Chapter History

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Original Community Resource Center

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1970's high tech office equipment

Significant Dates

  • 1964 Formation of Assistance Guild of Diablo Valley
  • 1967 Chartering of Assistance League of Diablo Valley
  • 1971 TeleCare Philanthropic Program started
  • 1977 Assisteens® Auxiliary for teenage girls formed
  • 1978 Purchase of the historic building, "Way Side Inn," Lafayette, as a Thrift Shop
  • 1980 Costume Rental added to Way Side Inn Thrift Shop
  • 1985 Premiere of The Kids on the Block Philanthropic Program at Walnut Creek's Regional Arts Center
  • 1988 Buena Vista Auxiliary certified by National Assistance League
  • 1990 Dedication of new Community Resource Center/Chapter House
  • 1991 Way Side Inn loan paid
  • 1994 Chapter House loan paid
  • 1994 Operation School Bell® Philanthropic Program started
  • 1994 Assault Survivor Kits® Philanthropic Program started
  • 1997 Purchase of Annex, 1860 Second Street, Walnut Creek
  • 1997 Web site established - diablovalley.assistanceleague.org
  • 1998 Way Side Inn Thrift Shop expansion completed
  • 1999 Welcome Home Layettes Philanthropic Program started
  • 1999 Scholarships Philanthropic Program started
  • 1999 Dedication of addition to Annex donated by Rotary Club of Walnut Creek
  • 2000 Foresight Philanthropic Program started
  • 2000 Show on the Road Philanthropic Program started
  • 2003 R.E.A.D. Philanthropic Program started
  • 2005 Annex Expansion donated by Rotary Club of Walnut Creek
  • 2006 Community Outreach Philanthropic Program started
  • 2007 Costume Rental discontinued
  • 2008 Assistance League Thrift Shop celebrates 30th Anniversary
  • 2010 Operation School Bell celebrates clothing 30,000 child
  • 2012 Chapter celebrates 45th anniversary
  • 2013 Listen, an expansion of R.E.A.D. program,started
  • 2013 The chapter-authored children's book, Where's Your Grandma Today?
  • 2014 Chapter selected Outstanding Volunteer Organization at the annual Mt. Diablo Education Association Academy Awards
  • 2015 Listen becomes a program in its own right
  • 2015 Elementarty Arts Discovery philanthropic program started
  • 2016 Operation School Bell celebrates clothing 50,000 child
 
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