Hello, readers and shoppers! As 2018 comes to a close, we’d like to thank all of you for your support of Assistance League of Irvine and our thrift shop. We like to say that “it takes a village” to keep our shop and our community service programs running, and YOU are a big part of that village!
Right now our ALI village is focused on Operation School Bell. This is our largest philanthropy, and provides school clothing and school supplies to income-qualified Irvine students. For the 2018/19 school year, which began in August, we’ve already served over 600 students. And thanks to YOUR continued support, we were able to INCREASE the clothing allowance for each grade level this year. If you’ve been shopping for kids’ clothing recently and seen the prices, you’ll know how excited we were to be able to give our OSB families this additional money. This is the direct result of all of YOU, because most of our income comes from sales at the thrift shop.
As we celebrate the holidays, let’s be thankful for all that we have here in our Irvine community. And as we make our New Year’s resolutions, let one of them be, “I’ll continue to be part of the ALI village!”