The Assistance League of Greater Placer celebrates 25 years of service this year. It was formed as the Assistance Guild of Auburn Foothills in 1987, with Betty Crandall as president.
Its first project was at the Women’s Center in Auburn, where members furnished a room with activities for children and provided adult supervision. In 2005, the name was changed to Assistance League of Greater Placer, whose 253 members serve through an array of programs, including giving teddy bears to hospitals and the California Highway Patrol for children in traumatic situations, providing assault survivor kits, buying clothes and school supplies for children in need, scholarships and Angels for Aging, where members provide gifts, visits, gifts and cards to residents of assisted living facilities.
The Assistance League Thrift Shop, open since 1992, is the primary source of funding for the league. For information, visit www.greaterplacer.assistanceleague.org.
~ Krissi Khokhobashvili