by Pam Eichele, Assistance League Public Relations Chairman
Assistance League of Ventura County is excited to announce the Grand Re-opening of the Bargain Box, located at 3351 Telegraph Road in Ventura, on Saturday, May 1, from 10 am to 4 pm! Members have been busy refurbishing, refreshing and restocking the store. Please stop by and join in the fun! Spin the wheel for a discount or gift! First 100 shoppers get a thank you gift!
Established in 1956, the Bargain Box is an upscale resale shop, operated entirely by volunteer members of Assistance League of Ventura County. For 71 years, Assistance League of Ventura County, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, has been dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of children in Ventura County and the betterment of their future. Proceeds from sales at the Bargain Box support the many philanthropic programs maintained by Assistance League of Ventura County. Philanthropies include:
Our flagship program, Operation School Bell, provided hygiene kits, school supplies, books, magazines, and Target gift cards this year to fill the needs of 1,344 children in the community.
Assistance League School in Oxnard is a state-certified special education preschool providing educational and assistance to young children who need help with communication skills. During COVID-19, our awesome administrator and teachers never missed a beat, re-vamping their curriculum to meet the needs of their students with monthly lesson packets and on-line learning. Our Properties Committee used the down-time to make much-needed repairs to the school building and playground, which will welcome the children upon their return.
B.U.F.F.Y. Bear is a cuddly bear provided By Assistance League of Ventura County to First Responders and other community partners who need to offer comfort and reassurance to children in a time of crisis. During the pandemic, our Bear supply was exhausted. Never fear! We just received our next shipment of Bears and will be distributing them very soon.
During the pandemic, two additional philanthropies were approved by the Board of Directors:
Working in partnership with Ventura County Children and Family Services, the Care Closet was established. Supplied with donations from Assistance League of Ventura County and other partners, Care Closet provides gently used clothing and household items to Foster families and young adults who have aged out of the Foster program.
The ALVC Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who excel in the areas of science and engineering.
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the community? We always welcome new members!
For more information, please visit our website at www.assistanceleagueventuracounty.org
Assistance League of Ventura County is affiliated with the Assistance League, a national organization which consists of 120 chapters throughout the United States, all of whom support their local communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.