Assistance League of Los Altos is a nonprofit, nonsectarian volunteer organization that improves the lives of children and adults through community based programs.

Who We Are

The Assistance League of Los Altos is one of the 120 chapters of Assistance League.  We are an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonsectarian service organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in Santa Clara County.  We fund our programs through grants, generous donations from our membership, the community, and special events.  We operate several philanthropic programs aimed at enriching lives of children and families.  Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence  in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.

What We Do

Our mission is to improve people’s lives through local philanthropic programs we operate in Santa Clara County. We provide essential goods and services to low-income new mothers and their newborn infants, under served school-age children, and abused teens. Through these programs, we hope not only to enrich people’s lives but also to help them flourish.

These programs include Assistance League flagship program, Operation School Bell®, an umbrella program that includes the Hospital School at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto Unified School District, Title 1 elementary schools (Lakewood and Vargas) in Sunnyvale School District and RAIC (Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center) of Santa Clara Social Services Agency. In addition, through our Baby Bundles Program, we partner with Santa Clara County’s Valley Healthcare Public Health Nurses.


Please visit the Our Programs page for more details.

The Assisteens

Assisteens is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Los Altos. It is comprised of 7th through 12th graders from local public and private schools who engage in volunteer activities and philanthropic projects throughout Santa Clara County. The goal of the program is for Assisteens to develop a sense of community awareness, self-reliance, personal responsibility, and leadership skills through guided activities. Some of these activities include participating in the Festival of Lights Parade, Vintage Fashion Shows, Holiday Shopping for families referred by the County Public Health Nurses, playing Bingo with residents of a local assisted living community, and other projects where needed.


Regular meetings are on the second Sunday of each month, September through May, from 2-4 p.m. Meetings are held in our Chapter House in downtown Los Altos.

Interested in joining Assisteens? E-mail the coordinator.