-child bonding while
families are housed at the Human Options Shelter.

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Library Craft Day

Assisteens volunteer at the University Park Library where we help young children with seasonal arts-and-crafts projects developed by Assisteens.

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Parks

Assisteens can volunteer with OC Parks to help with habitat restoration projects in local areas. Projects involve removing invasive plants, planting native plants, mulching

or weeding.

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Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell is Assistance League of Irvine’s largest philanthropy serving nearly 800 children annually from Irvine families in-need. In addition to school clothing and backpacks, children also receive school suppliesand hygiene kits purchased and assembled by Assisteens.

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RMH Breakfast Cafe

Through the RMH Breakfast Café philanthropy, Assisteens make and serve breakfast to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House ® in Orange while their children are receiving lifesaving care at CHOC.

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Self-Care Kits

Assisteens prepare self-care kits for the women at the Human Options shelter.
These kits offer a feel-good pampering to help these victims of domestic violence.

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Senior Services

Assisteens volunteer at Irvine Adult Day Health Services Center and make goodiebags and seasonal decorations for Sunridge Assisted Living residents.

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Warm Hugs

Assisteens purchase and assemble towel kits for distribution to the mothers and their children staying at the Human Options shelter for abused women.

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Young Masters

The ALI Young Masters Art Show® is a celebration of the arts held annually at Irvine City Hall. Opening day festivities draw more than 3,500 people to view the artwork of elementary school students attending IUSD campuses. Assisteens staff the hands-on art stations.